Friday, April 18, 2014

Praise God For Today! Good Friday...

John 19:1-30, "Then Pilate
therefore took Jesus,
and scourged him.
And the soldiers platted a
crown of thorns, and
put it on his head, and
they put on him a purple robe,
And said, Hail, King of the Jews!
and they smote him with their hands.
Pilate therefore went forth again,
and saith unto them, Behold,
I bring him forth to you,
that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
Then came Jesus forth, wearing
the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.
And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
When the chief priests therefore and
officers saw him, they cried out,
saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
Pilate saith unto them,
Take ye him, and crucify him:
for I find no fault in him.
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.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.
14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
15 But they cried out,
 Away with him, away with him,
crucify him. Pilate saith unto them,
Shall I crucify your King?
The chief priests answered,
We have no king but Caesar.
16 Then delivered he him therefore
unto them to be crucified.
And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17 And he bearing his cross went forth
into a place called the place of a skull,
which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two other
with him, on either side one,
and Jesus in the midst.
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and
put it on the cross. And the writing was
 Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews.
20 This title then read many of the Jews:
for the place where Jesus was crucified
was nigh to the city: and it was
written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate,
Write not, The King of the Jews; but that
he said, I am King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
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.
24 They said therefore among themselves,
Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose
it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, w
hich saith, They parted my raiment among them,
and for my vesture they did cast lots.
These things therefore the soldiers did.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus
his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary
the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and
the disciple standing by, whom he loved,
he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
And from that hour that disciple took her unto
his own home.28 After this, Jesus knowing that
all things were now accomplished, that
the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar:
and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and
put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar,
he said, It is finished: and he bowed
his head, and gave up the ghost."
I praise God that my Lord, Jesus Christ came to earth, to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption.  Without Him doing this, I... nor you, would have a way of spending eternity in Heaven.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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