HAVE A HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 19:28-30
(28) After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
(29) Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
(30) When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
IT IS FINISHED!
(28) After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Brethren, after Jesus went through every bit of his trails and sufferings and bled enough to atone for all our iniquities, and had succeeded in doing what he came on earth to do; he knew from his spirits that it was time for him to commit his spirit into the hands of the giver, our Father in heaven; in other to fulfilled the scriptures, he asked for something to drink; however, in Matthew 27:34-35, initially, the soldiers gave him vinegar mingled with gall to drink: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink it; why, (i) firstly, Jesus was not crucified on the cross yet, there is more sufferings, pains and bleeding that he had to endure through nailing him on the cross, and that is needed to fulfill his task entirely, to save humanity from all their iniquities; (ii) secondly, vinegar is a fermented alcoholic substance, but Jesus wanted to suffer without an antidote or to die under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, that he could feel all the pains he had to endure to successfully accomplish the task; (iii) thirdly, Jesus did not ask the soldiers for the drink, but they tried to force it on him; however, he knew that, if he would have drank anything at that point and time, he would have grown weary and maybe given up the ghost before his crucifixion on the cross; (iv) also, the vinegar was mingled with gall; what is a gall? a gall is inward part of an animal, very small but bitter and could have contaminated his spirits before death; Jesus needed to preserve the pureness of his spirits to resurrect on the third day; therefore, he refused to drink the mixture of vinegar and gall given to him by the soldiers; in this context, Jesus knew that everything had been accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, therefore, he asked for a drink himself; because he shed so much blood and was tired, and needed to calm his spirits down, to submit it back to our Father; today, let us thank Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, for what he has done, doing, and will do forever; for he is good to all humanity by his sufferings, death and resurrection to pay for all our iniquities by his blood shed on cross of Calvary.
(29) Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. Brethren, there was already a container full of vinegar set aside, when Jesus asked for something to drink before death, they gave him the vinegar; and when they could not reach his mouth, because he was already on the cross, they filled up a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put is to his mouth and he drank it; Jesus, was tired, drained out of fluids and his task was successfully accomplished; therefore, he drank whatever they had to offer him to release his spirits into the hands of our Father; brethren, this phenomenon is strange about dying; at times, before people give up the ghost and die, they will ask for something to drink first; this is mystery of the spirits; however, my point of view is, when people ask for something to drink before death, when they drink any liquid, it calms their mortal bodies down and prepares the spirit to peacefully transpire out of their mortal bodies into the spiritual realms; today, we still have our spirits residing in our mortal bodies, by the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and we are still living on planet earth; therefore, let us thank him, for his goodness and mercies that never fails but endures forevermore.
(30) When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Brethren, this time around, Jesus partook of the vinegar, and said "It is Finished:" and bent his head down and died; when Jesus said, it was finished; he proclaimed to our Father and humanity that his assignment on earth was successfully completed; as believers, that are chosen out of darkness into marvelous lights; let us know that we are all on assignments for glorification of our Father in heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; today, if we are to give up our spirits, can we say that we have successfully accomplish our tasks? this a ponder point, for all believers in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, life of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, was a bittersweet phenomenon; his birth in the manger, ministry on earth, trails and sufferings, crucifixion on the cross, death and resurrection were all purposely designed by our Father, for our redemption from all iniquities, salvation, grace, and eternity; therefore, if we have not yet receive him into our hearts as Lord and Savior; today, is the day to come unto him, with all our labors and heavy laden and he will give us rest by his death on the cross forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 19:23-24 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was with seam, woven from the top throughout... They said therefore among themselves, let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scriptures might be fulfilled, which said, They parted my raiment among them and for my vesture they did cast lots, These things therefore the soldiers did.