The Death of Jesus Christ Part 1.0

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What are its uses and applications, by the Spirit, in the Scripture?
THE death of the Lord was,
2. As connected with the resurrection, it was His secret to the disciples till He took the ground proper to them as the church. (Matt. 17:99And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. (Matthew 17:9).)
5. The desire of it was mentioned by Him as the proof of the nation Israel's rejection of Him. (Matt. xxviii. 38.)
7. In the anticipation of what was before Him, His soul was sorrowful even unto death. (Ver. 38.)
8. It was the deep, settled, unwavering desire of the heads of the Government, ecclesiastical and political. (Matt. 27:11When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: (Matthew 27:1).)
10. Against which the judge three times protested, inasmuch as both himself and Herod had found no fault in Him. (Luke 23 l3-22; John 19:77The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. (John 19:7).)
11. Nevertheless it is hurried to a close, though shown to be tinder the over-ruling hand of God in that the circumstances were predicted in prophecy. (Luke 23:3232And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. (Luke 23:32).)
12. Yet He died not by the death of the cross, though He died upon the cross: His suffering was cut short before the wonted time; for this, among other reasons, that the scripture might be fulfilled, "not a bone of him shall be broken." (Mark 15:4444And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. (Mark 15:44); John 19:3333But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: (John 19:33).)
13. Their dread of its being reported He had obtained the victory over the grave and had risen leads them to protect the place where His body is laid by means which become unquestionable evidence of his resurrection. (Matt. xxviii. 64.)
14. Yet. His victory over death and the grave by resurrection is fully evidenced; and that not only by their own guards. but by the disciples, and the angels also by whom it was first communicated to them. (Matt. 28 '7; Luke 24:55And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5).)