"Death of Jesus"

December 11, 2013

“Death of Jesus”

Blessings folk!

Today’s reading:

Matthew 27:45-54
Mark 15:33-39
Luke 23:44-48
John 19:28-30

Jesus was on the cross from 9 a.m until His death at 3 p.m.

So many things in these passages...meditate upon them. Research them.

Jesus cried out asking Father why He had forsaken Him.
Did Jesus not know? Yes, He knew.
It was a cry of pain, agony.
Not limited to the physical realm.
All the sin of the ages was upon Him.
Worse still, Father and Son were “separate” in a manner not done before.

The people continue to mock…
  • by offering sour drink
  • by waiting to see if Elijah would save Him

Jesus yielded up His spirit.
No one “took if from Him”.
He submitted to the will of Father.

The veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom.
Can you imagine the reaction of the priests that were attending to the duties?
This revealed the Law for what it was...a foreshadowing.
The Holy of Holies was revealed to be empty - the Ark of the Covenant had been gone for centuries.

The tombs were opened.
This was a limited event.
The tombs of the saints who had fallen sleep.
They were resurrected after Jesus was resurrected.
They entered Jerusalem.
They appeared to many.
Again, can you imagine?
Why do we rarely hear a sermon/message/teaching about this?

Centurion and those keeping guard over Jesus declared “truly this was the Son of God!”

The crowds began to return, beating their breasts.
They knew.
An innocent man had died.