Eight hundred years before Jesus was born, Isaiah wrote these words, Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand...Isaiah 53:10 (KJV)
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Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Then there were two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
Now these are the last seven sentences Jesus spoke before He died.
Then said Jesus, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they parted his raiments, and cast lots.
And Jesus said unto him, "Verify I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." (words Jesus spoke to one of the thieves hanging on the cross while that thief was defending Jesus to the other one).
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, "Woman, behold thy son!"
And about that ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli , Eli, la - ma sa- bach - thani?...that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, "I thirst".
When Jesus therefoe had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished;" and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
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.
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And he said unto them , These are the words which I spake unto you , while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses. and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Then opened he their understanding , that they might understand the scriptures.
And said unto them, "Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye endued with power from on high".(Luke 24:44:49)
So ~ what does this all mean?
For God so 'loved' the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus died a most horrible death on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life.
If you have not asked for forgiveness of your sins and accepted Jesus as your savior I urged you to do so, for time is running out.
Thank You my beloved Jesus for the sacrifice You made for us, we do love You and will always worship with unconditional love and rejoice in knowing one day we will be with you. ~
photograph copyrighted@Linda Elaine Calhoun 3/28/2002