This is it. The end of one era and the beginning of a new one. Jesus has completed His work of redemption here on earth, and now it is time for His disciples to take the lead in teaching the nations under His authority.
It’s interesting how men become what they criticize when it suits their purpose; how they can rationalize that it’s okay for them to do it but not someone else.
LUCKY!!! That’s all I can think of when I think about these women.
That deceiver. Is that what He is? In spite of every miracle performed, every prophesy fulfilled, the earth quake that split rocks, the veil of the temple being torn — Jesus is still a deceiver to them.
He did it. He made it till the end. He fulfilled the purpose for which He was born — to yield up His spirit in a shameful way.
This is not the way a king would be treated. Especially someone who claimed to be the Son of God.
Tied to the post, His back rounded in the best position for total exposure, the soldier drawls back the flagellum, swinging it with force as the thongs whip through the air.
The multitudes can change their tune quickly with the right motivation and deception. What once was an honored Man was now made lower than a criminal.
Why was Jesus so quiet? He was being falsely accused by the chief priests and elders yet He answered nothing.
The pain was too great and tragically suicide became his way out. How victorious his story could have been if he had only sought forgiveness.