“Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.”
After raising Lazarus from the dead, the Sanhedrin, concerned that many would believe in Jesus and endanger their standing within the Roman Empire (John 11:48), conspired to put Him to death. From that day forward, they worked to accomplish that end.
“And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.”
The Sanhedrin was successful in having Jesus crucified. Aided by the betrayal by Judas, who led the way to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:45-49; Luke 22:47-48; Mark 14:41-46; John 18:1-5) and false witnesses (Matthew 26:59-61; Mark 14:55-59; Luke ) Christ was crucified by Roman soldiers. The rejection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the kingdom, was complete.
What those who rejected Christ didn’t realize was they didn’t win anything! His death didn’t put an end to Christ or His message. What it did was fulfill Genesis 3:15. The serpent only bit the heel of the seed of the woman. However, the seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, crushed the head of the seed of the serpent because the penalty of sin … death … was paid! Christ’s perfect sacrifice on the cross paid the price for our sin and offered eternal life to all who believed.
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ fulfilled the 2nd part of Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks. The Messiah was cut-off.
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