The Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah chapter 53, the great redemption chapter, says this in Isaiah 53:7 about Jesus’ Substitutionary Sacrifice on the Cross for us, “As a lamb to slaughter, as a sheep before hisJesus Suffered for us shearers is dumb, He opened not His mouth.”  Why did He suffer in silence?  Yes, He was a Perfect Sacrifice but keep in mind this is the great redemption substitution chapter.  He suffered in silence as our Substitute so we don’t have to be silent.


We are to follow His example in suffering things we are exposed to living in a Fallen world (1 Peter 2:19-23; John 16:33) but not for what He Substituted. We don’t have to suffer from sin, sickness, satan, or the curse; as our Substitute He suffered in silence to redeem us from all of that. When we face things He suffered for as our Substitute, we can speak the truths of our redemption from it in faith.  Psalm 107:1-2 says, O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”


Was it really the intent of God?  Yes, in the New Testament we are called new creations in Christ ( 2 Corinthians 5:17) and it is said of this new creation in 2 Corinthians 4:13, “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” We are to speak what we believe which is one of the main attributes of how having faith in God works (Mark 11:22, 23). He suffered in silence so we can boldly say things revealed in His Word Hebrews 13:5, 6. We do not have to suffer in silence but we can speak what we believe.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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