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.
The 4th time that Jesus bled for you and I was when He took His stripes or was scourged.
Scourging was a horrible, brutal, and agonizing experience. Jesus was stretched out and tied to a stake, Acts 22:25. His shirt was removed, and His back was then whipped with a scourge.
A scourge was a whip with several thongs that had metal barbs tied to the tips. It was Roman practice to lash the victim so severely that death sometimes occurred because of shock or loss of blood.
Josephus describes a scourging so servere that they exposed a man’s bones or inner organs, A scourging before and execution was usually more severe, because the victim was going to die anyway. The brutal fact is that Jesus had His back beaten to a bloody pulp. This explains why He was not able to carry His cross.
The Scourging (show the whip)
1. The jewish method of “scourging,” as described in the Mishna (a collection of Jewish traditional laws), was by the use of three thongs of leather, the offender receiving thirteen stripes on the bare breast and thirteen on each shoulder, the “forty stripes save one” vine’s Expository dictionary