Wednesday, 12 October 2005 06:55

The Death & Burial Of Our Lord

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Isaiah 53:8-9 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

One of the proofs of the reliability of the Scriptures is the fulfillment of prophecy. The prophecies that are fulfilled are not vague but very specific. We are told where Christ was to be born; where He would reside, and the man who would betray Him. We are told as to the manner of His death by crucifixion; even to casting lots for His garment. And in the text we are considering, we are told about the circumstances of His death and burial. All these prophecies are fulfilled and can only fit one person in history, Jesus Christ our Lord. This means the Word of God is truth in all its predictions as well as in all its promises and threatenings. So let us pay heed to what is here spoken and its significance for us.

Verse 8 describes His violent death, on behalf of His sheep that had gone astray. We are here told of the sufferings of our Savior in terms of being denied any form of justice. The word

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