The Cross Throughout the Scriptures – Part 2
The victim was given thirteen stripes on the left shoulder, thirteen stripes on the right shoulder, and thirteen stripes across the thighs.
The Roman scourging was much more severe and was known as “halfway death.”
This trained man used a whip called a flagellum, with a stubby wooden handle to which was attached a bundle of leather whips.
At the tip of the whips, bits of bone or chain or lead weights shaped like small dumbbells were fastened.
As each whip hit, the bits of bone, chain, or the dumbbells would dig in deeply into the flesh and even into the muscle.
This veil has to do with the glory of the cross of Christ throughout the Scriptures.
The cross was a shock to Satan – it was God’s masterpiece in the universe.
“Calvary marked the greatest hour in the entire meritorious history of Deity.”
GAL 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
At the cross, God found a way to justify the ungodly, and yet remain just, ROM 3:26.
The central theme of the Bible is the cross.
ROM 3:25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
ROM 3:26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Rom 5 – At the cross, God declares the wicked, righteous, without a shadow of blame or unrighteousness falling upon His righteous character.
At the cross He provided a forgiveness which satisfies all the demands of the Law and has power to transform the wicked into saints.
1. The Cross Appears.
The Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world, REV 13:8.
ACT 2:23 this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
EPH 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,
1PE 1:20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world.
Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries 2002