Bloody Mess

Bloody Mess

Messiah, Savior, Son of God, became a beaten, bruised, bloody mess, so that we can come to Him and rest and take upon His Righteousness.

Isaiah 52:14 Just as many were astonished and stunned at You—so was He marred and disfigured in His appearance, more than any human, and His form beyond that of human semblance— Isaiah 53:4 "Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like broken pottery; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, and you have brought me down to the dust of death. Psalm 22:16 For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of those who practice of evil has encircled me. They gouged my hands and my feet. Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones. They look at me; they stare at me. Psalm 22:18 They divide my clothing among themselves; they cast lots for my clothing!

Isaiah the prophet says that Messiah was messed up and marred more than any man until His appearance was basically beyond identity. Messiah Yeshua, Jesus, bore 39 stripes across His back that left Him bleeding and severely wounded. Each lash of the whip tore the Messiah’s flesh and caused extremely painful sensations. He was a beaten, bruised, bloody mess! They crammed a crown of thorns onto His head, punched Him in the face, mocked Him, ripped out handfuls of hair from His beard and spit on Him. His face was probably swollen and covered with blood. He had been betrayed by one of His own disciples, denied by another disciple and the rest of His disciples left Him and the crowd of people cried out for Him to be crucified. Talk about a very bad day!!! But remember, Messiah was not a victim, but rather a victorious volunteer! He knew what was in store for Himself before it happened, but He moved by great love, went ahead and suffered through it all so that He would be able to deliver us, set us free from sin, satan and hell. He loves us with an incredible great love. His love knew no limits. Hallelujah! He became a bloody mess so that He could deliver us out of our sinful mess. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. Messiah took upon Himself all of the sins of the whole world, past present and future. That is a whole bunch of ugly sin! Messiah became a curse, because it is written cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. He became a curse so He could redeem us from the curse. When Messiah was hanging up there on that cross, it was not a pretty sight. It was not something that you would like to hang around your neck on a necklace as a pretty decoration. He was hurting, bleeding and dying. He was bruised, beaten and broken. When they hammered those big nails into His hands and feet, I know that could not have felt too good. What a bloody mess! But this was all part of God’s plan before the foundation of the world. This should be a reminder to us of how much God loves us and a reminder of how much God hates sin! God really hates sin! God does not take sin lightly. Sin is a serious problem. God was willing to have His only begotten Son killed and murdered so that the power of sin could be broken. The wages of sin is death! God’s only Son was the medicine the world needed for their sin sickness. When you are tempted to sin, remember the price that was paid for you. Messiah had to become a bloody mess in order to get you out of your mess. Don’t count that blood lightly. We can rest and be at peace with God through Messiah. We can enter a new life of rest from sin and sorrow. We can enter a new life of rest and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Messiah has paid the price for us to be delivered, forgiven and set free! We need to believe and receive! This is the ultimate rest and refreshing everyone needs to experience. Through the shed blood of Messiah, we can become right with God and forgiven from all sin. Messiah took upon Himself our sin. When we put our faith in Him, we take upon ourselves His righteousness. We give Him our sin and in return He gives to us righteousness and eternal life. That is a really good deal! That is good news.

2Corinthians 5:21 For He has made Him (Messiah) who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

1Peter 2:24 "He himself bore our sins" in His body on the tree, so that we might die to those sins and live righteously. "By His wounds you have been healed and made whole."

Messiah, Savior, Son of God, became a beaten, bruised, bloody mess, so that we can come to Him and rest and take upon His Righteousness.

by Jones Carl Jones