He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by others, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
If you want someone to sit comfortably, get them a four-legged chair. A three-legged stool would be fine but it will be a little shaky and uncomfortable for the guest throughout the visit. Why do we say this here? If you want a comfortable life on earth, you would want all these "four legs" above to be properly standing for you. If anyone of it is faulty, you had it! Whose fault would that be when you are a baby? Yours too? Can a baby ensure that the chair is safe? Certainly not! Then, who do you want to blame? Actually, you wouldn't want to blame anybody. Some blame it on their "fate". The point is, you have to blame something, if not someone. Blaming your fate is the same as blaming God who is not involved in providing you that comfortable chair. So, it boils down to the carelessness or negligence of someone. Who is that someone? It must be someone who knows the difference between a four-legged chair and a three-legged one. In order to know the difference, that someone must have had the experience with these two types of chair before.
Upbringing, creed, education and experiences form our actions and behaviour from young . The environment we are placed in plays a very important part for many of us. For the Lord Jesus Christ none of this four was right and standing upright for Him. This wasn't the case for the Lord Jesus Christ that's what we mean. His birth, growth as a child, His teenage years and young adulthood was rather challenging for Him in every sense of that word. What was the cause for that challenge? You would be surprised to know that it was jealousy. Who was jealous here, in His case? Jealousy disfigured His life's journey but it was allowed by God the Father for a lasting purpose. In fact, it was spoken in prophecy of whatever He would go through on Earth. Education was not in the plan but it did not disqualify Him in life. Creed went in the opposite direction but that's what earned him temporary death until He rose from the dead by the power of God. He taught us that creed with no power to change lives is useless. If with their creed they still kept obeying the sinful nature of the Devil within them, they might as well throw that creed away.It is of no eternal use and value. That's what He was suggesting all along the way. This offended those who lived according the urges and desires of the sinful nature of the Devil within them. He showed God's power to change lives permanently through Christformation. His experiences were unusual but his upbringing was supernatural. Why 'supernatural'? Shouldn't it have been natural upbringing? Why in His case it was supernatural?
Who brought Him up? Was it human beings or was it God the Father Himself? It was God the Father Himself. From the day He was born, the Devil was jealous of Him. He was jealous of Him because He is the firstborn of God. Jesus Christ our Lord is always the firstborn of God and He will always be. He is the first to be born as a human with the full divine nature of God. Remember, the divine nature of Christ is also the divine nature of God the Father. From here on, everyone who believes, loves and obeys Him will have His divine nature formed within him or her in their born again spirit. The Devil tried all he could with his evil schemes and wiles of his sinful nature in man to destroy the firstborn of God so that there will be no one else with the divine nature of Christ formed in them, but he failed. He was put to eternal shame and disgrace through His mighty resurrection. The key to the hades and death were taken away from the Devil so that Christ could give eternal life to all those who would believe and obey Him. So the Devil went on and tried to stop the disciples of Christ after that but he failed too. Today, the Devil is a total failure. All the tricks that he had tried has failed. Upbringing, creed , education and experiences could do nothing to alter God's will from being accomplished. The frustrated one is the Devil today. Can the Devil and it's demons fight with the King of kings and the Lord of lords and ever win?
They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers." Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled. The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."