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Here Is My Servant

Posted in: 2007
By Tom L. Ballinger
Mar 8, 2008 - 5:18:30 PM

May 30, 2007


Here, in Matthew 12, the Lord Jesus Christ quoted Isaiah 42:1-4. This passage suffers from tremendous inattention at the hands of Bible students and teachers. This neglect is most notable in the writings of Dispensationalists. The passage speaks volumes to those who “rightly divide.” However, many of them, evidently, don’t “have ears to hear.”

Matthew 12:18-21

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he leads justice to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”

Consider the WHEN “My Servant” will do the things mentioned. Where do you, mentally, place this on your Dispensational Chart?

Before, or after His Parousia?

Do you have the Scripture to back up your dispensational position?

Ponder. Ruminate. Cogitate. Mediate. Deliberate. Adjudicate. Deduce. Then, decide and conclude WHEN.

Did this happen at His First Advent? Or, will it occur at His Second Advent. Will it be a Pre, or Post Parousia Event? Scripturally, where does it fit in?

Tom L. Ballinger

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