Sunday, June 18, 2006

Mark - Crucified


Mark 15:22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

The profile of the mountain looked like a skull.

Mark 15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

This was as a pain reliever. He took our pain to the cross too. He knows what it is like to suffer pain as a human, as well as trials and temptations.

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.

Mark 15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

John 19:23 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.

A continuously woven garment is the garment of a priest. Jesus is our great high Priest of God. Exodus 28:31-32 tells us that the High Priest wore a seamless garment.

Mark 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

John 19:13 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.
John 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

John's gospel said it was the sixth hour, using the Roman time of 6AM, when Jesus was sent to the cross by the Romans. Mark said it was the third hour, using the Jewish time, three hours after sunrise, or 9AM, when Jesus was crucified.

Jesus was crucified for our sins. The most excruciating torture, following the terrible whippings. He did this for us. The price to remove our sins was a great price. A price that only God was able to do for us. Thank you, my Lord and my God.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.


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