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Friday, April 03, 2015
A Good Friday Timeline
The TIMELINE OF the saddest day in human history:
Here is something to think about today.......
I am also going to include parts of Isaiah 53 written approximately 700 years before Jesus was born and Psalm 22 written 1,000 years before Jesus was born……
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:2-3 ESV)
7 a.m. Jesus Returned to Pilate and Jesus is Sentenced to Death
(Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:23-24; John 19:16)
8 a.m. Jesus is Led Away to Golgotha
(Matthew 27:32-34; Mark 15:21-24; Luke 23:26-31; John 19:16-17)
 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds 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. (Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)
9 a.m. – “The Third Hour”Jesus is Crucified on the Cross
Mark 15: 25 – It was the third hour when they crucified him.
Luke 23:34 – Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
The Soldiers Cast Lots for Jesus’ Clothing
10 a.m. Jesus is Insulted and Mocked
Matthew 27:39-40 – And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. “So! You can destroy the Temple and build it again in three days, can you? Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!”
Mark 15:31 – The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. “He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself!”
Luke 23:36-37 – The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”
Luke 23:39 – One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”
11 a.m. Jesus and the Criminal
Luke 23:40-43 – But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Jesus Speaks to Mary and John
John 19:26-27 – When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Woman, he is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “She is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
Noon – “The Sixth Hour”Darkness Covers the Land
Mark 15:33 – At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.  By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?  And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7-9 ESV)
1 p.m. Jesus Cries Out to the Father
Matthew 27:46 – 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?”
I have always seen this statement more as an allusion to Psalm 22– than a theological statement of the sin causing separation.. read parts of this amazing Psalm!
PSALM 22- WRITTEN APPROXIMATELY 1,000 BC
 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.
 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
 All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
 “He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
 my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
 For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet—
 I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;
 they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD!
May your hearts live forever!
 All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
 For kingship belongs to the LORD,
and he rules over the nations.
 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
 Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
2 p.m. Jesus is Thirsty
John 19:28-29 – Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, “I am thirsty.”A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.
3 p.m. – “The Ninth Hour”–It is Finished
Jesus has paid it all………
John 19:30a – When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!”
Luke 23:46 – Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. (Isaiah 53:10-11 ESV)
Events Following Jesus’ Death
The Earthquake Matthew 27:51-52 – At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
The Centurion – “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:47)
The Soldiers Break the Thieves’ Legs (John 19:31-33)
The Soldier Pierced Jesus Side (John 19:34)
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb (Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)
HAS THERE EVER BEEN A DARKER DAY? AND THE IRONY IS THAT WE CALL IT ‘GOOD FRIDAY”.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)