We celebrate Easter every year, and it’s good to remind ourselves of what Jesus did. However, Jesus really wants us to take what He did on the cross, and use it for His glory in this day and hour. He didn’t die in vain on the cross; He did it to bring man back into right standing with God, and empower him against Satan and the demons. So let’s examine the other side of the cross and make sure we are using our God-given authority in the Name of Jesus.
Isaiah 53:1-9: 1 Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
4 Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted. 5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 6 We all like sheep have gone astray, each one has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away, and who can recount His descendants? For He was cut off from the land of the living; He was stricken for the transgression of My people. 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. Berean Study arm-zrowa-stretched out in force to help having mighty power and strength; iniquities–avon-to make crooked; do amiss; mischief; bow down; perversity; infirmities-strengthless; feeble of mind or body; malady; sickness; disease; sorrows-makowb- anguish; pain, grief, affliction; transgressions-pesha-revolt, rebellion, sin, trespass
Isaiah 53: 10-12:
Isaiah 53: 1,2 ->John 12: 37,38: 37 Although Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still did not believe in Him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:
“Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Berean Study
Isaiah 52:10: The LORD has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. Berean
NLT: The LORD has demonstrated his holy power before the eyes of all the nations arm-zrowa- stretched out with force to help having mighty power and strength
John 14: 12: He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. KJ
Isaiah 53: 4-> Matthew 8: 17: This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.” ESV
Isaiah 53:5-> 1 Peter 2:24: He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.” Berean Study
Isaiah 53:7-> John 1: 29: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! KJ
Isaiah 53:8-> Acts 8: 33: In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.” Berean Study
Isaiah 53:8->Daniel 9: 26a: And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself NKJ
Isaiah 52: 13-15: 13 Behold, My Servant will prosper; He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. 14 Just as many were appalled at Him — His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man, and His form was marred beyond human likeness— 15 so He will sprinkle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him. For they will see what they have not been told, and they will understand what they have not heard. Berean Study
Isaiah 52:13->Philippians 2: 9-11: 9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name above all names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Berean Study
Luke 10: 17-20: 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.” 18 So He told them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Berean Study
Ephesians 1: 13,14: 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guaranteed of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. ESV