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Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus

Isaiah 53
God tells Isaiah about the Saviour He will send to the world.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
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God told the prophet Isaiah to write down this prophecy about the Saviour of the world He promised to send one day. Isaiah lived over 800 years before Jesus was born. <br/>God told Isaiah that the Saviour (or Messiah) would ‘grow like a plant taking root in dry ground.’ – Slide 1
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God went on to say the Saviour would not be particularly handsome or  grand that we would take notice of him. There would be nothing about the way He looked or dressed that would make Him appeal to people. – Slide 2
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God warned Isaiah that people would despise and reject Him. The Saviour would endure suffering and pain. <br/>People would ignore and shun Him as if he were a nobody. – Slide 3
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The Saviour would face the suffering and punishment that should have been ours for our disobedience. But people would think His suffering was punishment sent by God. – Slide 4
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It would be because of our sins He would be wounded and beaten. But we would be healed by the punishment He suffered, made whole by the blows He received. – Slide 5
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All of us are like sheep that are lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord would make our punishment fall on Him, the punishment all of us deserved. – Slide 6
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He would be treated harshly, but endure it humbly without a word of complaint. <br/>Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared, He would be silent. He would be led off to die, and no one would care about His fate. He would be put to death for our sins. – Slide 7
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God went on to tell Isaiah that the death of Jesus was His plan to bring forgiveness. God was pleased that the Saviour would bear the punishment of many so they could be forgiven. Jesus would then be raised to a place of great honour and blessing. <br/>All that God told Isaiah was written down in chapter 53 of his book, and took place over 800 years later. – Slide 8
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