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Matthew 27- Crucifixion of Christ

And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Matthew 27:32-37

The darkest moment in human history became our victory! The hour has come for the Son of God to go to the cross to pay for the penalty of our sins, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Satan and his children believed they have defeated Jesus, however what they didn’t realize is that Christ defeated Satan, Sin, Death, and Hell at the cross forever!

A man named Simon, was observing Christ carrying his cross all the way up the hill of Golgotha, when he was instructed to help Jesus carry that cross. Jesus told us “Deny yourself, Carry your cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24) Think of the spiritual application here, you are at that moment of the crucifixion, it’s time for you to carry your cross with Christ or deny Christ. Which way will you choose? The path to the cross , is not pleasurable, it’s miserable, its not prosperous but poverty, its not ego driven but about self denial. The path to the cross with Christ is the only way to eternal life

Notice the sign on the cross “Jesus The King”, even though the religious leaders tried to execute the Messiah, the truth and God reigns, Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the sign on the cross was a reminder and evidence for all to know this!

Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Matthew 27:38-44

Jesus was crucified between two thieves, one even though he was hanging to his death, cursed Christ and blasphemed his name. The other thief recognized who Jesus is and asked him for mercy. The repentant thief said “Jesus Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom” (Luke 22:42) What was Christ response “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 22:43) Jesus didn’t say tomorrow or at the resurrection , you will be with me in Paradise, Christ said Today! To depart from the body is to be with The Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8)

The wicked kept yelling at Jesus to come down from the cross, what they didn’t understand is Christ went to the cross for us! The Lord willingly went to the cross to pay for the penalty of our sins. The darkest hour in human history is our victory in Jesus Christ, Amen!

Jesus Laid it Down

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:18

 

People who don’t know Jesus will say he was killed by the Romans, or killed by the Jews, but the truth is nobody killed Jesus. He sacrificed himself on the cross to save us from our sins. Do you really think man could kill the Son of God?

Don’t you think if Jesus really wanted to, he could have called on the angels to come save him? Jesus knew he had to be crucified to pay for our sins. There is no greater act of love than what Jesus did for us on the cross.

(Matthew 26:53) “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”

 

Jesus clearly states in this scripture he could have called on God and he would send his army of angels to protect him. But Jesus knew this was going to happen. He knew Judas would betray him and knew he had to sacrifice himself for us.

Even though many have and still deny Jesus he was still willing to go ahead and lay down his life. How can you turn your back on him?  He gave us all hope on the cross, why would you deny this?

(Matthew 4:6) “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in theirhands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”

 

Satan was testing Jesus, because he knew Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus is in charge of the angels. This is just further proof, even Satan knows the power Jesus had. But yet Jesus always displayed humility because he knew his mission here on Earth.

Why didn’t Jesus destroy Satan at this time? Because the crucifixion was necessary for all of us to be redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Without the crucifixion nobody would be worthy to enter the Kingdom of God, for we all have sinned and fallen short.

(John 10:11) “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

 

But the good news is Jesus came to save us, just as the shepherd has found his lost sheep. Jesus has found us, who are willing to listen to him. He did lay down his life for us because he loves us all.

Don’t throw away your life, Jesus has giving you a chance of eternity in the Kingdom of God. This world will pass away but Heaven will stand forever, give your life to the Good Shepherd who has found and saved you in Jesus Name Amen