Do you know what the death of Jesus on the cross means? If not, this is the perfect post for you. With this in mind, do you understand that Jesus’ blood ran red to make YOUR sin washed white? Sweet friend, this is ending grace on the behalf of you and me. Can I get an Amen and Hallelujah!!
We owe all to Jesus for what He did for us on the Roman rugged Cross over 2,000 years ago. What a precious gift we have been given yet so many reject it or do not believe in God altogether.
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What does the bible say about death and Jesus on the cross?
- 1 What does the bible say about death and Jesus on the cross?
- 1.1 When did Jesus experience the most pain?
- 1.2 Jesus’ Betrayal verses
- 1.3 Why is the death of Jesus on the cross important?
- 1.4 Jesus Crucifixion: Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
- 1.5 Jesus Is Mocked
- 1.6 Did the Romans give Jesus 39 lashes?
- 1.7 what does the Roman cat of nine tails whip look like?
- 1.8 How is the Passover related to Jesus on the Cross?
- 1.9 why did Jesus have to suffer for me?
- 1.10 Why did Jesus sacrifice his life for us?
- 1.11 seven statements from Jesus on the cross
- 2 bible verses about the crucifixion
- 3 in closing on What Does the Death of Jesus on the Cross Mean for You?
Can I ask you to close your eyes and envision the suffering, pain, rejection, abandonment, and betrayal Jesus felt as he took YOUR punishment upon himself? Do you remember a specific time in your life where you felt the worst pain ever?
There are different varieties of pain we can experience such as emotional, verbal, or physical pain. Now, keeping this in mind, one of the worst pains we can experience in life is being betrayed by a friend, right?
When did Jesus experience the most pain?
- Was it when the crown of thorns was being placed upon His head?
- Possibly when beaten with the Roman whip…otherwise known as the cat of nine tails?
- What about when the Roman soldiers were driving the stakes through His hands and feet?
- Was it Peter denied Him not once but three times?
- When Judas betrayed Him?
As horrific as all of these were I personally feel Jesus felt the most pain when the wrath of God was poured on Him when He took upon Himself the sins of all humanity…past, present, and future.
Jesus was sinless yet separated from God at this point because God is Holy and cannot look at sin. That said, Jesus was forsaken so that you and I do not have to be. Jesus entered the darkness so that you and I can walk in the light.
Have you been betrayed by someone who was a “true friend” and thought you could trust? Jesus was betrayed by a friend and someone He loved and cared about. Let’s go to God’s word for clarity and understanding.
Jesus’ Betrayal verses
While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Matthew 26:47
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Matthew 26:48
Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Matthew 26:49
Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Matthew 26:50
Why is the death of Jesus on the cross important?
Jesus pays the penalty for every human life to restore the relationship between God and humanity, a relationship damaged by sin. Jesus’s death is the penalty or “satisfaction” for sin…Jesus is sinless because in the Incarnation of God became man.
Jesus Crucifixion: Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified
Now at the feast, he used to release one prisoner for whom they asked. Mark 15:6
And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. Mark 15:7
And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. Mark 15:8
And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” Mark 15:9
For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. Mark 15:10
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. Mark 15:11
And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” Mark 15:12
And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” Mark 15:13
And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” Mark 15:14
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Mark 15:15
Jesus Is Mocked
And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. Mark 15:16
And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. Mark 15:17
And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Mark 15:18
And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. Mark 15:19
During Passover, it was a custom for the Romans to release a prisoner. Pilate did not want to crucify Jesus but he had to please the bloodthirsty crowd so he ordered Jesus to be scourged instead.
Did the Romans give Jesus 39 lashes?
Paul mentions this practice in 2 Corinthians 11:24…verse below. Jesus was scourged by the Romans, not by the Jews. The so-called religious leaders at this time saw Jesus as a threat and wanted Him to be put to death by someone other than themselves.
There is a HUGE difference between religion vs relationship and even Jesus called the Pharisees and Sadducee’s vipers and hypocrites, that said, however, what does the bible say about the scourging of Jesus?
Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 2 Corinthians 11:24
Scourging was the punishment ordered by Pontius Pilate…Jesus was flogged but not killed in that way. The death of Jesus was to be carried out by crucifixion after the scourging.
what does the Roman cat of nine tails whip look like?
Have you seen an image of a Roman whip called the Cat of Nine Tails? I got permission to use the following two images to give you an idea.
Can you imagine the suffering Jesus endured on your behalf with this whip? Super scary to even imagine, right? Many would have died by the scourging alone.
Then he released for them Barabbas and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. Matthew 27:26
Forty stripes may be given him, but not more, lest, if one should go on to beat him with more stripes than these, your brother be degraded in your sight. Deuteronomy 25:3
Passover and Easter are tied together. Jesus comes to Jerusalem and gathers his disciples to celebrate the Passover meal, which is referred to in the Christian faith as the Last Supper. Not long afterward Jesus is arrested, tried, and executed on the cross, dying just before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath.
why did Jesus have to suffer for me?
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 53:3
Surely he has borne our grief and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4
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. Isaiah 53:5
Why did Jesus sacrifice his life for us?
Jesus died on the Cross to let you know the depth of God’s love for you. Jesus Crucifixion satisfied the wrath of God for all people. Jesus was our sacrificial spotless lamb.
No more sacrifices need to be made for our sin. … Jesus on the Cross settled our sin, once for all. Jesus could have come off the Cross but he chose to stay out of His love for you and me and fulfilling God’s will.
Read the following scriptures:
Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53
But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so? Matthew 26:54
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.1 Peter 3:18.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” Galatians 3:13
Jesus was dying in Barabbas’s place on a tree reserved for him and the sinner’s everywhere like you and me out of love. Do you know that death by crucifixion is death by suffocation?
Crucifixion was designed to humiliate an individual. It was considered a warning for “ANYONE” who disobeyed the law of the Romans.
seven statements from Jesus on the cross
At this point, Jesus’ suffering is beyond horrific. His bruised body is also beyond recognition. That said, Jesus still showed love, compassion, and forgiveness. How he was even able to mutter anything from His lips is beyond my human comprehension.
Jesus lovingly said the following:
- Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34
- Truly Truly today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:42
- Woman, behold your son. Son behold your Mother. John 19:26
- “My God my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34
- I thirst. John 19:28
- It is finished. John 19:30
- Into your hands, I commit my spirit. John 19:30
It was the will of the Father to crush His son so that you and I would no longer be separated from Him. Doesn’t this bring your knees to repentance? Some may say what good came from the death of Jesus? Unfortunately, many are atheists and do not believe in God period.
The simple answer is Jesus died on the Cross to purchase our eternal salvation. Jesus was born to die so that we may live.
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. Isaiah 53:10
bible verses about the crucifixion
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. Matthew 28:5
He is not here but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee. Luke 24:6
That the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Luke 24:7
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
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 12:2
Christ the Wisdom and Power of God
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:5
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:6
Jesus on the cross
“See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death. Matthew 20:18
And deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” Matthew 20:19
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4
Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. Philippians 2:6
But emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
in closing on What Does the Death of Jesus on the Cross Mean for You?
The heartbeat of the Bible is the death of Jesus and the resurrection of Jesus. As born-again followers of Jesus Christ, we must keep in the forefront of our minds that sharing the gospel about these two specific points in the Bible is crucial.
Eternity is at stake sweet friend and you will be going to one of two places for ALL ETERNITY…Heaven or Hell. Just remember, being a “good person” is not enough. You MUST enter into a relationship with Jesus. It’s essential to know the difference between religion vs relationship.