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Monday, July 2, 2012

By His Wounds We Are Healed




Here is a whole chapter of ISAIAH 53 for you to read before listening the music at the end.

This vivid description of Jesus' crucifixion was foretold by the prophet Isaiah about 700 years before Christ was born. Whenever I read this passage, I can't help but crying for His pain and agony to bear my punishment.

O Lord Jesus, my Savior, I will praise and serve You now and forever!

1Who has believed our message

and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

2He grew up before him like a tender shoot,

and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,

nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3He was despised and rejected by men,

a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.

Like one from whom men hide their faces

he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4Surely he took up our infirmities

and carried our sorrows,

yet we considered him stricken by God,

smitten by him, and afflicted.

5But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,

and by his wounds we are healed.

6We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

7He 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.

8By oppressiona and judgment he was taken away.

And who can speak of his descendants?

For he was cut off from the land of the living;

for the transgression of my people he was stricken.b

9He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

and with the rich in his death,

though he had done no violence,

nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,

and though the Lord makesc his life a guilt offering,

he will see his offspring and prolong his days,

and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.

11After the suffering of his soul,

he will see the light [of life]d and be satisfiede;

by his knowledgef my righteous servant will justify many,

and he will bear their iniquities.

12Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,g

and he will divide the spoils with the strong,h

because he poured out his life unto death,

and was numbered with the transgressors.

For he bore the sin of many,

and made intercession for the transgressors.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=piD6f1BSoS0
Listen to this powerful song featuring four incredibly talented Christian musicians: Mac Powell, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman and Brian Littrell. Set to imagery from The Passion of the Christ as well as the faithful praising God, this video and song will lift your spirits!





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