Resurrection/Passover Day Celebration

29 Mar

Let us prepare our heart this week for the Resurrection/Passover Day Celebration. PC GTR Bible Dr. Leaf 10.04.14 -9273

This week let us think on the Seven Last Words spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah Yeshua from the Cross. In all the reliable accounts we have available which are in our Guide Book to the Supernatural, the Holy Bible the Lord Jesus did not say very much whilst He was suffering in such extreme anguish on that cruelest of all Roman crosses. He certainly could have come off that cross, as He had the power to do that, but love kept Him there to suffer and die so we could live with Christ for eternity.
Apparently Jesus Christ of Nazareth was fairly silent during the hours he hung there suffering for all our sins, except when He spoke these last words. I have heard it said that, a wise man talks when he has something to say. A foolish man simply talks when he has to say something. But these seven last statements of our Lord Jesus provide us with a way to see into the very soul and Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus’, So if we think on this we may really gleam what is ultimately important to our Lord as He was suffering for each one of our sins dying on that cross.

I mean his last words reveal his incredible love for us, his amazing grace, his faithful determination to fulfill his divine destiny and save us. It also shows us a glimpse of his humanness as well as his divinity, and his intimate relationship with his Father which should be our example to follow. Truly we also can see His amazing mercy, grace and love by his act of faith.
Let us therefore meditate on these seven last statements the Lord Jesus made.
#1 Luke 23:34,” Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” ( So maybe you can also forgive all those who have wronged you, see Matthew 18)
#2 Luke 23:43,” And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
(We see in 2 Corinthians 12:1,”It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” )

This also reminds me of 1 Corinthians 2:9,”But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

#3 John 19:26,” When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!  27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” ( Here is Christ revealing his concern about the welfare of his mother Mary in His dying hour. His earthly father Joseph had past away and his brothers and sisters may have not yet been convinced He is the Messiah, so He turns his mother over to the care of his disciple here,)
#4 Mark 15:34,” And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
(At this same moment the Passover Lamb was being sacrificed by the temple priest. This was the moment where Jesus having been connected to the Father is separated even though it was just a moment, it was the worst moment of His suffering. People that die and do not enter Heaven will suffer needlessly like this for all eternity because they have refused what the Lord did here for us all. This was a necessary moment in the victory of the cross because Father God can not approve of any sin, even as it is borne here by His only begotten Son. This proves all sin is absolutely horrible in Papa God’s sight and so there can not be any sin if we are to have any fellowship with Father God. You must therefore be covered by the blood of Jesus/ Yeshua.  If that does not give you incentive to stop rebelling what will? Jesus took all our sins at this moment and the wages for any sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Praise the Lord if you are covered in His blood and understand this.
#5 John 19:28,” After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.” (It is amazing to me how profound everything He said was. For how many would read into such a simple and obvious statement, yet this fulfilled two remarkable prophecies in the Old Testament) First, it fulfilled
Psalm 22:15, “My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.” (After hanging on the Cross for hours, without a drink of water, His tongue must have been stuck to the roof of His mouth, and He could barely speak, just if any of us suffered this way.)

The second prophecy that was fulfilled was given in Psalm 69:21,” They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.”
So straightway the first thing here is, we also recognise the thirst of Jesus was a sign of His humanity.
Secondly, the thirst of Jesus was a sign of His substitution for us sinners and sinning saints. Jesus said, “I thirst” because He is our substitute to took our place on the cross and suffered there in our place so we don’t ever have to. When Adam ate the forbidden fruit his mouth and rebellion became the fruit that poisoned all mankind from that moment on.
Romans 5:12,” Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
So through the mouth of the first Adam, making all his descendants “dead in your sins” Colossians 2:13,” And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;” Here we find that the last Adam, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, paid for the sin of the first Adam’s rebellious mouth by suffering pain in His own mouth! Adam’s mouth “was the doorway to sin entering legally into the world, and therefore in [His mouth] our Lord was to now suffer such unspeakable pain”

Also keep in mind, the depravity of our nature comes forth from where? Out of our mouths. Jesus said,
Matthew 15:18,” But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.”
The Third thing is, because of the thirst of the Lord Jesus it can now spare you from the thirst of Hell.
In the Gospel of Luke, and I believe this is an actual event not a parable because it gives us the persons real name, and tells us of a man who died and was in torment in Hell.
Luke 16:22,” And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’
#6 John 19:30,” When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” ( Here the Lord Jesus head must have been somewhat erect, but now he laid down His life and gave up his spirit and soul, which He then went into hell to preach there and he then liberated the all those Old Testament saints. We read in 1st Peter 3:18,” For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;”
I can tell you with all certainty from the Holy Scriptures and by my own personal experience with death in 3rd July 2001 that your soul does not go to the grave with your body, and you will be fully conscious, even more then you are in this world.
James 2:26,” For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (Spirits are suppose to be immortal) Matthew 10:28,” And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
1st Kings 17:20,”And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? 21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. 22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.”

#7 Luke 23:46,” And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”
Here is more proof of the immateriality of the soul, and of that it has a separate existence when the body is dead. The Lord Jesus said, “Father, into thy hands I commend my Spirit;”
So here we examine the death of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth and see how he is magnified even by the wonders that surround it. His death even give us insights by the last words with which he breathed out his very soul. How he was willing to offer himself and take our place on that cross for each one of us sinning saints. We really need to continually seek to glorify our God by heart felt repentance and be converted daily; sharing the Gospel with anyone who will accept the truth. That we always seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, that we live a godly life; using all our gifts and giving all our talents for the one who died for us and rose again and is eternally and forever alive and all powerful. Amen.

I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua! PASTOR CASPAR – Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,

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Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Caspar McCloud Ministries ©2015


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