Prophecy | April 5
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. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
Father, Isaiah’s life and teachings provided Israel, and now the world, with a clear picture of the Messiah’s mission. You sent Jesus to the world to offer salvation to each of us. Father, while it was a mission of total victory for every man and woman, it was at the same time an act of passion and suffering. Jesus submitted to Your will, to go to the cross. It is Jesus that has enabled us to enter into Your presence, cleansed by His sacrificial body and blood.
You ask, “who will declare His generation?” Empower us this day to be that person. We pray these things in Jesus name.
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