The Messiah - Part 29

Death of the Messiah

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

The Messiah paid the price for our sins. He was wounded because of our transgressions. He suffered in our place. With His stripes we are healed. With the beatings He took on His back we are healed. Our peace comes about because of His sufferings. We now can have peace and reconciliation with God.

Fulfillment in the New Testament

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8

The Just died for the unjust. God loved us so much that He allowed His Son to come in the flesh and be one of us. He didn't sin in all that time so He was able to become the perfect sacrifice for the sins of as many as will believe this. Jesus Christ fulfilled this prophecy when He died on the cross.

He could have avoided all this by using His power to become King of Israel then and there. He could have just kept quiet and not said anything about people's sins. He could have called the angels to rescue him from the cross. He stayed there in order to save us from sin. Had He came down, no flesh would be saved. All of us would have to suffer eternal damnation and separation from God in Hell.

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Psalms 22:16-18

Imagine what Jesus went through. He was not killed in a private execution chamber. He was stripped of all outer garments. Presented naked before the world in a humiliating position. He was nailed by His hands and feet and lifted up for all to see Him in this terrible condition. Yet He bore it all for our sakes that we might be saved. The soldiers even divided His clothing to give out and gambled for His vesture. This fulfilled the prophecy in the Psalms.

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 12:10

The prophecy in Zechariah is yet to be fulfilled in part. Some of it has already been fulfilled in that the spirit of grace and supplications have already started in those that have already believed since He came into the world the first time. For the most part it will take place in the future when Israel sees that the one their ancestors pierced was the very Messiah that Moses and the prophets prophesied of years ago and whom their ancestors rejected and ordered to be crucified.

They will one day look upon that Messiah and mourn for their previous unbelief. Then God will pour out His grace and mercy upon them. Israel will be restored back to God and then receive the promise given to Abraham.

Fulfillment in the New Testament

Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. John 19:18

Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. John 19:32-36

Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. Luke 24:39-40

Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. John 20:27-29

Jesus appeared to His disciples after His resurrection and showed Him that He was alive and real. Thomas had said previously that he would not believe that Jesus was alive unless he felt of His hands and saw the nail prints. Jesus appeared to him and showed Him the nail prints and where His side was pierced with the soldier's sword.

Jesus also stated that those that didn't see Him and still believed would be blessed. Many of us today will receive that blessing if we have not seen Jesus with out eyes but believe anyway.

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Rev elation 1:7

Jesus will return in the clouds and all who are on the earth will see Him. Those whose ancestors had pierced Him will wail and cry out. Just imagine for one moment what they may say. "Oh No, you mean this Jesus was really our Messiah all this time." "We killed our very King."

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. Isaiah 53:12

It was prophesied that the Messiah would be killed along with sinners or transgressors. He also would bear the sins of many. He would make intercession for sinners. This Jesus did.

Fulfillment in the New Testament

And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. Mark 15:27-28

In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. Exodus 12:46

He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Psalms 34:20

In the Psalms it is prophesied that no bones of the Messiah would be broken. At the Passover in Exodus the bones of the sacrifice was not to be broken. This was a prophecy concerning the future sacrifice of the Messiah. Not one bone was to be broken.

Fulfillment in the New Testament

Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. John 19:32-36

The Messiah loves His enemies

For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. Psalms 109:4

The Messiah loved His enemies and prayed for them

Fulfillment in the New Testament

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34

Not only did Jesus suffer for all our sins but during His suffering He asked God to forgive those who were doing this to Him because they did not understand what they were doing.

Many times we stir up trouble against another person and do not realize the consequences of our words and actions. One dynamic speech from an eloquent speaker can kill and destroy with words and stir up a mob to violence. If we can overcome the power of the tongue and use our speech for good instead of evil, we would be greater than a might army.

Let us receive this wonderful savior who died that we might live. Who was resurrected that we also could be resurrected. Eternal life and a life free from sin awaits all who believe. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, calling on Him and repenting of sins and you will inherit eternal life and also lead your family and friends to eternal life.

You will never regret giving your life to Jesus Christ. Never, for His is truly the promised Messiah who was to save the world. You can be part of this great Kingdom of God.

Messiah Index



Son of Abraham

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Anointed One
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Messiah's Birth
part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5

The Forerunner
part 1
part 2
part 3

The Son of God
part 1

part 2

His Ministry
part 1
part 2
part 3

part 4

Prophet & Priest
part 1
part 2

Suffering Messiah
part 1

part 2
part 3
part 4

Death & Resurrection
part 1
part 2

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