Christ's Connection with Sinners the Source of His Glory
Charles H. Spurgeon
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 (Isaiah 53:12).
We may regard this verse as a kind of covenant made between the everlasting God, the infinite Jehovah, on the one part, and our great Representative, Mediator, and Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, on the other. The incarnate God is to be bruised and wounded; He is to pour out His soul unto death, and by a travail of soul He is to bear the sin of many; and then His ultimate reward is to be, that God will divide Him a portion with the great, and He Himself shall divide the spoil with the strong. Note the double recompense, and joyfully distinguish between the two divisions-that which Jehovah makes for Him, and that which He makes Himself. Our champion, like another David, is to confront and conquer the great enemy of the Lord's people, and then He is to have His reward. Unlike David, He is to pour out His soul, and die in the conflict, and then He is to receive a glorious portion from the Father, and He is also Himself to seize upon the spoil of the vanquished foe.
At this moment, our Lord Jesus is enjoying the reward which His Father has allotted Him: "Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great." He is no more despised and rejected. Who dare do dishonor to a majesty so surpassing? See how the whole host of heaven adores Him! All the pomp of glory is displayed around Him. To Him the cherubim and seraphim continually do cry, in their ceaseless worship and undivided adoration. The four-and-twenty elders, representing the ancient and the present church, cast crowns at His feet; and the myriads of the redeemed, whose robes are washed in His blood, pour forth their love, and life, at Hi ...
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