“God so LOVED the World..”   Leave a comment

                     jesus b

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“For God so LOVED the world
that he gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have eternal life”.
John 3 : 16

It was after midnight when the mob led Jesus out of Gethsemane
and headed for the palace of Annas- {ex- high priest.}
Next he was taken before Caiaphas – the high priest.

Only the Roman authorities could sentence a person to death.
So he was taken before Pilate and Herod –
but neither of them  believed Jesus to be guilty.
But they lacked the courage to defend Him
against the angry mob.

Finally Pilate gave the mob a choice between
Christ and Barabbas a criminal.
– One would be set free, and the other crucified.
The people made their choice.
Barabbas would go free, and Jesus was led to Calvary.

 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.

Mark 15:15-
Says it was about nine o’clock in the morning when,
after a sleepless night, the Roman soldiers
placed Jesus on the cross between two thieves.

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..

 Seven times Jesus spoke from the cross

1 ~To the Jews and Roman Soldiers who condemned Him He said-
*” Father forgive them,
for they do not know what they do.”

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

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

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

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

6 ~ After refusing the vinegar they gave Him.–
Jesus announced-
*”IT IS FINISHED”.

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

Jesus- was that Passover Lamb – Dying for mankind.

It was the ultimate “Sacrifice” Thank God for this!

itis finished

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

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

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Posted April 18, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.

opalmassey@yahoo.com.au

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