Le13 “Where Yeshua Walked” Part 3

WHERE YESHUA WALKED.  (Part 3)

The Messiah was born on earth so that we could live in heaven.  

Yeshua the Messiah walked the earth so that we could walk with Him on the golden streets of heaven.  

Our Savior carried the cross so that we need not carry the heavy load of sin.  

Yeshua died a vile death on the cross of Calvary so that we might live in glory!  Oh, the love Yeshua has for us!

“Carrying His own cross, He went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).”  (John 19:17)

“As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they [the soldiers] forced him to carry the cross”  (Matthew 27:32)  (Yeshua was weak from beatings.)

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Ruins in the city of Jerusalem

Above photo shows some ruins in Jerusalem.  

Perhaps Yeshua walked over those very stones.

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An artist rendition of what the city may have looked like 2000 years ago.

“A large number of people followed Him, including women who mourned and wailed for Him.” (Luke 23:27)

“They came to a place called Golgotha (which means ‘the place of the skull’).”  (Matthew 27:33)

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This older photo (87) makes it easier to see why this hill was called “The Skull”.

Calvary also known as the hill of Golgotha meaning  “skull”.

“When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’” (Luke 23:33-34)

Many accurate details of the death of Yeshua the Messiah, the LORD were foretold in PSALM 22, prophesied many, many years prior.

17 All My bones are on display; people stare and gloat over Me. 18 They divide My clothes among them and cast lots for My garment.   (Psalm 22)

MATTHEW’s GOSPEL records this historical fact, a fulfillment of the detailed prophecy:

35 When they had crucified Him, they divided up His clothes by casting lots.

“It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  (Luke 23:44-45)

And about the ninth hour [3pm] Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  (Matthew 27:46)

Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ When He had said this, He breathed his last.” (Luke 23:46)

So Yeshua died.  He died for your sins and mine as the Passover Lamb that was sacrificed.

“So Joseph [of Arimathea] bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. (Mark 15:46)

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Very possibly, Yeshua’s dead body was laid in this tomb

at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.

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Empty Tomb

His body was sealed in a grave.  But this is NOT the end of Yeshua’s story!  HalleluYAH!

PSALM 22 ends, after describing the suffering of Messiah, with this, which is certainly TRUTH!

30 Posterity will serve Him; future generations will be told about the Lord. 31 They will proclaim His righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

HE HAS DONE IT!  AMEN!

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