Provision of the Cross
Provision of the Cross
Application: The Savior of the World was in total control, yet He came to a trial to unselfishly take upon Him the sin of the World. The Cross provided a means to deliver you from death. Think for a moment about the price that was paid for you.
Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink. Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is 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.’ ” Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing. Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,
Set The Scene: Passover- God’s liberation from slavery from Egypt ( several feast and events that God Told Israel they must do in from Sabbath, Passover, Day of Atonement and other feasts.)
Day Of Atonement- Made Sacrifice for the sins of the people
See this: take away the sins of the world
Key verse to the Cross: mark 10:45 ransom for many
Set the scene: sundown Thursday evening Jesus was to eat the Passover (why not Friday) and just so happened that in the year 33 ad of Nisan 14th day (jews first month) (April march) the Passover by Galliean rule allowed it to be on Thurday and carry into Friday preparation day which was the day before the sabbath which was on Saturday Sunday church came to be in celebrating resurrection day
read Passover passage ---- God Passed over the homes with blood on the doorposts… The Passover everyone would have been in town
Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it;
The Turn of the Sermon: Day of Atonement
What is amazing in Jesus allowed this evil to take place at this appointed time because the Passover would have allowed all who would have traveled to the temple to celebrate would have been there at this time and many was able to see something they never scene before the Holy of Holies when they celebrated the day of atonement known as “yon cap or” later in the year.
(7 month according to Jewish Calendar -Leviticus 23)
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
where the high priest had this Job
‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day—
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.
When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”
( ) would have took an animal and sacrificed it upon the mercy seat then let a scapegoat go in the wilderness carrying Israel sins away never to return ( levitcus 16:8-10,20-22, 29-34)
( ) would have took an animal and sacrificed it upon the mercy seat then let a scapegoat go in the wilderness carrying Israel sins away never to return
Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.
“And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the tabernacle of meeting, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.
“This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the Lord. It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever. And the priest, who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments; then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as the Lord commanded Moses.
The provision of the cross is this:
Providing essential support for us in life
1. Sin had a price.
See exodus 12:3-6 young male goat killed on the 14 day of Nisan which correlates to March or April
Had to prepare the Passover and then the week of unleavened bread signifying sin being purged from the house. Jesus became our Passover lamb and gave himself up taking upon the bitterness of sin once and for all
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
1cor 5:8 represents sin
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
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- by his strips we are healed
2. God had a plan.
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
genesis 3:15- using the woman to birth the savior
Describe the sovreigninty of God
Salvation never stopped on the cross with the thief
Father forgive them Truly you will be with me in paradise Mother behold your son
Set the scene: 9 in the morning then at 12 noon the sky became dark, Jesus died around 3 pm.
Everyone that thought he was a fake was laughing at him, they had beat him, mocked him, and stood just with all kinds of evil in their hearts
Jesus tells His Daddy, “Daddy forgive them for they know not what they do”()
Salvation was at the core
John the baptist Realized it at the very beginning of ministry
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
3. The cross had a purpose
3. The cross had a purpose
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
Many would have been present that day where that veil made :
Provided the sacrificial lamb taking away the necessity of the day of atonement feast. The priest entering into the holy of holies bells on, prayed up, ready to make sacrifice for Israel on a yearly basis. The scene was full all the areas had traveled to celebrate Passover many would have been there and all of the sudden the sky got dark, the veil ripped from .top to bottom allowing all the p,resent world to see the place considered no mans land jesus had opened it up and the lamb was slain.
veil was somewhere near 60 feet high. An early Jewish tradition says that the veil was about four inches thick, but the Bible does not confirm that measurement. The book of Exodus teaches that this thick veil was fashioned from blue, purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen.
Provided the sacrificial lamb taking away the necessity of the day of atonement feast. The priest entering into the holy of holies bells on, prayed up, ready to make sacrifice for Israel on a yearly basis. The scene was full all the areas had traveled to celebrate Passover many would have been there and all of the sudden the sky got dark, the veil ripped from .top to bottom allowing all that were present to see the place considered no mans land jesus had opened it up and the lamb was slain.
**Not only did Jesus become the sacrificial goat of the Passover and the one sacrificed for our sins, but he became the scapegoat also bc he carried away the sins never to return to us again.
Purpose of the cross was to set us free
I've been set free
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
This is my body eat
This is the blood of the new covenant that was shed for many for the remission of sins