Yeshua, Man of Joy, Was Also a Man of Sorrow and Grief – Focus – 40

As the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, draws near, it is fitting for us to continue digging into Isaiah 53 which clearly describes the price our Bridegroom King paid for our freedom.  Today we will move further into Isaiah 53:3 and uncover the second line. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of … Continue reading Yeshua, Man of Joy, Was Also a Man of Sorrow and Grief – Focus – 40

The Greatest Gift to Humanity was Despised and Rejected and Often Still Is – Focus 38 – Isaiah 53:3a

Christians praise and worship Yeshua our Messiah.  He is loved, honored and revered more than any other, but Isaiah saw something else.  Among some today, we see what Isaiah spoke.  Let's begin with the first part of  Isaiah 53:3. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and … Continue reading The Greatest Gift to Humanity was Despised and Rejected and Often Still Is – Focus 38 – Isaiah 53:3a

The Deception of Outward Appearance – Isaiah 53:2c – Focus 36

Isaiah 53 has been a key passage for centuries highlighting the role of Yeshua Messiah.  Jewish scholars have wrestled with it's meaning. But, as we have already discovered the words chosen disclose His role and character precisely. We will dig into the next to last piece of verse 2. For He shall grow up before … Continue reading The Deception of Outward Appearance – Isaiah 53:2c – Focus 36

A Root Planted in Barren Soil Brings Harvest to the World — Isaiah 53:2b continued – Focus 35

Yeshua could have been born in the palace of the King but a lowly manger in a dark stable full of animals was where He made His bed.  He was welcomed by humble shepherds but it would be two years before the three magi would come bearing Him gifts. Religion and law ruled the day … Continue reading A Root Planted in Barren Soil Brings Harvest to the World — Isaiah 53:2b continued – Focus 35

What Does It Mean to Believe? One More Look at Isaiah 53:1 with Summary – Focus 33

I was pressing on in Isaiah 53:2 to uncover the treasure of the root in dry ground when Holy Spirit whispered, “You missed something. Go back and look at the word believed in verse 1.” I found priceless insight relating to our everyday life as ‘believers.’  Are you ready?  Let’s do it. Isaiah 53:1 says, … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Believe? One More Look at Isaiah 53:1 with Summary – Focus 33