Y sin fe es imposible agradar a Dios; porque es necesario que el que se acerca a Dios crea que Él existe, y que es remunerador de los que le buscan.

Hebreos 11:6 

Porque ninguno de nosotros vive para sí mismo, y ninguno muere para sí mismo; 8pues si vivimos, para el Señor vivimos, y si morimos, para el Señor morimos; por tanto, ya sea que vivamos o que muramos, del Señor somos. [9Porque para esto Cristo murió y resucitó, para ser Señor tanto de los muertos como de los vivos.]

Romanos 14:7-8, [9]  

Pues Él dará órdenes a sus ángeles acerca de ti, para que te guarden en todos tus caminos. 12En sus manos te llevarán, para que tu pie no tropiece en piedra. 13Sobre el león y la cobra pisarás; hollarás al cachorro de león y a la serpiente.

Salmo 91:11-13 

El que cree en el Hijo tiene vida eterna; pero el que no obedece al Hijo no verá la vida, sino que la ira de Dios permanece sobre él.

Juan 3:36 

Porque en mí ha puesto su amor, yo entonces lo libraré; lo exaltaré, porque ha conocido mi nombre. 15Me invocará, y le responderé; yo estaré con él en la angustia; lo rescataré y lo honraré; 16lo saciaré de larga vida, y le haré ver mi salvación.

Salmo 91:14-16 

No permitas que nadie menosprecie tu juventud; antes, sé ejemplo de los creyentes en palabra, conducta, amor, fe y pureza.

1 Timoteo 4:12 

Pero si alguno sufre como cristiano, que no se averguence, sino que como tal glorifique a Dios.

1 Pedro 4:16 

Cuando fui a vosotros, hermanos, proclamándoos el testimonio de Dios, no fui con superioridad de palabra o de sabiduría, 2pues nada me propuse saber entre vosotros, excepto a Jesucristo, y éste crucificado.

1 Corintios 2:1-2 

Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que dio a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que cree en Él, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. 17Porque Dios no envió a su Hijo al mundo para juzgar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por Él.

Juan 3:16-17 

El Cordero que fue inmolado digno es de recibir el poder, las riquezas, la sabiduría, la fortaleza, el honor, la gloria y la alabanza. 13Y a toda cosa creada que está en el cielo, sobre la tierra, debajo de la tierra y en el mar, y a todas las cosas que en ellos hay , oí decir: Al que está sentado en el trono, y al Cordero, sea la alabanza, la honra, la gloria y el dominio por los siglos de los siglos.

Apocalipsis 5:12-13 

Este Jesús es la PIEDRA DESECHADA por vosotros LOS CONSTRUCTORES, pero QUE HA VENIDO A SER LA PIEDRA ANGULAR. 12Y en ningún otro hay salvación, porque no hay otro nombre bajo el cielo dado a los hombres, en el cual podamos ser salvos.

Hechos 4:11-12 

El hombre que después de mucha reprensión endurece la cerviz, de repente será quebrantado sin remedio. 11El necio da rienda suelta a su ira, pero el sabio la reprime.

Proverbios 29:1, 11 

Y mi Dios proveerá a todas vuestras necesidades, conforme a sus riquezas en gloria en Cristo Jesús.

Filipenses 4:19 

No os ha sobrevenido ninguna tentación que no sea común a los hombres; y fiel es Dios, que no permitirá que vosotros seáis tentados más allá de lo que podéis soportar, sino que con la tentación proveerá también la vía de escape, a fin de que podáis resistirla.

1 Corintios 10:13 

Ciertamente Él llevó nuestras enfermedades, y cargó con nuestros dolores; con todo, nosotros le tuvimos por azotado, por herido de Dios y afligido. 5Mas Él fue herido por nuestras transgresiones, molido por nuestras iniquidades. El castigo, por nuestra paz, cayó sobre Él, y por sus heridas hemos sido sanados.

Isaías 53:4-5 

Come to the Healer (Is 53:4-5)

| Oct 7, 2017

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Psalm 86:11

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Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. —Isaiah 53:4-5

In recent months I have seen videos on social network about some Israelites who had never been exposed to the message of Isaiah 53 and who, upon hearing this message, were impressed because they saw Jesus there. The truth is that I do not know about the veracity of these videos; but this should be the natural reaction of those who read about the historical Jesus and read the prophecy that was written hundreds of years before. However, what fills me with sadness is listening to preachers pretending to prove that the suffering servant to whom the passage refers is none other than the people of Israel. But what does this passage tell us of this Servant?

He “was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.” His full name could well be “a man of sorrows, experienced in brokenness” (verse 3). The reality is that we have gone astray like sheep, each one has turned aside on his own way (verse 6). In our text, God calls what we did against Him, ‘diseases.’ And the prophet had already described it this way: “…Every head is diseased …From the sole of the foot to the head there is no soundness in it…” (1:5-6).

This is why our real need is to be healed. The Psalmist says “heal my soul: for I have sinned against you” (Psalm 41:4). And the way God does it is by sending His Son to be nailed to the cross, enduring the punishment of our sins, and thereby satisfying His divine justice; His wounds healed our wounds (1 Peter 2:24).

But in addition, here we can see represented all the brokenness of humanity. In its broadest sense, our text contains the full scope of the gospel. All that beauty that was disfigured; in Paradise will be restored – this land that moans, a humanity that suffers plagues and diseases, suffering by the effect of the sin of evil men; will no longer be. Praise our Lord!

But there is something we cannot ignore, and it is our attitude towards him. Mankind rejected the Light of the world (John 1:10-11). The Jews thought that he deserved to die for his blasphemy (John 19:7), others assumed that he suffered the punishment of his own sins. And that is why men can be exposed to passages like this, and instead of exclaiming “Lord, thank you for your ineffable gift,” justify their wrong postures. Professing to be wise, they became fools.

Friend, have you come to the point of seeing your condition as God really sees it – the worst of diseases? Child of God, consider that it was a task that he assumed, he did not entrust it to anyone else. This is the personal aspect of His sacrifice. When someone gives you something, and says, “I did it with my own hands,” doesn’t it have more meaning and value? Oh, think how much your life can be the reflection of a heart that values these truths.

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Hector Santana has served as pastor at Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Pacto (New Covenant Baptist Church) since 2002 in his native Dominican Republic. He was born in a Christian home but his greatest influence was his maternal grandmother. When he just a young boy, his grandmother took him with her to share the Word of God to very poor children. Hector received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 17 at a youth camp. He has been married to Patricia since 1991 and they have three children: Jorge Daniel, Pamela Elisa and Hector Isaac.

Children Desiring God (CDG) publishes Fighter Verses and offers products to support you in your Bible memory efforts. CDG also publishes God-centesetred Sunday School curriculum for children and youth, parenting booklets to equip parents to spiritually shepherd their children, the My Church Notebook to help children participate in the worship service, and the Making Him Known series of books for family devotions.

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