The Pierced One

Those who know Jesus—Jehovah the Saviour—as their Lord and Redeemer, may with good reason rejoice in the atoning value of His precious blood, and let their hearts overflow in praise to Himself, as the writings of the Holy Spirit portray Him before their gladdened souls.

Zechariah pointed forward both to His sufferings and His appearing, when in chapter 12:10 JEHOVAH speaks thus, “They shall look upon ME whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him.” How, it might be asked, could Israel’s Lord and God be pierced?

Through John, the Spirit records in chapter 19 of JESUS, “One of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side … These things were done that the Scripture might be fulfilled … They shall look on HIM whom they pierced” (vv. 34-37). Here we have God’s own divinely given answer to our previous question! And when Thomas (a type of the favoured remnant of Israel in a future day) saw the wounds—looking upon the Pierced One, risen from among the dead—he exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!”

Finally, in Revelation 1:7-8 (N.Tr.) we read, “Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see HIM, and they which have pierced Him, and all the tribes of the land shall wail BECAUSE OF HIM. Yea, Amen.”

“I am Alpha and Omega, says (the) Lord God, He who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

  Oh! let our souls adore the Lord!
  And bless His Name with one accord!
  Our holy, gracious Saviour God!