Monday, August 16, 2010

What Jesus Did For Us at the Cross

This is so powerful. Since discovering the lexicon tool, I’ve been trying to understand the deeper meanings of His word. So today, I decided to try the lexicon on Isaiah 53 and you can try the same too.

Put your cursor over the words in Isaiah 53 and read the Hebrew meaning of the words. For example, I’ve always been wondering who is right and who is wrong about what Jesus bore on the cross. Is it just our forgiveness of sins? And if Jesus bore our infirmities did it just mean spiritual sickness? Here is what was revealed:

Isaiah 53:4
Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we did esteem him stricken smitten of God and afflicted

He bore our griefs (choli - disease, grief, is sickness)

And carried our sorrows (makob or makob or makobah - grief, pain, sorrow. Sometimes makcowb {mak-obe'}; also (feminine Isaiah 53:3) makfobah {mak-o-baw'}; from ka'ab; anguish or (figuratively) affliction -- grief, pain, sorrow.)

Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed

He was wounded for our transgressions (rebellion, sin, transgression, trespass)

He was bruised for our iniquities (avon - fault, iniquity, mischief, punishment of iniquity, sin)

Our peace (shalom - well, favor, friend, great, good health, perfect, Or shalom {shaw-lome'}; from shalam; safe, i.e. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e. Health, prosperity, peace -- X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X great, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace(-able, -ably), prosper(-ity, -ous), rest, safe(-ty), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly. )

And with His stripes we are healed (cure, cause to heal, physician, repair, thoroughly, make whole Or raphah {raw-faw'}; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure -- cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole. See raphah.)

The above are the Hebrew words that expound on all He has done for us on the cross.He came to bear our disease, our grief, our sickness. He carried our grief, our pain, our sorrows, our anguish. He was pierced for our rebellion, our sins, our transgressions, our trespass and by His wounds we are healed. We have peace again. We are well again, we have God’s favor, we have a friend, we are great in God, we have good health, we are perfect in God, we have happiness, we are at peace, we are prosperous, we are at rest, we are safe in God, we are cured, healed, repaired, stitched, made whole. We are wholly well spiritually, mentally and physically. That covers those who are lost spiritually, those who are sick and those suffering from depression of all sorts.

Jesus came more than to give us forgiveness. He came to give us His life and that we can have it abundantly (John 10:10). That is God’s life, His eternal life to us, which is more than just human life. It is a quality of life with God through Jesus Christ here today that when He pours His love on us and when we receive it, we are quickened and we can live life victoriously as He said we would. That’s why we are more than conquerors.
John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

Romans 8:37
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

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