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John 19

Random notes:

1) [an aside] When Jesus said, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" it is the only time Jesus did not refer to God as the "Father".

2)Jesus's garment that was cast for by lot was - SEAMLESS. Compare that with:

Is 64:6a
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;.."NIV

Zech 3:3
"Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel."NIV

3) It is finished - Gk. "tetelestai". In Greek it is what was stamped on business document when "paynment in full" is received. Also stamped on person's document when leaving prison. I have looked this up enough to know it is true - so I am pasting something from an apologetic site.

"Nailed to the top of the cross was an official notice, a certificate of debt to Caesar, a public display of Jesus' crime: “The King of the Jews.” The certificate of debt was a list of crimes committed against the state that required payment. When punishment was complete, Caesar's court would cancel the debt with a single Greek word stamped upon the parchment's face: “tetelestai.”

Being king of the Jews was not the crime Jesus paid for, however. Hidden to all but the Father was another certificate nailed to that cross. In the darkness that shrouded Calvary from the sixth to the ninth hour, a divine transaction took place; Jesus made a trade with the Father. The full weight of all the crimes of all of humanity-every murder, every theft, every lustful glance; every hidden act of vice, every modest moment of pride, and every monstrous deed of evil; every crime of every man who ever lived-these Jesus took upon Himself as if guilty of all.

At the last, it was not the cross that took Jesus' life. He did not die of exposure, or loss of blood, or asphyxiation. When the full debt for our sin was paid, and the justice of God was fully satisfied, Jesus simply gave up His spirit with a single Greek word that fell from His lips: “Tetelestai.” “It is finished.” The divine transaction is complete. The debt was cancelled. (Colossians 2:13-14)"

All one needs now is to believe IN Him.

4) John 19:37
"And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced."

future tense? what verse?

Zech 12:10
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son." NIV

This will be in the future - "on that day" refers to Christ's second coming. One reason why I believe in prophecy - the nation of Israel (what's left of it) in the end will come to Christ.

BTW in the Hebrew text there is a two letter word following Zech 12:10's "look on me" - the word is two letters - "aleph" and "tau". The first and last letters of Hebrew Alphabet.

MY TRANSLATION
'They will look on me, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, the one they have pierced,'

"By the way, there are two un-translated letters in the Hebrew text following the phrase "look upon me" in Zechariah 12:10.....The same two un-translated letters appear in the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:1 following the phrase "In the beginning God …"."

Lastly,

John 19:35
"The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe."

It's sad to see that Ahithophel felt like there was bo way out of his misery but to take his life. How sad. Still the fuel boils with David and his son Absalom. It makes me wonder what kind of upbringing David's sons had as him as their father. David was rather neglected and I believe the heavens evangelized and spoke to David from God's voice and anointing. However, David's upbringing was quite different than his adult life. Maybe kingdom living got in the way of "Kingdom-living?"

In John 19..I wonder what the significance of vinegar and hyssop was back then and why would that be something to give for thirst. Water is what the body needs when sweat and blood/electrolytes lost..but of course the Roman govmt didn't want any to be satisfied and to think vinegar is repugnant. Anyway..just a little tangent there. It's also interesting that the water separated from the blood flow c0ming out of Jesus body..what a miraculous occurance. Some /many believed that day for the first time that Jesus really was who he said he was.

Psalm 119: 131 I don't know why but this verse:"I opened my mouth and panted: for I longed for your commandments.
This reminded me of my students. Believe it or not, students like structure. When they don't and they get rattled, agitated(panting) they are needing those rules/commandments to abide by. Structure..everybody needs it even if they say they don't. We were designed to need it.

Proverbs: 16:12-13 this shadows what 2nd Samuel is about referring to kings and that it is an abomination to commit wickedness as a king. I would definitely take that under advisement

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