Jesus is Crucified

.... Jesus was denied and denounced before His own people, then led away to be crucified between two thieves. He became a sacrifice for our sins when He was nailed to the cross; He took our sins upon Himself and paid the price for us all, by dying in our place as our substitute:

.... "Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He has 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 - 712 B.C.)

.... During His final hours, as Jesus died on the cross, the world was covered with a very great darkness as foretold by the prophets Amos and Isaiah: a darkness that came at noontime and remained for three hours, and turned their feasting into mourning as foretold long ago. And somehow in that darkness, the people began to see the truth more clearly – just as Jesus had said that they would:

.... "When you lift up (crucify) the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He."

(John 8:28 - 29 A.D.)

.... . . . and in that hour, many of them suddenly realized the magnitude of what they had done:

.... ". . . . we wait for light, but there is darkness! For brightness, but we walk in blackness! We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as at twilight; we are as dead men in desolate places . We all growl like bears, and moan sadly like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them."

(Isaiah 59:9-12 - 712 B.C.)

.... As Jesus died, He cried out to God with a loud voice. In the temple of God, on the holy mountain, the veil of the temple was torn in response to His cry; and the ground about Him began to shake with a great earthquake:

.... "The pangs of death surrounded Me, and the floods of ungodliness made Me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded Me; the snares of death confronted Me.
"In My distress I called upon the LORD, and cried out to My God: He heard My voice from His temple, and My cry came before Him, even to His ears.
.... "Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, because He was angry."

(Psalm 18:4-7 - 1010 B.C.)

.... As His life slipped away from this world, Jesus breathed His last, yielded up His spirit, and died.
.... Many of the people, now stricken with the enormity of their deed, smote their breasts and returned to their homes; and throughout their city, among those who understood, a very great mourning took place:

.... "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplications: and they will look on Me whom they have pierced; they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."

(Zechariah 12:10 - 494 B.C.)

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