“Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put a purple robe on Him. “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped Him across the face.” John 19:1-3 NLT
Mocked By the Ones He Came to Save…
“The guards in charge of Jesus began mocking and beating Him. They blindfolded Him and said, “Prophesy to us! Who hit You that time?” Luke 22: 63-64
“The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let Him save Himself if He is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” Luke 23:35
This is His Testimony
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about His appearance,
nothing to attract us to Him.
He was despised and rejected—
a Man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on Him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our weaknesses He carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed Him down.
And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for His own sins!
But He was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on Him
the sins of us all.
He was oppressed and treated harshly,
yet He never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
He did not open His mouth.
He was led away.
The scripture goes on to say that it pleased the LORD to bruise Him and it was all because of Love for God so loved the world [you] that He [willingly] gave His only Son, so that everyone who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life [true peace and joy with Him]. John 3:16
“All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son. And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:10-11
It is by Jesus’ Testimony
That we overcome all things in life and are destined to do extraordinary things through Christ who inspires, strengthens, and takes us to new heights and depths in Him.
It is through Jesus that God the Father demonstrates His eternal, unconditional and unfailing love for You. Because of Christ you can enjoy the abundant love of the FATHER and truly live life free! God really, really loves you!