Time is so important to understand according to the Holy Bible. In order to understand time frames we have to go by revelation according to the Holy Bible in order for everything to make sense. The morning starts at 6am. not midnight as the Gentiles believe. And the evening starts at 6pm. Thus from 6am to 6pm is one day and from 6pm to 6am is one night.
So it was early this morning, still standing before Caiaphas and the scribes and elders along with the multitudes who were there without any sleep
Luke 22:66-71 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led Him into their council, saying, Art thou the Christ? tell us. And He said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: And if I also ask you, ye will not answer Me, nor let Me go. Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art Thou then the Son of God? And He said unto them, Ye say that I Am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of His own mouth.
John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment (where Pontus Pilate sat Luke 23:1): and it was early; and they (The scribes, elders and perhaps even Caiaphas) themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this Man? They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up unto thee. John 18:29-30 And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this Fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King. Luke 23:2
John 18:31-32 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye Him, and judge Him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He spake, signifying what death he should die.
And Pilate asked Him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And He answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this Man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. Luke 23:3-5
Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto Him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of Thyself, or did others tell it thee of Me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered Thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I Am a king. To this end (referring to His death on the cross) was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice. Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in Him no fault at all. John 18:33-38
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the Man were a Galilaean. And as soon as he knew that He belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see Him of a long season, because he had heard many things of Him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by Him. Then he questioned with Him in many words; but He answered him nothing.
And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, Said unto them, Ye have brought this Man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this Man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him. I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him. (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this Man, and release unto us Barabbas: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them Luke 23:6-20
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just Man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified. Matthew 27:19-23 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this Man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. John 18:40 Crucify Him, crucify Him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath He done? I have found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them him (Barabbas) that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but He delivered Jesus to their will. Luke 23:21-25
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. Matthew 27:24-26
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 a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! They smote Him with their hands. And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head. And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him. John 19:1-3/Matthew 27:29-32
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. 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? 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 (Jesus referring to Judas). 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. 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. And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 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. Then delivered he Him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him away. John 19:1-16
The End of Judas
Meanwhile, Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.” Matthew 27:3-10
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear His cross. Matthew 27:32 And as they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented Him. But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. Luke 23:26-32
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall : and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. (Gall is bitter. The word bitter in the Holy Bible means poison. So apparently vinegar mixed with gall was given to put people on the cross to death quicker, since crucifixion is a slow torturous death) 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 (Psalm 22:18).
And sitting down they watched Him there; And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews. 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. 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. Matthew 27:33-36/John 19:19-21
Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save Thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him: for He said, I am the Son of God (Psalm 22). The thieves also, which were crucified with Him, cast the same in His teeth. Matthew 27:38-44
The Two Thieves On The Cross
And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If thou be Christ, save Thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this Man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise. Luke 23:39-43
An interesting full circle of Life. In Genesis 22 reveals an account where God spoke to Abraham, to sacrifice unto the Lord on Mount Moriah. To make a long story short, He built an Alter there and placed Isaac His son on the Alter. This is a prophetic pointing to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ thousands of years before this day. Because Jerusalem sits on Mount Moriah: 2 Chronicles 3:1 “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (The Holy Temple) at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.”
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, Luke 23:44-45
So this where the Jewish concept of time really come into view here. Since the morning starts at 6am as being the 1st hour of the day, therefore, the 6th hour through the 9th hour” is 12pm-3pm where darkness covered the whole earth. This was not a solar eclipse. The sun literally stopped shining for three hours. I personally believe the moment the sun darkened, God the Father turned His back on the whole earth because He could not stand the site of His only begotten Son dying
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother (Mary), and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple (John) standing by, whom He loved, He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. John 19:25-27And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This Man calleth for Elias. Mathew 27:46-47
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. John 19:28 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save Him. Matthew 27:48-49
It Is Finished!
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: Luke 23:46 It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Matthew 27:51-53
Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous Man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all His acquaintance, and the women that followed Him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. Luke 23:47-49
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation (of the sabbath because from Friday at 6pm to Saturday at 6pm was the Sabbath), that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
The reason for breaking their legs, is to suffocate to death those that are still alive on the cross
Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not be broken (Psalm 34:20). And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced (Zechariah 12:10). John 19:31-37
Seven Sufferings Jesus Went Through To Give Us Eternal Life
Why is this so important to reflect on how many sufferings Jesus Christ went through to give eternal life to those who believe, baptized unto repentance and are born-again? Numbers are so important throughout the Holy Bible which will give greater revelation, glorifying Jesus Christ as it is intended to do.
What is revelation? Revelation is a mystery, now being revealed. And Jesus reveals mysteries of God His Father, of Himself, of His Holy Spirit, of Heaven and Hell and of His Word and sends it forth by His Holy Spirit as it is written:
John 16:11-15 “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it (revelation of God’s Holy Word, The Holy Bible) unto you. All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
The Holy Spirit is the illuminator of all truth from God. So now that’s established, there is such great revelation unto why Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.” According to the Jewish symbolism of the number 7 meaning: total and absolute completion. Nothing can be added to, or taken away from the work of the Cross of Jesus Christ.
The cross is the Alter which ends sins, carnality, self, worldliness and pagan spirituality. And where new life in Jesus Christ begins, thus the Alter is where a sinner cross over from death to life and becomes the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away (sinful habits); behold, all things are become new.”
1st. Jesus was betrayed
2nd He was spat upon and beaten
3rd was rejected
6th Carried the cross till Simon carried Him
7th And He was crucified
It was all finished at the cross! The completeness of salvation. What is salvation? Salvation is a very profound word and means so much more than we think. The name Jesus is more powerful as the Holy Bible declares, than we know. The name Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua which means The Lord is Salvation (the Lord saves) And in that name are root words:
Yeshuwah: Deliverance, Healing
Yasha: To make free
Yesha: Prosperity (Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially)
What are we (the children of God) saved from? God saved us, through Jesus Christ, from the wrath of God (Ephesians 5:6) which is ultimately the eternal Lake of Fire (Hell). And He did so much more than that. He gave His word (promises) more than just fire insurance. He delivered us from sinfulness (John 8:34-36) being dead to sin, but alive in Jesus Christ through the washing of His blood and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Giving us the power to stop sinning, by giving us the promised gift of the Holy Spirit (John 14:14-17) He reconciled us to the Father (Romans 5:10) so we can have a close and personal fellowship/relationship with God (John 10:27) It is all finished at the cross!
At the cross is where Jesus Christ destroyed the works of darkness in a child of God’s life. Jesus proclaimed with authority without stuttering or batting an eyelash “The prince of this world is judged” (referring to the devil and His Kingdom of darkness in John 16:11)
The Love of God
The cross proved His Mercy and love towards us while we were yet sinners. That God made a way, through His only begotten Son, of an escape from the eternal judgment to come (Hell: Revelation 20:11-15). And no body has ever demonstrated a more perfect love than that of Jesus Christ. Jesus has revealed on the night He was betrayed,
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what His Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.” John 15:13-16
So our responsibility in continued repentance, after the cross is to Love the Lord and walk in His ways as a friend of God (John 14:15). Putting on Christ and having His mind (Romans 12:1-2/Galatians 5). It is our responsibility to choose life now on earth before eternity, where it counts and not allow the fire of the Holy Spirit be snuffed out in your soul (for those who have the baptism of the Holy Spirit) because of sin. Because of rebellion; refusing to follow Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives. Because of spiritual weakness, Because of thoughts and attitudes that does not glorify God or because of the Stupid Ignorant Nonsense of every day life that we need to guard our hearts against daily.
Friday Evening (2 hrs before the Sabbath)
And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just (who was also rich and one of Jesus’s disciples not one of the twelve Matthew 27:57): (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. Luke 23:50-51
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night (John 3), and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. John 19:38-42 And laid it (the body of Jesus) in his own new tomb (Joseph of Arimathaea’ tomb), which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. Matthew 27:60-61
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid. Luke 23:54-55 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23:54-55
Why were these detail’s so important to document? It’s to show that the Holy Bible once again, is in fact true. Also is to show that Jesus was obedient, even to the point of death. Jesus Christ was gathered, prepared and buried in a rich mans tomb before the Sabbath started. Jesus Christ honored His Father God, and He did not break one law.
Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord Thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Sunday is the first day of the week, which makes Saturday the 7th day (the Sabbath day) The Sabbath starts from Friday evening to Saturday evening. And Jesus kept the Sabbath law even in death, thus it is written of Him:
Hebrews 4:14-15 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 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.