The title of this blog is, to my mind, the core dynamic of Isaiah 53 which describes the strategic battle that Jesus took on, a battle that produces specific outcomes. Those outcomes I am calling the spoils of war. Literally, Jesus’s stripes secured all the spoils of this battle.
Spoils of war describe all that a victorious soldier captures from a defeated enemy.
In v12 Isaiah says that He [Jesus] will divide the spoils with the numerous. Isaiah uses three short sentences that form the backbone of the revelation within this amazing chapter –
He was, He Will, We Are!
This blog is intentionally short because I have made a video, my first on my new YouTube channel which I hope you will watch. This video is my first attempt at recording and video editing and I believe, like the founders of Google who started in a garage, that your experience of the Ironjohn channel will increase, as I become more and more competent and creative.
So, please check out my video – Stripes & Spoils, via the link below.
To remind us of those moments we could of and should of said no, and to prompt us to use this word no, more often this year!
Culturally, January is the reminding and prompting month and by the end of it, here in England at least, we’ve had enough! Along with the reminders and prompts are the necessary products we will need to remind us of what it is we say we want, and to help us achieve our goal!
What is this Father given product? Grace.
grace keeps no record of wrongs! 1 Cor 13:5
Within every memory is energy, a power that can, will and does moves us!
Shame, Guilt and Regret are all weights Father never created us to lift, hold, carry or rep with.
Guilt says I did something wrong. Shame says I am wrong. Grace is the answer to both!
Grace makes us both deserving and worth at the same time! Still find this mind blowing. What a product and it’s free!
Forgiving others is not easy!Neither is forgiving ourselves!
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
Jesus has experienced all that life and men can throw at us!
and bore our suffering,
Took up: a massive Hebrew thought – remove and utterly destroy!
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
Wounds: internal, that is bruises & external, that is blows; are both healed by and through His blood on the cross!
Some memories are devastating, despicable, depressing and yet even into these, He longs to bring His peace and one day also, His justice.