Death of a Love One

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.  Matthew 27:35-37

Now there would be a square of Roman soldiers who would surround the accused prisoner who was going to the cross. And the sergeant of the group would carry a little sign, and on that sign was written the accusation against the prisoner. And they would not take them directly to the cross, but rather walk through the streets of the city, so that all of the people would be terrified by the power of the Roman government. And the fellow would hold up the accusation as they were walking through the streets, and all of the people would see this guy on the way to the cross, they would see the accusation made against him. So when they came to the cross, they would nail the accusation on the post going up on the top of it, so that the people would know this man was being crucified, because ____of these crimes. And of course in the case of Jesus, He claimed to be according to His accusations, the King of the Jews.  When in all actuality He is King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). Crucifixion was a form of punishment that had been passed down to the Romans from the Persians, Phoenicians, and the Carthaginians. Roman executioners had perfected the art of slow torture while keeping the victim alive. Most victims hung on the cross days before dying of exhaustion, dehydration, and traumatic exposure. When the legs could no longer support their weight the bodies diaphragm was constricted in a way that made breathing impossible. And thus suffocation would be their cause of death.

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. For these things were done that the Sc ripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”  John 19:28-37

Having taken care of His mother (John 19:25-27), Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished—It is paid! God the Father’s work is complete! Jesus said, “I came not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. I have come to do the will of the Father, and to finish the work. It is finished!”—God’s work of redemption for lost man is a finished work wrought by Jesus Christ upon the cross, there is nothing you can do to add to it by your good works to be accepted by God. All that is required of us is to receive it as the finished work of Jesus. Any endeavor on your part to improve on the righteousness that God has already accounted to you is only going to mar things, it’s not going to help. It’s finished, God’s work of redemption is complete. And you can receive the greatest benefits with the simplest act of faith, just believe in Him.

Within the Passover feast, the first and last day of the Passover feast were called the high days, extra Sabbath days. So, this was not necessarily the traditional Sabbath Saturday. Here is where confusion was made: “How could Jesus be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth if He were crucified on Friday?”

He gave up His spirit—This sentence signaled that Jesus “handed over” His spirit as an act of love, yielding His will to the Father’s. No one took it from Him, for He voluntarily and willingly gave it up. He truly is the greatest love of all of mankind, and His death culminated His demonstration of His love for us. Jesus Christ, God’s Passover Lamb, endured darkness and death to give us light and life. Why is He so worthy of our Praise? It is clear when we read the Scriptures of what He has endured for us, Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. (Hebrews 12:2-3)  For Jesus to be now sitting at the right hand of the Father, is another indication of His finished work of the cross. He suffered the misery and shame of Roman crucifixion and therefore can sympathize with any human suffering. People today, should never think that they have gone too far without Him in their life that there is no hope left. If we will turn in repentance towards Him, He is faithful and will forgive your sin. We must look to Him, and the death of our beloved Savior as God the Father’s willingness to bring us to Him in true righteousness, and receive eternal life.

Beloved friend, The Scriptures tell us, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). We need the reminders that we who are in Christ, have died to sin, it is no longer needed to be our taskmaster. We need to die to self daily, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. We love ourselves too much if we are out of this order. Death of a loved one must begin with self.

May the Lord bless your walk with Him today!








Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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