Isaiah 53 CJB
Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed? 2 For before him he grew up like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He was not well-formed or especially handsome; we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us.3 People despised and avoided him, a man of pains, well acquainted with illness. Like someone from whom people turn their faces, he was despised; we did not value him. 4 In fact, it was our diseases he bore, our pains from which he suffered; yet we regarded him as punished, stricken and afflicted by God. 5 But he was wounded because of our crimes,
crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him, and by his bruises* we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, went astray; we turned, each one, to his own way;
yet Adonai laid on him the guilt of all of us. 7 Though mistreated, he was submissive — he did not open his mouth.
Like a lamb led to be slaughtered, like a sheep silent before its shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 After forcible arrest and sentencing, he was taken away; and none of his generation protested his being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of my people, who deserved the punishment themselves. 9 He was given a grave among the wicked; in his death he was with a rich man. Although he had done no violence and had said nothing deceptive, 10 yet it pleased Adonai to crush him with illness, to see if he would present himself as a guilt offering. If he does, he will see his offspring; and he will prolong his days; and at his hand Adonai’s desire will be accomplished. 11 After this ordeal, he will see satisfaction. “By his knowing [pain and sacrifice], my righteous servant makes many righteous;
it is for their sins that he suffers. 12 Therefore I will assign him a share with the great, he will divide the spoil with the mighty, for having exposed himself to death and being counted among the sinners, while actually bearing the sin of many
and interceding for the offenders.”
Romans 11, a Gentile believer grafted in among them, embracing the humility, and the privilege of being adopted into a Heavenly lineage by the life, suffering, sacrifice and resurrection of the Jewish Hebrew King, Yeshua HaMashiach; and experiencing the richness of the abundant life by the privilege of walking in the ways of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, King of the Universe, Adonai.
The Garden Of Gethsemane In Israel,
Faces The Golden Gate In Jerusalem
A Snippet Of My Introduction To Jesus, Before I Knew Him As Yeshua
What does that title mean? Well... that's what this website is going to dive into.
As for the beginning stages of being grafted in, here's how it all started. i was Adopted from Seoul, Korea at 7 months old to a Caucasian man and Italian woman who had a 7 year old natural born daughter. When i was 12, my family moved to Seoul, Korea for my adopted Dad's job with NSA as Chief of SUSLAK. 6 months later, my Mom and i moved back to the states and my adopted parents divorced due to my Dad's infidelity with an Asian woman my sisters age. i was very angry and ran the wrong ways and ended up on the streets in Wildwood, NJ after the summer season ended. Having fleas, scabies and lice, i ended up in NY with some "friends" to drop a guy off at the airport. There was a festival going on and we were pretty high and having a good time dancing in the streets. We went down an alley and a cop was handing out NT Bibles. They were free, so i took one!
On the way back to NJ while we were getting high again, my "friend" looked at me and sniffed a few times and yelled,"i smell a skunk!"
i said,"What do you mean, man! i don't smell no skunk!"
He said,"You! You smell like a skunk! i can't understand a word you're talking about anymore! You need to quit that stuff!"
My friend had far worse addictions than me, so for him to say that to me made no sense at all. i thought that something funny was happening. i looked at the NT Bible that we took from the cop and knew that God was calling to me to quit this life and return to Him! i immediately pulled the joint away from my lips and said,"I'm done".
When we returned to NJ, i ran into a friends room, locked the door and started tearing into that NT Bible! The words were burning my heart and i couldn't put it down. When i was done, i knew i was in trouble. There was the sinners prayer at the back and i said it, asking Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. Sept 17, 1995. This was the beginning of my quest. The asking, seeking and knocking...
The rest... is for another time. Little did i know the adventure that Adonia, the Ancient One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords had ahead.