“He Shall See His Seed”

Isaiah 53:10


“He shall see his seed.” — Beginning with this sentence and going through the rest of the chapter, Isaiah shows us what the certain, just, and inevitable results of Christ’s death must be. Do not ever think that the results of our Lord’s death are uncertain. The Arminian, the freewiller, must say, “There are no sure and certain results of Christ’s death. Everything is left to chance. Everything depends upon what man will do. Everything is determined by man’s will.” Blasphemy! In these lines of inspiration God the Holy Spirit tells us exactly what the results of Christ’s death shall be. It is written, “He shall not fail!” Our Lord’s death was not a gamble, a crap-shoot. He effectually accomplished all that He came here to do. Here we see the infallible efficacy of Christ’s atonement.

He shall see His seed.” — We do not have to guess who His seed are. His seed is the generation (Psalm 22:30) that shall serve Him, the whole body of God’s elect. He shall see them, every one of them, forgiven, justified, regenerated, sanctified, and glorified (John 12:24, 32). He shall see His seed with Him at His Father’s right hand. The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ shall never be discovered a miscarriage! His soul’s travail brings forth eternal life for all His seed! None shall perish for whom He died!

“He shall prolong His days.” — That simply means that, once He has by His death fully satisfied the justice of God and put away the sins of His people, He will be raised from the dead to declare in the most public, undeniable manner possible that all for whom He died are forever justified (Romans 4:25). Being raised from the dead, He shall then be exalted and glorified to give eternal life to all His redeemed ones (John 17:2; Romans 14:9; Philippians 2:8-11).

“And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.” — Do not fail to notice that word “shall.” Everything God wants done shall be done by the risen, exalted, glorified Christ. All the pleasure of God’s eternal purpose is being and shall be fully accomplished by King Jesus (Romans 8:28-39).

“He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.” — There is that word “shall again. Twice it is given in this sentence. The Holy Spirit intends for us to understand that there is absolutely no uncertainty about what the consequences of Christ’s atonement are. This text is talking about a satisfied Savior, not a frustrated assistant! When the Word of God talks about the satisfaction of Christ, it is talking about two things: Christ making satisfaction and Christ being satisfied. By His one offering for sin, our Redeemer has completely satisfied the law and justice of God (Galatians3:13; 1 John 1:9). By His sin-atoning death as our Substitute, our Savior satisfied all types, shadows, and prophecies of the Old Testament Scriptures (Genesis 3:15; Psalm 22; Isaiah 53; Noah’s Ark - The Ram Caught in the Thicket - The Paschal Lamb - The Scapegoat - The Brazen Serpent - The Smitten Rock). The crucified Christ presented to sinners in the Gospel satisfies all the demands of a guilty conscience, all the needs of a convicted sinner, and all the desires of a renewed heart (Hebrews 9:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Psalm 73:25-26; Philippians 3:7-14).









Don Fortner



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