From Isaiah 53 in the Bible comes a prophecy of the Messiah, who would not arrive until "the fulness of time."
When was the "fulness of time?"
According to Daniel 9, that time would be 69 "weeks" of years after the declaration to rebuild the Temple was given, during the Jews' exile in Babylon and her domains.
Then the Messiah would come to His own people, the Jews, be rejected by them as a nation, but become the Redeemer of all nations by His death on a cross, by paying for the sins of all.
He will have nothing... this is Christ's first coming
According to Daniel 9:24-26:
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. ..
Why is Isaiah 53 "The Forbidden Chapter?"
That is something that I have read.
The words of Isaiah 53 parallel the life of Jesus of Nazareth so entirely that a person could easily believe that the chapter does describe him, well over 500 years before his birth.
That is what I believe, and what Bible-believing Christians believe. But if your church or synagogue doesn't want you to know about the Messiah, and that he would come to earth, suffer, and die, then you might be warned not to read this portion of God's Word.
Is this Isaiah prophecy about Jesus?
Isaiah 53 is a strange passage for those who do believe the veracity of scripture, but do NOT believe in a literal, suffering Savior. What can the prophet Isaiah mean when he says that "he" was pierced for our transgressions, and that the punishment that brought us peace was on him?
Is this one the Lamb of God?
Could it be that this one who was crushed for our iniquities is like the Passover lamb, whose blood was shed and then placed on the doors of the Hebrews the night before they fled Egypt!
4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.
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