Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand – Isaiah 53:10
The Holy Spirit, speaking through the Prophet Isaiah, didn’t only foretell of the coming of the Messiah as an offering for sin, but also that He shall see His “seed,” who shall prolong His days. The seed of Jesus is the Church. So, through the Church, the Lord Jesus prolongs His days. Jesus came into this world, lived in this world, conquered this world, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended to heaven. But His life continues today through us. We’re the ones living out His life today. He’s living through everyone that’s born again.
Isaiah 53:8 says, “…he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.” But that’s not the end of it. The world thought they were through with Him, but then came you and I! We’re the seed of Jesus Christ. When you show up, Jesus shows up. We’re continuing His works and prolonging His days! When Jesus was raised from the dead, God had you and me in mind. We were raised together with Him. And as He is, so are we today, in this world (1 John 4:17).
Acts 1:1 talks about, “…all that Jesus began both to do and teach.” This refers to His teachings about God’s Kingdom and the accompanying mighty works of miracles and healings. Reading further into the book of Acts, you’ll find that the Lord continued to teach and do the same things through His apostles whom He had chosen. They, in turn, delivered the same message to some others, until it finally got to us, and it’s still going on and will continue until Jesus comes.
2 Corinthians 5:20 describes us as ambassadors of Christ, and we’re indeed, His representatives on earth today, teaching the same things He taught and expressing His righteousness to the world. Halleluiah!
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Dear Heavenly Father, I’m so thankful for the love and grace you’ve lavished upon me. Thank you for expressing yourself to the world through me. Christ continually lives through me. I’m the effulgence of His glory, the express image of His person and my life is a manifestation of the praise and glory of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:20