'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
4/9/2020 0 Comments
This week, in a series of posts, let us consider - the last week in Our Lord and Savior's Life on Earth, His First Coming, and the 'prophecies fulfilled'. There is so much of major importance in this matter.
As I mentioned in our last series of devotions, when we consider what He, God in the Flesh, 'freely gave', as He suffered for our salvation; when we really concentrate on that - we shall become not only 'mature', but, 'humbled'. [2 Peter 3:18 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
Therefore, I find it most 'marvelous' and 'miraculous' that during this 'time of year' with 'Covid-19', and the 'restraints of movement', that we are 'at home' and can actually 'focus' on what really matters - our eternal destination. My prayer is that all will come to realize -as it is written at Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
May all see the answer to the most often asked questions of me, 'Is God REAL?'; 'Can GOD be trusted?'
God died for me. It always leaves me, breathlessly amazed, and eager to glorify Him, in any manner possible. How about - you?
Let's carefully study the 'parallel' passages of Holy Bible Scriptures, meditatively, without rush. But, we will consider many of the over 300 Old Testament Prophecies of the 'First Coming' of - The Messiah. His 'Second Coming', is still 'imminent'. Therefore:
THE LAST WEEK IN THE LIFE OF JESUS THE CHRIST. PART 2, continuing from April 5, 2020, today, Thursday, April 9, 2020
Day 5: Passover and Last Supper on Maundy Thursday
Thursday's events are recorded in Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, and John 13:1-38.
Day 6: Trial, Crucifixion, Death, and Burial on Good Friday
Good Friday is the most difficult day of Passion Week. Christ's journey turned treacherous and acutely painful in these final hours leading to his death.
According to Scripture, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hanged himself early Friday morning.
Meanwhile, before the third hour (9 a.m.), Jesus endured the shame of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment. After multiple unlawful trials, he was sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at the time.
Before Christ was led away, soldiers spit on him, tormented and mocked him, and pierced him with a crown of thorns. Then Jesus carried his own cross to Calvary where, again, he was mocked and insulted as Roman soldiers nailed him to the wooden cross.
Jesus spoke seven final statements from the cross. His first words were, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34, NIV). His last words were, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46, NIV) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Then, about the ninth hour (3 p.m.), Jesus breathed his last breath and died.
By 6 p.m. Friday evening, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus' body down from the cross and lay it in a tomb.
Friday's events are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37.
Day 7: Saturday in the Tomb
While his physical body lay in the tomb, Jesus Christ paid the penalty for sin by offering the perfect, spotless sacrifice. He conquered death, both spiritually and physically, securing our eternal salvation:
"For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God." (1 Peter 1:18-19, NLT) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Saturday's events are recorded in Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56, and John 19:40.
This is so important, for if the 'first' prophecies were fulfilled, surely, the God who cannot and does not lie,
[Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 55:11; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18], shall most assuredly 'bring to pass His Word' in the prophecies of - 'The Second Coming' of Jesus Christ to set up a 'kingdom of God' on this rebuilt earth, and beyond. [Matthew 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21; John 3; the 'Book' of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, Chapters 1-22]
Who!, oh Who!, loves y0u, me, more??????????
This, my friends, is most 'encouraging'. And, the most important question any human being must answer:
'Are you, am I, ready to meet our God?' [Amos 4:12] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Amen. Amen.
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