Part I. To my understanding on April 7, A.D. 30 Friday morning from 1:00am to 9:00am Jesus hung on the cross. Pilate wants to release Jesus. Jesus Christ died for the whosoever that believeth in HIM.
I would like for you to think on along with me Jerusalem, on Calvary. The time of departure is April 7, A.D. Friday morning from 1:00am to 9:00 am and this is where Jesus hung on the cross until 3:00pm. (This is to my understanding, for I am not a Theological Student at least not by man's hands. When I share I like to let others know please listen to Biblical teaching, read, study for yourself as well I like to share scriptures with my articles so others can read for themselves).
To be continued:
I will be sharing from the Book "Gospel" of John. This Gospel was addressed to Christians. The history of the life of Christ, with special reference to His most important acts and discourses.
Let's look at Pilate making an honest confession, Christ's Trial and Christ's Reply. (John 18:37, 38)
Pilate therefore, said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Truly Jesus was a master speaker and could could give testimony for himself under any and all circumstances. He has just made a statement of the kingdom of God, contrasting it with the kingdoms of men, or the kingdoms of the world, and now he makes a startling reply to Pilate's sharp question, substaning the idea of his Kingship. (John 18:37)
While reading Matthew 27:11 you will see Christ questioned, Mark 15:2 and Luke 23:3 you will see Christ replies.
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. (John 18:38 we see Christ's Trial and Pilate's unwillingness to condemn).
Pilate feared men rather than God.
Pilate Desires to Release Jesus Christ (John 19:10-16)
Pilate now seems offended at the Christ's silence. While the charge against against him was found to be baseless, from which he should have been vindicated and released, Jesus sought to make no new revelations of himself.
Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? (John 19:10 Christ's Trial and Christ's Silence).
The Prophecy Concerning Christ Death: Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. (John 19:11)
More impressed than ever by this powerful statement, Pilate again showed a desire to release Jesus.
And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. (John 19:12 Christ's Trial and They Demand Jesus's Condemnation).
Pilate prepared to give his judgement, taking his place in his offical seat which stood on a tesselated pavement called "Gabbatha."
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, be brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. ( John 19:13 Christ led to Trial).
This decision was reached, it seems, about noon of the day, which prepared for and terminated in the Paschal Supper.
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! (John 19:14 Christ's Trial and Outrages by the People).
The judge is now in the act of turning Jesus over to his enemies to be crucified, notwithstanding his innocence.
But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. (John 19:15 Christ's Trial and They Demand Christ's Condemnation).
Pilate could try men like Barabbas and keep the order; but the fate which brought this mysterious prisoner to his attention and judgment, offered nor suggested no solution to the problem which he should solve. Pilate brought under weakness and delivered Jesus Christ over to be crucifixed.
Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: (John 19:16 Christ's Trial and Christ Condemned).
When you review Matthew 27:32 and Mark 15:21 it has on record Christ's Crucifixion and Christ Bearing HIS Cross.
When you review Luke 23:36 it has on record Christ's Crucifixion, The Conduct of the People and How They Give HIM Vinegar, Wine Mingled with Myrrh.
Jesus friends despaired at this time, lingering, however, in silence around the cross, not knowing what do or what next to expect, in this group his mother, Mary, and other friends were numbered.
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25 Christ's Reception By Men and The Ministry of Women).
John was Jesus close friend and beloved disciple and a few of the women remained with the disciple. Jesus showed the deepest concern for his mother and suggest John look after her like she was his own.
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. (John 19:26,27 Christ's Crucifixion, Christ's Words to Women who wept for HIM).
Prophecy coming to pass. The suffering Messiah has fulfilled this mission. Jesus sense of thirst was a sign that his spirit was at rest. The flesh suffered while the spirit triumphed.
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. (John 19:28,29 Christ's Crucifixion, They Give Him Vinegar and Wine Mingled with Myrrh).
Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished with the words, "It is finished." Christ now bows his head and gives up the ghost; the purpose of God in the history of man is accomplished. God has revealed himself as love.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:30, Matthew 27:50, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:46 Christ's Death).
Scripture text/reference taken from: KJV
The SouthWestern Company,KJV, Nashville, Tennessee, 1934 Edition, Copyright, 1895 by J R Jones, 1902 by J R Jones, 1926 by National Publishing
Special Arrangement New Testament, KJV, Midwestern Publishing Co., Inc., Paducah, Kentucky, Copyright 1961, By Midwestern Publishing Co., Inc.
Crusade. Bible Publishers, Inc., KJV, 1970, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, USA, 37122,
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