Jesus gave up His life freely, being victorious and triumphal. His life was not taken. He asked God to forgive those who persecuted Him. He bowed His head and gave up His spirit to God, The Father.
Christ entrusted God for all His Life and now continued to at His Death, for He knew The Father to be trustworthy and faithful.
IT IS FINISHED
Jesus had complete dependence upon The Father for the control of Body, Spirit and Soul. (NEED TO KNOW TEXT)
The way He died was observed by the Roman Officer in charge of the crucifixion and exclaimed, "Surely, He was The Son of God". Fulfilling the prophecies of scripture, the death of Jesus was part of God's Plan. What others had meant for evil, God had orchestrated all for the good of others. The death of Christ was for the forgiveness of man's sins, and by his death He was able to bring mankind spiritually back to God.
"He was wounded and bruised for our sins. (He took the punishment, and God's wrath upon sin on the behalf on mankind) He was chastised that we might have peace; (Peace with God) He was lashed and we were healed". (That the repentance of mankind bring forgiveness of sins) Isaiah 53:5.
Both the Love and The Plan of The Father were involved as was all persons of the Godhead, Christ obediently had chosen to die, otherwise His Life could not be taken from Him. Nothing, absolutely no being had the power to kill Him, and because of what Jesus did, God's wrath is no longer against those who accept Him as God's Anointed Son and Lord and Saviour.
Christ shall live forever
and have thousands upon thousands of spiritual offspring.
No one but God can take up their Life after they have died.
The standard of consecration was
maintained in the crucifixion of Christ that had been celebrated
the night the Israelites left Egypt with Moses under God's guidance. Jesus,
The Passover Lamb for mankind followed the same procedures. There was
a great deal of correct preparation and extraordinary details paid to the
The Passover Lamb, and these same details applied and fulfilled
in the death of Christ.(e.g. hyssop branch)
The two criminals who were crucified that day had their legs broken to hasten death. Although it was the custom of the Roman Empire to break the legs of crucifixion victims to hasten death, not one of Jesus' bones were broken, fulfilling scripture, according to the details of The Passover Lamb. This speaks of the preservation of the righteous.
Those in charge of the crucifixion were surprised that Jesus had died, therefore a spear was thrust through His heart to prove that it was so, and the prophecy of Jesus being pierced in His side was fulfilled at this time, on the cross.
Eventually all people will realize that Jesus, the man who was pierced was the Saviour of mankind, who fulfills prophecies of Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Psalm 34:20, and Zechariah 12:10.
Before sunset, Joseph, a wealthy man and Nicodemus, both Jewish Teachers and officials who were previously secret disciples of Jesus, but now came courageous enough to ask Pilate for permission to take His body. These two Jewish Teachers did not agree with the other Leaders regarding the bribe for betrayal, the arrest and the mock trial of Jesus.
An act of love by the wealthy Joseph of Arimathea, gave Jesus and honourable burial, as foretold as an event pertaining to The Messiah in scripture. They placed Jesus' body in Joseph's rock-hewn tomb in a nearby garden and prepared his Body for burial, which fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9. Women, Mary Magdalene, Mary, mother of James, and Joanna were watching nearby. The Chief Priests and Pharisees went to Pilate and requested that the tomb be sealed so that Jesus' body could not be stolen. Guards were posted and the tomb was legally sealed.
The promise God gave in Genesis 3:15 that the seed of woman would eventually crush Satan was fulfilled in Christ's Resurrection, His supreme victory of His defeat over death and soon to be ultimately fulfill Satan's doom to come. Jesus was born of a woman, rose from the dead, and although He was bruised by suffering a temporary injury, Satan received a blow that was fatal.
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