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Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Διὸ ἀφέντες τὸν τῆς ἀρχῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ λόγον ἐπὶ τὴν τελειότητα
Wherefore having left the beginning of the Christ discourse go to the completion
Τελειότης perfect, completion teleiótēs; gen. teleiótētos, fem. noun from téleios (G5046), one who reaches a goal complete with nothing lacking. Stressing the realization of an end in view, the state achieved when a goal has been accomplished (Col_3:14; Heb_6:1).
The problem with “Perfection” As Wesley states it is that this verse says nothing of “without error, failing or sin”. The word here is to finish, to complete, with nothing left out. As Paul said to run the race to fight the fight to finish the course. These verses on “Teleios” Completion, Maturity, Perfect, or to finish with nothing lacking are about “Service to Christ”. The discussion of Can we live “Perfect as without sin” is interesting and is a challenge for us to consider. It is just that this verse is talking about something altogether different. Several times we are told to “Endure to the end”, or “Run the race to the end” that is the idea of Completion to finish what was started. That is what “Teleios” means.
When Jesus says “It is Finished”the word is Teleios (PERFECT, Passive, Indicative, third, singular) The work Christ was given to do, is done, He kept the commandments and the way the instructions were intended, He paid the debt in full.
“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost” (v. 30). “It is finished!”-three words in our English Bible, only one in the Greek Testament. “Tetelestai!”-that was His cry of triumph. He had finished the work the Father gave Him to do. He had glorified God to the full in the place where He had been so terribly dishonored, and now because of that finished work God can “be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26).
Do we truly work to complete the work Christ gave us to serve Him in all we do?
Genesis 22:13 - And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
Foretelling Christ dying on the cross. God provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac so that he might live.
Something to ponder as "Resurrection Day" approaches. At the moment God permitted sin, the Divine Counsel (Elohim) was willing to send Jesus, the one of a kind Son of the living God, to bear the penalty that His creatures might escape the penalty, and in time He came and bore that penalty on a cruel cross for His creatures.
O what love, I exalt His mighty Name. I thank Him for the forgiveness of my sins, and I praise Him for loving me and calling me to follow Him.
the word Easter is only found in the Bible one time in the book of acts and actually kjv best that i cna tell is the only version who uses it. others use Passover
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.