ALL THAT HE DID
BY: DALE THOMPSON
Thanks to all of you who are seeking God’s great truths, which are only revealed to those who are drawing near to Him. Many people for years draw near to a church or to a pastor yet they never experience Jesus arising in their hearts. We must give ourselves completely over to Christ if we are to be a light unto this dark world.
When they look at us, the religious zealots see us as Jesus was while here on earth. Jesus grew up as a tender plant and as a root out of dry ground to become the servant of all. He had no form or comeliness, and He had no beauty that anyone should desire Him. He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. They hid as it were their faces from Him. He was not only despised, but the people esteemed Him not. They marveled at His wisdom, but rejected His truth!
The religious people of that day esteemed Him as stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. They knew not that He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. His own received Him not, and He was numbered with the transgressors! He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death. Yet, He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. As it was then, so it is now: all we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. But our Father laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was taken from prison and from judgment, and then the prophet asks, “and who shall declare his generation?” (Is. 53:8) Or, who shall declare that which the generation of the Christ, or the sons of God, shall go through? Those who are going through the same sufferings of Christ are the ones who shall tell others what this Christ-generation shall experience. God has a faithful remnant today who are telling the Christ-generation, which is His posterity, or His offspring, of the necessary sufferings of Christ, by their daily lives. Father has delivered them of the old, dead, church works of the past age, and is replacing their carnal mind with His mind. When others see the face of Jesus mirrored in our lives, including the sorrow, grief and rejection of men that He experienced, they will hide their faces from us.
When we have faithfully walked out our appointed time in this state of “death,” we shall become heirs of the promises of God. All those elect ones, who find the ultimate purpose of their lives in the plan and purpose of the first Son, shall receive these promises: “he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he hath poured out his soul unto death.“ (Isa. 53:10-12)
In Christ Jesus,
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