Monday, March 21, 2016
160320 Palm Sunday Teaching Part 2
What did that take? In JCOP, pp. 99-280 recount the last two weeks of Jesus's life on earth. [The event of the thirteenth and fourteenth of Nisan are documented in more detail that any other two days in the entire Word of God. This alone should demonstrate to us the vital necessity of rightly dividing these records with minute accuracy. if God thought these two days important enough to merit such full reporting, then surely we can consider them important enough to merit our careful scrutiny. Jesus Christ Our Passover, Dr. V.P. Wierwille, American Christian Press, 1980, p. 281] After a full day, Monday night was the Last supper, which included a lot of teachings. 1. Walk to Garden for prayer - Apostles exhausted. 2. Soldiers come, fall back, healing 3. Before Annas - some beatings 4. Peter's first three denials. and cock crows. 5. Before Caiapas with Sanhedrin, beaten and mocked 6. Death sentence and more torture 7. Peter's second three denials, cock crows again, this time Jesus sees. 8. Dawn, taken to Pilate, beaten again 9. Send Herod. Beaten again. 10.Sent back to Pilate, vote sent to crowd, who chooses Barabbas 11.Beaten so that he could not stand anymore 12.That took another day and dawn comes again. 13.Lead out with two others at 9am. 14.Two more were led out at noon. He had not slept in 60 hours and more than half of that time was painful torture, but he still had the presence of mind to take care of his mother! He also witnessed to one of the guys hanging next to him, and he obeyed God in everything he did. 1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. When we are healthy, we are more apt to speak the Word. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Do you enjoy your righteousness when you are sick? Remember, sickness is a curse! Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Why do we talk about these horrible things? Because nothing comes for free! [I received a 'free' hat.] Everything cost somebody something, and valuable things cost a lot! Not one bone was broken, but every other injury was inflicted. He was marred beyond human recognition so that we can be healed. 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. The New Birth is a gift, a valuable gift that came with a high price. Don't waste it by accepting sickness and weakness. Recognize that you have been forgiven through the shed blood! Recognize that you have been healed! All that torture that went on for a day and a half covered all the sickness and injury you will ever have! Allow yourself to be healed! Allow yourself to be blessed by God, because Jesus paid it all.