Prior to we talk about the actual crucifixion on Calvary, let's appear at the events that occurred just prior to.
There had been two people today in prison and it was a custom of the time to let the people today select a prisoner to be let go.
A man named Pilate asked the Jews who he need to let go, Barabbas or Jesus, the Jewish people today chose Barabbas. This selection, with the insistent cries of the people today, “crucify him, crucify him”, condemned the Lord of glory to death.
The Roman soldiers then took Jesus and stripped him of His clothing and place a robe of scarlet on Him and thrust a crown of thorns on his head. Then they slapped Him in the face and spit on Him and mocked His royalty.
There was and is not a humiliation Christ did not endure.
The soldiers stripped Jesus of all His clothing once again, which re-opened each wound that began to coagulate with the fabric, and tied His hands. They pulled the rope by way of a ring and stretched Jesus' skin tight. Then, according to history, the romans would whip somebody with a cat of nine tails which had shards of metal, fragments of bone, and any other sharp objects they could obtain. The soldiers made use of this whip and Jesus, figuring out every thing, knew when the whip would slash His tight skin. He saw and heard the swish, swish, swish of the whip as the man “warmed up”. Then the soldier drew back and lashed out with the whip. The nine pieces of the ship wrapped about the Lord's physique and dug into His stretched out skin. Then the man twisted his wrist and ripped the whip away.
This triggered the flesh of the King of kings and Lord of lords to rip, tear, and shred off His bones. We do not know how numerous instances the Roman soldier committed this heinous act. According to Jewish law a individual was not to be whipped with much more than 40 lashes. In order to make sure the individual with the whip did not break the law they counted to 39 as an alternative of 40, “just in case”, they had been off by a single. Considering that the Romans had been not below the similar spiritual law as the Jewish people today the soldier was not bound to 40 stripes and no much more. Even so for the sake of placing the scourging of Jesus into viewpoint let's assume the soldier whipped Christ ONLY 39 instances. The cat of nine tales was made use of. Multiply 39 instances the whip came into get in touch with with Christ by the cat of nine tales, 39×9. That provides us the equivalent of 351 stripes. This quantity most likely does not reflect the correct quantity. Most probably Jesus was whipped a great deal much more than 39 instances.
Soon after enduring this, the robe was place back on Christ. As soon as once again the blood coagulated with the fabric. As the physique of Christ attempted to heal these horrific wounds creating the fabric a component of that healing it became blood soaked. The blood would have began to dry forming the very first component of a scab more than each open bleeding wound. In an act that can be described as evil and beyond cruel, the soldiers as soon as once again ripped the robe off Jesus agonizingly re-opening each wound, re-developing each agonizing lash.
Naked, bleeding out, dehydrated, and pretty much passing out Jesus Christ received his final burden to carry. An old, rough wooden cross was placed on the shoulders and back of Christ. Jesus had to carry this heavy splintering wooden cross by way of the streets of Jerusalem to the major of a spot known as Golgatha. Every single bump in the road, each tripping step triggered splinters and shards of wood to dig deep into what was left of the physique of Christ. Lastly He could carry the cross no additional and an additional man was compelled to carry it for Him. The closer they drew to Golgatha the much more they could hear the sound of hammer meeting nail. The wailing, moaning, tortuous cries of these who had been currently getting crucified could be heard echoing by way of the region. Lastly Jesus was laid on His cross. 1 nail was driven into every hand and an additional driven although each feet. The soldiers lifted the cross and dropped the base of it into a hole about two feet deep with a sickening thud.
If all this had been not sufficient the crowd started shouting points like, “He saved other individuals, let Him save Himself.”, “Come down if you are definitely the Christ.”
In this, His discomfort, ridicule, shame, and forsaken state, He stated, “forgive them for they know not what they do.” Lastly He stated, “It is completed.” He bowed His head and died.
“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed.”
There is an old song that basically says, “Thank God for the blood. Thank God for the blood!”