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From the cross to the throne
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If there had been one sin left not atoned, no matter how great or small…He could not have risen from the dead and as the Bible says the wages of Sin is death(Romans 6:23)..So the proof that He did atone is the resurrection…for all who will believe.
Jesus was not crucified on Friday, that is the story, but He was not crucified on Friday. He was crucified on John 19:39-42. The Sabbath mentioned here was not the regular Jewish Sabbath; it was the Passover Sabbath or the “High” Sabbath. In this particular year it took place on a Thursday. Jesus was actually crucified on Wednesday, before the Thursday Sabbath. His body had to be taken down, prepared, embalmed etc. before The Sabbath day. The Jews reckoned time differently than we do now. Their day started in the evening and ended in the morning. When the sun sat then the new day began as it rose the day ended and it of course was the next or new day.
Jesus was crucified at 09:00 in the morning, the exact time of the morning sacrifice; He died at 3:00 in the afternoon, the time of the evening sacrifice. What do we mean by this, for almost 1600 Years the Law of Moses had proclaimed that a lamb had to be offered every morning at 09:00 for the whole of Israel and every afternoon at 3:00 a lamb had to be offered as well? On the Sabbath which was Saturday, two lambs had to be offered at 09:00 and two lambs had to be offered at 3:00.
Jesus was put on the cross at exactly the time of the morning sacrifice and He died at the time of the evening sacrifice, fulfilling scripture in totality.
At Noon, the brightest time of the day the earth turned black, He died for you and me for sinners, the creator of the Heavens and earth, condescended to come down to this cesspool and die on a cross that I might not have to go to Hell…that whosoever will, let him come. (Revelation 22:17) For three hours, God pulled the blinds we can say … He was separated from His son...As Jesus for those three hours was bearing the sin penalty of the entire human race, past – present and future.
Let me share this truth with you also: Jesus died on the cross, when He hanged there the women and children were kept at a distance of 150 feet – Jesus, although depicted by artists as having a loin cloth on, in fact Jesus was naked as He hung there and as He died for our Sin. His shame was added to with not one stitch o clothing on His body, and as He was human and had human bowel and bladder needs and usages, He was hanging there when that took place also. I do not say this with joy or happiness, Jesus paid or our Sin in many ways….. His back torn into hanging ribbons of flesh, His head swollen more than twice the normal size, His beard plucked, laughed at, mocked, bullied and so on -
God would not hear His prayer asking forgiveness of those who crucified Him (they neither requested that prayer) nor give ear to Him during and for that particular three hours. As the earth turned black, no human being saw Jesus die, no one saw Him die. It was Holy and so sacred and in the Ninth chapter of Hebrews, when He died at 3:00, the Holy Spirit told Him He could die, the Holy Spirit orchestrated the whole event we can say honestly and He died, not of a broken heart as some say, not from a beating, not from the thorns that were over two inches in length, not mere briers as I heard someone say in a sermon recently. He gave His life freely and chose to do so before the world and it’s foundations were created. He loved you enough to do all this and more, even for just one.
The thorns were called “Victors’ thorns and were in fact over two inches in length up to six inches in length and were poisonous and would cause terrible skin rashes and introduce this toxin to the pierced brow, forehead area of the head of the wearer causing the head to swell almost double its size. So all the skeptics, doctors and others can take their briers and feed them to their mules or goats and do not disrespect or diminish what Christ actually did or how it actually spiritually worked according to the true scriptures, history and sacred texts form which our Bible (KJV) was written.
(John 10:18) – No man killed Jesus, He said no man takes my life … the weight of Sin did not kill Him, a broken heart or heart attack did not kill Him, what utter foolishness…He died when the Holy Spirit told Him He could die and not before and for no other reason. He laid it down and He took it up again as the Holy Spirit directed. At the end of the three hours from Noon to 3PM, the father embraced Him again and in essence said it is done. How do I know that, because Jesus said (Luke 23:46) it is finished and father into your hands I commend my spirit. At that moment in Herod’s temple the great curtain or vale that hung between the holy of holies and the Holy place, which Josephus said that the vale was over 2000 pounds and was 30 feet tall, and 4 yoke of oxen could not pull it apart (Mark 15:38)
God ripped it from top to bottom so no one could say that it was done by crooks or sneaks saying it is open for all to come in now and we can enter boldly because of the shed blood of Christ (Hebrews 4:16). The ark was no longer there but it was once where the ark was kept (Solomon’s Temple),this was symbolic of the throne of God, the cherubim looked down on it and inside the ark was the Decalogue the tablets of stone…and as the High Priest went in and applied the blood of a Heifer and then the two lambs as the cherubim looked down they no longer saw the broken law which no man has kept or can now keep, but praise God, they saw the Blood, which represents Jesus Christ and now at the death of Christ on the cross.
The Blood (Exodus 12:13) is forever applied and no more sacrifices have to be offered.(John 1:29) During this week some 250,000 lambs were killed and their blood ran…. but now little lambs will die no more, for Christ has made the , is the and forever shall be the final and eternal sacrifice for our sins and if we come to him and asked to be covered, His blood will wash away our sins also. On the cross Jesus satisfied the demands of the broken law in totality and forever.
There were of course physical aspect to Jesus’ death and it is important to know what He went through and how He died, but earthly minded people who are trying to “figure it out” or “show” us often do not use the real scale to mark the truth they instead use a scale of man or mind instead of the Bible and sacred Historical texts and writings that have been based as accurate…so let us not get swallowed up in this by some shallow minded doctor, the Word of God is by far the accurate source and what we need to view anything in its proper form. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7 KJV)
Jesus died and it was not pleasant by any means and He did it for us and for any and all who are willing to accept Him and His blood atonement and who accept the Cross….
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