Daily Archives: April 3, 2015

Eternal Life Descending


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Our Lords journey into the unknown realm of death, for love of us, can and will never be unknown again.

“When I caught sight of him, I fell down at his feet as though dead. He touched me with his right hand and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, the one who lives. Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.” Revelation 1 17:18

Eternal Love passed the test. Jesus Christ is LORD

You O Lord, today, still, churn the ocean of Mercy, making it difficult for my soul to escape the abyss of Your precious love, mercy and forgiveness. I freely give all that I am, my life, my will, my heart, my all to You O Lord, uniting my pitiful love to your Eternal Love for all eternity. It was and is you O Lord, who freed me from the chains of sin and death. I seek only to do thy will. Do with me as you see fit. They will be done. Amen

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Eloi, Eloi, Lema Sabachthani


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The Death of Jesus

33 At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

34 And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

35 Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “Look, he is calling Elijah.”

36 One of them ran, soaked a sponge with wine, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.”

37 Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.

38 The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.

39 When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

40 There were also women looking on from a distance.m Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome.

41 These women had followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him. There were also many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.

The Burial of Jesus

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42 When it was already evening, since it was the day of preparation, the day before the sabbath,

43 Joseph of Arimathea, a distinguished member of the council, who was himself awaiting the kingdom of God, came and courageously went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

44 Pilate was amazed that he was already dead. He summoned the centurion and asked him if Jesus had already died.

45 And when he learned of it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

46 Having bought a linen cloth, he took him down, wrapped him in the linen cloth and laid him in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.

47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses watched where he was laid.

Mark 15 33:47

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The Way of the Cross


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The Way of the Cross

21 They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.

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The Crucifixion

22 They brought him to the place of Golgotha (which is translated Place of the Skull).

23 They gave him wine drugged with myrrh, but he did not take it.

24 Then they crucified him and divided his garments by casting lots for them to see what each should take.

25 It was nine o’clock in the morning* when they crucified him.

26 The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”

27 With him they crucified two revolutionaries, one on his right and one on his left.

28 * [15:28] This verse, “And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘And he was counted among the wicked,’” is omitted in the earliest and best manuscripts. It contains a citation from Is 53:12 and was probably introduced from Lk 22:37.

29 Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

30 save yourself by coming down from the cross.”

31 Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes, mocked him among themselves and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself.

32 Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also kept abusing him.

Mark 15 21:32

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Jesus Before Pilate


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1 As soon as morning came, the chief priests with the elders and the scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin, held a council.* They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.

2 Pilate questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”* He said to him in reply, “You say so.”

3 The chief priests accused him of many things.

4 Again Pilate questioned him, “Have you no answer? See how many things they accuse you of.”

5 Jesus gave him no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.

The Sentence of Death

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6 Now on the occasion of the feast he used to release to them one prisoner whom they requested.

7 A man called Barabbas* was then in prison along with the rebels who had committed murder in a rebellion.

8 The crowd came forward and began to ask him to do for them as he was accustomed.

9 Pilate answered, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”

10 For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over.

11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead.

12 Pilate again said to them in reply, “Then what [do you want] me to do with [the man you call] the king of the Jews?”

13 They shouted again, “Crucify him.”

14 Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” They only shouted the louder, “Crucify him.”

15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified.

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Mockery by the Soldiers

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16 The soldiers led him away inside the palace, that is, the praetorium, and assembled the whole cohort.

17 They clothed him in purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him.

18 They began to salute him with, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

19 and kept striking his head with a reed and spitting upon him. They knelt before him in homage.

20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him.

Mark 15 1:20

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Peter’s Denial of Jesus


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66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the high priest’s maids came along.

67 Seeing Peter warming himself, she looked intently at him and said, “You too were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”

68 But he denied it saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” So he went out into the outer court. [Then the cock crowed.]

69 The maid saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.”

70 Once again he denied it. A little later the bystanders said to Peter once more, “Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.”

71 He began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man about whom you are talking.”

72 And immediately a cock crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.” He broke down and wept.

Mark 14 66:72

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Jesus Before The Sanhedrin


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53 They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.

54 Peter followed him at a distance into the high priest’s courtyard and was seated with the guards, warming himself at the fire.

55 The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none.

56 Many gave false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree.

57 Some took the stand and testified falsely against him, alleging,

58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.’”

59 Even so their testimony did not agree.

60 The high priest rose before the assembly and questioned Jesus, saying, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?”

61 But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?”

62 Then Jesus answered, “I am; and
‘you will see the Son of Man
seated at the right hand of the Power
and coming with the clouds of heaven.’”

63 At that the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further need have we of witnesses?

64 You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as deserving to die.

65 Some began to spit on him. They blindfolded him and struck him and said to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards greeted him with blows.

Mark 14 53:65

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The Betrayal And Arrest Of Jesus


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43 Then, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.

44 His betrayer had arranged a signal with them, saying, “The man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him and lead him away securely.”

45 He came and immediately went over to him and said, “Rabbi.” And he kissed him.

46 At this they laid hands on him and arrested him.

47 One of the bystanders drew his sword, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his ear.

48 Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to seize me?

49 Day after day I was with you teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me; but that the scriptures may be fulfilled.”

50 And they all left him and fled.

51 Now a young man followed him wearing nothing but a linen cloth about his body. They seized him,

52 but he left the cloth behind and ran off naked.

Mark 14 43:52

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