Isaiah 53 And The Prophecy About Jesus Christ

Isaiah 53 And The Prophecy About Jesus Christ April 12, 2019

Isaiah the Prophet wrote a stunningly accurate portrait of Jesus’ all-encompassing work before, at, and after the cross.

Before the Cross

Isaiah the Prophet wrote Isaiah 53 with the Messiah in mind. He starts out by a statement that could have been made during Jesus’ earthly ministry: “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed” (Isaiah 53:1). Not many did follow Jesus after some of His hard teachings (John 6:66). Not many believed it in the end. At the cross they all fled. The crowds liked the fish and loaves of bread, but they were not willing to follow Him. Even Nathanael asked, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth” (John 1:46). Scriptures seem to indicate that Jesus was like many of the other Jews. They referred to Him as a carpenter (Mark 6:3), and so He probably looked just like any other Jew of the day, so Isaiah tell us that Jesus “had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him, and no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). The religious crowed despised Jesus as claiming to be Who He really was. They asked, “are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things” (Matt 13:56), so “they took offense at him” (Matt 13:57a), so clearly Jesus “was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3).

During the Passion

After Jesus entered the Passion, He took upon Himself the sins of the world, motivated by the love of God (John 3:16), so Isaiah wrote that Jesus Christ “has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4). He “was pierced for our transgressions [and] he was crushed for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5a), so it “was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5b). Physical healing is one thing, but to be ransomed by Jesus Christ’s own life (Mark 10:45) brings the ultimate healing. Whoever is healed will die again anyway, but whoever believes in Jesus Christ shall never die (John 11:25-26). Calvary was the only way that we could have been saved, since “All we like sheep have gone astray,” for “we have turned—every one—to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6a). Sheep, if left to themselves, will turn to their own way, and their own way probably won’t be the right way. Jesus is the right way. In fact, He is the only way into the kingdom (John 14:6). Isaiah 53 is about how “the Lord has laid on [Jesus] the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6b).

At the Cross

When Jesus was falsely accused, arrested, illegally tried and convicted, “he opened not his mouth,” so even though “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,” “he opened not his mouth,” but rather “like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth”. Twice it said that Jesus “opened not his mouth,” meaning He did not try to defend Himself from this travesty of justice. He could have called down legions of angels if He desired (Matt 26:53), but “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly” (1 Pet 2:23). Jesus’ physical body was “was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people” (Isaiah 53:8), not stricken for His own sins. Jesus Christ was the sinless Lamb of God, and His supreme sacrifice was the only thing that would make us acceptable to God (2 Cor 5:21). This was not set of circumstances that spun out of Jesus’ control, but rather, “it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt” (Isaiah 53:10). If not for Jesus’ sinless life, suffering, death, and resurrection, we would all be without hope (1 Cor 15).

After the Cross

After Jesus’ death, He was buried, and so it was prophesied that He would make “his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth” (Isaiah 53:9). Joseph of Arimathea was the rich man who gave Jesus’ his own grave (Matt 27:60), so Jesus was buried in a rich man’s grave, which is what Isaiah referred to in Jesus’ being in the “grave…with a rich man in his death.” Today, Jesus is interceding for the saints in prayer; running His church from the right hand of the Father; and still drawing men and women to Himself (John 12:32). When Jesus Christ comes again and judges the world, God “will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12a), and so Jesus alone is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise.

Conclusion

Today, Jesus is still using others as a means to bring people into the kingdom, as He forgives “the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12b), so “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Heb 7:25). Notice in these verses (Isaiah 53:12, Heb 7:25) that Jesus prays not for “these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their world” (John 17:20). That means Jesus prays for you if you’ve repented and trusted in Him (Mark 1:14-15). You are on Jesus’ prayer list. Imagine that! You don’t have to because it’s true! Isaiah 53 gives us such a graphic view of Christ’s ministry that sometimes it’s hard to imagine how badly Jesus must have looked…beaten almost to the point where you couldn’t even recognize Him (Isaiah 52:14). That will sound barbaric to some, but it was the only way that we might be saved. Does that offend you? To someone without the Spirit of God, it will. It can’t be helped. That’s because the gospel is “to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things” (2 Cor 2:16)? Many have received this life…eternal life in Jesus Christ. Jesus has paid for your sins if you have trusted in Him. If not, you will have to die in your sins and pay for them yourself. May it never be so my friend! I plead with you; trust in Him today while there is still yet time (2 Cor 6:2). Tomorrow may be too late (Heb 9:27).

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is a Pastor and Prison Minister in the State of Kansas. Jack is also a writer at Christian Quotes and Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • cometofacts

    Firstly, Jesus, the Messiah, never willingly accepted crucifixion, and the Jews of his time had treated him as they liked. The Jews at the time of Jesus(as) were actually waiting for a Messiah who would free them from Roman’s government. They had been waiting for a political type Messiah (because of their misunderstanding of the prophecies of previous prophets of the Bible). First addressers of all prophets had opposed them and Jesus also had to face opposition of his addressers who were Jews. It was their plan to prove him a rebel of Roman government. They got success to bring Jesus to cross but God Almighty failed their plan of killing him. It was necessary for Jesus that he should escape death on the cross, for it was stated in the Holy Book that whoever was hanged on the wood was accursed. It is a cruel and an unjust blasphemy to attribute a curse to an eminent person like Jesus, the Messiah

    Secondly, it is unreasonable to suggest that one can cure the headache of another by striking one’s own head. You claim that the Messiah agreed to take upon himself all the sins of the world and to die on the cross in order to bring salvation to others, and that God allowed His own son to be killed so as to redeem the sinners. But how people’s hearts can be cleansed of sin by such an unmerited death and how the crucifixion of an innocent man can cause anyone’s sins to be forgiven! This method is not only contrary to justice, but also to mercy; for it is unjust to punish an innocent person in place of the guilty one, and it is cruel to kill one’s own son in such a callous manner, and that too in vain. The real cause of the current deluge of sin,, is lack of God-realization, and as long as the cause persists it is impossible to negate the effect. What kind of logic is it to say that although the cause (which is the lack of God-realization) is still present, the effect (sin) has been eradicated! Salvation can only be meaningful if man reaches a state where he does not boldly venture upon sin, and his love for God becomes so strong that no egoistic passion can surmount it, and this,obviously, cannot be attained without complete God-realization. (Ruhanikhazain)

    • Jack Wellman

      Really ” Jesus, the Messiah, never willingly accepted crucifixion?” Mark 10:45, etc.

      • pud

        The BOOK is not proof that the BOOK is true! Hello? How can you be this dumb?

        • Andres Desaya

          Much more of what you think does not prove the Book is not true! PUD, how about doing something more positive for yourself, like looking for a job, instead of envying Pastor Jack Wellman.

          Let me remind you that he is not the one suffering when you envy him…it is you who is being eaten inside out, you suffer more with your envy. Be nice to yourself.. shake yourself out of it.

          • pud

            Yeah, I sure wish I could be a deluded old man in hayseed Kansas making a living lying to old ladies and children….I sure missed out.

          • Andres Desaya

            Pastor Jack Wellman is not lying, he is doing what is mandated to him…spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
            It is you PUD who is lying to yourself…look at yourself in the mirror!! see how pathetic you became. Get out of it…be nice to yourself, the best thing you can do for now, do it for yourself, for your sake.
            Don’t be hard to yourself, rekindle love to yourself and to our creator, thank Him instead for the good things that is going to happen in the future.

          • pud

            Ok..just as soon as you can demonstrate that any such “creator” exists and that this “creator” is your imaginary one instead of one of the thousands other lunatics like yourself mindlessly “believed” in. Waiting for your demonstration.

          • Andres Desaya

            The demonstration was done 2,000 years ago in Israel, in Mount Calvary. Seen and witnessed by the apostles, proclaimed by them and until now being preached, Pastor Wellman included, all over the world. Billions if people touched by the gospel..

            And you as well, king David the most famous king of the nation of Israel, predicted you and your kind ” a FOOL says in his heart there is no God” Psalms 14.

            Yes PUD, you were predicted, consider yourself as evidence and a great demonstration, look at yourself in the mirror, and there is a demonstration, the face of PUD a living Fool at it’s best.

          • pud

            Are you this dishonest with everyone or just yourself?

            Your story book claims this and asserts that….who cares? Lots of books make claims and religious books make the most ridiculous claims of all…I couldn’t care less.

            Demonstrate that anything in your book is actually true. Saying so, regurgitating the words do NOT make the ridiculous claims true.

            Fool? You don’t see me babbling nonsense or talking to invisible undetectable deities in my head

          • Andres Desaya

            “Fools” exist king David predicted. You are the demonstration.

          • pud

            Very ignorant and cowardly reply.

          • Andres Desaya

            No! precise accurate and confident.

          • pud

            No…”precision” requires demonstration not assertion. You clearly are a mentally ill person. Better run off now and pray.

          • Andres Desaya

            You exist, a fool like you exist. How accurate king David could be? You are an accurate demonstration, a living specimen. Do you not believe you are existing? As I said, look at the mirror and you will see a ‘living specimen’. Go go to the mirror and tell me what you see!

          • Matthew 22:39

            If I were you Andres I would start studying the scriptures. Seeking independently because God rewards seekers. Let the Spirit lead you.

            There are too many people teaching anti-Christian ideas on Patheos trying to counter teach Christ’s teachings.

            This comments section is being ruled by the devil’s confusion and should have been closed down a long time ago but false eternal torment notions allows this ministry to justify keeping it open when God is blasphemed and openly mocked on it.

          • “Let the Spirit lead you.”

            Well, isn’t this what Evangelical Christians claim the Spirit is doing? Yet there are over 40,000 different denominations (and their number is rising while the number of Christians falling) all squabbling over one or more points of theology, Christian ethics, biblical hermeneutics and church organisation. So the Holy Spirit is NOT guiding the church into the truth as the bible says he would.

            So tell me, how do you distinguish between the leading of the Holy Spirit and the leading of your own imagination? If there is a Holy Spirit would you not see far greater agreement on what Christians consider to be ” the Truth”? Isn’t it more probable that Christians are guided by their own imagination around the bible which they mistake for the Holy Spirit? So isn’t it highly dangerous to say “Let the Spirit lead you.”?

          • Matthew 22:39

            Here is another good universalist site correcting the eternal torment doctrine:
            Concordant Publishing
            https://www.concordant.org/about/

          • Andres Desaya

            Thanks Matthew for your concern. But as an individual and a christian, I believe that Jesus is a saviour to all humanity, He has authority to save anyone with His Divine Grace, to those that don’t have evil hearts, whether you are christian, muslim, hindu.. (Jesus said “And other sheep I have, which is not in this fold, them I must also bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd” John 10:16).

            I believe that many atheists who has good hearts are going to receive this Grace, mind you there could be more godly atheist than believers who are evildoers. Jesus being God Himself is automatically being worshipped by anyone who believes, honors and prays to God whether what creed religion one belongs and those who follow His goodness.

            I believe this is the reason why the Son of God and being God Himself has to die in the cross, the only One who can save humanity.

            It is a Divine wisdom and understanding to know that those who are not going to be saved are not those that did not knew who God is but those who knew God but rejected Him and His saving Grace knowingly. (as a former believer PUD, be forewarned!) I also believe that hell will be real as punishment but not for eternity.

            Although our faith and hope is pleasing to Jesus, it is His Love, Grace and being God that can save us. Yes, His saving Grace is meant for everyone.

            **Thank You Lord for saving our souls**

          • Matthew 22:39

            There’s a big difference between being a Christ centered universal reconciliationist and a Unitarian Universalist. Research the details scripturally. A Unitarian Universalist is not Christ centered.

            A believer in Christ doesn’t go to the judgment either.

            You have to acknowledge Jesus. Cf. Romans 10:9 and Jesus’s sheep hear his voice.

            I believe John 10:16 was Jesus speaking to Jewish followers about future gentile converts not about Muslims, Hindus, etc.

            Christians have an earnest deposit of the Spirit, are annointed and born again.

            Muslims and Hindus haven’t acknowledged or confessed Jesus as per Romans 10:9 or they would not be Muslims or Hindus.

            The gentiles were outside Jesus’ fold before the Resurrection and Peter’s vision weren’t they?

            Don’t be fooled by appearances. Only God can read and change a heart but there are certain things a Christian must do to be one as Romans 10 shows.

            I hope this helps. Taking off.

          • Matthew 22:39

            One last thought. Because differences do exist between Hindus, Muslims and Christians you may want to google one of the Christian persecution sites like Open Doors or Voice of the Martyrs or FRRME or Peace for the Persected or The Religious Freedom Coalition.

            Christians are being persecuted, imprisoned, raped and tortured throughout many non-Christian countries. India just made it to the top ten list of countries for persecuting God’s children, the Christians.

            Christ died so people could be born again and abide in him.

            I just received a letter yesterday from Peace for the Persecuted regarding funding for safe houses for raped Christian women in the Middle East. The Christian men are murdered by ISIS and the women raped, their lives destroyed and then abandoned. Many of the virgins are given to the ISIS leaders as if they are trophies of war.

            I just wanted you to know. There’s a difference between being an actual born again repentant Christian and not being one.

            He who is within me is greater than he who is in the world.

            All religion outside of a life in Jesus is false religion. The bible says so and the bible is God’s inspired divine word.

            In North Korea the atheist dictator runs the country like a concentration camp and many people especially Christians are forced to eat grass to stay alive.
            So be sure to pray that God changes Kim Jong Un’s heart and releases the Christians and North Korea from slavery and imprisonment.

            Right now the Far East Broadcasting Corp. is trying to raise funds to build a radio station to blanket North Korea with the Gospel. Pray for their success and if the Spirit moves you google their site and donate to them for the building of the station and, of course, tell others so they can donate.

            We need God to break the North Koreans and our Christian brothers out of atheistic totalitarian bondage as soon as possible and delivering the Gospel is the best way to change hearts and lives for God.

            You can google what life is like in North Korea. One of the sites has quotes from North Koreans who managed to escape. North Korea has barb wired lots of areas with electric fences and built various concrete obstructions to keep the North Koreans in North Korea so they are enslaved by atheist leader Kim Jong Un but you never hear much about this in detail do you. You have to seek to know or actually read charitable appeals from concerned Christian disciples and their organizations to know what is going on in this world and a lot of it is terrible.

            Peace Be With You!

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Not everyone knows Jesus that’s why people still deliver the Gospel.

            John 1:12 says,

            12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood(line), nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

            John makes it clear that these sons of God will not qualify apart from faith in Jesus Christ.

            A good book to read on sonship:

            https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/deuteronomy-the-second-law-speech-4/chapter-1-the-sons-of-god/

          • Andres Desaya

            Thanks for the input, yes, that is a christian point of view or that is how we interpret God’s Word.

            But as we study God’s Word deeper, we realize He looks at the inside of our hearts, the goodness that abounds on it and lastly His Amazing Saving Grace and His Love conquers all.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Listen. Of course His love conquers all.

            People still have to be born again and receive discipleship training and be doers of the Word.

            God is schooling His children to be His servants in the world right now and to serve in His future kingdom.

            A divinely loving benign nature is the outcome of all this training but you see….we are all sinners….and some people have a harder time letting God forgive their sin, being born again and learning to love everyone all the time.

            Look at Watchman Nee. He needed strict tutoring before he was used by God.

            Watchman Nee’s bio:
            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchman_Nee

            Learn to critique your spiritual teachers. Not in a harsh manner but to learn to sort truth from error.

            Some of the teachers with the best hearts can make theological errors. Jones is right on many things but may be off on some of his applications of the OT law today. Maybe he never saw the Sermon on the Mount as the new commandments of God through Jesus.

            Jesus’ commandments
            https://www.trusting-in-jesus.com/Commandments-of-Jesus.html

            But I agree with you love is the whole objective of receiving God’s nature.

            It is just we have to let Jesus deal with the inherited chain of sin in everybody personally.

            Did you know pedophelia runs in families. So does alcoholism and anxiety disorders, addictions, etc.

            These are all manifestations of a sin nature. So study Jesus’s teachings and let him complete his perfect work in you so you can show others Jesus’ way.

            Then you will be his true disciple.

            Let pud alone. She has a lot to think about. She may have unresloved issues. She tries to control others’ thinking and that could come from some deep seated irrational fear she has. She probably needs some extremely gentle handling and counseling that she cannot get online. The kind that comes from Jesus but some people won’t admit they need counseling.

            Pray for God to make a way for her like the Pastor does and leave it at that.

            Tons of people have talked to pud to no avail.

            So she needs divine intervention now.

            That’s why I taught her she needs to sing the “Open the eyes of my heart “ song and make her own appeal to God.

            You’re soldiering for Jesus now. Try to master as many godly theological pointers and put them into practice as you can.

            The sin nature is hard to deal with in ourselves and others.

          • Andres Desaya

            Sorry, true, being a christian, I should be more sensitive to PUD.

            ** I will dwell on your advices… Susan…good shepherdess.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Actually, I am more concerned for you than pud. pud may be a retiree. Also she said she is rich and she would like to be in bed with 6 supermodels. So pud may be gay or bisexual.

            Narcissism is a trait particularly high among gay people though some gays are obedient Christians so clearly some are more narcissistic and therefore more disobedient to God than others.

            Christians really shouldn’t be around profanity that much though and other people’s thoughtless attacks. Those people should be left to psychiatrists. Some people’s minds seem to be dens of iniquity so they will seek to catch you up in their rebellion.

            So unless you are a Christian psychiatrist it is best to pray for them and desist speaking of spiritual things to them. You cannot force anyone to listen to or accept God and some people have anger management problems and are easily provoked.

            I have been caught up in speaking with more than 400 militant atheists and some of them have learned how to scripture twist.

            God is at war with the devil and people can never know everything. Can you know everything your parents know while you are a child? No, you can’t but you can tell the good one apart from the bad one and side with him.

            pud never gives her life story but acts like she is the expert on everything. Narcissists like to claim to be the authority on everything.

            She also exhibits this paranoid reaction to all religious things that she doesn’t understand which could be symptomatic of some type of deep seated fear anxiety like paranoid delusional disorder or xenophobia.

            She’s manipulative like a narcissist, too and likes to attempt to control people. Only she masks it by claiming to want to debate but that’s a cover up for her intention to “deprogram” people.

            I am a counselor personality type by nature so I observe and notice and remember all these things she says and writes and nobody “sane” would go up on a Christian blog and tell the Christian how terrible and lunatic they are when they know the adversary of God is the devil because it makes them look like the devil when they do it.

            But the technology. Thinking they can get away with their mocking nastiness makes some atheists weak in their own thought processes so they think they will go on blogs and make Christians submit to their control freak tendencies.

            pud has been told numerous times this blog is not for arguing. I have even told her to seek out debate.org or an apologetics site.

            But she has mental issues. She likes to target the pastor like an abusive parent will target one particular child in their family. Read up on the target child.

            Unfortunately for pud. Her mental acuity is so weak she doesn’t realize that the pastor isn’t weakminded like some little children are.

            The pastor is strong minded.. Only strong minded Christians are pastors.

            So you and I….we’re the real lovers in Christianity. You probably have a big gift of helps like I do. But pud doesn’t want help and does not respond to it. She wants to play narcissistic, foul mouth, take charge bully on this blog and nobody can reason her out of it.

            So no more help. It is tough love time now.

            Put her on block so she will know her tactics are ineffective against you and let her fall on her face.

            She is falling everyday. She just refuses to acknowledge the obvious. She is insanely narcissitic now bordering on true xenophobic psychopathic.

            So ignore her. She wants the attention. Don’t give her any. That way the devil does not get to lie to you and you beat the devil at his own game.

            Just pray and turn pud over to God.

            As a Christian we should not seek contact with bad company but some Christians are too kind for their own good. That is me and you.

            Some people you have to learn to leave to their own foul minded, foul mouth rottenness.

            I hate to say that but it is true. I learned it from 2 famous Christian counselors.

            Of course, every good Christians want to save her but she’s a reprobate now.

            Read up on the doctrine of reprobation. pud should have read up on it a long time ago and repented but that take charge bully attitude really holds sway over her now.

            She probably doesn’t have any friends. She chases them all away so she comes over here hoping people will “help” her knowing full well she intends to try and dominate, control and mentally enslave them like Madalyn Murray O’Hair did to her sons and granddaughter.

            But you are on to her now just like I am. So blocking and never lifting that block but praying for these militant atheists is the best tactic. Turn them over to God for handling and tell them that is what you are doing some former atheists receive epiphanies like Francis Collins or visions like Watchman Nee and convert.

            Read what some of these militants did to Richard Wurmbrand. Wurmbrand was evangelizing the Red Army. They took Wurmbrand off to an underground cell in Moscow and tortured him for 14 years so long and so hard that they knocked every Bible verse out of him. But God sent Wurmbrand a supernatural vision while in jail that sustained him. Wurmbrand finally was let go and emerged from jail. He couldn’t remember any Bible verses but he still had the spirit and went on to write some important works and found Voice of the Martyrs for the persecuted church.

            That testimony proves God exists. You cannot “deprogram” a genuine Christian disciple like pud is aiming to do with Wellman. He knows her intent and blocked her. Why would any sane holy person submit to that foul mind or mouth. None would but some of us don’t know when to stop trying to help.

            I offered to meet with her. She ignored the offer so she declined and likes pretending she isn’t crazy. People don’t like admitting they have problems and some people are crazy enough to insinuate they are saner than the saner holy people. That is called projection in psychology. Where you start to falsely attribute what is wrong with yourself to others.

            Thanks for reading. Have a blessed day and resist that impulse to help anti theist people online. They aren’t really even atheist. They’re too bullying to be mere unbelievers.

            Take care. I appreciate all your efforts for pud. She doesn’t. She’s too far gone but I do.

            So save yourself lots of time and learn from my experience. I have been banned from many atheist and non-atheist forums where an atheist moderator was present for daring to speak the truth but they don’t really want it. They want to control you, demean you and destroy your faith but in an honest to God genuine lover of God that cannot be done.

            Wurmbrand proved it.

            Peace be with you now that you got free of pud et al.

          • Andres Desaya

            Thank you for your advice..

            **Actually, PUD is silent to me lately, I drove away the biggest spokeperson of the devil..tails behind, and the others are also almost shut out. We don’t need them…God always Prevail*

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            We’re the royal priesthood of believers. God’s spiritual warriors on Earth and God is always going to win out in the end over human chaos and devilry.

            Who show’s up spiritually blind on an evangelical board and attempts to take it over to deconvert God’s priesthood.

            We’ll put a stop to that mess for God.

            Some times the truth is tough love.

            Kiss of peace, brother! This is spiritual warfare out on the net and where you see the nastiest cases revealed by people’s words in action.

            Just never back down to evil and God will give you the victory.

            Give God The Glory
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nPUX748nIFQ

            God stopped a demon from attacking me once when I repeatedly sang the above song.

            Always give God the glory. There are all kinds of spiritual forces in this world arrayed against the priesthood of believers but in Jesus you can have the victory.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Write down delmin.org and flctampa.org and put those addresses in a safe place and take the deliverance and healing courses when you have time.

            You need to be as fully equipped as possible when out handling the Sword of the Spirit for God.

            A good book to buy and read and keep handy is Strongman’s His Name What’s His Game? by the Robesons.

            For more info google greatbiblestudy.com.

            Peace Be With You!

          • Hi Andres,

            I think you might be kidding yourself if you think that Pud has left this website. He last posted 2 days ago, but maybe he is ill. Who knows? But I wouldn’t bank on him not coming back.

          • Andres Desaya

            I was not thinking PUD left, I just noticed he has not been replying to me.

            **Well, maybe he has to take time also to think how low he sank in his ownfolly…
            maybe found a job….anyhow, but yet again, he needs prayers as what Pastor Jack always advises us. I hope he is okay…

      • cometofacts

        All four Gospels have detailed descriptions that It were the addressers of Jesus in Jerusalem who were the people of Israel of his time who planned to brought him to cross.

        We also read in Matthew, chapter 26, verses 36 to 46, that Jesus after getting information, through revelation, of his impending arrest, Jesus prayed to God all night, on his face, and in tears. Jesus had said: The Father who is in heaven listens to me. Therefore, when his prayer addressed in such a state of distress was not heard, how can it be said that God heard his prayers?

        The gospels also show that Jesus (pbuh) was certain at heart that his prayer had been accepted; he had great confidence in that prayer. That is why when he was arrested and put on the Cross, and when he found the circumstances not according to his expectations, he involuntarily cried ‘Eli, Eli lama sabachthani’, meaning, ”My God, my God why hast Thou forsaken me” , he did not expect that it would come to this — that he would die on the Cross.

        Jesus firmly believed that his tearful supplications addressed throughout the night would not be wasted, whereas he had himself taught his disciples, on divine authority: When you pray, the prayer will be accepted. Although Jesus knew from God that there was a great affliction in store for him, yet, like all righteous persons, he prayed to God, believing that there was nothing impossible for God and that God determined whether any events would happen or not. Therefore, the rejection of Jesus’ own prayer would have shaken the faith of the disciples. Was it possible to place before the disciples an example destructive of their faith? Therefore, the Merciful God could not but have accepted this prayer. It is certain the prayer offered at Gethsemane was accepted. (Ruhanikhazain)

        • Friar Jude

          Maybe he was teaching us what it is like to be obedient. “Not my will but thine be done”.

        • pud

          Demonstrate ANY actual historical evidence that any “jesus” ever existed….waiting…

        • pud

          Oh so “god” prayed to himself eh? Brilliant! And in the garden where no one else was but yet the STORY was told eh? There’s nothing you people aren’t too stupid and gullible to believe

      • Matthew 22:39

        I would go back to writing your articles, Pastor. Telling people to repent.

        Why dialog with the obstinately unrepentant who never allowed God to give them new hearts?

        All a lot of the hardened sinners want to do is tear out your new spiritual heart given to you by God and replace it with their own evil heart motives.

        So just post the topic and verses and praise God.

        The people with the new spiritual hearts are suppose to be praising God and living new lives to Him not engaging the incorrigible who refuse to get their hearts right with God. Why allow the people who refused to accept Christ’s love, joy and peace try to diminish your own? See what Paul did in Acts 19.

        They should have been working out their own faith with fear and trembling without arguing a long time ago. But the unpeaceful people always have to find someone more peaceable and rain on their parade.

        Just “Be Blessed”, Pastor, and thanks for promoting Christ’s love, joy and peace with such diligent faithfulness.

        A relationship with Jesus is the greatest treasure and you shared your relationship with Him with everybody regardless of their label and heart motives.

        Be Blessed, Yolanda Adams
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gaZvzR4YmAU

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        John Piper has an excellent article showing how willing he was to lay his life down for people:

        The Intensity of Christ’s Love and the Intentionality of His Death

        https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/the-intensity-of-christ-s-love-and-the-intentionality-of-his-death.html

    • pud

      Your gibberish is no better than janitor jack’s

    • Andres Desaya

      When humanity fell, with Adam’s disobedience to God’s instructions, thus now having a sinful nature, Satan is caiming it as his. It can be only redeemed by God Himself, as what christians believes, Jesus as a living sacrifice.
      You could be right, it is contrary to justice or even mercy but it catapulates God’s Amazing Grace paid by shedding the blood of the innocent One, Jesus the Redeemer, and yes He is the Messiah..

      • Karin Isbell

        Amen!

      • pud

        Human blood magic sacrifice! How nice! You KNOW nothing…You “believe” nothing but the absurd.

        • Andres Desaya

          It worked for God to reclaim humanity…it works for the believer as hope for an evil, dying, miserable world.
          The next thing is to believe or scorn it….PUD choose wisely. Just two things will follow..” I set you today life and good or death and evil…” Deut. 30:15.

          Choose wisely PUD!, you have said enough against the Lord…be careful when you are walking in the streets. Not a threatening…it is an active WARNING!!

          Your death could be just around the corner…

          • pud

            Demonstrate that one single claim you just made is actually and demonstrably true.

          • Andres Desaya

            You..

    • Susan Jane Elohim

      Read this:

      The Intensity of Christ’s Love and the Intentionality of His Death by John Piper

      https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/the-intensity-of-christ-s-love-and-the-intentionality-of-his-death.html

  • pud

    WRONG as always! Only your total gullibility and desire to “believe” in ancient mythological nonsense keeps you writing these ridiculous claims.

    The “new testament” was written AFTER the old and PURPOSEFULLY followed the narrative in its STORY!

    How can you be so stupid?

    ALL MAKE BELIEVE NONSENSE!

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Biblical_prophecies

    • corky

      And decades after as well

  • Carlos Santiago

    My grandfather was friends with Roland de Vaux who was involved with the Dead Sea scrolls which strongly suggested the Book of Isaiah had not been changed and was written long before( not after) Jesus crucifixion as many of the skeptics believed.

  • Alpha 1

    But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend
    Isaiah 41:8

    He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.
    Isaiah 49:3

    For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me.
    Isaiah 45:4

    But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen.
    Isaiah 44:1

    Isaiah 53 isn’t about Jesus. The servant of Isaiah is repeatedly and explicitly identified as Israel. You have to take Isaiah 53 out of context in order to shoehorn Jesus into it, because Jesus Was Not The Messiah™.

    • Robert Conner

      Not fair! You’re reading it in context! Bad, bad!

    • Andres Desaya

      Someone is describing a sheep…and your answer is an elephant. Too far out..

      • Jack Wellman

        Great point. I’d like to know how Israel “was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;”

        • barry

          And skeptics would like to know how Isaiah in 700 b.c. could be speaking about a future event using past tense language, when in fact the use of past tense language makes a prima facie case for application solely to the nation of Israel, and the burden is on you to show that stupid biblical authors intended to predict the future using past tense language.

    • pud

      You can make up whatever you like…none of it is true. It’s all voodoo nonsense and bullshit from beginning to end.

    • Jack Wellman

      So how does Israel remove our sins and cleanse us in God’s sight. That is totally out of contact that you’ve take Israel. God has laid the iniquity of us all on Israel?! Makes zero sense.

      • barry

        The bible provides the reader various ways to cleanse one of sin in god’s sight. One is called repentance, and if this happens, it doesn’t need to be atoned for in any other way. See 2nd Samuel 12:13.

  • Matthew 22:39

    Be Blesssed!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gaZvzR4YmAU

    Please note. This is a praise post. I don’t respond to questions or arguments.

    You said. He said. She said. Who cares?

    You thought. He thought. She thought. Who cares?

    The only ones who’s thoughts, words and deeds really count are God’s.

    That’s why He is praised and all the honor and glory belong to Him.

    Have a blessed day and watch your cares fly away while you express your praises to the Most High God as the singer does in the song linked above.

    • pud

      3 children killed by a tornado in Texas….be blessed!

      • Andres Desaya

        Yes, they are blessed that this is not the real world, this is a cursed world. That there is a bright future of eternity because of a Saviour.
        Unlike you PUD, this is your world, as hopeless as you are. Dwell in your disappointments and hopelessness.

      • Matthew 22:39

        Prove they didn’t go home to God.

        Paul said to die is gain.

        Try rebelling against the devil for once in your miserable thoughtlife and stop letting antiChristian bias cloud your mind and thinking processes.

        Jesus is the SAVIOR OF ALL MEN. Start claiming that thought for a change.

        Aren’t you a man? Then Jesus saved you so try thanking him.

        • pud

          Prove purple unicorns don’t exist.

          You’re a seriously delusional person…you need help

          • Matthew 22:39

            I leave you to your antichrist spirit then. Go read what it says in 1 John 4.

            You are opposing spiritual birth in yourself when it is a good and enabling thing.

            You are denying yourself the Fruit of the Spirit.

  • Brien
  • Christiane Smith

    In my Church, this magnificent and prophetic Book of Isaiah is known as ‘the Fifth Gospel’. And when you read Isaiah’s Chapter 53, it is easy to say ‘well, no wonder’