The Lord’s prophet wrote about Jesus’ suffering in Isaiah 52:14, “Just as there were many who were appalled at Him – His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and His form marred beyond human likeness…”  Isaiah 53:6 says, “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid upon Him [that is Christ] the iniquity of us all.”

“Iniquity” (awon) here is a masculine noun meaning evil, guilt, punishment.  This word indicates sin that is done deliberately and presents the idea of twisting truth and perverting what is pure and right.  The consequences of sin is punishment. This word for sin can also indicate the guilt that results from the act of sin. Jesus took upon Himself the consequences of all sin which is destroying mankind.

The atonement blood of Christ is an amazing ongoing work still touching spiritual hearts today.  One Bible teacher wrote, “His continued taking of our trespasses upon Himself is merely the constant presence and presentation of His atonement, which has been offered once for all.  …because of His one self-sacrifice, as an eternal Priest, who now lives to distribute the blessings which He has acquired.”  Isaiah 53:12 says, “…Fore He bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.”  This passage of Scripture enables the child of God to see Jesus as bearing our sins and interceding at the Throne of Grace for us daily. (Hebrews 4:16; 1 John 2:1-2)

Considering the Cross of Calvary and our Savior, Jesus Christ who gave Himself upon it, enables us to rest upon the fact that Christ has taken upon Himself every harsh word we have spoken, every wrong deed we have done and offers healing to all we may have injured in our sins.  Focusing on what Christ took upon Himself, the sins of the world, enables us to enjoy complete healing for every harsh word spoken to us, find rest in His intercession for every wrong deed done unto us and brings true healing to our spiritual hearts every time it becomes injured.

Gratitude is surrendering our sins over to Christ! Let Him bear your sins!