Mar26SunMarch 26, 2017
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isa 53:4
As the Ethiopian eunuch was traveling back to his land he was searching the scriptures. With little or no understanding he was reading the passage in Isaiah which said, “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. (see Act 8:32-33; Isa 53:7-8).” The eunuch was reading from the book of Isaiah, chapter 53, at the time Philip caught up with him.
During that time there were no chapters and verses in the scriptures. They were added later for our benefit. The question arose, “whom speaketh the prophet this? Of himself or of some other man?” Philip at that same scripture preached Jesus unto him. Not only was the prophet prophesying about Jesus but he was prophesying about the power of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. To dissect Isaiah 53:4 it would go as such:
Surely (confidently, without a doubt) he hath borne (lifted) our griefs (malady: sickness, disease, infection, ailment, disorder, complaint, affliction, infirmity; anxiety: worry, nervousness, uneasiness, concern, apprehension, fear, agitation, tension; calamity: disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, adversity, tribulation, misfortune), and carried our sorrows (anguish, pain, suffering, torment, agony, torture, distress). He lifted it, He carried it, He took it away. He paid the price for our sin debt to relieve us of the burden so that we could receive our healing, be made whole, and serve the Lord with gladness. That’s the awesomeness of the Gospel of Jesus, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach – our Christ, our Lord, our Savior, our Healer.
Everything was done, taken care of, provided for you, at the Cross. Receive whatsoever you need.
"With His Stripes We Are Healed (Rapha)” Ia 53:5