Resurrection Passover

21 Mar

The question has often been asked why Jesus/Yeshua wept at Lazarus tomb when He knew that rotting corpse was going respond to His Words of resurrection life. I believe that Jesus wept because He was so keenly aware of the ravages of sin in this world. He wept because He knew how soon they would forget in a matter of 4 days and not understand why He chose to suffer the most horrible death on that cross for our sake.  He also knew that death was not part of God’s original plan because we were designed to live forever. In fact we were not even meant to grow old, or to ever suffer with sickness and diseases. However, because of the reptilian shinning one the “trickster”,who convinced  Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit and then have her husband Adam eat of it, sin entered into the human race, bringing death with it. I believe we might connect the dots here that ties in with the fallen ones. The accounts of those immortal beings who taught the world evil ways and continues trying to influence your world today. The Genesis 6 account of Nephilim giants and serpent seed and yes death spread to all of us. Jesus wept, because it simply broke His heart. He also wept because He saw all the people who are victims’ of the devastating power of sin. Or why else did Jesus say to those women who wept for Him as went to suffer at Calvary in Luke 23:28,” But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.”  Jesus certainly was aware of what sin had done and was doing and it was enough to make Him weep for us. How many times have we all grieved Him since we been saved in our rebellion and sinful ways?

I must tell you I have studied this a long while and there is so much to this, yet the Lord made it simple enough so anyone can understand and get saved.

The Lord Jesus rides into the holy city of Jerusalem as the righteous one, the Prince of Peace, no one else can do that as we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. As people laid palm leafs to line His path he dismounts goes into the Temple and throws out the money changers. Jesus came to offer us eternal salvation and peace for our very souls, but instead people wanted salvation from taxes and just to be comfortable. They cheered Him shouting out to Him, “Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.” Yet how soon they forget the truth and within a few days they would prefer Barabbas a criminal sentenced to death to be released and made freed instead of innocent Jesus.

Jesus could certainly see how weak and double minded the people are, and so here in the midst of all this adoration and praise, with all those people waving the palm branches like a national flag and laying them down for Him to ride over Jesus wept. Luke 19:41,” And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.”

Jesus could certainly see that the Jewish people had a desire to have an earthly king and it would cause them much devastation and destruction. If they had only received the gift of salvation that Jesus had offered, they would not have revolted against Rome and been destroyed, crucified by the thousands and made to scatter for nearly 2000 years.

Keep in mind Pilot tried to release Jesus but the Jews brought a curse on themselves as they shouted out let his blood be on us and our children.  Matthew 27:25,” Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.”

Our Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural does not give us a great many details into the horrible  death Jesus suffered in our place, and the movies and paintings have not been able to convey the magnitude of what He suffered for us. I have studied the crucifixion of our Lord for many years now from medical and scientific reports from a biblical perspective. Jesus was punished unjustly under Roman law, they tore into His back with those cruel whips that made parts of His skin shred, opening His back to show muscles and ligaments and perhaps even bones. The Romans had practiced flogging a man almost to death to an art form so when they later cruelly nailed them to a cross they would die within a few hours. If they did not beat them so harshly they might survive suffering in great anguish on the cross for 3 or 4 days.  They also knew more then 40 lashes could kill a man. The devil was certainly the designer and inspiration behind such a form of execution.

It  appears it was customary for the condemned man to then walk naked and carry his own cross after the Romans took the exhausted and extremely beaten condemned man off the flogging post, forcing them to carry part of their cross weighing 75 to 125 lb across the nape of the victim’s neck with their hands tied to it which must have seemed like walking many more miles then it was to the actual site of their public execution.

The processional to the site of crucifixion was led by a Roman military guard unit, headed by a centurion. One of the soldiers would also carry a sign with that was written with the condemned man’s name and crime to display for the on lookers. The whole thing was a form of terrorism. By the way the Roman guard would not leave their victim until they were quite sure of his death. Which is why they would thrust their spear to fatally wound the heart through the right side of the chest. No doubt a standard  move at all crucifixions probably taught to most Roman soldiers at that time. They would do that after breaking their legs to help them die faster after they suffered for several hours. So all those new agers and false religion with accounts that Jesus did not really die are easily dismissed with such historical evidence. They did not break Jesus legs because He was already dead, and so only thrust the spear into His heart to make absolutely certain.

At the site of execution, the traumatized and exhausted criminal was also thrown cruelly to the ground on his back, with his arms outstretched along the cross beam he had carried. If the nails went through the hands it would have  caused the weight of the body to be torn through the fleshy part and come off the cross. The fact that only four fingers are visible of both hands, on the Shroud of Turin suggests that there was  injury to the median nerve of both wrists that would cause the thumbs to turn inward like a claw. The Romans had soldiers who were assigned to do nothing but crucify those sentenced to death, and they were experts at locating this place between the wrist bones that has a small opening called, space of Destot, or Destot’s point. Located  between the first and second row of wrist bones (carpal bones) in the heel of the hand, we call the wrist. The nailing through Destot’s point would hit the area of the median nerve, causing excruciating shocks of pain up the arms to the shoulders and neck, but without injury to major arterial trunks and without fracturing bones. Keep in mind Bible prophesy says that not one of Christ’s bones would be broken. By the way the archaeological remains of some crucified bodies, found in an ossuary somewhere near Jerusalem, that has been dated from the time of Christ, indicate that the nails were tapered iron spikes approximately 5 to 7 inches long or (13 to 18 cm) long. The ossuary findings and the studies done on the Shroud of Turin have all documented that the nails were commonly driven through the wrists rather than the palms. If that was not cruel enough then the Romans did something even more diabolical because they would nail the feet in such a way that forced the knees to be bent so after they slammed the cross into a prepared whole in the ground it pull all the muscles out of joint of their victim.

To further make them suffer hanging on a cross in this position that produce excruciating bolts of fiery pain in both arms and throughout their bodies, meant they could not hardly breath unless they pushed their raw backs against the wooded cross to catch a breath, and you know their backs were greatly wounded and the crosses were not smooth they were like telephone poles with lots of splinters. I tell you the truth  Jesus probably looked more like some form of raw meat hanging there then the images that have portrayed him ever since in paintings and movies. He could have given up His ghost at anytime but choice to stay their long enough to lead that thief on the cross next to Him into salvation. What a way to go. That also means He had to continually push His body up against that cross to catch a breath and try and utter a few words. It is recorded Jesus spoke 7 times on the cross and since our speech occurs during exhalation, that pretty much means these short, terse utterances must have been particularly difficult and painful for Him to say. So how is it we can hardly find a way to speak to our neighbours and friends to share the Gospel who are on a pathway to eternal hell?

We know that the soldiers and the civilian in the crowd taunted the Lord Jesus throughout this entire crucifixion ordeal, as the soldiers gamble together for his clothing. Matthew 27:22 ,”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.”

Praise the Lord that Jesus love for us kept Him on that cross for all our sakes as He died for the sins of this world.

If you don’t know Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah Yeshua  I implore you to simply ask him to reveal himself to you. He shall do this and He is truly awesome offering each one of us His amazing mercy, grace and love. Romans 10:13,”For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

We read in John 14:26,”But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27,” My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ I say hallelujah! Because “All”, things are possible with God! 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.”
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