Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R.
McLaughlin
Friday,
March 15, 2019

  1. You will honor our Lord's commands and desires to "abide in Him" as an expression of your love and respect toward Him and what He says or requests in His Word.

There is a direct relationship between our love for the Lord and abiding in His Word.

 

JOH 15:12    "This is My commandment, that you love [or that you have impersonal unconditional love]  for one another, just as I have [impersonally and unconditionally] loved you.

 

We have our Lord's Word which is called commandment and also we have love for our Lord as we abide in His Word.

 

We have commandments;
We have impersonal unconditional love;
We have been recipients of our Lord's impersonal unconditional
love.

 

All of these passages remind us of the importance of Bible doctrine especially when we are dealing with "The Cross" which I called on Wednesday evening "The Central Event of The Eternal Universe."

  1. You will honor our Lord's commands and desires to "abide in Him" as an expression of your love and respect toward Him and what He says or requests in His Word.
  2. We will automatically live the spiritual life through the power of God the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, as we glorify our Lord Jesus Christ and truly worship and honor Him with all respect.

He was preparing Himself for one of the most violent, inhuman, agonizing painful time of human suffering that a person could ever face, either  mentally, spiritually and-or physically.

 

I want you to be crystal clear on some of our Lord's thoughts or His mentality or system of thinking hours before the cross and on the cross.

 

Our Lord "knew"  what the cross would entail and He also "knew" when His time had come for Him to face the cross as He would say  phrases like "My Time" of  "My hour" as His destiny.

 

There is an entire Psalm that records for us some of the thoughts that were on our Lord's mind just before the Cross as well as while He was on the Cross.

  1. He was preparing Himself for what He knew was about to happen in the Roman Courthouse just before the Cross, as well as His thoughts while on the cross.
  2. He was preparing the disciples to become Apostles because our Lord knew hat between the Passover Celebration and all the way to the end of the Cross, He would be dealing with the Roman court systems.

Even though the Roman Court was one of the greatest forms of government at the time, it was still filled with unfairness and perverted judges.

 

Our Lord knew that religion lies and it is from Satan and the kingdom of darkness.

 

The Lord knew that the evil liars and the jealousy among the Scribes and the Pharisees and the Sadducees would be the order of the day.

 

It would be a part of the norm and the standard of religion in the Roman Empire and among the satanic apostate religious leaders of Israel.

 

MAT 9:34  "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."

 

MAT 11:19  "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax‑gatherers and sinners!'

 

MAT 26:65   "Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, "He has blasphemed!"

 

MAT 26:66  "They answered and said," He is deserving of death!"

 

MAR 3:21  "And when His own people heard {of this,} they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."

 

MAR 3:22  "And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul"

 

MAR 3:30  "He has an unclean spirit."

 

LUK 15:2  "This man receives sinners and eats with them."

In  LUK 15:3,  our Lord told the scribes, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the hypocrites what is said in Joh 15:3, and that is why He would teach them parables.

 

LUK 23:2   And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar,"

 

LUK 23:5  But they kept on insisting, saying, "He stirs up the people,

 

LUK 23:14 "This man is one who incites the people to rebellion,

 

JOH 7:12,  they said He was a cult leader and He leads multitudes astray, "He leads the multitude astray."

 

JOH 8:48   The Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

 

JOH 10:20  And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"

 

  1. He was preparing Himself for what He knew was about to happen to Him by the evil of believers and unbelievers in the Roman courthouse just before the Cross.
  2. He was preparing His apostles and disciples for what He knew was about to happen to Him by the evil of believers and unbelievers in the Roman courthouse just before the Cross.

Psa 22, Isa 53; are just some of the thoughts of our Lord the night before His death.

 

He will teach them how to handle the lies from Satan and his kingdom of darkness from religion among the scribes and the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

 

Psalm 22 = The Psalm of the thoughts and the Crucifixion of our Lord upon the cross as found in Psa 22 which has been right­fully called the Crucifixion Psalm.

 

Aijeleth Hashshahar = the title or the name of some song or tune to  be chanted or some understand this to be the name of some instrument of music or an allegorical allusion to the subject of the Psalm.

 

This is known by many as "The Psalm of the cross"  and some scholars believe that the Psalm had been actually repeated word by word by our Lord when hanging on the tree.

 

The interesting thing is that the Psalm begins with, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" and ends in the original language of the Hebrew with the Hebrew verb asah which means "It is finished."

 

PSA 22:31 -- notice the last phrase translated "He has performed it,"  which is translated from the original language of the Hebrew verb asah correctly translated  "to perform,"  or get this, "to finish" .

 

‎`asah = to perform, to accomplish, to finish, to execute, to fulfill, to bring to pass, and  it  is like the Joh 19:30 passage, where the Lord said;  "Tetelestai, it is finished."

 

 PSA 22:31   "They will come and will declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has finished it, = ( He has finished the work that was appointed for Him to complete and to finish.

 

The bottle full of tears refers to PSA 56:8   Thou hast taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Thy bottle; Are they not in Thy book?

This Psalm is a photograph of our Lord's darkest hours and a record of His dying thoughts and words.

 

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.

 

Even though the Psalm was the expression of a personal anguish on the part of David, cry­ing out and saying, PSA 22:1 My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?, this to be a prophecy of the The Lord Jesus Christ upon the Cross.

 

PSA 22:1  My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. = quoted by our Lord in Mat 27:46. It was a phrase that caused the Jews to mock but the elect angels to rejoice.

 

Psa 22:2 =  the unanswered prayer of our Lord on the Cross when he prays, "O my God, I cry out by day [first three hours, 9 a.m. ‑ 12 noon]

 

and then by night there is no silence for Me [the continued prayer of our Lord during the darkness that surrounded the cross from 12 noon ‑ 3 p.m. when He was being judged for our sins]."

 

God the Father was imputing our sins to Christ and judging them from His Holiness. Therefore, He couldn't answer the prayer for deliverance on the cross.

 

TLJC knew that there is no injustice and unfairness with God.

 

Many people speak evil of God when they are under His afflicting hand but not so with our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

He knows His Father too well to let outward circumstances defame His character.

 

  Psa 22:4‑5,  "Our fathers trusted in You [faith‑rest]; they trusted, and You delivered them [You answered their prayers].

 

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.
Of all the ones who ever trusted in God throughout their lifetime, He would be the only one forsaken by God.

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

 

He was being crushed for our sins, so that you and I, as royal family of God, could wear the crimson robe of the Royal Family forever.

 

"Tolar Worm"  = when the worm bleeds, it is the same color as the red dye which in the ancient world was used to make the color "Crimson Red" on "Robes of Aristocracy.

 

Here 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.

 

When our Lord was on the cross, He was thinking "I am not a man" which means that He was thinking, "I no longer even appear human."

 

He was A reproach of men, and despised by the people.

 

The very people who would have crowned Him, now they wanted to condemn Him.

 

PSA 103:2   Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;

 

PSA 119:16  I shall delight in Thy statutes; I shall not forget Thy word.

 

This was true even about our Lord when He was on the cross and must have thought  as PSA 119:16  I shall delight in Thy statutes; I shall not forget Thy word.

 

PSA 119:109   My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Thy law.

 

Now, Psa 22:7 says He was being ridiculed by gesture and mockery and disrespect.

 

They took His clothes and drew straws to who would win His clothes in the bet that they made.

 

LUK 23:34  But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

 

In the original Greek language, God the Holy Spirit used the Greek verb lego in the Imperfect, Active, Indicative of lego which is
e&legen Elegen  looks like this in the original language and it means that our Lord kept on saying "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing"

 

Our Lord was praying for those around the cross who were mocking Him and jeering Him as they were also stripping His clothes from Him, very carefully.

 

3JO 1:2   Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

 

He had whatever He desired because of Mat 6:25-34.

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