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Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah fulfilling Isaiah 53-Part Four

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is worthy of our attention since it is part of the Scriptures. This passage foretells the exact details of how Messiah would give Himself as a sacrifice and make atonement for our sins and thereby reconcile us with God. Like the Passover Lamb, Jesus was crucified at Passover. He is the Passover Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.

Matthew mentions the mocking that Jesus endured in fulfilment of prophecy (Matthew 27:29, 31; c.f. Isaiah 53:3, 7).

Matthew carefully notes the robbers crucified with Him according to the Scriptures (Matthew 27:38; Isaiah 53:9).

Matthew records that He yielded up His spirit (Matthew 27:50; Isaiah 53:12).

Matthew’s mentions some though not of all the moving and specific events listed in Isaiah 53. Messiah would have a unique birth, life, death and resurrection. His resurrection is the guarantee of our resurrection. For those who turn to Him, trust Him, obey and follow Him, they can have assurance of salvation and atonement for their sins, not through their works but through by His grace through faith in Him.

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