Who killed Jesus?
Who killed Jesus?
Isn’t that obvious you might say. But is it really obvious?
Hold on, was it God the Father?
But it sounds awkward to say God killed Jesus right?
I think we should look into the bible for clues 🙂
Pause for a minute to think, is Jesus God? Yes HE is – A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And he will be our ruler. He will be called, “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Eternal Father,” “Prince of Peace.“ – Isaiah 9:6, (other references include; Isaiah 7:14,Matt. 1:23, John 1:1, John 10:30, John 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:16).
Jesus is God, who manifested in the flesh to destroy the works of the devil and provide eternal life for those who will believe in HIM (references; John 1:14, 1 John 3:8, 1 John 1:1-2, John 3:16).
Did God create us humans? – Sure HE did (references: Gen. 1:27, John 1:3, Rev. 4:11),
Since HE did, how then can man kill God, our creator?
Okay, let’s look at more scriptures…
All through Jesus’ life on earth, there were several plots to kill HIM;
– King Herod hoped he would kill Jesus when he ordered a massacre of little children – Matt. 2:1-16
-The Chief Priest and Pharisees attempted to, but feared the multitude – Matt. 21:45-46, Mark 12:12, Luke 20:19,
-Some officers were instructed to, but couldn’t because they got persuaded when they heard Jesus.– John 7:44-48,
– An angry mob wanted to throw stones at Jesus but he walked right through without being noticed – Luke 4:28-31, John 8:59, John 10:39
– They tried to arrest Jesus, but couldn’t because it wasn’t time for HIM to be crucified – John 7:30, John 8:20.
The summary here is this – Jesus couldn’t be killed until the time God had ordained. Luke 13:31-33 b
At the time ordained by God the Father, Luke 22:53
– Jesus’ disciples absconded because God smote HIS son Jesus, “The LORD Almighty says, “Wake up, sword, and attack the shepherd who works for me! Kill him, and the sheep will be scattered. I will attack my people” Zech. 13:7, (other references; Matt. 26:31, Mark 14:27, John 16:32).
-God gave Pilate the power to pass the judgement of crucifixion, to fulfill prophecy “Jesus answered, “You have authority over me only because it was given to you by God…” John 19:10-16.
From these scriptures, it’s clear that the birth, the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus were prophesies that came to pass at different times in that order.
You might argue that 1 Cor. 2:8 clearly states that man killed Jesus, ‘The rulers of this world didn’t know anything about this wisdom. If they had known about it, they would not have nailed the glorious Lord to a cross’.
But note this: man was just a tool used to accomplish God’s plan for our salvation. For instance, when you say God spoke to you through your pastor and/or anybody, the speaker/vessel here is not the source/originator of that spoken word, but God. The same applies here, man was the tool used by God to crucify Jesus, so HE would become the propitiation for sin, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world ” – 1 John 2:2, (1 John 4:10).
Have you ever wondered, why Judas Iscariot still betrayed Jesus with a kiss, even after Jesus already told HIS disciples that he would betray Him? (it just had to be done) (Bible references:Matt. 16:20-23, Mark 14:17-21, John 13:21-26). Even among those that sought to kill Jesus, was Caiaphas, the high priest who prophesied the death of Jesus for the world John 11:49-51. So all these happened in fulfillment of prophecy.
Don’t mistake the originator for the medium/conveyor!!!
Moreover, Jesus laid down HIS life for us, It was voluntary not out of coercion, “… No one takes my life away from me. I give it up of my own free will. I have the right to give it up, and I have the right to take it back. This is what my Father has commanded me to do.“ John 10:17-18
Please also note that Jesus’ death had to be by crucifixion, not just anyhow. So stoning HIM and/or any other means to death wasn’t going to happen because prophecy had to be fulfilled.
The LORD says, “It was my will that he should suffer; his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed“ Isaiah 53:10 (GNB)
God had you and me in mind when HE sent Jesus to die, and become the propitiation for our sins.
So here’s the deal: the wages of sin is death, God is just and HE is also a righteous Judge. For you and me to receive salvation, Justice had to be served, and for justice to be served, the wages of sin which is death ( Rom.6:23) had to be paid for. Because we couldn’t pay the price ourselves, Jesus had to take our place. Once you believe and confess the Lord Jesus, you are saved – “If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. m 10:10 For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10).
Now for all that believe in Christ, by faith have been crucified with Christ and live by HIM – (Gal.2:20), being partakers of HIS death, resurrection, and have eternal life in HIM (Bible references;Romans 6:3-11, John 3:16). They have become righteous in the sight of God.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. Jesus is risen and lives forever!!!
You too can be saved. Believe in the Lord Jesus
I encourage you to look through, and study the scriptures in this post for yourself.
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