THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH WAS FULFILLED….. indeed a night to be much observed!
FROM THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION
52——The Lord's Suffering Servant
13 See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. 14 Many were amazed when they saw him—beaten and bloodied, so disfigured one would scarcely know he was a person. 15 And he will again startle many nations. Kings will stand speechless in his presence. For they will see what they had not previously been told about; they will understand what they had not heard about.
[SALVATION WILL YET BE IN THE AGE TO COME; THE THOUSAND YEAR AGE; THOSE WHO HAD NOT BEEN TOLD WILL SEE; MANY, SO MANY WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY HAD NOT HEARD; AS FORETOLD, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD SHALL COVER THE EARTH AS THE SEAS COVER THE SEA BEDS - Keith Hunt]
53—— Who has believed our message? To whom will the LORD reveal his saving power? 2 My servant grew up in the Lord's presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground.
[THE FATHER CARED FOR AND LOOKED AFTER HIM FROM CONCEPTION IN MARY’S WOMB. THE FATHER MADE SURE HE HAD PHYSICAL PARENTS WHO WOULD BRING HIM UP IN THE FEAR AND GRACE OF GOD THE FATHER. FROM AN INFENT HE WOULD BE TAUGHT THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS UPON HIM WITHOUT MEASURE - Keith Hunt]
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. [HE WOULD NOT BE SOME GREAT HANDSOME FIGURE THAT WOULD STAND OUT IN A CROWD - Keith Hunt]
3 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief.
[AT THE END OF HIS MINISTRY, WITH ALL THE MIRACLES HE DID, ONLY A RELATIVELY FEW KNEW HIM AS THE SON OF GOD. HE WAS A MAN OF SORROWS AND CRIED OVER JERUSALEM, SAYING, “HOW I WOULD HAVE TAKEN YOU UNDER MY WINGS AS A HEN DOES HER CHICKS” - Keith Hunt]
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care.
[THE END RESULT BY THE MULTITUDES WAS REJECTION - Keith Hunt]
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! 5 But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! 6 All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all.
[GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM, SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE - Keith Hunt]
7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people realized that he was dying for their sins—that he was suffering their punishment? 9 He had done no wrong, and he never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man's grave.
[NO WONDER THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH ASKED PHILIP “I PRAY YOU, OF WHOM SPEAKS THE PROPHET THIS? OF HIMSELF OR OF SOME OTHER MAN?” PHILIP PREACHED CHRIST JESUS UNTO HIM - Keith Hunt]
10 But it was the Lord's good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs.
[THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHES OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THAT THOSE WHO ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ARE THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF CHRIST; AND THE VERY CHILDREN OF GOD THE FATHER; THEY ARE HEIRS OF ALL THAT THE GODHEAD HAS; THEY WILL BE BORN INTO THE FAMILY AND KINGDOM OF GOD - Keith Hunt]
He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord's plan will prosper in his hands. 11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied.
[GOD THE FATHER IS WELL PLEASED, O SO WELL PLEASED; WHAT HIS SON HAS DONE IS REALLY BEYOND THE HUMAN MIND TO FULLY UNDERSTAND, IN FULL DEPTH. AS PAUL SAID WE LOOK THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, BUT ONE DAY WE SHALL KNOW EVEN AS WE ARE KNOWN - Keith Hunt]
And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.
[INDEED, INDEED IT IS SO, AND PAUL BRINGS THIS OUT IN DEPTH IN THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF HIS BOOK TO THE ROMANS….. WELL ALL THE WAY TO CHAPTER 11 IN FACT - Keith Hunt]
12 I will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and interceded for sinners.
[CHRIST JESUS HAS BEEN EXALTED BACK TO THE GODHEAD, SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER; AND HE IS ALSO AN INTERCEDING HIGH PRIEST, THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN; ALL BROUGHT OUT IN THE WONDERFUL BOOK OF HEBREWS - Keith Hunt]
TRULY THE NIGHT OF THE 14TH OF NISAN IS INDEED A NIGHT TO BE MUCH OBSERVED!