Word Of Consummation by Curt Dodd

6th Word
Word of Consummation

"As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they
forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which
means The Place of The Skull). There they offered drink, mixed with Gall; but
after tasting it, he refused to drink it." Matthew 27:32-34

"Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture
would be fulfilled, Jesus said, 'I am thirsty.' A jar of wine vinegar was
there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of hyssop plant,
and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It
is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." John
19:28-30

These two passages reveal to us that there were not just two drinks,
exactly in response to one cry "I thirst." There were two different kinds of
drinks offered. One at the beginning of the crucifixion. One at the last few
moments of the life of Jesus, some six hours later. And for us to fully
understand what these words meant, we must take into account what was offered to
him and what the Lord Jesus went through.
For hours upon end before his crucifixion, he spent in the agony of
Gesthemene , knowing that he would become sin for us. And then through a
process of kangaroo courts from the Sanhedrin, that high priest, they toted him
from Pilot to Harod and back to Pilot, pronounced him guilty. He saw his
disciples leave him, deny him, betray him. They would take a "cat of nine
tails" and rip His back wide open, not a regular bull rip, one that would have
piece of bone and mettle in it to rip the flesh. Hours upon hours there was
agony. There He would be forced to carry the cross, until one who would be
forced to help Him carry the cross to the place of the skull, the garbage heap
outside the city of Jerusalem. There they would lay Him down on that cross,
they would nail spikes in His hand and ...


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