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3 Jehovah’s Arm Revealed North Seattle Bible Students Convention March 28, 2008

4 Isaiah 53

5 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? Isaiah 53:1

6 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... “ our report ” is your and my message to others

7 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... Forepart of our message: Alienation –As to both the houses of Israel –Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me…. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. Isaiah 1:2,7

8 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... Forepart of our message: Alienation –As to all Gentiles –That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. Isaiah 14:25,26

9 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... Main part of our message: Reconciliation –Natural Israel will be restored –For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land:… Isaiah 14:1

10 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... Main part of our message: Reconciliation –Earth’s inhabitants will be restored –And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

11 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... Main part of our message: Reconciliation –Earth’s inhabitants will be restored He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 25:6-8

12 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report?... And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 2 Corinthians 5:18 Main part of our message: Reconciliation

13 Isaiah 53:1 …the arm of the LORD…

14 Isaiah 53:1 -...and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? But though he [Jesus] had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? John 12:37-38

15 Isaiah 53:1 -...and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? “arm” is the executor of the body Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? Isaiah 51:9

16 Isaiah 53:1 -...and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 1 Corinthians 8:6 “arm” is the executor of the body

17 Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? To whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

18 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? “…But how few have heard, in the true sense of hearing; how few have appreciated it; how few have seen in Jesus the Arm of Jehovah, stretched down for the relief of Adam and his race from sin and death! Only a handful, the saintly few, really and truly believe the message,…” R4831:5

19 Isaiah 53:1 - Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? What does Isaiah 53 reveal to us about Jehovah’s “Arm”? Reveals what Jehovah’s arm must first be and do to reconcile the world

20 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. Isaiah 53:2

21 Isaiah 53:2 …a tender plant,…

22 Isaiah 53:2 - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,... Refers to Jesus’ tender loving heartRefers to Jesus’ tender loving heart And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:14 …a tender plant,…

23 Isaiah 53:2 …a root out of a dry ground:… …a root out of a dry ground:…

24 Isaiah 53:2 - For he shall grow up before him as…a root out of a dry ground:… …a root out of a dry ground:… …a root out of a dry ground:… Refers to Jesus’ perfect human vitalityRefers to Jesus’ perfect human vitality For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Hebrews 7:26

25 Isaiah 53:2 …no form nor comeliness; and …no beauty…

26 Isaiah 53:2 -...he hath no form nor comeliness;...there is no beauty that we should desire him. Jesus: Had no traditional attributes of royaltyHad no traditional attributes of royalty Did not come from a royal blood lineDid not come from a royal blood line Was not a great warriorWas not a great warrior

27 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and he hid as it were his face from us; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3 (margin)

28 Isaiah 53:3 …despised and rejected of men;…

29 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. Psalm 69:4

30 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... “…He was despised of the Romans and counted unworthy of particular notice,…” R3590:5

31 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

32 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 13:54-57

33 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... He came unto his own, and his own received him not. John 1:11

34 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him:

35 Isaiah 53:3 - He is despised and rejected of men;... and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation... Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death. John 11:46-48,53

36 Isaiah 53:3 …a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:…

37 Isaiah 53:3 - He is...a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:... …a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:… Jesus did not feel sorry for himselfJesus did not feel sorry for himself Jesus’ sorrow and grief was for othersJesus’ sorrow and grief was for others

38 Isaiah 53:3 (margin) …he hid as it were his face from us;…

39 Isaiah 53:3 (margin) -...and he hid as it were his face from us;... O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. Matthew 23:37,38

40 Isaiah 53:3 (margin) -...and he hid as it were his face from us;... “…And because men lightly esteemed and even despised him, "he hid as it were his face from them." […Because of their unbelief and hardness of heart, they therefore lost the benefit of his wisdom and teaching and many of his mighty works….]” R1359:3

41 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4

42 Isaiah 53:4 …borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:…

43 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils:…

44 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Matthew 8:14-17

45 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: Matthew 15:30

46 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… Jesus frequently restored health to the sickJesus frequently restored health to the sick –Restored the lame –Healed the blind –Removed blood disorders –Cast out devils –Restored voices to the mute –Cured leprosy –Raised the dead

47 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… Exactly how did he bear our infirmities?Exactly how did he bear our infirmities? And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;…

48 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… Exactly how did he bear our infirmities?Exactly how did he bear our infirmities? And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. Luke 6:17-19

49 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… Exactly how did he bear our infirmities?Exactly how did he bear our infirmities? For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

50 Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:… Exactly how did he bear our infirmities?Exactly how did he bear our infirmities? We do not know that our Lord was sick with any of the ordinary maladies. His perfect organism would apparently be proof against the intrusions of special diseases. Rather it would appear that his healing of diseases merely exhausted his vitality, and thus left upon him the weight of our sicknesses. R4138:2

51 Isaiah 53:4 …stricken, smitten of God, …afflicted.

52 Isaiah 53:4 -...yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. John 4:6

53 Isaiah 53:4 -...yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. Luke 23:26

54 Isaiah 53:4 -...yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. The people concluded that Jesus’ weakness was evidence of God’s disfavorThe people concluded that Jesus’ weakness was evidence of God’s disfavor But the Apostle Peter assures us:But the Apostle Peter assures us: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 1 Peter 3:18

55 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

56 Isaiah 53:5 …bruised for our iniquities:… …wounded for our transgressions,

57 Isaiah 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:… “wounded”“wounded” to profane or defileto profane or defile “bruised”“bruised” to crushto crush

58 Isaiah 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:… Verse 5 teaches how Jesus was to dieVerse 5 teaches how Jesus was to die And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8

59 Isaiah 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:… Verse 5 teaches how Jesus was to dieVerse 5 teaches how Jesus was to die And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. Deuteronomy 21:22-23

60 Isaiah 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:… Verse 5 teaches us that Jesus would die by crucifixionVerse 5 teaches us that Jesus would die by crucifixion

61 Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) …the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

62 Isaiah 53:5(NIV) -...the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,...by his wounds we are healed Jesus is chastised – we gain peaceJesus is chastised – we gain peace Jesus is wounded – we are healedJesus is wounded – we are healed

63 Isaiah 53:5(NIV) -...the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,...by his wounds we are healed And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: Phillippians 2:8,9

64 Isaiah 53:5(NIV) -...the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,...by his wounds we are healed As our High Priest, Jesus first reconciled us to GodAs our High Priest, Jesus first reconciled us to God As world’s Messiah, Jesus reconciles them to GodAs world’s Messiah, Jesus reconciles them to God

65 Isaiah 53:5(NIV) -...the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,...by his wounds we are healed Jesus’ loyalty in suffering makes possible full reconciliation with GodJesus’ loyalty in suffering makes possible full reconciliation with God

66 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

67 Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;…

68 Isaiah 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;… Who are the “stray sheep”?Who are the “stray sheep”? Adam and his familyAdam and his family What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:4

69 Isaiah 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;… Who are the “stray sheep”?Who are the “stray sheep”? Adam and his familyAdam and his family Let us rather interpret the parable on a broader scale, in comportment with the facts and the Scriptures. Let us understand the one stray sheep to represent Adam and his family;…Let us rather interpret the parable on a broader scale, in comportment with the facts and the Scriptures. Let us understand the one stray sheep to represent Adam and his family;…R5427:2

70 Isaiah 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;… Who are the “stray sheep”?Who are the “stray sheep”? Natural IsraelNatural Israel But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24

71 Isaiah 53:6 …and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

72 Isaiah 53:6 - …and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Jesus paid 2 penalties: Adam’s penalty by dyingJesus paid 2 penalties: Adam’s penalty by dying Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Romans 5:18

73 Isaiah 53:6 - …and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Jesus paid 2 penalties: Israel’s penalty by hanging on a treeJesus paid 2 penalties: Israel’s penalty by hanging on a tree Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Galatians 3:13

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