A HEART TOUCHING TRUE STORY.
(Its REALLY long but PLEASE just read through. I beg you as a friend).
IT WAS LONG FORETOLD…..
13 “Look, my servant will succeed! He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted –
14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man;
15 his form was so marred he no longer looked human – so now he will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.
1 Who would have believed what we just heard? When was the LORD’s power revealed through him?
2 He sprouted up like a twig before God, like a root out of parched soil; he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, no special appearance that we should want to follow him.
3 He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.
4 But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.
5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed.
6 All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the LORD caused the sin of all of us to attack him.
7 He was treated harshly and afflicted, but he did not even open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughtering block, like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not even open his mouth.
8 He was led away after an unjust trial – but who even cared? Indeed, he was cut off from the land of the living; because of the rebellion of his own people he was wounded.
9 They intended to bury him with criminals, but he ended up in a rich man’s tomb, because he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully.
10 Though the LORD desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the LORD’s purpose will be accomplished through him.
11 Having suffered, he will reflect on his work, he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done. “My servant will acquit many, for he carried their sins.
12 So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, because he willingly submitted to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened on behalf of the rebels.”
Hundreds of years later,
Mathew 24- The Passover
17 Now on the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I will observe the Passover with my disciples at your house.
19 So the disciples did as Jesus had instructed them, and they prepared the Passover.
20 When it was evening, he took his place at the table with the twelve.
21 And while they were eating he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.”
22 They became greatly distressed and each one began to say to him, “Surely not I, Lord?”
23 He answered, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
24 The Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.”
25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” Jesus replied, “You have said it yourself.”
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.”
27 And after taking the cup and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you,
28 for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is POURED out for many for the FORGIVENESS of SINS.
29 I tell you, from now on I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
30 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
The Prediction of Peter’s Denial
31 Then Jesus said to them, “This night you will all fall away because of me, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
32 But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
33 Peter said to him, “If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!”
34 Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth, on this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”
35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will never deny you.” And all the disciples said the same thing.
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed.
38 Then he said to them, “My soul is DEEPLY GRIEVED, EVEN to the POINT of DEATH. Remain here and stay awake with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, IF POSSIBLE, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour?
41 Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 He went away a SECOND time and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.”
43 He came again and found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open.
44 So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the THIRD time, saying the same thing once more.
45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer is approaching!”
51 But one of those with Jesus grabbed his sword, drew it out, and struck the high priest’s slave, cutting off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place! FOR ALL WHO TAKE HOLD OF THE SWORD WILL DIE BY THE SWORD.
53 Or DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN NOT CALL ON MY FATHER, and that HE WOULD SEND ME MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS RIGHT NOW?
54 How then would the scriptures that say it must happen this way be fulfilled?”
55 At that moment Jesus said to the crowd, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me like you would an outlaw? Day after day I sat teaching in the temple courts, yet you did not arrest me.
56 But this has happened so that the scriptures of the prophets would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.
17 So after they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you, Jesus Barabbas or Jesus who is called the Christ?”
18 (For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.)
19 As he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent a message to him: “Have nothing to do with that INNOCENT MAN; I have suffered greatly as a result of a dream about him today.”
20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus killed.
21 The governor asked them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas!”
22 Pilate said to them, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Christ?” They all said, “Crucify him!”
23 He asked, “Why? WHAT WRONG HAS HE DONE?” But they shouted more insistently, “Crucify him!”
24 When Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, “I AM INNOCENT OF THIS MAN’S BLOOD. You take care of it yourselves!”
25 In reply all the people said, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!”
26 Then he released Barabbas for them. But after he had Jesus FLOGGED, he handed him over to be CRUCIFIED.
27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the governor’s residence and gathered the whole cohort around him.
28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe around him,
29 and after braiding a CROWN OF THORNS, they put it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand, and kneeling down before him, they mocked him: “Hail, king of the Jews!”
30 They SPAT ON HIM and took the staff and STRUCK him REPEATEDLY on the head.
31 When they had mocked him, they STRIPPED HIM of the robe and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
35 When they had crucified him, they DEVIDED HIS CLOTHES BY THROWING DICE.
39 Those who passed by DEFAMED HIM, shaking their heads
40 and saying, “You who can destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are God’s Son, come down from the cross!”
41 In the same way even the chief priests – together with the experts in the law and elders –were MOCKING HIM:
42 “He saved others, but he cannot save himself! He is the king of Israel! If he comes down now from the cross, we will believe in him!
43 He trusts in God – let God, if he wants to, deliver him now because HE SAID, ‘I am God’s Son’!”
45 Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land.
46 At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
50 Then Jesus CRIED out again with a loud voice and GAVE UP HIS SPIRIT.
51 Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart.
Before all these events happened, long a go, a famous king talked of it…..catch it up here….
17 I can count all my bones; my enemies are gloating over me in triumph.
18 They are dividing up my clothes among themselves; they are rolling dice for my garments.
So many was said of him you have just been reading about… http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/prophecy/353prophecies.html
In His own words
John 14:6 Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too.”
Do you know Jesus?
Lastly Heb 3:15 As it says, “Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks! Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
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