Isaiah 53 and You

The spiritual dimensions to the sacrifice of the Servant are still challenging for us to grasp, as most of us have been raised to be skeptical of anything we cannot see or prove in a laboratory! This is where faith comes into the picture — not only faith in God, but openness to the possibility that the Bible is trustworthy, including what it says about the meaning of this one man’s death.You would be amazed at how real, logical and tangible spiritual truths can become when comprehended by faith.

I cannot explain exactly why the death of the Servant can impact your life today, though clearly the Scriptures explain what happens when a person receives Yeshua as the Messiah (John 3:16).Yet from my own experience and that of many others, I know also that forgiveness of sin and the enjoyment of a new and intimate relationship with God is possible. Ultimately, you will only be able to grasp this yourself if you open your heart to God.

From the love of a spouse or a child to the beauty of a sunset, it is impossible to measure “scientifically” the things that give us the greatest joys in life; they simply must be experienced. The impact of the death of the Servant on your life today, if understood with a heart of faith, will change your life. But the proof provided in the Bible can only take you part of the way — eventually you will need to do what I did – believe – and the Lord will do the rest. Fact, whether scientific or biblical, is simply a platform for exercising faith, as eventually you need to respond personally to what God did on your behalf through the Messiah. Isaiah makes it clear that we deserved the punishment Yeshua suffered. The good news is that his death and resurrection satisfied God’s righteous anger – which we all earned because of our sin and disobedience to the Torah and our own moral standards. If you recognize that Isaiah 53 points to Yeshua the Messiah and turn from your sins, then you can have peace with God.

I am sure you still have lots of questions. I remember the moment when I was ready to accept Yeshua as the Messiah. I still had questions, but somehow deep inside I knew that it was true.

Wouldn’t now be a good time for you to receive the Messiah?

You might pray the following prayer:

Dear God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I know I am one of the sheep that has gone astray and turned to my own way. But, Lord, I also recognize that You laid the penalty of my sins on Yeshua the Messiah. I believe this and want to accept him as my Lord. Thank You for sending Yeshua to die in my place, allowing me to begin a personal relationship with You. Thank You for providing my atonement through Yeshua.

You might also meditate on these passages of Scripture found in the New Testament:

…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Yeshua and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name. (John 1:12)

If you prayed this simple prayer, you can be assured that God has forgiven you of your sin and that you have received the gift of eternal life — a life that begins now and lasts forever.