Thursday, April 1, 2010

MAUNDY THURSDAY...thankful thursday, even today

MAUNDY THURSDAY of HOLY WEEK...some recognize it as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries...the holy Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Step back in time...See Christ hosting the Last Supper and striving to teach the disciples.

Christ was already envisioning, knowing...the one who would betray Him, the people who would convict Him, the leaders who would shuffle Him back and forth not wanting to claim their having to be the one to sentence Him (for even the governor struggled with doing THE DEED...he was the one who had the notice penned for Jesus' cross).

John 19:19-22 "Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read by many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin." 

It would have read as:
Yeshua haNotzri, Melech haYehudim הגדר (Hebrew, God revealed Himself to man)
Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Latin, Roman Empire, representing authority)
Iesous ho Nazoraios ho basileus ton Ioudaion (Greek, world commerce, universality)
Yes, many things Jesus was envisioining:
..ALL the SIN to be thrust upon Him
...the world not recognizing Him as King
...authority over Rome—the entire universe (yet Roman soldiers rolled dice for his clothes)
..dragging the cross, suffering, bleeding, trying to breathe, thirsting, feeling forsaken, dying
...praying for US while hanging on the cross
...hanging on the cross (God sitting on His eternal throne)
...knowing He'd be with Him in a little bit.
God was hearing Jesus's prayers...and He and telling Jesus things

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."