“He shall be satisfied!”

Isaiah 53:11



“He shall be satisfied!” How I love this word of promise! Let me state it as emphatically as I possibly can.


He,” the Son of God, our glorious Substitute, our great Sin Offering, our divine Savior, the one who died in our place at Calvary, “shall,” without a doubt, without the possibility of hindrance, most assuredly, “be satisfied,” fully, completely, eternally satisfied! He was satisfied with the terms of redemption proposed to Him as our Surety in the covenant of grace before the world was made. He is satisfied with His purchased possession, His bride the Church. He is satisfied with Himself as a ransom price for the satisfaction of justice. He shall be satisfied with us, His redeemed ones.


This is an inspired declaration of complete, effectual redemption accomplished by Jehovah’s Righteous Servant, our Substitute and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. — “He shall not fail!” The Son of God can never be frustrated in His purpose, defeated in His design, or hindered in His work. Christ was not conquered at Calvary. He conquered!


“He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied!” The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ shall never be discovered a miscarriage. The Lion of the tribe of Judah must prevail. Isaiah prophesied of, and the Word of God universally teaches the infallible efficacy of Christ’s atonement. I want you to see from the Word of God the glorious, absolute, saving efficacy of Christ’s atonement.


This is a matter of utmost concern. The one thing that characterizes every messenger of Satan is a denial of the efficacy of Christ’s atonement. The one point of doctrine upon which all false prophets are agreed is this: — They all deny that every soul for whom Christ died shall be saved. They may give lip service to Bible doctrine and Bible terms; but they deny the very foundation of the Gospel, which is substitution. Modern day prophets of Baal preach a redemption that redeems no one, an atonement that atones for nothing, and a salvation that saves no one. They preach possibility redemption, possibility atonement, possibility grace, and possibility salvation. The Word of God teaches that every sinner for whom Christ died shall, upon the grounds of justice satisfied, be saved by God’s almighty, free grace.


Christ Jesus my discharge procured, the whole of wrath divine endured:

The law’s tremendous curse He bore; justice can never ask for more.

Payment God cannot twice demand, first at my bleeding Surety’s hand,

And then demand the price from me, for whom Christ died at Calvary.








Don Fortner



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