Ninth Hour

“And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and the scribes and the whole council and bound Jesus and carried him away and delivered him to Pilate.

And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 

And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest  thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

But Jesus yet answered him nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 

Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound (was also chained with) them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

And the multitude crying aloud began to desire (ask) him to do as ever he had done (do as always) unto them,

But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? For he knew that the chief priest had delivered him for envy (Pilate KNEW that the priests were just trying to get Jesus killed).

But the chief priest moved (stirred up) the people, that they should rather release Barabbas unto them.

And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

And so Pilate, willing to content the people (wanting to gratify the crowd) released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, (flogged with a roman scourge) to be crucified.” Mark 15:1-15

A portion of the immense prophecies concerning the suffering of the Messiah, which was and is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The spotless Holy Lamb of God can be found in the Book of Isaiah..

“WHO hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm (the power) of the Lord revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant (He was very gentle and kind),and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form or comeliness; and when ye shall see, there is no beauty that we should desire him (He came to earth quite ordinary in appearance). 

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised and we redeemed him not.  

SURELY he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten (struck down) of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:1-4 

Now lets talk about the scourge, the Jews had a “law” that prisoners would receive forty stripes save one, which means instead of receiving forty lashes it would be thirty-nine (which really is not mercy) but it was not the Jews beating Jesus.

It was the Romans that were beating Jesus, the Romans did not do this to their own citizens, and he was in no way covered under any supposed “mercy” clause and this was all the forces of hell unleashed upon Him.

Remember He told the Disciples before His arrest this from John 14:30: “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince (ruler) of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” 

He said this in reference to what was going to happen, which can be backed up with His statement when they came to arrest Him. Luke 22:53: “When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Again, God has ALL power, power over the enemy BUT Jesus willingly laid down his life for us which is WHY darkness was ALLOWED this power so that He could take OUR place and suffer the punishment that belonged to us and through His death reconcile us back to Him.

Back to the beating, He was viciously beaten, striped by a whip that has multiple strings of leather often with bone or metal knotted at the ends, which cuts on contact and then pulls skin and flesh with it at its release and there was NO mercy shown in this beating.

Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded (pierced through) for OUR transgressions, he was bruised (crushed) for OUR iniquities; the chastisement of OUR peace was upon him; and with his stripes (blows that cut into flesh) we are healed.”

On to Calvary, Mark 15:16-18: “And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium (a separate tent); and they call together the WHOLE band (cohort). 

And they clothed him with purple, and platted (twisted)  a crown of thorns, and put it about his head. And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews.”

These thorns were no tiny little briers which would still have been very painful, these were sharp, piercing barbs that torn intro his skin and sank into his flesh around his temples, and we all know how delicate and tender the brow area is and when they shoved this thing onto His head it  and caused excruciating pain and blood dripped from every pierce.

Here is His own description as He pleaded with the sleeping Church, His Bride to awake and open that door for Him. Song of Solomon 5:2: “I sleep, but my heart waketh:  it IS the VOICE of my Beloved that knocketh, saying

Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled (perfect one)FOR MY HEAD IS FILLED WITH DEW, AND MY LOCKS WITH THE DROPS OF THE NIGHT.”

He suffered that crown of thorns so that we could have His peace for our troubled minds and if you want a little more about that wake up.

Onward- Mark 15-32: “And they smote (struck) him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, and bowing their knees worshipped him  (in MOCK worship). 

And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and out his OWN clothes on him, and LED HIM OUT to crucify him. 

And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, (he was just passing through) the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear (carry) his cross. { by this point they had beaten Jesus SO severely that He was physically unable to carry it any farther} 

And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of the skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

And when they had crucified him, they parted  his garments (divided his clothes), casting lots upon them, what every man should take (gambled for them)

And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

And the scripture WAS fulfilled, which saith, AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS. 

And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

Save thyself, and come down from the cross.

Likewise, also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others: himself he cannot save.

Let the King of Israel now descend from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.”

Here Jesus was, beaten to the point of being almost unrecognizable, privately humiliated and tortured by the soldiers, spit on, his beard ripped out, those who passed by making fun of him, pointing at Him, the priests STILL attempting to demand proof of who He IS, chiding Him to “come down”, and even those with him mocking Him, (which one did repent me and was saved) 

It all just as written in Isaiah 52:14:  “As MANY were astonised at thee:(could not believe His condition) HIS VISAGE (appearance) WAS SO MARRED (disfigured) MORE THAN ANY OTHER MAN, AND HIS FORM MORE THAN THE SONS OF MEN; (beaten far worse than any other); 

His beaten, tortured, bloody body taken and His hands stretched out and driven through by spikes, His feet placed one atop the other again driven completely through, telling you there is to tell about the size of these spikes. How bad does it hurt to just “stump” our toe, or “crack” our ankle or hand pain from just overdoing chores, imagine what He suffered, we can’t imagine it.

Mark 15:33: “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the WHOLE land until the ninth hour.” 

The entire land overshadowed in complete blackness because the very one who created light, the one who IS light, who created the Sun, the moon, and all the stars, the one who spoke all of earth and existence into creation was now crucified by the very ones that he had created. 

The sins of ALL mankind on Him and the hour of darkness He had spoken of  thought they had won.

And He hung there, He could have destroyed every single thing on this earth, with one WORD, as He IS also THE WORD, He could have started over with a new creation rather than to save those whom had already been created, even those whose time had not yet come to dwell on earth, those who were souls, still with Him as we were created BEFORE the foundations of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 12:11: “The words of the wise are as goads, and as NAILS fastened by the masters of assemblies, WHICH ARE GIVEN FROM ONE SHEPHERD.” 

That ONE Shepherd, The Word and The WORD of the WORD concerning all these things.

John 12:31-33: “NOW is the judgment of this world: NOW shall the prince (ruler) of this world be cast out.  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth (crucified) WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME.” This he said, signifying what death he should (would) die.” 

We’ll make our way through those three hours with Matthew 27:45-54: “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?

Some of them that stood by there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

The REST said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain (split in two) from the top to the bottom: and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent (split); 

And the graves were opened: and many of the bodies of the saints that slept (were dead) arose.

And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went out into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Now when the centurion and they that were with him, watching (guarding) Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things which were done, they FEARED greatly, saying, TRULY, THIS WAS THE SON OF GOD.”

Thankfully we know this was NOT the ending of the story of Christ. We know that on that third day He rose!

He rose in victory everlasting and He rose to give us victory and life eternal and life everlasting in the everlasting arms.

And we also know the darkness that covers this earth now, and great is that darkness and it will only get darker.

Don’t be as those who mocked, waiting for a “sign” and when the earth quaked and rocks shook, they feared, we know that an earthquake is one day coming, a quake so great that earth itself will rock in space and we know that in that great and faithful day Christ will return to this earth and we know that those who are dead will resurrect and those who are alive and REMAIN in HIS WORD will take our heavenly flight. 

And don’t let this Holy Season pass without stopping for a moment and thanking Him and rejoicing in Him for the gift He gave us when He gave Himself!

God Bless you! Blessed Good Friday and I hope that you have a joyous Easter and the renewing grace that Christ gave.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2019

CARDIAC SHOCK (HEART SERIES PART 4)

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Love has grown cold as people go about their way worshiping the gods of self, money, and sin.
Never realizing that one watches from heaven and as the prayers of his saints comes before his throne, and his answer to indeed deliver those that are his and the innocents that  suffer at the hands of the ungodly, comes as the angels hurls the censer of fire from the holy altar to earth.
THE HEART BEAT AS OLD AS CREATION SUDDENLY GROWS SILENT.
Those that are his will be taken out of harm’s way because as the great physician, he has only one treatment option left to save this dying world.
CARDIAC SHOCK, to jump-start the hearts of those who have not believed, those who have laughed, mocked, and denied his name. Those who have given honor and sacrifice to devils and worshiped their idols of money, fame, and prestige and every idol their minds could conjure up.
The shock so powerful that it will leave the host of heaven silent on behalf of those who will be left on earth.
Silenced as they pray that repentance will come when those on earth are faced with the reality of him, and of his wrath as he offers one last chance of salvation.
Revelation 6:12,13: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell into the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
                                    

THE MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE THAT WILL VIOLENTLY ROCK EARTH IN ORBIT IN UNISON WITH THE ANGER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
The planet itself shaking as if to free itself from the inhabitants that have defiled it through their transgressions.

THE SUN IN ALL OF IT’S REFLECTIVE POWER NOW REFLECTS THE DARKNESS AND BLACKNESS OF THE HEARTS OF MEN.
THE MOON MIRRORING THE BLOOD OF ALL THE INNOCENTS THAT HAS SATURATED THE EARTH UNTIL IT CAN NO LONGER CONTAIN IT.
THE STARS THAT WERE HIGH AND LOFTY, NOW CRASH AND FALL TO EARTH AS THOSE THEY ARE MIGHTY ON EARTH SHALL FALL.

 

Revelation 7:14-16: “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places, and the kings of the earth and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond man, and every free man HID THEMSELVES IN THE DENS, AND IN THE ROCKS OF THE MOUNTAINS;

AND SAID UNTO THE MOUNTAINS AND THE ROCKS FALL ON US, AND HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE, AND FROM THE WRATH OF THE LAMB.
                                
The world as it stands, Romans 1:22:”Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” 

The “big bang” theory, evolution, Darwinism, a host of other imagined fables of the minds of men are now taught as the new truth. People can even argue that we have been to space, walked on the moon, sent rovers to distant planets and yet, he and his kingdom are simply not there.

Well, actually HE IS, he and his kingdom are located in what the Bible refers to as the third heaven, remember he created this separately. We will never be capable of travelling that far and I am sure he finds our attempts rather amusing.

Matthew 24:27:  “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” 

Luke 23:28-31 recounts his words as he was led to his crucifixion, and the women were weeping for him, “But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep NOT for me, BUT weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, THE DAYS ARE COMING, in which they shall say, Blessed ARE the barren, and the wombs that NEVER bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

Then shall they begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, FALL ON US; AND TO THE HILLS, COVER US. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

Translation, if they treated him this way considering the state of the world at the time, what will they do in a desensitized, demoralized time such as today? If people are willing to knock a persons brains out on Black Friday to BUY a ninety dollar television, what will they do to each other when absolute Hades breaks loose on earth?

They will soon watch with absolute horror as the sky actually opens up to reveal him and the host of heaven. 
And they WILL believe.  All who have scoffed and scoff now at the Gospel based on THEIR VERSION OF HIS REALITY will soon realize that HE IS SELF EXISTING, AND REFUSING TO “BELIEVE” IN HIM IS NOT GOING TO MAKE HIM GO AWAY.
Of course there will be those who will pray to their false gods and seek protective enchantments, like Pharaohs magicians tried when attempting to fight against Moses,they may just hear something quite like this:
Isaiah 47:12,13: “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast labored since thy youth; IF SO BE THOU BE ABLE TO PROFIT, IF SO BE THOU MAYEST PREVAIL. thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, STAND UP AND SAVE THEE FROM THE THINGS THAT SHALL COME UPON THEE.”
                                     
They chose to trust in these things rather than him, and when this comes to pass they WILL understand how foolish that trust in dead idols and demons has been.
Then will come the SHOCK WAVE, but we’re not getting into that for a while!

To remainder of this series, please visit: ARRHYTHMIA (HEART SERIES PART 1)

HEART FAILURE ( HEART SERIES PART 2)

FLAT LINED ( HEART SERIES PART 3)

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Original Post Date: 05/31/2014. All rights reserved. Rev. Nina BrownJohnson 2015