He Poured Out His Soul

Isaiah 53:12

12 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: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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This verse means that God will account the Messiah among the great, and He (Messiah) will  divide the spoils of the strong. The Septuagint  reads, “divide the spoils of the strong,” referring to His mighty victory over Satan and all supernatural powers against God. If it does refer to dividing the spoils with the strong, then it means the He shares the blessings of victory with His followers who become joint-heirs with Him (Rom 8:17-18).

He hath poured out His soul unto death refers to His blood being shed for all our sin.  Always, from Adam and Eve, blood was required to cover sin; the blood of Jesus, however, cleanses sin.

I seem to remember a while back that there was a controversy over whether Jesus shed ALL His blood, or just SOME of it.  Please don’t get caught up in that kind of pointless debate. Satan loves us to divide ourselves over such arguments, and there really is no way of knowing.  I forget why it was so important to some.  The thing that is important is that He DID shed His blood to cleanse us from all our sin, and that He did have the victory over sin and death through His resurrection, without which there would be no salvation.

I love the phrase He poured out His soul. . . .He was not made to do so, but chose to obey the plan of His Father, and willingly gave His life for us.  In doing so, He became sin for us, and so was numbered among transgressors, and made intercession for us with God.

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