SIGNIFICANT ITEMS OF HOLY WEEK: CRUCIFYING JESUS, AND FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Luke 23:21 “…Crucify him, crucify him!”
Looking over our list of ‘significant items of holy week’ has been an eye opening, if not gut-wrenching experience, has it not?
We saw figs and thieves, palm branches and donkeys. Then we saw oils and boxes, coins and bread. Most of the items are just everyday things, in the everyday life of any person – both then, and now. Completing our list are two last items, which I believe, are the most important of all. The Cross of Christ, and famous last words.
Our submission for today is simple. It’s about Jesus, and I’m borrowing the title of my pastor’s sermon this past week; ‘Famous Last Words’.
In the history of significant world-changing events, nothing compares to what took place with the birth, life, and death of a man from Galilee. No other person in history has affected every person on earth; period. You don’t have to believe He’s God when you look at your calendar each day. However, you should know the history of how we keep track of time changed with His birth.
As we’ve said many times throughout our series, Jesus came to earth for one purpose. To save mankind. His Father loved us so much that He gave His Son to redeem us from the debt we incurred with our sinful lives.
I’m listing a few facts that happened on the day Jesus died, and 59 fulfilled prophecies with the advent of His crucifixion, and a link for the original article, ‘The Crucifixion of Jesus.
Did you know…
The Israelites’ last words to Jesus: ‘crucify Him!’
Jesus’ last words to the Israelites: ‘It is finished’ – John 19:30
Adam was created on the sixth day of creation.
Jesus was sacrificed on the sixth day of the week.
He was forsaken by all His disciples – Zechariah 13:7, Mark 14:50
Suffered while Reconciling Men to God
Sacrificed on Same Mountain God Tested Abraham
Lamb without Blemish
Blood of the Lamb Saves from Wrath
Christ is our Passover
Not a Bone of the Lamb Broken
The Blood-the life of the Flesh
Christ’s Death for Us Fulfilled Scripture
Cursed is He who Hangs on a Tree
Christ, our Kinsman, Redeemed Us
Cried Out to God
Forsaken by God
Anguished, would Pray without Ceasing
Oppressed and Afflicted
Mocked, People Shake Their Heads
Mockers would say, “He Trusted God, Let Him Deliver Him”
Surrounded by Evil Spirits
Heart Burst, Flowing with Blood & Water
Would Thirst Shortly before Death
Pierced Hands and Feet
Surrounded by Gentiles at Crucifixion
Surrounded by Jews at Crucifixion
Messiah’s Hands and Feet Pierced
Bones Won’t Be Broken
None of His Bones Broken
Stared at During Crucifixion
Messiah’s Garments Divided
Lots Cast for His Clothes
Acquaintances Fled from Him
None of the His Bones Broken
False Witnesses Rose Up Against Him
Offered Gall and Vinegar
Prayed for Enemies
Mocked by People Shaking Their Heads
He was scourged
Others Come to Life at His Death
Heaven Clothed in Black at His Humiliation
Face Beaten and Spit Upon
Face Disfigured from Beatings
Rejected of Men
Great Sorrow and Grief
Thought to be Cursed by God
Killed as a Sacrifice for Sins of His People
Like a Lamb to Slaughter
Confined and Persecuted
Buried in a Rich Man’s Grave
Condemned and Killed with Criminals
Grouped with Criminals
Darkened Skies on a Clear Day
Betrayed for Thirty Pieces of Silver
Died a Violent Death
Jesus. The Lamb of God.
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