Saturday, April 11, 2020

Crucifixion of Jesus (HW11)

            'Holy Week'

Mark 15:25-26  Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
    Our Lord Jesus chose crucifixion the most painful death meant for serious criminals. He suffered being hung on the cross (tree) for six hours before His death to free us those were under the curse.
Gal 3:13  Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree")

Blessings and Curses
Deu 11:26-28  "Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
    Most unbelievers who have committed abominations such as idolatry, adultery, sodomy, wickedness, covetousness, etc. were under the curse.

Horror under the Curse
Deu28:16-18,20-22  "Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks... The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me. The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.

Set free by Jesus on the Cross
    Thank God for Jesus who was hung on the cross (tree) to set us free from the curse caused by our abominations before our salvation.
Col 3:5-7  Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.