Summary: 1. Never Insult the King 2. Palm Sunday Acclaim 3. Giving Him A Procession Of Honor 4. His Coronation 5. A New Acclaim 6. His Throne A Cross 7. Banquet In His Honor 8. The Last Insult
1. Never Insult the King
> (Lèse-majesté) "Injured Majesty" Laws
- Thailand's constitution says: "The King shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated."
- A US citizen wrote a biography on the King
"The King Never Smiles,"
- He got a 30 month imprisonment for insulting the King
- Imposes a prison sentence of up to seven years and fine of up to $26,500 for anyone who publicly insults him, the flag or the national emblem
- A political activist was sentenced for 4 months & $530 fine for tearing up a picture of the King
An 18 yr. man wrote on the school blackboard "God Country, Barcelona" in reference to his favorite football club
- The national motto of Morocco is "God, Country, King".
- He was charged for not giving respect
- Insulting royalty may receive up to 5 years imprisonment
“O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame....?”
2. Palm Sunday Acclaim
> Lk 19:36 - Spreading their cloths (& palm branches)
> Lk 19:38 - "Blessed be the King..."
Before the week was out
3. Giving Him A Procession Of Honor
> Luke 22:47 (AV)
47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
John 18:3 (AV)
3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, (the pious) cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
- behold a multitude
- Consisting of a cohort of soldiers (about 500 or 600 Halley's Bible Handbook)
- Judas, one of the twelve
- Loyal representative
- kiss him
- Paying homage
- officers - chief priests - Pharisees,
- Dignitaries & Pious religious (sanctioning the arrest)
- lanterns and torches and weapons
- His announcement & Banner
- This is the procession the world awards him who comes to overthrow man’s worst foe.
4. His Coronation
Matthew 27:26–30 (AV)
26 Then released he Barabbas (murderer/rioter - Lk 23:25) unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted (twisted) a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
- Traditional crown a ring, the actual crown of thorns may have covered the entire scalp.
- The thorns may have been 1 to 2 inches long.
- took the reed, and smote him on the head
- A stick or a rod (for measuring)
> Isaiah 50:6 (NIV)
6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
- Eastern people always held the beard in great respect; and to pluck a man’s beard is one of the grossest indignities that can be offered..
- Utmost contempt and detestation is to spit in any one’s presence
- If this is such an indignity, how much more spitting in the face?
5. A New Acclaim
> Mark 11:9–10 (AV)
And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
> Luke 23:21 (AV) But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
- Mocking shouts are his only acclamations
- Cruel taunts his only song of praise.
6. His Throne A Cross
Luke 23:33 (AV)
33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
> Calvary Latin for skull
> Calvary Gk. κρανίον kranion; (the head); a skull
> Heb. Golgotha -
> John 19:17 (AV)
17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
- Calvary found only in Lk
- Skulls were found here, Plus shape of a skull
- The place of death
- Cruelest and most humiliating forms of punishment
- Josephus "the most wretched of deaths"