Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"Wounded for our transgressions"


So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.” Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him.” (John 19:1-6 NKJV)
Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men; So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider. (Isaiah 52:14-15 NKJV)

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
(Isaiah 53:4-6 NKJV)
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From Dictionary.com - Scourging: A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
He was betrayed.
He was denied and abandoned by His own.
He was arrested and taken from place to place being falsely accused.
Mocked, spit upon, blindfolded and beaten in the face. Asked to prophesy who had beaten him. Scourged and dressed in a purple robe and paraded before a stirred up crowd calling for His death.
Jesus or Barabbas?
Jesus.
Forced to carry His own cross, He slowly made His way to a hill called Golgotha.

10 comments:

Joseph A. said...

1 Peter 2:24

...and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Steve Martin said...

And all this He has done willingly...for you.

Ike said...

There have been many books written and sermons preached on just what the cup Jesus was praying so fervently about. In my opinion, anything other than the wrath of God would be incorrect and possibly even blasphemous. Do we really think that the Captain of our salvation, God in the flesh, was sweating drops of blood and crying out to the Father for deliverance from a cup that was the physical torment of the cross? How many thousands before and after Christ, including many of the disciples were crucified? Tradition has it that Peter was crucified upside down because he would dare not be crucified in the manner of his Lord.

You see, what Christ knew He would soon experience cannot be explained with human words. Christ prayed three times to the Father asking “if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” (Matt. 26:42b) No song, no book, no sermon could possibly describe the grief that Christ experienced looking to the cross where the sins of all who have and will believe in Him will be imputed to Him, where the wrath of God will be placed on Christ for every thought, word and deed of sin of the elect. This is exactly what Christ was dreading. The cup that Christ asked to be removed was none other than the wrath of God. Many times in the Old Testament the cup described God’s wrath and here this cup was the wrath of the Almighty that was laid upon the sinless Lamb of God. Jesus took on the wrath for our sins and became our substitute. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:

Wayne Dawg said...

Preach it brother Ike!

The wrath of almighty God was in that cup and, as you pointed out Ike, to preach anything other than that should be considered blasphemous.

"Do we really think that the Captain of our salvation, God in the flesh, was sweating drops of blood and crying out to the Father for deliverance from a cup that was the physical torment of the cross? How many thousands before and after Christ, including many of the disciples were crucified?"

Many of those martyrs went to their deaths singing and praising God that they would be counted worthy to die for Christ.

Christ dreaded the awful wrath of God that is so deserved for the rest of us.

Each and every one of us deserves that full cup of wrath.

But Christ did that for you and me (willingly as Steve points out) so we don't have to pay for our own sins.

Please - repent today and trust Christ to save you from the wrath that is to come if you die in your sins.

Jonathan said...

This is unrelated to your post, but I read something today and after I read it I wondered what your thoughts were on it: http://fuel-nc.blogspot.com/2009/03/homosexuality-and-church.html

Question of Identity said...

Great post.

"In Christ alone,
Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God
in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones
He came to save.
Till on that cross
as Jesus died,
The wrath of God
was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin
on Him was laid—
Here in the death
of Christ I live.

(Keith Getty and Stuart Townend)

Question of Identity said...

PS

What I like about that passage in Isaiah is not only that it prophecies the death of Jesus so accurately but it also prophecies the resurrection!
v 11 "After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied"

Chris Geiser said...

That pic is graphic, but beautiful

Question of Identity said...

Have pinched the picture and Isaiah reading and put it on my blog - will credit it to your blog. Hope this is ok - if not let me know and I will take it off.

Many blessings to you and yours for Resurrection Sunday!

Neil

Wayne Dawg said...

Neil - take anything you want. You never have to ask my friend!