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Behold, My Servant Will Prosper

April 3, 2017

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Behold, My Servant Will Prosper

Sometimes  we simply are unable  to see things  as they really are.     That happens  because we forget  that all things are  in God’s hands  —  and that all  of God’s word  will be fulfilled  to the smallest detail.     A good example  of that  is found  in Isaiah 52:13-15,

Behold,  My servant  will prosper,
He will be high  and lifted up  and greatly exalted. 

Just as  many were astonished  at you,  My people,
So His appearance  was marred  more than any man
And His form  more than the sons  of men. 

Thus  He will sprinkle  many nations,
Kings  will shut their mouths  on account  of Him;
For what had not been told them  they will see,
And what they had not heard  they will understand.

This is a prophecy  about Jesus,  who served  as God’s “servant”  in accomplishing  our salvation.     Since this is God speaking,  many readers  might quickly agree  that God surely will  “prosper”  and “greatly exalt” His  good  “servant”.     But then,  it’s confusing  when God says  His servant’s”  “appearance”  and “form”  will be “marred more than any man”.

But,  it’s all true.     Jesus was  “lifted up”  on the cross  to suffer and die  —  and after His resurrection,  He is now “lifted up  and greatly exalted”  as King of kings  in heaven.     In all His innocence,  Jesus was  “marred more than any man”  with beatings  and crucifixion,  but now He “prospers”  as our risen Lord.     So,  all this is true.

Better yet,  in victory,  He “sprinkles many nations”  to cleanse us  of all our sins.     So,  all kings  who defy Him  will have to  “shut their mouths  on account  of Him”  on Judgment Day.     They rule nothing.     Jesus rules  all things  and is in control  of all things.     That’s why prophecies  like this  are so awesome  as they show God’s power  and wisdom  in every circumstance.

Rejoicing  in Jesus’ exultation,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Blessed be  the King of kings.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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