Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Lord came as a lamb, but He will come back as a Lion.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do,” LUK 23:34.
MAT 6:15 But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

When He spoke to the thief, He said, “Today you will be with me in paradise,” LUK 23:43.
MAT 5:10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

JOH 19:26-27 He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”
The fifth commandment tells us to honor our father and our mother, and certainly He did this in His life and in His death.

MAT 5:17 Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.

“Father, forgive them [His enemies];”
“Today you [dying thief] shall be with Me in Paradise.”
“Woman, behold, your son!”

Pres-act-subj – legon – levgwn = He kept on saying this.

To cry out – aor-act-ind – ebosen = to shout, to cry out, used in the sense of crying out for help.

It begins with the phrase “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” and ends with the phrase kiy asah –“It is finished” = He has performed it.

Here David takes us deep into the horrors of the cross while at the same time we are made to see the fruits of TLJC and His passion in the establishment of His kingdom among men.

HEB 5:7 In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.

TLJC knew, that however things may look, there is no injustice and unfairness with God.

Out of all their difficulties and miseries, their faith brought them out of it by calling God to the rescue, but in the case of our Lord, His perfect faith brought no assistance from Heaven.

HEB 13:5 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

Tola = this worm was used for red dye in the ancient world. It was crushed in a vat; the blood extracted was used to produce the crimson dye used for the robes of kings and aristocrats.

Our Lord felt Himself to be comparable to a helpless, powerless, down-trodden worm, passive while crushed and unnoticed and despised by those who walk upon Him.

MAT 27:39 And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads,

MAT 27:40 and saying, “You who {are going to} destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Which makes you wonder the most, the cruelty of man or the love of the Savior?

2CO 5:21 “He who knew no sin was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

MAT 27:41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking {Him,} and saying,

MAT 27:42 He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.
MAT 27:43 He trusts in God; let Him deliver {Him} now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, “I am the Son of God.”

HEB 12:3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

MAT 27:1 Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death;

MAT 26:59 Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might put Him to death;

MAT 26:60 and they did not find {any,} even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,

LUK 22:44 And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

JOH 19:36 For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.”

MAR 14:33-34 And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. And He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death;”

All His strength was dried up in the tremendous flames of divine justice just as the Passover lamb was roasted in the fire.

LUK 23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently.
LUK 23:11 And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

ISA 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men.

MAT 27:36 And when they had crucified Him, they sat down and they began to keep watch over Him there.

MAT 27:35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots;

ZEC 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate,” Declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered;”

The power of the dog – the Romans who were Gentiles.

1PE 5:8 Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

ACT 4:27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

LUK 22:53 “While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”

Here where Satan did his worst, Jesus Christ did His best.

REV 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.”

REV 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.

REV 5:5 “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome.”

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