The Cross

by Apostle Tonya

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:  Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.  John 19:17-18

The placement of the Cross of Yeshua HaMashiach, in the center, would seemingly point to be the focal point of the crucifixion of our Blessed Redeemer.  John 19:18

In the Holy Scriptures, we read of the Lord Jesus’ earthly ministry and the warfare He endured as the jealously of the Jewish leaders of His day increased and influenced their hearts to purpose to commit to their tragic decision to oppose the Lord’s Ministry. 

It was the spirit of envy which would be used as satan’s strategy to ultimately use the Jewish leaders to crucify the Lord Jesus.  These leaders hearts would become an easy target to host and carry out the plan of Lucifer.  Therefore, we must assume satan continued to observe the leaders as they grew in being consumed with their hatred and intimidation of Yeshua.  The jealously would become dangerous and release the heels of envy to enter in as the Lord’s miracles, fame and Followers continued to spread and increase in its numbers.  Most assuredly, it was the door of envy that opened during this ancient time to manifest the most tragic story ever written:  the hatred and rejection of His Majesty, the Son of God by His own.  This is most certainly something for us all to learn from for as it is written, “Jealously is as cruel as the grave.” Songs of Solomon 8:6

Most surely, it may be hard for some to imagine how the religious leaders during this ancient time who were consequently extremely privileged to walk side-by-side with the Son of God refused to yield to His authority and Ministry.  It is no great wonder then why we read ofttimes our Blessed One rebuked and confronted the Pharisees and Scribes for their wicked hearts.  Surely, our Blessed Lord knew what was to come.  Matthew 23:13-26

In the Lord’s Earthly ministry, the leaders opposing Him hearts were full of hypocrisy. They refused to see the Blessed One (with the great fame because of the miracles He performed) had not been sent by the Father to be their equal or even to be coronated by man.  This religious thinking whereby the Risen Lord abhorred remaineth an disturbing thorn even in the church today.  

The lowly King, whom ofttimes the Bible records the Jewish leaders audaciously accused of blasphemy was indeed Messiah, the Word manifested in Flesh: the I AM.  Yet, in their distorted perception and commitment to their traditions of how the King would appear to them they walked tragically in the greatest deception recorded in their refusal to bow to the Lord Jesus. 

The Blessed Holy Spirit is faithful to revealeth to us through the Beloved Disciple John in the Book of John, Chapter 19 verse 20 that the Romans positioned the Lord Jesus to be crucified in a city where the census of the Jews was high in population. Further, we read ofttimes in righteous anger of the unstable Pilate and the title he chose to have created for our Lord, placed above the Cross: “JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS”. The title written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin was another part of the plan of satan to humiliate the Son of God. 

Certainly, we see the plot coming to a climax, don’t we?  satan, would use the Jews, Romans, Caiaphas and Pilate to openly shame our Redeemer in the presence of all of the Lord’s Kinsman even as our Blessed One was dying on the Cross.  The deceiver would even conspire that thy Lord’s grave be with wicked criminals.  Yet, blessed be the Lord God Almighty for in satan’s limited knowledge, he did not know of The Plan of Redemption from El De’ot, our God of all Knowledge. Neither would those enemies of thy Lord who purposed in their hearts to expedite His crucifixion during Passover.  The leaders had not been privy to the Secret in The Throne Room of God:  our Lord Jesus had chosen to give of Himself during Passover.  The Father allowed these leaders to hasten His Son’s Execution and it would be our Sovereign God, the Father of Glory who would raise His Son on the third day. 

The wicked one’s decision to prominently place the Lord in the center amongst two criminals in his attempt to disgrace the Lord Jesus was the Father’s will.  The blessed Scriptures strengthen us with the passage recorded in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, Chapter 53 verse 10:  Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief..  Surely, nothing in this Earth, nor in the kingdom of darkness has greater power than that of Elohim, our Creator.  

This I know, the Disfigurement of our Redeemer’s Face marred by the hands of the enemy; The Cross, approximately 300 pounds in weight that thy Lord carried with great trauma wounds in His Soul from the scourging until He could not carry it alone any longer; The Crown of Thorns from the Lord’s Beloved Israel crowned on His Bleeding Head to further mock our Lamb of God; The Master’s Robe whereby the Word of God point out was made without seam and the soldiers who used the Master’ Robe to gamble with as our Lord was Dying was all for us.  John 3:16

Dear ones, our Great Sufferer bore this traumatizing suffering for love; for us.  O what tears I shed for my Beloved One.  Yet, I am unable to adequately write the words fitting for my love for our Beautiful Savior of whom we are eternally secure in.  

Jesus, I am sorry for the terrible pain you suffered.  Amen.

2021 (c) Apostle Tonya. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Apostle Tonya

A woman after God’s own heart, Friend of Jesus who loves spending time with Him. And a kid at heart who loves Elmo.

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