When Jesus Wept
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John 1:10-11 “He was in the world, and the world came into existence through him. Yet, the world didn’t recognize him. (11) He went to his own people, and his own people didn’t accept him.”
Isaiah 53:3-7: “He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant. (4) But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done. (5) He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed. (6) All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the LORD caused the sin of all of us to attack him. (7) He was treated harshly and afflicted, but he did not even open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughtering block, like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not even open his mouth.
The 16 Points Of The Suffering Of Jesus
Matthew 8:20: “Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens, and birds have nests. But the Son of Man doesn’t have a place to call his own.”
Mark 2:23-25: “One Sabbath Jesus and his disciples were walking through some wheat fields. His disciples were picking grains of wheat as they went along. (24) Some Pharisees asked Jesus, “Why are your disciples picking grain on the Sabbath? They are not supposed to do that!” (25) Jesus answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his followers were hungry and in need?”
Deuteronomy 23:24-25: “If you go into a vineyard that belongs to someone else, you are allowed to eat as many grapes as you want while you are there. But don’t take any with you when you leave. (25) In the same way, if you are in a grain field that belongs to someone else, you can pick heads of grain and eat the kernels. But don’t cut down the stalks of grain and take them with you.”
Leviticus 19:9-10: “When you harvest your grain, always leave some of it standing along the edges of your fields and don’t pick up what falls on the ground. (10) Don’t strip your grapevines clean or gather the grapes that fall off the vines. Leave them for the poor and for those foreigners who live among you. I am the LORD your God.”
John 10:24-26: “The Jewish leaders surrounded him and asked, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” (25) Jesus replied, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in my Father’s name testify about me. (26) But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep.”
Mark 6:5-6: “He couldn’t work any miracles there except to lay his hands on a few sick people and cure them. (6) Their unbelief amazed him. Then Jesus went around to the villages and taught.”
- Laughed At & Made Fun Of
Matthew 9:23-24: “When Jesus went into the home of the official and saw the musicians and the crowd of mourners, (24) he said, “Get out of here! The little girl isn’t dead. She is just asleep.” Everyone started laughing at Jesus.”
- Called A Drunk & Glutton
Matthew 11:19: “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man who is a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners. But wisdom was justified by her children.”
- Was Called Possessed By Demons
John 7:19-21: “Didn’t Moses give you his teachings? Yet, none of you does what Moses taught you. So why do you want to kill me?” (20) The crowd answered, “You’re possessed by a demon! Who wants to kill you?” (21) Jesus answered them, “I performed one miracle, and all of you are surprised by it.
John 8:48-52: “The people told Jesus, “We were right to say that you are a Samaritan and that you have a demon in you!” (49) Jesus answered, “I don’t have a demon in me. I honor my Father, and you refuse to honor me. (50) I don’t want honor for myself. But there is one who wants me to be honored, and he is also the one who judges. (51) I tell you for certain that if you obey my words, you will never die.” (52) Then the people said, “Now we are sure that you have a demon. Abraham is dead, and so are the prophets. How can you say that no one who obeys your words will ever die?
John 10:18-20: “No one takes my life from me. I give my life of my own free will. I have the authority to give my life, and I have the authority to take my life back again. This is what my Father ordered me to do.” (19) The Jews were divided because of what Jesus said. (20) Many of them said, “He’s possessed by a demon! He’s crazy! Why do you listen to him?” (21) Others said, “No one talks like this if he’s possessed by a demon. Can a demon give sight to the blind?”
Mark 3:22-23: “The experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the ruler of demons he casts out demons!” (23) So he called them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?”
- Accused Of Being Suicidal
John 8:20-22: “Jesus spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury area of the temple courtyard. No one arrested him, because his time had not yet come. (21) Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. He said, “I’m going away, and you’ll look for me. But you will die because of your sin. You can’t go where I’m going.” (22) Then the Jews asked, “Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means when he says, ‘You can’t go where I’m going’?”
- Doubted By His Family
John 7:2-8: “The time for the Jewish Festival of Booths was near. (3) So Jesus’ brothers told him, “Leave this place, and go to Judea so that your disciples can see the things that you’re doing. (4) No one does things secretly when he wants to be known publicly. If you do these things, you should let the world see you.” (5) Even his brothers didn’t believe in him. (6) Jesus told them, “Now is not the right time for me to go. Any time is right for you. (7) The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I say that what everyone does is evil. (8) Go to the festival. I’m not going to this festival right now. Now is not the right time for me to go.”
- Called Insane His family
Mark 3:20-21: “Now Jesus went home, and a crowd gathered so that they were not able to eat. (21) When his family heard this they went out to restrain him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
Then we see the scene play out.
Mark 3:31-35: “Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. Then they sent someone with a message for him to come out to them. (32) The crowd that was sitting around Jesus told him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside and want to see you.” (33) Jesus asked, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” (34) Then he looked at the people sitting around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. (35) Anyone who obeys God is my brother or sister or mother.”
Jesus discuses how in his home town of Nazareth he will find no respect or acceptance of His calling.
Mark 6:4: “But Jesus said, “Prophets are honored by everyone, except the people of their hometown and their relatives and their own family.”
- A Contract Hit Was Placed Upon Him
John 7:1: “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.”
John 5:16-17: “And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the sabbath day. (17) But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.”
John 8:37: “I know that you are from Abraham’s family. Yet you want to kill me, because my message isn’t really in your hearts.”
John 11:57: “The chief priests and the Pharisees told the people to let them know if any of them saw Jesus. That is how they hoped to arrest him.”
Matthew 26:4: “They planned how they could sneak around and have Jesus arrested and put to death.”
Mark 14:1: “It was two days before the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for some underhanded way to arrest Jesus and to kill him.”
- Crushed As Unto Death
Matthew 26:36-39: “Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. When they got there, he told them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” (37) Jesus took along Peter and the two brothers, James and John. He was very sad and troubled, (38) and he said to them, “I am so sad that I feel as if I am dying. Stay here and keep awake with me.” (39) Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.”
Luke 22:44: “Jesus was in great pain and prayed so sincerely that his sweat fell to the ground like drops of blood.”
- Denied Peter
This is no little denial: This is a profanity laced proclamation with denial.
Matthew 26:69-75: “While Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, a servant girl came up to him and said, “You were with Jesus from Galilee.” (70) But in front of everyone Peter said, “That isn’t so! I don’t know what you are talking about!” (71) When Peter had gone out to the gate, another servant girl saw him and said to some people there, “This man was with Jesus from Nazareth.” (72) Again Peter denied it, and this time he swore, “I don’t even know that man!” (73) A little while later some people standing there walked over to Peter and said, “We know that you are one of them. We can tell it because you talk like someone from Galilee. (74) Then he began to curse and to swear, I do not know the man. And immediately the cock crowed. (75) And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, Who said to him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.”
- Mocked & Beaten
Luke 18:32-33: “He will be handed over to foreigners. They will make fun of him, insult him, spit on him, (33) whip him, and kill him. But on the third day he will come back to life.”
Isaiah 52:13-15: “My servant will be successful. He will be respected, praised, and highly honored. (14) Many will be shocked by him. His appearance will be so disfigured that he won’t look like any other man. His looks will be so disfigured that he will hardly look like a human. (15) He will cleanse many nations with his blood. Kings will shut their mouths because of him. They will see things that they had never been told. They will understand things that they had never heard.”
Matthew 27:26-31: “Pilate set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross. (27) The governor’s soldiers led Jesus into the fortress and brought together the rest of the troops. (28) They stripped off Jesus’ clothes and put a scarlet robe on him. (29) They made a crown out of thorn branches and placed it on his head, and they put a stick in his right hand. The soldiers knelt down and pretended to worship him. They made fun of him and shouted, “Hey, you king of the Jews!” (30) Then they spit on him. They took the stick from him and beat him on the head with it. (31) When the soldiers had finished making fun of Jesus, they took off the robe. They put his own clothes back on him and led him off to be nailed to a cross.”
Matthew 27:38-44: “The soldiers also nailed two criminals on crosses, one to the right of Jesus and the other to his left. (39) People who passed by said terrible things about Jesus. They shook their heads and (40) shouted, “So you’re the one who claimed you could tear down the temple and build it again in three days! If you are God’s Son, save yourself and come down from the cross!” (41) The chief priests, the leaders, and the teachers of the Law of Moses also made fun of Jesus. They said, (42) “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the king of Israel, he should come down from the cross! Then we will believe him. (43) He trusted God, so let God save him, if he wants to. He even said he was God’s Son.” (44) The two criminals also said cruel things to Jesus.”
- Rejected By His Disciples
Mark 14:27: “Jesus said to his disciples, “All of you will reject me, as the Scriptures say, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.”
When the disciples flee in the garden as He is being arrested.
Mark 14:48-50: “Jesus said to the mob, “Why do you come with swords and clubs to arrest me like a criminal? (49) Day after day I was with you and taught in the temple, and you didn’t arrest me. But what the Scriptures say must come true.” (50) All of Jesus’ disciples ran off and left him.”
- Rejected By Just About Everyone On The Face Of The Planet But A Select Few.
At the cross we only find Mary His mom, His moms sister, and two others. The only Disciples present is John. Now where are the other 10 disciples, where are Jesus’ Brothers, and were is Joseph. Where are all those healed by Him. Those who called Him friend.
John 19:25-27: “John 19:25-27 Jesus’ mother stood beside his cross with her sister and Mary the wife of Clopas. Mary Magdalene was standing there too. (26) When Jesus saw his mother and his favorite disciple with her, he said to his mother, “This man is now your son.” (27) Then he said to the disciple, “She is now your mother.” From then on, that disciple took her into his own home.”
Not only are Joseph and Jesus’ brothers, Mary’s own sons not present. After His death Mary has to be taken into the house of John to be cared for. Jesus was truly forsaken by His entire Family, all but His mom & aunt.
- Forsaken By God
Matthew 27:45-46 “And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. (46) And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”
Here Is What Jesus Was Thinking On The Cross!
Psalms 22:1-23: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far away? Won’t you listen to my groans and come to my rescue? (2) I cry out day and night, but you don’t answer, and I can never rest. (3) Yet you are the holy God, ruling from your throne and praised by Israel. (4) Our ancestors trusted you, and you rescued them. (5) When they cried out for help, you saved them, and you did not let them down when they depended on you. (6) But I am merely a worm, far less than human, and I am hated and rejected by people everywhere. (7) Everyone who sees me makes fun and sneers. They shake their heads, (8) and say, “Trust the LORD! If you are his favorite, let him protect you and keep you safe.” (9) You, LORD, brought me safely through birth, and you protected me when I was a baby at my mother’s breast. (10) From the day I was born, I have been in your care, and from the time of my birth, you have been my God. (11) Don’t stay far off when I am in trouble with no one to help me. (12) Enemies are all around like a herd of wild bulls. Powerful bulls from Bashan are everywhere. (13) My enemies are like lions roaring and attacking with jaws open wide. (14) I have no more strength than a few drops of water. All my bones are out of joint; my heart is like melted wax. (15) My strength has dried up like a broken clay pot, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You, God, have left me to die in the dirt. (16) Brutal enemies attack me like a pack of dogs, tearing at my hands and my feet. (17) I can count all my bones, and my enemies just stare and sneer at me. (18) They took my clothes and gambled for them. (19) Don’t stay far away, LORD! My strength comes from you, so hurry and help. (20) Rescue me from enemy swords and save me from those dogs. (21) Don’t let lions eat me. You rescued me from the horns of wild bulls, (22) and when your people meet, I will praise you, LORD. (23) All who worship the LORD, now praise him! You belong to Jacob’s family and to the people of Israel, so fear and honor the LORD!”
The Prophetic Recap Foretelling What He Experienced & Accomplished.
Isaiah 53:8-12: “He was condemned to death without a fair trial. Who could have imagined what would happen to him? His life was taken away because of the sinful things my people had done. (9) He wasn’t dishonest or violent, but he was buried in a tomb of cruel and rich people. (10) The LORD decided his servant would suffer as a sacrifice to take away the sin and guilt of others. Now the servant will live to see his own descendants. He did everything the LORD had planned. (11) By suffering, the servant will learn the true meaning of obeying the LORD. Although he is innocent, he will take the punishment for the sins of others, so that many of them will no longer be guilty. (12) The LORD will reward him with honor and power for sacrificing his life. Others thought he was a sinner, but he suffered for our sins and asked God to forgive us.”
We have seen, heard, and understood the suffering and passion of Jesus over these last two studies. “When Jesus wept 1 and 2.” We can say for certainty that Jesus understands our pain and suffering. He understands our hopes, dreams, fear, worries and every other kind of experience we go through. He was tempted in every way a human can be tempted and tested. There is nothing you going through right now that Jesus can’t relate to in some way, shape, or form. I hope we can take away from these studies just how much God and Jesus care for us. We have seen how much Jesus can relate to our condition. They have more than proven their love for us.
The other thing I hope we all can take away from these studies is how dangerous it will be to deny this level of love and caring. To turn your back on such a great sacrifice and continue to live in rebellion and sin would be a terrible mistake. We have seen the goodness of God and Jesus. May we all respond to their love with repentance in our hearts and obey Him as our Father.
If you every feel like life is getting to be too much to bear. That you just cant make it one more step. Or that things look hopeless without a way out. Be still, and remember Jesus understand how you feel and what you are going through. He has experienced it all. Then remind yourself that Jesus promised to be with you forever. That the Holy Spirit lives within, and you are a child of God. Better days are coming. Be still and wait upon the Lord to renew your strength. Wait and see His goodness, for He loves you and will not forsake his obedient children.
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