Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Stripes that bind!


We are all familiar with Isaiah 53:4-5, yet there is something so purely intimate about it that comes out so clearly and beautifully when looking at it in the Hebrew ...

"v 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

v 5 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."

In verse 4 "griefs" is another one of those unfortunate translations in the English that could have been better translated.
The word "chŏlı̂y" actually means 'suffering.' The word also means, 'sickness,' 'infirmity.'

The word 'sorrows' or in Greek "mak'ôbâh" refers to 'our mental and physical pain'

... and then the Mind-blower ...

The word "stripes" or "chăbûrâh" means:
blueness, bruise, hurt, stripe, wound

... the base-word for "stripes", however, in the Hebrew is "châbar" with the following amazing meaning: - to unite, join, bind together, be joined, be coupled, be in league, heap up, have fellowship with, be compacted with

... with Whom?

With Christ!

You see, our absolute closeness and joint-together in and with Yah'shua come by His wounds ... He bore it for us ... we are joint, bound together with Him, united with Him when He was crushed on our behalves ... in all His sufferings WE ARE HEALED, WE ARE RESTORED!

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