Glory to Jesus it is another Good Friday and I ask the church this morning what was good about the Friday. Is it that a mother was made to weep for the death of her son or that the family their son was murdered to annually weep for false allegations set against their well known innocent son, brother and to some friend? I thought over and over about the good associated with Friday but I only came to conclusion that good in the Friday is that reconciliation and redemption of our souls and relationship with our creator is reestablished. Amen.
While the tough get tougher, the purpose of God approaches fulfilment. The redemption and reconciliation of man back to God is coming to perfection. Glory!
Today, Jesus faces series of panels and Sanhedrin. From Pilate to Herod and eventually returned to Pilate where He was impose a sentence to death by nailing Him to the cross at Calvary in place of the man that was guilty of all set against him (Barabbas). Amen.
"17 (For of necessity he must release one to them at the feast.)
18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas:
19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them.
21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
22 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
25 And he released to them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. Luke 23:17-25 (AKJV)
LESSON: Isaiah 53:6-9 was fulfilled "6. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
8. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.
9. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. (NIV).
May you fulfill destiny in Jesus name. Amen. He guilt for your sake and condemned for sake, Therefore you shall never be condemned any longer in Jesus name. Amen. Praise God you are justified. Hallelujah!
Jesus crucified, death and burial: The Passover was fulfilled that a lamb be kill in memorial annually just as John the Baptist as described Him to His disciples "29. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 (NIV).
Jesus was actually murdered " 24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots on them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. Mark 15:24-27 (AKJV).
However, Jesus was actually confirmed dead while His corpse was honoured and given a befitting burial by a counselor.
"44 And Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling to him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher. Mark 15:44-46 (AKJV)
LESSON: Who are you and what do you live for? Jesus lived for the course of God to make man better before God. I want you to see this course and affix yourself into same, not because you want to die for another but to always see reason keep the course of the death of Christ alive. Save a soul today and the heavens shall be happy. Amen.
Jesus was actually honoured at death. Not at you death alone will you be honoured but here on earth as long as you are keeping the course of Christ alive your endeavours shall be honoured. Amen.
Good morning and Happy Good Friday celebration
Prophet Johnson Oluwagbenga Adeniyi.