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Holy Week- Good Friday- By Jesus Stripes

He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed Isaiah 53:3-5

The prophecy of Isaiah was written over 700 years before Christ was born, the accuracy of this prophecy foretelling the crucifixion of Christ and other details and events that took place are amazing. The story of Good “Holy” Friday can be found in this one chapter of Isaiah

Jesus was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, they believed he was cursed by God, however the truth was he took our curse for us. He was wounded and bruised for our sins, the penalty for our sins fell upon Jesus, the sinless Lamb of God. By Jesus stripes, by his sacrifice on the cross, we can now be reconciled back to our Heavenly Father and have the inner peace of the Holy Spirit

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. Isaiah 53:6-8

God layed his wrath for our sin all upon Jesus at the cross, we are all sinners who have gone astray, Jesus was led like a Lamb to the slaughter, he died for our sins and not his own. He took on the penalty for the sins of the world, so we may be justified before God

And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:9-11

God the Father poured down his wrath on the sinless Lamb of God to be our atonement for our sins. We may inherit eternal life, because Jesus paid it all for us, he is the suffering servant who will justify all those before God who put their faith in Him

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.  Isaiah 53:12

Jesus was crucified between two criminals, numbered with the transgressors, Jesus bore the sins and is the intercessor of all those who are Born Again in Christ! 

This Good Friday, take a moment to remember what Christ has done for you, the love He demonstrated on the cross Amen!

My God, My God #GoodFriday

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:45-46

One of the final phrases Jesus proclaimed from the cross was, My God  My God why have you forsaken me? Now at first glance we wonder what could have Jesus meant by this, however if you know the Bible you know Jesus is quoting Psalm 22

I believe Jesus wanted the Jews to look back at this Messianic Prophecy of Psalm 22 so they could understand what Jesus was during for them. Also so they understood that Jesus is the Messiah. Secondly we need to understand that Jesus is taking the wrath of God for all of us as the Passover Lamb.

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Matthew 27:47-49

Many thought that Jesus was calling Elijah, however what they didn’t understand at the time, that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of Elijah. In the Old Testament Malachi Chapters 3 and 4 prophesied that Elijah must come before the Messiah

Jesus revealed at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17) that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of Elijah. So those standing at the cross, didn’t realize that their Messiah had just been crucified by them!

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matthew 27:50-51

At this moment a very significant even happened, the veil was torn! What does this mean? Well to understand this you need to understand the Temple of God. The Veil separated people from the Spirit of God, only the High Priest , if they were clean, could go in Gods presence.

However since Christ sacrifice on the cross for us, we can now be filled with the Holy Spirit and our bodies are now the Temple of God. We are now reconciled back to our Heavenly Father, because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins!

Behold The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who took away our sins Amen!

Good Friday – It Is Finished

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

The darkest day in the world has also become the most triumphant day for humanity. Jesus becoming the sacrifice for our sins. The Lamb that was slain by the world. Jesus never knew sin but was killed for our sins. This moment will change the world forever, and will give us life for eternity.

The evil that was demonstrated is incomprehensible from his own disciple Judas betrayal, to the rejection from his own Jewish people, and the brutal beating and murder carried out by the Romans.

(Luke 22:48) “But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

Judas sold The Son of God for 10 pieces of silver, this deceitful act will start the beginning of Jesus crucifixion.   Judas decided he loved money more than God. He later would regret his actions, but it was too late, the consequences are irreversible.

(Matthew 27:22) “”What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!”

Jesus was sinless and he never committed a crime, but the Jewish people rejected him and demanded he be crucified. Jesus came not only to save us from our sins but to also teach the true doctrine of God. The high priests have become corrupted and followed there own traditions rather the true ways of our Lord.

(John 19:30) “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

“It is Finished” declared the Lord on the Cross. Nobody probably understood what he meant at the time, but he fulfilled all the prophecies of the coming Messiah and most importantly he saves us all from our sins.

This Good Friday let’s not forget to give thanks and remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us all.  By his blood we are redeemed, By his Stripes we are healed, in Jesus name Amen