Summary: There are 7 times that Jesus Bled for you and I...
The Blood that Ran…
Part 3-By His stripes a crown is won
Text: 1 Kings 22:35 (basis scripture)
(refresh the congregation as to the first 3 times Jesus bleed)
Now we find ourselves to a place where Jesus is being brought before Pilate. He is brought before him for the simple task of passing judgment on Him.
The thing that we see in our text this mornings that Jesus was indeed wounded (by stripes) for us and that a crown of thorns was placed on His head.
He was passed over for a robber named Barabbas and was scourged or beaten and then a crown of thorns was placed on His head and a reed was given Him in His right hand symbolizing His scepter.
The 4th time that Jesus bleed for you and I was indeed when He took his stripes but I wasn’t to look first at the 5th time that He bled for you and I which was the crown of thorns. We will only look at this for a few moments before we turn our thoughts to the scourging.
Way back a long long time ago, ( as I tell my daughter when I am telling her a bedtime story) God created man and gave Him (man) dominion over the earth. Man was the supreme ruler over all the earth. There was not anything done without man’s knowledge of it being done.
Now we, understand this by the words spoken in Genesis
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Man found his place among the earth and that place was his kingdom for he ruled it all.
In effect he (man) was the king of the world. He was the one that wore the crown, and that crown was handed down to him by his father. So we know that man was an heir to this kingdom because of untainted blood. He was created and He received His blood from God Himself.
God ordained man to wear this earthly crown and be the SUPREME being on the earth. There was nothing greater than man he was it.
However, man decided to give that crown away to someone who was at the time even subject to man, and that was Satan.
Satan took the crown and man was left alone afraid and naked.
So Jesus some 2000 years later came and said to Satan I have to purchase back the crown that you have stolen from my children. I will indeed take it and for the price I will pay my own blood.
The representation of the crown of thorns was so that man could once again be brought back into the royal family and have a crown of life, Everlasting life.
The 5th time that Jesus bled for you and I was when He accepted a crown of thorns onto His head.
Now I want to turn our attention to the 4th time that Jesus bled for you and I and that was he bled from His back by a scourging.
But what I want to do this morning is to open our eyes to a parallel or a reason of the placement of Jesus’ stripes.