Easter week. 7. “The Ultimate SACRIFICE”- Friday.

Easter 1

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Whoever therefore shall confess Me before men,
him , will I confess also before My Father,
which is in Heaven.”
Matthew 10 : 32

The events on  Day of Pentecost- Thursday night and Friday ~

1. In Gethsemane- The sleeping disciples awakened by a light surrounding Jesus.
They saw an angel ministering to Jesus.
They heard words spoken like sweet music- speaking words of comfort and hope.

2. The Betrayal – Roman soldiers, the priests and Judas meet Jesus and the disciples-
A divine light shone from His face and the mop fell down as dead men to the ground.
When they arose-Judas the betrayer did not forget the part he had to play.
When they entered the garden , Judas  takes Jesus’ hand as a friend and kisses Him.
“Whoever I shall kiss- the same is He”-
{Matthew 26:48}

3. Taken before Annas and Caiaphas – It was after midnight when the mob led
Jesus to the palace of Annas- the ex- high priest.
And then before Caiaphas.  He was accused of ‘blasphemy and sedition’.
This would cause Him to be guilty and worthy of death.

4. Sentenced-  But only the Roman authority -could sentence him to death-
So he was taken before Pilate and Herod.
Finally Pilate placed the responsibility on the people-
To choose between a criminal- Barabbas and Jesus –
The mob cried out- “Crucify Him”.
The choice was made – Barabbas was set free and Jesus was led to Calvary.

5. There  was a time to be silent and a time to speak.
A heavenly light illuminated His face.
“Nevertheless I say unto you- you shall see the heavens open
and the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,
and coming in the clouds of heaven”.

John

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6.  Prophecy according to Isaiah 53-  The crowds like wild beasts dragged Jesus away;
They stripped Him;  Mocked and scourged Him:
They put a purple robe on Him and a crown of thorns on His head
and a reed in His hand. They spat on Him and bowed the knee before Him saying-
“Hail King of the Jews”
Then they put His own clothes on Him and placed a cross upon Him
and led Him to Calvary.
When He could not carry it -Simon of Cyrene , was compelled to carry it.

7. Jesus Crucified – They brought Him to a place called Golgotha –
and there they Crucified Him  –
Nailed to a cross- between two thieves.
They cast lots and divided His garments-
And above His head they put a sign up-“This is the King of the Jews.”
It was about 9 o’clock in the morning- Jesus had had no sleep all night..

8.. Seven times Jesus spoke from the cross
~To the Jews and Roman Soldiers who condemned Him He said-
*” Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

~To the penitent thief on the cross –
*”Assuredly, I say to you today, you will be with Me in paradise.”

~ To His Mother and then to John-
*”Woman, behold your son”!  And to John– ” Behold  your mother.”

~ Feeling His separation from his Father – He said,
*”My God, My God- Why have you forsaken Me”?

~ According to Scripture, Jesus said-* “I thirst”

~ After refusing the vinegar they gave Him. – Jesus announced- *“It is finished.”

~ After six hours on the cross- Jesus said-
*”Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.

“The thief said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into your kingdom”
Luke 23 : 42.

Jesus- was that Passover Lamb – Dying for mankind.

itis finished

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Before sunset on Friday – Jesus was laid to rest in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

There are more events that happened that day-{Shall be noted next time
– Let us ponder all these things that Christ suffered and died for you and me.

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