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Nisan 14: Ransom

March 31, 2010


John 19: 1 – 42

isan 14 began with the sun going down. During the long night, the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ arrest and mockery of a trial take place. Jesus is brought to Annas and Caiaphas, the chief priests, then to Pontius Pilate, on to Herod and then back to Pilate. Pilate flogs him, the soldiers braid a crown of thorns and put it on his head, they slap him and spit on him. Pilate sentences him to death. They make Jesus carry his torture stake to Golgotha and there they impale him at about noon.  The day is still Nisan 14.

At about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Jesus dies.

WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED?

Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin,

and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.

Romans 5:12

Adam and Eve are created perfect but sin.

They choose to disobey Jehovah thereby becoming imperfect, falling short of their potential.

We inherit imperfection from them and sin and death are inescapable.

Until Jesus pays with his perfect life as a Ransom for our sins.

This makes everlasting life in a perfect, Paradise Earth possible again.

Most importantly, it vindicates Jehovah’s purpose and

sanctifies his holy name.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son,

in order that everyone exercising faith in him

might not be destroyed but

have everlasting

life.

John 3:16

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