The most important Bible prophecy that has already come true.
Today, I want to write about one of the most important Bible prophecies, which has already come true exactly as it was predicted. Moreover, this prophecy is still able to influence our lives and radically change it.
Reading the Bible, I see how throughout this book, God promises deliverance from the consequences of the fall. These great promises touch almost every area of our lives. God promises:
- Forgiveness instead of punishment;
- Healing instead of sickness;
- Recovery instead of defeat;
- A blessing instead of a curse;
Approximately between 733-701 BC. e. The prophet Isaiah, under God’s inspiration, proclaims the prophecy about the Messiah, which exactly comes true at the moment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This prophecy clearly describes what exactly happened on the cross and for what it was necessary for Christ to die.
I will not lay out the full text of this prophecy, but will touch on several important points. But I recommend reading it yourself in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah ch. 53.
But before that, let’s briefly understand why it was necessary for Christ to suffer for us. (This question is described in more detail here.)
So, the Bible tells us about God, who created the fair laws of the universe, which work regardless of whether we believe or not. But at the same time, God is also a loving Father who does not wish harm to people.
On the other hand, we see the depravity of a person, I think no one will argue that a person is inherently saturated with sin.
So it turns out that Justice requires the punishment of sins and the Bible clearly says that the punishment for sin is death. That is why Jesus Christ came to take upon Himself all the punishment that we deserve.
Let’s get back to prophecy.
As I already wrote, the prophet Isaiah, even 700 years before the events that happened, tells us about the death of Jesus Christ, for our sins and His resurrection. The prophet also claims that our punishment, which we justly deserved, Jesus took upon Himself.
Isaiah 53:4-6. But He took upon Himself our infirmities and bore our sicknesses; but we thought that He was smitten, punished, and humiliated by God. But He was wounded for our sins and tormented for our iniquities; the punishment of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we were healed. We all wandered like sheep, each one turned to his own way: and the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all.
In this passage, we clearly see 2 important aspects of the atoning sacrifice of the Messiah (Christ):
- Since sickness is a consequence of the fall, Jesus Christ, being the atoning sacrifice, took them upon Himself. “But He took upon Himself our infirmities and bore our sicknesses” and also “by His stripes we were healed.” Thanks to this, we can safely count on healing.
- Since in justice we must accept the punishment for our sins, Jesus Christ takes the punishment for sins instead of us. the punishment of our peace was upon Him” and also “We all wandered like sheep; we turned each one to his own way: and the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all.” Because of this, today we can receive the remission of sins.
There is another statement in this prophecy that shows us how to receive the remission of sins. The Bible says that through knowing what Jesus Christ did, we are justified and, as a result, can expect God’s acceptance and favor with us.
Isaiah 53: 11 … through the knowledge of Him, He, the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify many and bear their sins.
Reading this prophecy, I see how God, in His love for us, does not want our punishment and defeat, but did everything necessary so that we could receive the forgiveness of sins and live a full happy life.
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