in commemoration of
The Great — and Final — Passover
CHRIST our Passover+
is sacrificed for us;
therefore, let us keep the feast.
not with old leaven,
neither with the leaven
of malice and wickedness;
but with the unleavened bread
of purity (Gk) and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:7,8
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… on “Good” Wednesday
Three Full Days and Three Full Nights, in The Heart of the Earth.
The LORD JESUS had sanctified the Bread and the Cup as His+ Body and Blood for the disciples.
HE+ had taken the Cup — perhaps, His+ own Cup — and passed it around at the Table, telling His+ disciples to divide it among themselves.
His+ prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane along with His+ first drops of blood, shed in agony, were finished.
The mockery of a trial by the unrighteous authorities, both civilian and religious, had been endured, along with the bruising dealt HIM+ by the goyim, the unclean.
Some more of His+ Blood was shed.
The crown of thorns pierced His+ brow.
More shedding of that Precious Blood.
Then the scourging, with leather whips embedded with metal and sharp objects, was administered by the men of war. At this point His+ Blood was flowing . The skin on His+ backside was in tatters. Very likely His+ arms and legs felt the lash as well; the Romans were not known to be gentle.
And HE+ had not come to the Cross yet.
Crucifixion would have taken place ( on our Wednesday ) at the hour of the morning sacrifice in the Temple, the 3rd hour … our 9 a.m.
As the LAMB+ of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST fulfilled the entire pattern presented to Israel in the Temple sacrifices, for they were precisely ordained of old for this reason exactly.
This Carpenter, this LAMB+ of GOD, had likely carried many a heavy beam of wood hewn from the forest. Likely HE+ had walked many a mile in His+ 3.5 years of ministry. HE+ was hardy and strong.
After His+ Agony, His+ bruisings, His+ scourging, The LAMB+ was so depleted of blood, of His+ natural strength, that HE+ could not carry the beam of His+ Cross and walk a mile. It would seem HE+ had super-natural strength, though, or else medical shock would have set in. During all of this HE+ was in complete control of HIS+ faculties.
Thus, they crucified the SON+ of GOD. All the unclean… the unclean goyim… the unclean religious leaders … the unclean public who cried with insatiable lust for blood,
” Crucify HIM+ ! “
” Crucify HIM+ ! “
HE+ Who+ showed mercy, had none given to HIM+.
Thus, at 9 a.m., mid-week, the day before a High Holy Sabbath, they crucified our LORD JESUS CHRIST at the time of the morning sacrifice in the Temple.
His+ words recorded were:
for they know not
what they do.”
Do we suppose The FATHER answered this prayer ?
At noon, the 6th hour, the world went dark. It was a darkness which could be felt and NO… it was NOT an eclipse. None had been recorded by the astronomers, and No rainstorm. Only a frightening and supernatural darkness was recorded as HE+ endured the agonies of the Cross.
The world is going to go dark again soon as we prepare for His+ return to planet earth and this time, with a DIVINE ROD of IRON.
The Agony of the Cross
Let’s look at some of it. It is written that every muscle in the body of a crucified victim locks into a muscle spasm. We call them “a charlie horse”, a small cramp of leg or back. Normally, it is only one painful muscle which tightens and locks. Normally, it is over in minutes. HIS+ lasted hours, and there was no pulling out of them. It affected His+ entire body.
Then, at the 9th hour … 3 p.m. our time … HE+ said,
” It is finished, FATHER;
into Thy Hands
I+ commend My+ Spirit.”
And HE+ bowed HIS+ head and released HIS+ Spirit and descended into the heart of the earth.
As HE+ gave the sop to Judas at the Table, the LORD JESUS gave His+ authority and permission to be crucified by the Unclean.
HE+ set in motion the final act to do His+ Heavenly FATHER’S will, a plan that was agreed upon before the foundation of the earth, Revelation 13:8.
HE+ did the Will of The FATHER
to bring many sons to HIM.
As it is written:
For it became HIM,
for Whom are all things,
and by Whom are all things,
in bringing many sons unto glory,
the Captain+ of their Salvation
perfect through sufferings.
The count-down of three days and three nights HE+ would spend in the heart of the earth began.
in the heart
of the earth.
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