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Monday, August 10 2015
Isaiah 53: Isaiah's Prophecies Of The Crucifixion
"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"
The prophets were given to see the comings of the Messiah in amazing detail (the first, as Lamb of God, and His return, as the King of the world). Even some who are generally not regarded as prophets were indeed prophets of the LORD (e.g. King David; see David's View From The Cross and David's Resurrection Prophecy; also King David's Zion Prophecy and What Did King David Prophesy About Judas Iscariot?).
The prophet Isaiah ("Esaias" in the KJV New Testament) was not only frequently-quoted by the Messiah (see What Did The Messiah Read From Isaiah That Day?), but frequently fulfilled by the Messiah. Consider the many prophecies that were given to Isaiah in Isaiah chapter 53 alone. Examples:
Isaiah 53:4 ("53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted"):
"8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
Isaiah 53:12 ("53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors"):
"22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end." (Luke 22:37 KJV)
Isaiah 53:7 ("53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth"; see also Philip and The Ethiopian):
"8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 8:28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Isaiah 53:9 ("53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth") and Isaiah 53:5 ("53:5 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"):
"2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." (1 Peter 2:21-25 KJV)
Isaiah 53:1 ("53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?"):
"12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 12:33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
The entire chapter of Isaiah, with all of the verses in context of use. Notice that Isaiah described exactly what happened (see also The Day That The Messiah Was Crucified).
"53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Fact Finder: Who received the Messiah's Body from the Cross and delivered it to the Tomb?
This Day In History, August 10
410: Alaric the Visigoth captured Rome.
757: Aethelbald, king of the Mercians from 716, died. He became a chief king of a confederation including all of the Anglo-Saxon (Saxony is in Germany; the Anglos were a tribe of the Saxons) kingdoms between the Humber River and the English Channel. By 736, he was signing himself as the "king of Britain."
955: King Otto I of Germany, the "Holy Roman Emperor" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation), defeated the Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld, ending a half-century Magyar invasions of central Europe.
1519: Ferdinand Magellan's 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth.
1557: The French army lost more than 14,000 men when they tried to block a Spanish army under Count Egmont at the Battle of Saint Quentin in the Spanish-French Wars. The Spaniards lost just 50.
1582: Russia ended its 25-year war with Poland.
1627: France's Cardinal Richelieu began the siege of the Huguenot fortress at La Rochelle with royal troops.
1675: The foundation stone of the Royal Observatory was laid at Greenwich in south London by order of King Charles II to improve knowledge of the positions of stars and thus aid navigation. John Flamsteed became the first Astronomer Royal (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens?).
1792: King Louis XVI of France was arrested after a mob stormed the Tuileries in Paris.
1804: Francis II became emperor of Austria-Hungary.
1846: The Smithsonian Institution was established in Washington as a center for scientific research. It was created from funds at the bequest of British scientist James Smithson.
1876: Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first "long distance" telephone call, from Brantford to Paris, Ontario, Canada, a distance of 8 miles. Bell spoke with his father, Melville, and the conversation lasted 3 hours (Daily Bible Study is written about 10 miles from the Bell Homestead in Brantford, which is now a museum).
1911: The House of Lords in Great Britain gave up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
1913: The Treaty of Bucharest ended the Second Balkan War.
1920: The Treaty of Sevres was signed between Turkey and the Allied powers after the First World War, relieving Turkey of much of the land ruled by the Ottoman Empire (listen to our sermons The Ottoman Empire and The European World Wars).
1954: A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, New York, officially starting the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Construction of the 3,790 km. waterway took 5 years and opened Canadian and U.S. ports on the Great Lakes to ocean traffic.
1961: The first use of the extremely toxic and carcinogenic defoliant "Agent Orange" (manufactured primarily by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemical) by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. By the end of the war, during which 20 million gallons of the chemical was sprayed across the country, it resulted in approximately 400,000 Vietnamese civilian deaths (apart from the thousands of U.S. troops and air crews who inadvertently poisoned themselves and their fellow troops on the ground with it) and 500,000 Vietnamese children born with severe birth defects.
1964: Pope Paul VI issued his first encyclical, Ecclesiam Suam, which stated his willingness to "mediate" in international disputes.
1966: A daylight meteor was seen from the northern U.S. to Canada. It was the only documented case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again.
1977: In Yonkers, New York, David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal employee, was arrested for the "Son of Sam" killings in the New York City.
1993: A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand.
2003: A temperature of 38.5 Celsius (101.3 Fahrenheit) became the highest ever recorded in the United Kingdom - the first time over 38 C. / 100 F.
2003: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space. His wife was on earth, 240 miles below.