In the third lesson on Christ, our Substitute, the prophet Isaiah was addressing the nation of Israel concerning the coming of Messiah. He would be a glorious king and a suffering servant. His prophecy covered two distinct periods of human history. The first is known as the incarnation, the coming of the God-Man into human history.
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This second in a series of articles on the substitutionary death of Christ on the Cross vividly brings to mind the necessity of divine intervention to remedy the hopeless and helpless condition of humanity, in total depravity and alienated from the Creator. Such a condition requires both a Plan and a Person to bring about a redemptive solution.
Much attention is often given to the physical aspect of Christ’s crucifixion. However, a close reading and examination of Scripture reveals that salvation was accomplished before his physical death. A spiritual death occurred He became sin for us.