Day 23 – The King’s Death

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“When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” (Matthew 26:1-2)

And here’s how the next two chapters went down (26-27).

The priests plotted against Jesus. Judas sold him out. Jesus revealed he was God’s true Passover lamb during supper, the bread his body and the wine his blood. Jesus prayed in the garden for another way, but not his will, but Thine. Judas betrayed with a kiss. The priest arrested him though he had an army of angels waiting his command.

The priests conducted a false trial and called for false witnesses. They asked Jesus if he was God’s Son and he confirmed it and told them he would return in glory. They beat him. Pilate questioned him. The crowd chose a criminal over him. Simon carried his cross to Golgotha, though in reality Jesus carried his.

They crucified him. The crowd mocked him as he died in their place for their sins. The Father forsook him because on the cross he became our sin. Then Jesus gave up his spirit and the king died.

And at his death the temple vail was torn from top to bottom and dead bodies burst from graves in resurrection. For the death of the king opened up our way back to God, and his death made it possible for us to escape ours, and have a resurrection to life forevermore.