This month, we dug into Isaiah 53 and looked for Easter in the Old Testament.
Did you know that Isaiah 53 is a “forbidden chapter” in the Hebrew Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)? It is no longer read in the synagogues. How heartbreaking that this passage of Scripture (that prophesies so clearly of Jesus) is omitted.
Watch this very moving video to learn more.
I am reminded of these of Paul, written to the Romans, about Israel’s unbelief:
11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Rom 10:11-17)
Together, let’s keep the Jewish people in prayer… that they would hear of and receive the Messiah, Jesus Christ!