Making the Cut

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This blog is a follow-up to Epic Star Wars, Episode VI: Sacrifice of the Savior.

In a golf tournament, players must make or exceed the score required by tournament officials to proceed to the next round (i.e. “make the cut.”). Players that do advance to the next round. Players that don’t are eliminated. Eventually, the tournament comes down to a handful of players. From these skilled few, a winner emerges triumphant. The concept of “making the cut” has significance in Bible prophecy when we consider how many people have claimed to be the Messiah (Mark. 13:5, 6)

Last week, we learned how Jesus was “cut off” from the world, according to messianic prophecy of Isaiah 53. Anyone who claims to be the Messiah must go or had to have gone through everything listed in that prophecy.

Q: Review the following chart. Did Jesus life “make the cut” (meet the requirements) outlined in Isa. 53:1-9?

Isaiah 53 Chart

A: Based on the testimonies of the Gospels, Jesus’ life made the cut of Isa. 53:1-9. Additional evidence for this answer can be found by comparing the Gospel account of Jesus’ crucifixion to Ps. 22.

But the good news doesn’t just stop there. Keep reading, because the time is approaching when God shall reward Jesus for His sacrifice on our behalf. Will you be ready for that day?

“…he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death…” (Isa. 53:10-12)

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