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Isaiah 53 is one of the greatest prophetic descriptions of Jesus Christ as the messiah. How can we not see Christ’s description especially when we read some of the initial verses in this chapter. Verses 2-4 says, 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. These are some powerful words written hundreds of years before Christ and yet they describe Him perfectly. Each time I read this chapter in Isaiah I am in awe of its prophesy.

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