2021 / 6 / 24
John the Apostle :
“The Crucifixion of Jesus
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”
22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”
23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
This happened that the -script-ure might be fulfilled that said,
“They divided my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.”[a]
So this is what the soldiers did.
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[b] here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
Through these verses, the emphasis is on the divine strength of Christ Jesus “carrying his own cross” helped only by His Father who art in Heaven: God, since He is God’s anointed to carry with Him the heavy cross of the sins of a lost world condemned to be devoured by the fires of hell so is what there is a greater condemnation than being responsible for the crucifixion of the Son of God and on the contrary Is there any honour that surpasses the blessing offered by God the Father to His Only Son Christ Jesus predestined Him to be the Holy Incarnation of Righteousness the key of His Kingdom ?
In fact, the only builder of the Kingdom of God is Christ Jesus that is why he is confronted with destroyers by nature belonging to the world of darkness and demolition And beyond that the two natures are fundamentally opposed in order to testify to their belonging to two opposite dimensions: The Heaven: the Kingdom of God built by God the Father and Christ Jesus on the basis of the Holy Spirit in order to ensure Righteousness and in another side, the hell: the eternal prison of devil’s children predestined to be destructed carrying within it the seeds of its destruction.
So certainly these lessons have now been learned through the reality itself when I rethink of Christ Jesus hanging between two criminals to be incriminated for being “The King of the Jews” I can only draw the conclusion that the seeds of the unrighteousness planted by the evil transform the hearts of his slaves to wretch graves without a true heart planted by God the Father able to receive the Holy Spirit.
Accordingly, the authorities of this fallen world remain unceasingly active in their determined efforts to bury Christ Jesus since the darkness can never support the Light which can only come from the Heavenly Kingdom so the deplorable enemies of Christ Jesus: “21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.” Since the real drama unfolds in the despicable graves exempt of awareness which awakens with the Holy Presence of the Holy Spirit received by Christ Jesus’ Apostles as an endowment of Holy Power.
Consequently the historic opponents of Christ Jesus are selected by their execrable father: the evil to commit crimes so they don’t care about the fruits of the Heavenly Kingdom: the wisdom and the Righteousness consisting in the questioning of the outrageous condemnation of the perfect righteous but they care about the words written by Pilate: “ The King of the Jews” which shows an incurable hatred and pitiful envy of the royalty of Christ Jesus which can only come from the only existing kingdom: the Kingdom of Heaven, for this reason, Christ Jesus is affirming in John 18:36-37 that:
36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Moreover the followers of the beast: the evil committed their heinous crime by crucifying Christ Jesus while sharing His clothes, bearing witness to a barbarity that can only find its source in the world of hell from which they came to return one day hence their gruesome act: the crime is demonstrating that they are doomed spiritually from where there is subterfuge disrepute and shows in their animal behaviour.
In addition John the Apostle’ Gospel stresses the method by which the Only King: Christ Jesus was crucified due to His title of the King when He never needed to affirm it because He carries the messianic seeds in His being and His Kingdom is the Heaven since a gloomy place where all kind of abominable crimes are committed with impunity can be only a parcel of a condemned land contaminated by the bad seeds planted by the evil.
Therefore fundamentally, the crucifixion of Christ Jesus is testifying about the behaviour of the antichrists that are so far from His heart and kingdom that they stand in the way of the kingdom of heaven which he has traced out: the way of crimes, whereof the antichrists are simply his historic and eternal enemies: the chief priests the authorities and the crowd who made havoc on the damn earth contaminated by the germs of hell.
On the contrary to rethink the crucifixion of Christ Jesus is to put emphasis on the holy presence of His owns during His crucifixion : His Apostles mainly His Mother: The Virgin Holy Mary , his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, Mary Magdalene and His Beloved Apostle John to whom He entrusted the person most dear to Him: His Holy Mother who stood Near the cross of Christ Jesus so She is close to His cross because She is in His heart, hence the profound meaning of comm-union-, which is the -union- of God with his Apostles in the most difficult moments to pray for life and resurrection when everything reminds one of death.
Centre of Laic Studies and Research in the Arab World