A SPIRITUAL VIEW OF REDEMPTION (Continued)
ISAIAH 53: 4-5 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Jesus was wounded for our transgressions. What effect did our transgressions have on our Lord in His Redemptive Work? The answer lies in the understanding the meaning of wounded. He became weak, sick, diseased, grieved, and sorrowful so that we would be forgiven and restored unto Father’s Presence and favor. As Isaiah wrote, He was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief - Isaiah 53:3.Simply stated, He became sin for us. For our transgressions or rebellion, Jesus reversed the curse. His visage was so marred because in dying, Perfection, became sin for us and upon His Resurrection, He opened a new and Living Way through His Flesh so that we could become one with Him! Selah!