Friday, May 6, 2016

Matthew 27 Crucifixtion, Death, Burial Prophecies Fulfilled

 SLIDE 1 One Sunday night several churches in our community gathered for a “Song Service.” Though we were the smallest in number, our church choir displayed a passion for singing and beautiful harmony.  When constructing a lesson for the Gospel of Mark several years ago on the Crucifixion and Death of our LORD, I rediscovered the SEVEN LAST WORDS of Jesus from the Cross, using all four gospels to sequence the events.  The Gospels written by four different men at four different times arranged in the book the Harmony of the Gospels designed to show the parallels and differences of the individual writings.
SLIDE 2 As I worked on my lesson for Matthew 27 last week the wonderful scriptures used this week reminded me of all the prophecies fulfilled through the Trial, Crucifixion and Burial of our LORD. Hopefully this presentation will enrich your learning and enhance you appreciation of the priceless gift of Salvation that Christ has offered each of us freely if we only believe.  I will not go over these prophecies since they were covered last week, but it will be on the blog. But I wanted to give you an idea what we will cover tonight about the prophecies Christ fulfilled through these events. Every lady here should read Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 in its entirety.
SLIDE 3 Isaiah 53 2-7 One of my favorite scriptures illuminates the measure of debt we owe.
How could we not love and adore a Savior like that! What can you do to serve Him?
 It is important to understand that the Jews mark time from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Three specific times are mentioned in this section of Mark: the third hour is 9:00, (Mark 15:25,) the sixth hour is noon, (Mark 15:33) and ninth hour is 3:00pm (Mark 15:34.)
The Crucifixion If you will open your bibles to Matthew 27:32 you can follow along.
There was to be no delay in this execution. The Passover was about to be celebrated, and the Jewish leaders did not want their holy day desecrated by the dead bodies of criminals (John 19: 31). In order to hasten the procession, the soldiers drafted a visitor to Jerusalem, Simon from Cyrene. Wiersbe, Warren W. (2015-08-18)
SLIDE 4 Matthew 27:32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. (The transverse beam of the cross.)
SLIDE 5 33And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), Here is an actual photo of the hillside in Israel.
SLIDE 6 Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. This is verified in scripture after Jesus was resurrected and appeared to John and the other disciples. John 20:25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
It is interesting to note that the awfulness of the crucifixion was not for Roman citizens or women and only the hardest of criminals. The facts of the crucifixtion were so horrible they did not discuss it in polite society. It occurred outside the city as a warning to foreigners the harshness of Roman rule. The only mention of nails was from Thomas after the resurrection.
Psalm 22:16 a company of evildoers encircles me;    they have pierced my hands and feet
 Zechariah 12:10 when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced
SLIDE 7 34they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. Mark 15:22 says myrrh which was said to be a sedative.
THE FIRST WORD Jesus spoke from the cross is from Luke 23:34
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
as prophesied Messiah would pray for his enemies.
Psalm 109:4 4In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.
How could we not love and adore a Savior like that! Who could you pray for today?
SLIDE 8 Soldiers would gamble for Messiah's garments.35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.  
Psalm 22: 18    they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
SLIDE 9 John 19:19-20 19 Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, "JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS."20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek.21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but rather, 'This man said, I am King of the Jews.'"22 Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."
SLIDE 11 Messiah would be crucified with criminals
38Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
Luke23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
Luke 23:42-43
And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
SLIDE 11 John 19:25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother,
click THIRD WORD"Woman, behold, your son!" click 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
SLIDE 12 Messiah Would Be Mocked And Ridiculed.
Psalm 22 7-8 All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;8"He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!"
39-43 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads40and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross."41So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,42"He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.43He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
44And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
Matthew27:45-46 now from the sixth hour Noon there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.3:00
SLIDE 13 FOURTH WORD  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Messiah Would Be Forsaken By God. Prophecy in Psalm 22:1
47And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, "This man is calling Elijah."
FIFTH WORD  “I am thirsty” John 19:28
"I am thirsty." Such a simple statement. How many of us make this statement ourselves at some point during each day? With this statement, Jesus acknowledged that a very basic human need was not being met for him as he neared his final moments. Yet such a complex statement from a man who offered living water to all who came to him.
"I am thirsty," words said by Jesus as he hung dying on the cross, while his mother and the beloved disciple, stood near. As a mother can you feel the deep of sorrow that Mary knew. How could we not love and admire a man like Jesus! Who could you give a cup of water to today?
SLIDE 14 Messiah would be given vinegar to drink.
Psalm 69:21 and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.
Matthew 37:48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.
Hyssop is a plant with stalk-like qualities that commonly grow three to four feet long.
A drink of the Romans solders’- sour wine watered down was considered a drink for common people,
49But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him." 50And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
SIXTH WORD John 19:30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said,
"It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
SLIDE 21 Matthew 27:51And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
SLIDE 22 Luke 19:40 Perhaps the Pharisees remember Jesus remarking, "I tell you, if these were silent (children), the very stones would cry out."
SLIDE 23 SEVENTH WORD "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" Luke 23:46
SLIDE 24 Soldiers would pierce Messiah's side. John 19:33-34 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.
SLIDE 25 Messiah's bones would not be broken Exodus 12:46 speaks of the Passover lambyou shall not break any of its bones.”
Psalm 34:20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
John 19:32-36 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. 35 He who saw it has borne witness---his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth---that you also may believe.36 For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken."
SLIDE 26  52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
What amazing love for Jesus to die like that! What can you do to serve Him?
55There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,5 6among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
SLIDE 27 Messiah would be buried with the rich.
57               When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.59And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud
60and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.61Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.
SLIDE 28 62       The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'
64Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."
65Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.
66So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

“When the first missionaries went to Japan, a young Japanese man who wanted to learn English was given the Gospel of John to translate into his native tongue. In a short time he became very restless and agitated. At last he burst out with the question, ‘Who is this Man about whom I have been reading, this Jesus? You call him a man, but He must be God.’”  
“What Manner of Man?”
How could we not love and adore a Savior like that! What can you do to serve Him?