Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. John 19:16-19
The time has come for the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world! Pilate ordered Jesus to be crucified after submitting to the pressure of the religious leaders. Not only was Jesus crucified, he was also flogged and made to carry his own cross about a mile up the hill , to what we call Calvary today. Jesus commands us to “Carry our Crosses daily” , he literally carried his cross to give us eternal life
Notice Pilate, mockingly , nailed a sign on the cross that stated “King of the Jews”. However Pilate is actually fulfilling prophecy, rightfully declaring Jesus as King, and also sacrificing the Lamb of God, to pay the wages for our sins!
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. John 19:20-22
The Jewish religious leaders thought they have committed the “Perfect Crime” however it all backfired, as the sign was permanently nailed to the cross! Israel has crucified their King, Israel has crucified the Messiah, and the judgement for this will be catastrophic for the nation
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. John 19:23-24
More prophecy is fulfilled from Psalm 22, as the Romans soldiers “casted lots” to steal the clothing from Jesus. The mockery and wickedness displayed to Jesus, the Son of God, shows you the evilness and depravity of this world
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. John 19:25-27
One of the saddest moments, when Jesus says goodbye to his Mother Mary. Notice the woman , including his mother, never left Jesus side, even at the cross. The only male disciple that stayed was John. All the other disciples ran for the hills to save their own lives.
Jesus words “Woman Behold Thy Son” is a demonstration of the love Jesus and his Mother shared, a true love just as any mother and child would have. Then Jesus made sure his Mother was taken care of before he died, his disciple John took Mary as his own family.
All of this was done to pay the debt for our sins, when you understand this, you understand the love that Jesus has for us all Amen!