The Whipping Boy

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The young prince seizes the switch in protest, “It is not his mistake! I did it! You cannot blame him for my wrongs, that is not what he deserves.” Nonetheless the Whipping Boy took the prince’s punishment, resulting in the prince forging a deep unbreakable respect and friendship for his Whipping Boy.

Who or what is a whipping boy?

In the days of Kings and Queens. “The whipping boy was the child, brought up with a prince or with a young king, and punished on his behalf, when the prince or king was naughty: crucially the royal and his proxy were friends so any pain was vicariously felt.”


“a person who is blamed or punished for the faults or incompetence of others.” (Dictionary)


Who is royalty?

In God’s eyes, we, that love and respect Him are His treasure, His priests, His royals, as we read 1Peter 2:9: “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”

You made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.(Revelation 5:10)

the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” (Daniel 7:18) 

“the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” (Daniel 7:22)

“. . the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the saints of the most High. .”  (Daniel 7:27)

“I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” (Rev. 20:4)

“they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)  


What proves our royalty?

To truly show our imperial importance and royalty Jesus moved from His heavenly dimension into our four dimensional  realm to present Himself as our Whipping Boy. We read in Isaiah 53:5,8 “he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. . . for the transgression of my people was he stricken.”


Why the whipping?

Jesus became our Whipping Boy in the hope that we as royals, as His future kings and queens would be able to truly learn what it means to serve, to teach, to love, to forgive, to wash each other’s feet, and to give guidance in wisdom, love, honesty and humility, as we see from James 2:8 “You do well if you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.




2 Responses

  1. John W.
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    This article is excellent & makes a very powerful point about the way Jesus took our place knowing that we were the guilty ones. This is a vivid new way of conveying that truth. Glory be to His name.

  2. Christine
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    A powerful illustration which reminds us of the amazing love of our Lord,
    Thank you

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