our Messiah, our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, I have a question. Did he died because he was crucified? Now we know he was crucified. And we know that he died on the cross. But was crucifixion the cause of death? And we’re going to see in an undeniable way, it was not there was a another reason that he died while being crucified. And in order to learn the answer, why he died. Take out your Bible, and look with me to the book of Matthew and chapter 27, the book of Matthew and chapter 27. Now we’ve been studying for a few weeks about you sure, on the cross, we have said that this giving of his life, laying down at sacrificially on Passover day, has great significance. It was for this reason for him to die on Passover, to be our Passover sacrifice. This is the reason that God the Father sent His only begotten Son into the world. And we saw that while he was on the cross, there were those who were mocking him saying things to Taunton. Also, there were those who were saying things, in order to get him to come down from the cross. They were instruments of Satan, Satan understood the significance of what was going on. And he hated Messiah, he loves to see the Son of God suffer. But then he also knew that this desire for enjoyment, seeing others in pain, and that’s what Satan wants. He rejoices in the misery, the suffering, the pain of others, he’s addicted to it. And we saw in this scripture, that it was he who came in to Judas of Iscariot, and order the Judas would seek financial payment, in order to betray him, we see that the Jewish leadership, not the Jewish people in general. But the leaders, they conspired with the Romans in order to carry out their plan to remove your shoe a from their life, their situation, from having any influence, but God use their disobedience, he did not cause it, he was not part of it. But he used their sinfulness in order to accomplish the greatest act of love, Messiah, upon the cross, dying for you and me. And not only was he mocked, Not only had he been beaten beforehand, being flogged, but we see something else. We see that while he was on the cross, beginning at the six hour, something took place. We concluded last week that darkness covered the entire Earth. And there was significance of that. We learned how darkness related to the first redemption. I’m speaking about the Exodus from Egypt. When God brought forth that judgment upon Egypt, in order for the Jewish people to come out and that mix multitude, we see that darkness he did it in the midst of darkness, it happened at midnight. And now because of that, there was a principle that the sages taught that it was would be with darkness, that the redemption would come. And this is why God and fulfilling not only scriptural truth, but also in order to to manifests that you’re sure it is indeed the Savior, our Redeemer. He died on Passover. And at noontime, when the sun had should have been its strongest. There was darkness miraculously, from the six hour to the ninth hour and we mentioned the number six is the number of grace And nine speaks about an outcome of work a deed. And this is why he was on the cross. He was working out he was doing a deed that released redemption. It was inherently related to the grace of God. And it was while he was on the cross, shortly before he died, that something most significant took place. And what was that? Well, Luke with me, as I said to this 27th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, we’re going to begin in verse 46, we see here
and around the ninth hour, your shoe, he cried out, and notice what it says, He cried out with a great voice. Now anyone will tell you that when one is crucified, they die. If the cause of death is crucifixion, they die by suffocation. Simply they cannot breathe. And when that happens, because they have less and less air, it becomes more difficult, in other words, harder and harder for them to speak. And shortly before one dies, by crucifixion, what happens? He could only whisper. And that whisper gets softer and softer, weaker and weaker, until he has no power to take a breath, and speak. But what do we see here? We’re going to learn this his moments before he died. And what does the Scripture say? Not once, but twice. And we’ll read it in a moment. He cried out with a great a strong, a loud voice. What does this tell us? This loud voice shouts to the reader. He did not die because he was crucified. Now listen carefully. was he crucified? Yes, he was. Did he die upon that cross? Yes, he did. Did he die because he was crucified? No, he did not. Why did he die? Well, the Scripture is going to reveal that to us. We know something. We know that your shoe, never sin. He was perfect. He always, always, always submitted to His Heavenly Father. He never transgressed any of the commandments. He was perfect. But we know something. The Bible tells us that He who was without sin, He became sin for us meaning this, your sins, my sins were placed upon him. And because of that, we see a connection in the Scripture. Paul talks extensively about this, for example, in the book of Romans, where he picking up on what the Torah teaches us, there’s that inherent relationship between sin and death. Why do people die? Because of sin, sin entered into the world? What brought about the death of Messiah? Yes, he was crucified. But he died, not because he was crucified, he died because this perfect one, this innocent one, he became sin for us our sins, the sins of the world. That’s what John tells us. In First John, the sins of the world were placed upon him. And therefore, this is what brought about his death. And there’s a hint of this in the Scripture. Look again at at verse 46.
And around the ninth hour, your show, he cried out with a loud a great voice saying, le le llamas about Tawny. Now, this is Aramaic, which means le le My God, My God, llama. Llama is a word which means why, and this next word, why have you forsaken me? Now? Why would God the Father forsake this faithful one, there’s only begotten Son of God. The reason is simple, this broken relationship, when Messiah says, why my father, have you forsaken me? It was because God is not going to have anything to do with sin. When the scripture says that Messiah became sin for us. That fact when all of our sins, the sins of the world were laid upon him, that fact, broke this this relationship for a moment between God the Father, and God the Son, this perfect intimacy between him when he became sin for us, it was broken. And this is why the script You’re so important, where again, it says, And the Scripture tells us in the middle of verse 46, that this Aramaic sane, le Aly Lama, Sepak Tawny, it means, My God, My God, in order of what, what reason? Have you forsaken me? So he cries this out with a loud voice, remember that, that shows that he was not near death, because he was suffocating? No, there was an other cause of death, and that is your sins and my sins. This is why He died upon the cross. Furthermore, we see, look now to verse 47, Word says, and certain ones were there standing. So they weren’t there, they had been there for a while, and they were gonna continue to stand there. And they were witnessing all of this. And it says, having heard heard what he had said, they spoke that alias that is Eliyahu, or Elijah. Now we know prophetically. And this is found in the Book of of Melaka. We know that that Messiah before he returns, and we’re talking about His Second Coming, when he returns to bring judgment on this earth, when he comes to defeat the enemies of Israel. When he comes to establish His coming, a kingdom, we know that Elijah the prophet is going to come before Him, we see a paradigm of that a partial fulfillment with John the Baptist that he came to Scripture tells us in the spirit of Elijah, but Elijah the prophet, and this is what they read in the prophets in Malikai. And so they were saying, this one calls this one is your shoe, this one is calling for a Elijah. And what happens now look at verse 48.
And one of them, one of them that were standing there, he made li Ren, and and having taken a sponge, he filled it with wine. Now what type of wine would this be? It is the wine which speaks of a bitter or sour wine. And again, this has such significance. Why is that? Well, in order to answer that question, you have to understand the Torah. In the book of Numbers and chapter nine, it speaks about Passover. And there it tells us it’s actually speaking about the second observance of Passover. We won’t go into the details of that now. But it says, for Passover to be fulfilled, that three elements have to be consumed at the same time. What is that? The Lamb, the matzah, the unleavened bread, and the bitter herbs. Biblically, it’s these three things that need to be consumed. That fulfills this Passover service that we read about in the book of Exodus and chapter 12. Well, we know something, we know that you’re sure that he is the bread of life. He is that unleavened bread, why? leaven has to do with sin, he’s unleavened. That’s what Paul teaches us in First Corinthians chapter five. So he is on Levin, he is without sin. He is like that matzah that unleavened bread. And then secondly, we know that He is the Lamb of God, He is our Passover sacrifice. So we have the land, we have the unleavened bread, but we’re missing something. And that is a biblical requirement to also partake of the bitter herbs. And therefore what happens? Well, he is there he cries out, and what happens one of them now more than likely, this would be one perhaps, of the soldiers who are witnessing this. There’s going to be an emphasis on them in a moment, but nevertheless, one of them having taken a sponge, he filled it with this bitter wine. And it says that he placed it around a read. Now this would be a read we know in other places have hyssop also tied to Passover. So he wrapped around this, this read and he extended it up to your shoe, in order to look at the end of verse 48. In order to give him drink, verse 49, but the others were saying those others who are remaining there, they were saying, leave it alone, meaning don’t Get involved, leave it alone. And we will see if a Elijah should come, and that he will save him. So they wanted to witness they knew the scripture, and they wanted to know is a larger coming? Well, here’s the problem. Elijah will come. And this has to do with messiahs Second Coming, when he’s going to establish the Kingdom, Elijah, that name means My God is the Lord. And therefore, Elijah is coming back. And we see that there’s going to be repentance, he’s going to bring about repentance, to prepare the people and order that they that remnant of Israel, that they receive your shoe. But this is not the purpose that He came the first time. This is not the kingdom coming. This is in order to fulfill what’s required for that gospel to be proclaimed. So they were saying, you know, leave it alone. Let us see if Elijah comes and saves him. Now, verse 50. But you’re sure, again, now this word again, takes that passage that we’re looking at verse 50. And it turns into something that is emphatic something that’s emphasize, and what’s going to be emphasize what we already have discovered, what is already been told to us, it’s going to be said again, and now we have the word again, to help us to realize this is important. And we have the repetition, to tell us that this is important and what’s so important. Again, look at verse 50. But you’re sure again, cried out how in that great voice. And what did he do? He gave up his spirit, that is an idiom for dying. Now, the Scripture is putting two things together, your shoe a crying out in a loud voice, and his death. This tells us plainly that he did not die. Because he was crucified, wasn’t crucified. Obviously he was crucified. Did he die upon the cross? We’re looking at it right now. Yes, he died upon the cross. Did crucifixion contribute to it? Obviously. But he died, what the scripture is telling us with this allowed voice, he did not suffocate. How did he die? He died because of your sin. And mine. The fact that he yelled out tells us that the crucifixion was not the cause of death. Again, verse 50. And you’re sure again, cried out with a great voice. And he gave up the spirit, verse 51. And behold, now we’re going to see that as a result of your shows death, death on the cross, we’re going to see the debt death brought about some results. There’s going to be an emphasis in the text grammatically speaking on the passive. Why is that important? The passive voice speaks of something causing an outcome or result. And therefore we’re going to see some important outcomes results because of the death of Messiah. And notice what the first one is, verse 51, it says, And behold, what does that mean? The word behold means pay attention. This is something important, and behold, the parole kit. Now the parole kit is the veil, the veil that separated the holy place from the most holy place that is the holy place from the Holy of Holies. And this veil, no one could pass the veil only, only the high priests once a year on Yom Kippur, but we see here something most significant, and behold, the veil of the sanctuary. If your Bible says temple, it would be the word heroine, which is the general word for temple. It’s not the word heroine. It is the word nails in this form naogaon, which speaks about the sanctuary, the Holy of Holies. So here we have it, saying and the veil of the sanctuary. It was torn. Here’s the passive, it was caused to be torn into two. Now if you know anything, and you’ve studied the book of Exodus, this parole kit was thick. It was comprised of several different materials, and it would be hard in order to tear it, but who taught it wasn’t man, but rather it was God. How do we know that pay attention? It says hear that this parole kit of the near oh the the sanctuary of the sanctuary was torn into two, from top until bottom. Now this is vital, you need to pay attention to all the biblical clues when it says he was torn from top to bottom. This means that it was done by Heaven. It was an earthly event that was done by Heaven. So we read, it was torn in two, from top unto bottom. And also what else happened? The land shook. Now this is a word for an earthquake. And whenever there’s an earthquake in the Bible, it says this event has worldwide implications. Whenever there’s an earthquake, it says this event matters to everyone. It has implications for all of humanity, all the world. And this is true concerning his death. So there was an earthquake. And secondly, and the rocks were also split. And not just that, look at verse 52. What’s another outcome of Messiah being crucified? Only because of the crucifixion? Can there be a resurrection unto life? Now, without the crucifixion, people can rise to as Daniel says in Daniel chapter 12, and verse one, to everlasting shame and contempt in order to receive that, that eternal punishment, but the resurrection unto all life is only because of the cross. That’s why it’s important to believe in it accept it. It says in verse 52, and the tombs were open, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep and we need to get something right. This is a Hebrew idiom, when it speaks about death in the Bible. It oftentimes says, falling asleep, this is not referring to soul asleep, slow sleep. So sleep is a false doctrine. When someone dies, for example, if you look at Abraham’s bosom, people were awake. If you were in gay, GNOME, Hades held the other part of show people like the rich men, they were conscience. Nowhere in the Bible does it speak about a soul sleeping? A soul is even if it’s dead, that person’s died, that soul is either with God or in torment, but there’s a consciousness to that soul. It’s not speaking about so sleep, the reason why it says those who have fallen asleep, it’s to tell us that there’s going to be a resurrection, as Daniel says, a resurrection unto life, or resurrection unto eternal death and shame and content. So as an outcome of the cross, the fact that he paid that price, there can be a resurrection. And this is testified by many of the saints having risen up and it says here, they came out, look at verse 53, they came out of the tombs with his resurrection. So it was the death of of Messiah upon that cross, that gave them life. But they did not come out of the tombs until when, after his resurrection, why? Paul tells us that Messiah has at preeminence, and all things He is the firstborn of the debt. So it wasn’t until after that first day of the week, that Messiah rose and came out of the tomb, that these also came out of the tomb. So once more,
and coming out of the tombs, with his resurrection, they entered into where the holy city, Jerusalem, they entered into the holy city, and they manifested themselves to many once, verse 54. And the centurion, now, this is also going to be very important. The centurion is a high Roman officer. He is over at least 100 people up to 999. So he had great responsibility. What would be as a turian there at the crucifixion at the cross, very simple. More than likely he was the official who was supervising who was responsible for crucifixion carrying it out. Now he had other people who would do it, but he was there was his responsibility. And what does it say about him again, verse 54. But the centurion, and the ones who were with him, watching this means guarding your shoe. Seen the sine, and all the things that had taken place. What happens? It says, They feared this maturity and those who are with him, they feared exceedingly. This word means greatly abundantly. Now, they would have witness many crucifixions. But what they had seen someone crying out with a great voice, immediately before he died, they knew with all these other things that had happened, they effects that the cross brought about his crucifixion, his death. It says they were saying, and notice what they said at the end of verse 54. This is what they were saying. And they got it right. Truly, the Son of God was this one. This one, in other words, was the Son of God, the Bible, not only your shoe, his own words, not only others, but even the Romans, the soldiers, they were moved to say, certainly, and the use of were truly this one was the Son of God. And there was there many women, and why are women being emphasized here at the end of our study, because women, when they are emphasized in the Scripture, when they take the primary role, hopefully you know what, by now, this changes the context. It’s emphasizes something What does that redemption? The author wants us to understand all of this is for the redemption of the world. It points to that is sure he’s the anointed one. He’s the king of kings, Lord of lords, but also never forget that he is our Redeemer. So there were there, many women from a distance they were looking and we see that these were the ones that followed after your shoe a from Galilee. Wise Galilee mentioned, every time Galilee appears. We need to remember it’s for the purpose of revealing something the women reveal. He is the Redeemer. So they had followed after him from Galilee, and they were ministering they were assisting him. Finally, verse 56, and among them there was Mary Magdalene, and marry the mother of Yaakov and Yosef many Bibles will say James, but it’s actually the Greek name for for Yaakov, and also the mother of the sons of Zebedee. What do we see testimony that Messiah lay down his life he was dead but we’re going to see that this one is going to rise from the dead signifying the kingdom hope that all people can have by faith in what he has done.
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