Death by Crucifixion

John 19
1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

"Then..." After Pilate saw that Jesus Christ was innocent, he had him scourged... AFTER he saw that he was innocent... Pilate had to be politically correct or at least as far as he knew...

John 19 (cont.)
2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

After he is scourged, the soldiers play a few games with Jesus by mocking him putting a crown of thorns on his head and a purple robe, beating him with their fists and then Pilate repeats his position, "I find no fault in him"... I hate to see what they did to people that they found fault with?

John 19 (cont.)
5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

Jesus said if they hated him they will hate us, if they persecuted him they will persecute us. When God seeks to make you a king and priest unto him the PC people all of the sudden figure that Christians are not included in the tolerance laws, they will tolerate you like they tolerated Jesus if you are moving in his Spirit... That equals= "0" toleration.

John 19 (cont.)
7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

The Jews tried over and over to kill him cause he claimed to be the Son of God BUT they couldn't kill him even though they tried and tried. They just said, " our law he ought to die,..." THEN WHY DIDN'T HE DIE BY THEIR LAW??? BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T KILL HIM... SO THEY WERE HOPING THAT PILATE COULD HAVE IT DONE... They stoned Stephen and many others who claimed the name of Jesus Christ were being killed by the Jews and Paul was their ring leader...

What does the part where Jesus is telling Pilate, "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin." say to you??? We better be using the power that we have in righteous ways... This statement also shows me that it was sin on Judas' part to turn Jesus in to the Romans and it was sin on Pilate's part to condemn Jesus EVEN though Jesus came to die for the sins of the world.

When the Jews reminded Pilate of Caesar and his position before Caesar then Pilate shut the other voice within down, that is the voice of God, and lined up with the PC people...

John 19 (cont.)
13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Pilate HEARS FROM HIS WIFE about this time...
Go to
Matt. 27:19,
"19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him."

John 19 (cont.)
14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
Cf Matt. 27:24-25
"24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children."

If you are blind and being lead by the blind, you will normally follow without too much disagreement... WHY??? Because you don't know where you are going like the one leading doesn't know where he is going... They are both blind... Today it is basically called, "following the crowd" and they are running off the edge of the cliff and it is hot and dark down there and God doesn't want you to go...
         What about the ritual that Pilate did? Do you think it helped him??? There are things we do in the natural to justify ourselves in OUR eyes just as he did... We mess up and we tithe more money or cry a little with some friends or go to more church services or something else religious but God knows our hearts...
Reminds me of
"8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

John 19 (cont.)
17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

Pilate could have been helping himself here too. He probably wanted Caesar to know that he had a king killed that could have caused an uprising against Caesar... At the same time he was making the Jews mad by not allowing him to let Jesus Christ go free...

John 19 (cont.)
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
Check Psa. 22:1
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?"
And Psa. 22:18
"18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture."

John 19 (cont.)
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
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.

Mary is called Jesus' mother in a lot of places but never by Jesus Christ, he called her woman. I would think to steer people away from the people putting more emphasis on Mary than on Jesus Christ... IT is like when John the Baptist told the people, in...
John 3:28-30
"28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease."
Jesus Christ takes preeminent place, nobody else with him...

John 19 ((cont.)
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
CF. Psa. 22:14,15
"14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
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."
And Psa. 69:21
"21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink."
         I believe these verses show that he said "I thrist" without those EXACT words recorded in the Old Testament...

John 19 (cont.)
31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

This was not a weekly sabbath but an high day, that is a special sabbath.... The Jews had this at certain times and this was one of those times... So he was crucified Wednesday and buried on a Wednesday evening and stayed dead until Saturday evening...

John 19 (cont.)
32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Jesus couldn't have any bones broken so that he could fulfill prophecy...
Psa. 34:20
"20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken."

John 19 (cont.)
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Jesus is dead!!! The world tells me that over and over and over... JESUS IS DEAD! The religious leaders are happy now, the disciples are hiding, the ones WHO had their needs met whether in healing, in food, in clothing or whatever else were gone because Jesus is gone... No reason to hang around, we are of all men most miserable... JESUS IS DEAD!

If the WORD of GOD stopped there then we are of all men most miserable...
I Cor. 15:19-20
"19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept."
And in the NIV and other new perversions, that is where it stops in the book of Mark... In other words, Jesus is still in the tomb...
Mark 16:8
"8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid."

So if you believe the new bibles such as the NIV and many other new bibles in the book of Mark then we are of all man most miserable.

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