Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mark - Hail King of the Jews

Hail King of the Jews

Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Excessive whipping and abuse, with much blood spilled. By His stripes we were healed.

Mark 15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
Mark 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
Mark 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

The whole band of soldiers mocked him, forced a crown of thorns on his head; more blood spilled from his head for the healing of our minds. They mockingly saluted him as the king of the Jews, They spoke the truth as if it were a lie, for the devil opposes the truth. They made fun of him as demons, seeking to play games with the most Holy Lord Jesus. Jesus spoke earlier:

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Do we make the things of God as foolishness? If so, we are as the world, without spiritual understanding. Jesus spoke earlier of the foolishness of the heart, without spiritual understanding.

Mark 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Mark 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

More of the same blasphemy. If they hated our Lord, they will hate us as well, so be prepared.

Mark 15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

He wore his clothing over his torn flesh, to the cross. At the cross even his clothing was removed for a foolish game. They threw dice for his garments. He was naked to bear our shame upon the cross.

Mat 27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Jesus gave his body and earthly possessions to buy us back from the devil. His soul and spirit remained with God the Father. Thank you my Lord and my God, for now we are also become children of the most high God, through the shed blood of our Lord. Our sins are paid for, in full, when we believe in him and are born again, of God's Spirit.

Eaglewings Ministries

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