But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. — Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
Today’s chapter (Isaiah 53) is the most important of all Isaiah’s prophecies for Christians. It tells the story of a Suffering Servant of God, whose mission was to help men and women discover a loving and satisfying relationship with their Creator, the heavenly Father!
As I was doing my research on today’s verse, I came across a website that is totally devoted to this single chapter – Isaiah 53. Moreover, you can even get an amazing book for Free that explains this life changing chapter here: http://www.isaiah53.com.
Let’s find out a bit more about this chapter in this innovative video below:
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
— Isaiah 53 :3-5
And it gets better, here is a testimony:
“This is Our God” album Artist, Michael Gugliemucci, who has battled his own health crisis against cancer for two years, walked confidently on stage, with his oxygen tank in hand, declaring the promise of God from Isaiah 53, and boldly singing the words to his song ‘Healer’.
“On the Cross, Jesus took our punishment, he made the supreme sacrifice, so that we might be reconciled to our Father in heaven. Jesus suffered terribly to redeem us all from our sins. ” — Mark Stibbe
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)
The nation of Israel has once again fallen deep into sin, they rebelled against God and chosen a wicked way of living. There arose a prophet of God named Isaiah, who came to proclaim God’s coming judgments on Israel and upon the whole earth. He told them that God would not allow their sins to be unpunished:
16Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. — Isaiah 1:16-18
Isaiah was a one of the greatest prophets (a messenger of God) in the old testament, His prophecy is one of warnings as well as hope. In today’s verse, Isaiah prophesied the birth of Jesus 600 years before Christ. This message is regarded as such a wonderful HOPE.
Here Isaiah prophesies to the house of David saying that a virgin will conceive and have a son whose name will be ‘Immanuel’, which means ‘God with us’. The word ‘virgin’ is Almah in Hebrew, meaning ‘ a young unmarried woman’ Since in the culture of the time such a woman would certainly be a virgin, the KJV and NIV are right to translate it ‘ virgin’. Many centuries later this prophey will be applied to the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus:
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). — Matthew 1:23
May God give you hope and bless you!