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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems
From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

The Suffering Messiah

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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems

Biblical Poetry
Biblically oriented devotional poetry that is intended to encourage, build faith and draw believers into more of a love for God's Word. This poem deals with the prophetic passage concerning the coming Messiah from Isaiah 53.

The Suffering Messiah

By Ken L. Birks


Born of a virgin He came forth with doubt now shown.

Wrongly accused of being illegitimate, He came to His own.

As a shining light He came into the world to give hope to all.

With false expectations cast upon Him, He went forth in His Father’s will.

Rejected and tested by the religious leaders, He ministered to fulfill.


With mighty healing and miracles He confounded the wise.

They set their traps, but could not catch Him with their spies.

From another kingdom and perspective He spoke to those who heard.

Those who were unprepared could not see nor hear with hearts blurred.

In parables, He spoke to those with hearing hearts, prepared.


Entering Jerusalem on a colt, He was proclaimed as the coming King.

He came to proclaim a kingdom that was from another realm.

With false expectations realized, He was rejected in their downswing.

In the deepest of sorrow, those closest to Him slept as He distressed.

They came with swords and clubs in their hour of darkness to arrest.


Taken to Jewish authorities, falsely accused, His disciples fled in fear.

One of His closest denying Him, He looked on with sympathy, His friend so dear.

A crown of thorns placed on his head and given a purple robe, He was mocked.

Sentenced to a criminal’s death, beaten beyond recognition, they were shocked.

As a lamb led to slaughter, so He was led to His place of sacrifice to pay.

Acquainted with sorrows and bitter grief, we turned our backs, looking away.


Our sins, sorrows and grief bore down upon Him as He hung on the cross.

With blood dripping, His Father couldn't look as He became sin for us.

He cried out in agony, “Why have You forsaken Me?” Loosing touch.

He gave up His spirit as He took our punishment, being wounded for our sins.

In giving His back to the smiters, and chastised for our peace, we’re healed, He wins.

Like a flash of lightning, He rises from the dead in victory to free us from our sins.


“We despised Him and rejected Him—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on Him and looked the other way when He went by. He was despised, and we didn't care. It was our grief He bore, our sorrows that weighed Him down. And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God, for His sins! But He was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was chastised that we might have peace; He was lashed—and we were healed! (Isaiah 53:3-10 Living Bible)”



Current Poems

1.   Looking Out My Window - January 30, 2017

2.   On the Horizon - February 10, 2017

3.   The Goodness of God - February 23, 2017

4.   Authority From on High - March 4, 2017

5.   Grace that Leads - March 6, 2017

6.   The Peace of God - March 11, 2017

7.   The Voice - March 16, 2017

8.    You are Always There - March 21, 2017

9.    Caught in Pursuit of a Lost Soul - Mar 23

10.  Standing at the Crossroads - Mar24, 2017

11.  In You Alone - March 27, 2017

12.  Clearing the Clutter - March 29, 2017

13.  Journey Into the Invisible Realm - Mar 31

14.  Knowing God - April 10

15.  The Suffering Messiah - April 14, 2017

16 The Path of the Righteous - April 22, 2017


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