Luke 23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
The sixth hour after sunrise. It was around noon time, the brightest time of day, normally.
Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
Luke speaks of two things that occurred, perhaps at the same time. The sun was darkened, the light of the world hung on the cross, his breath was about to expire. The darkness of evil seemed to be replacing the world's light.
The veil of the temple, the veil that separated man from the most sacred place of the temple was rent in two. This was a very thick woven material. No man could tear it and no man did tear it. It was torn from above, perhaps by an angel at God's command. What did this mean?
The veil of the temple, the veil that separated man from the most sacred place of the temple was rent in two. This was a very thick woven material. No man could tear it and no man did tear it. It was torn from above, perhaps by an angel at God's command. What did this mean? The veil of God's holy temple, the body of Jesus Christ was torn to give us access to God's Holy place. He took our sins away. No sin can enter the holy place of God. Now we in Christ Jesus may boldly enter into the holy of holies.
Heb 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Luke 23:46 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.
He gave his spirit to the Father: he gave up the ghost.
The Greek word for spirit: pneuma, means wind. The Greek word for Ghost was: Ehpno, to breath out.
Jesus commended his spirit to the Father from where he came; and he expired, he breath out the last breath from the cross.
Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
The Centurion believed on Jesus, possibly himself being saved, forgiven of his sins. As Jesus spoke earlier that the Father forgive them. Belief in Jesus was required.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Luke 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
Perhaps they pondered in their hearts what this meant? The resurrection was yet to come.