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Death of Jesus
DEATH ON THE CROSS
27:45-50 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness
over all the land unto the ninth hour.  And about the ninth
hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,
Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God,
my God, why hast thou forsaken me?  Some of them that stood
there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and
filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to
drink.  The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias
will come to save him.  Jesus, when he had cried again with
a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. (KJV)
They put our precious Lord on that horrendous cross at the 3rd
hour (9:00 AM). By the 6th hour (noon), an untimely and unexpected
darkness came over the land. I believe it was at this time,
from the 6th to the 9th hour (noon until 3:00 PM), that the
cross became an altar on which the unblemished Lamb of God took
away the sins of the world. It was during the three hours in
which this darkness continued, that Jesus was in excruciating
agony, for He wrestled with the powers of darkness, and felt
His Father’s displeasure against the sins of mankind,
for which He was making His own Self as an offering . . . for
us! There has never been three such horrific hours since the
day God created man upon the earth, never been such a dark and
dreadful scene, as was that day Christ went to the cross. It
was the turning point of mankind’s redemption and salvation.
moaned words from Psalm 22:1 “My
God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
We cannot possibly understand just what happened that day in
those three black hours. How could Jesus take on the sins of
the whole world? (John 1:29). The sins of ALL peoples, red,
yellow, black and white? The sins of those not yet even born?
My friend, I cannot answer this. It is the mystery that happened
all those years ago on that black, supernatural day! All we
can do is to praise our Lord and thank Him for His unconditional
love that He feels for people (John 3:16).What a Saviour we
have! What a Friend we have in Jesus!
Christ, just before He died, spake in His full strength “loud
voice” to show that His life was not taken from Him, but
was freely and willingly given! He had strength to defy the
powers of death, and to show that by the eternal Spirit He had
offered Himself. He was the Priest as well as the Sacrifice.
cried with a “loud voice” then He yielded
up the ghost. Jesus, the Son of God died upon the cross; a violent
death of the pain He was put to, before and on the cross. His
soul was separated from His body, and His body was truly dead.
It is certain that Christ died, for it was needful that we should
live. He made Himself an offering for sin (our sin). He willingly
gave up His life, for us.
Mark 15:33-41 And when the sixth hour was
come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth
hour.  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me?  And some of them that stood
by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. 
And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it
on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us
see whether Elias will come to take him down.  And Jesus
cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.  And the
veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw
that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly
this man was the Son of God.  There were also women looking
on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother
of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;  (Who also,
when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;)
and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. (KJV)
There was a thick darkness over the land, from noon until three
in the afternoon. The Jews did their utmost to extinguish the
Sun of Righteousness. At the same instant that Jesus died, the
veil of the temple was torn from the top to the bottom. This
brought terror to the unbelieving Jews, and was a sign of the
destruction of their church and nation. But that torn curtain
brings comfort to all believing Christians, for it opened the
way to God the Father, a way into the holiest Throne of God,
by the Blood of Jesus. Now, we can with boldness and confidence
go openly to God the Father. We
need no mortal man to serve as a priest for us. Christ
crucified can reconcile the believer to God the Father. Only
our Saviour who was wounded and pierced and slain can save us
from the wrath to come (John 3:18; 36; 8:24; Heb.7:25;
Rev.3:10; 1 Thes.1:10).
23:44-49 And it was about the sixth hour, and there
was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent
in the midst.  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice,
he said, Father, into thy hands
I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he
gave up the ghost.  Now when the centurion saw what was
done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous
man.  And all the people that came together to that sight,
beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and
returned.  And all his acquaintance, and the women that
followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
(KJV) The death of Christ is magnified by the wonders that attended
it, and His death explained by the words with which He breathed
out His soul. He was willing to offer Himself. Let us glorify
God by true repentance and a walk with Christ; by protesting
against those who blaspheme and crucify the Saviour; by living
a pure, righteous, and godly life; and by using our talents
in the service of Him who died for us and rose again.
John 19:19-30 And Pilate wrote a title,
and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE KING OF THE JEWS.  This title then read many of the
Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the
city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. 
Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not,
The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. 
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments,
and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat:
now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it,
but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture
might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among
them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore
the soldiers did.  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus
his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas,
and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus therefore saw his mother,
and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his
mother, Woman, behold thy son!  Then saith he to the disciple,
Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her
unto his own home.  After this, Jesus knowing that all things
were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled,
saith, I thirst.  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar:
and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop,
and put it to his mouth.  When Jesus therefore had received
the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head,
and gave up the ghost. (KJV)
Pilate wrote on a sign, and placed it on the cross . . . “Jesus
of Nazareth, the King of the Jews” . . . and it was written
three languages. The Jews revolted, saying that was not His
real dignity, only His false claim to it. But Pilate stood fast
on what he had written. Many things done by the Roman soldiers
were fulfilments of the prophecies of the Old Testament. (Psalms
34:20; 16:10; chapters 22 & 69; Isaiah chapter 53). See Messianic
Christ tenderly provided for His mother at His death. Many wonder
why Jesus chose the apostle John to see after His mother, while
Mary and Joseph had other children (Mat. 1:25; 12:48; 13:55-57;
Mark 3:31-35; 6:3; John 2:12; 7:5; Luke 2:7; 8:19; Acts 1:14;
Psalm 69:8). It might be that at the time of His death, His
brothers did not believe in Him (John 7:3-5), although later
on they did (Acts 1:14).
“It is finished”.
His sufferings were now fulfilled. All the prophecies of the
Old Testament, which pointed to the sufferings of the Messiah,
were accomplished. The ceremonial law was abolished; Jesus had
come, all the shadows are done away with. An end is made of
transgression by bringing in an everlasting righteousness. His
sufferings were now finished, both those of His soul, and those
of His body. “It is
finished” the work of mankind’s
redemption and salvation is now completed. Jesus’ life
was not taken from Him by force, but freely given up.
JESUS, LORD AND KING
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