To Whom is the Arm of the Lord Revealed?
When God speaks of His Arm…..He refers to HIs might.
Isaiah 53:1 “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed?”
To whom indeed was His Arm revealed?
Not to many….and not to many of any consequence to the world.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 “For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are nought, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in HIs presence.”
“But God chose”….if you are one of the chosen of God, by salvation in Christ Jesus the Lord….you will have His Arm (HIs power and might) revealed to you……and for you.
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The Eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms:…”
“Underneath”…to uphold and catch us.
But He is not always seen as He is…
Isaiah 53:2 “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.”
This speaks of Christ in His humiliation…..when He came to earth to take away our sins on the cross….He did not come with pomp and pageantry…..but:
Philippians 2:7 “But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”
If you had seen Him on the dusty road of Judea, He would have seem quite like everyone else.
Yet He was the Son of God…..and as a Servant to God, He went about doing good and healing people.
He spoke of the Kingdom of God…..inviting men to believe on Him….calling men to follow after Him, if they would.
Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”
For the three years of ministry and service to Israel, He had few real followers, although many would come to hear Him,…..or receive something from Him.
And when He presented Himself to them, as the Son of God…..even riding into Jerusalem as the Scriptures said (Zechariah 9:9)….”lowly, and riding upon a colt the foal of an ass”…to Hosanna to the Highest! (Matthew 21:9)
…still they rejected Him.
And have not we done the same….rejecting Who He is…..turning away from Him….until the Holy Spirit has awakened us to His claims on our lives?
To whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed? Only to those who will submit themselves to that Arm…..
And follow Him.