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The Crucifixion Conspiracy, Part 1

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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November 4, 2021 8:00 am

The Crucifixion Conspiracy, Part 1

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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November 4, 2021 8:00 am

There were many players on that stage of infamy: the religious council with the high priest, false witnesses, Pilate, Herod, soldiers, and Judas. Each had a significant part in condemning the Son of God, much of which was necessary to fulfill the protocol of offering the Passover Lamb. A question often asked: Who was responsible for crucifying Jesus?

Discover startling answers to this and little known, fascinating facts that surround this Passover plot with intrigue and surprise: Why did the priests want Pilate to change the inscription on Jesus’ cross? The acrostic it formed in Hebrew rocked their world!

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Greetings spent the new listeners and welcome to the sound of a shower not thanking you for tuning in today because we know faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Today's message the crucifixion conspiracy examines the plot to kill Jesus with the behind the scenes intrigue. We generally don't focus on prepared to be engaged in the theater of your mind in the crucifixion conspiracy this morning if you want to follow with me in your Bible and you need to exercise your index fingers like little kids when I first started teaching I taught the little ones, two, three, four-year-olds and is really glorified babysitting crayons and songs and you can teach them but I used to always tell them put on your thinking caps whenever I was going to tell them something special that I wanted them to remember and you know it really work because they really did think some special was about to be said they would put on their caps well admitted to adults today put on your thinking caps because were going to go through a lot of material and I do think though that it's going to be such a blessing to you as I went through the material it really blessed me. Amen. And so I'm excited to share it with you today and since today is Palm Sunday. Amen.

That's where were going to begin at the original time of what we call today, Palm Sunday, so Exodus the 12th chapter and beginning with verse one and the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying this month. This month shall be unto you the beginning of months.

It shall be the first month of the year to you. Speaking to the congregation of Israel, saying, in the 10th day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house and if the household be too little for the lamb led him and his neighbor next unto his house take. According to the number of the souls.

Every man according to his eating shall make your count for the land.

It was important that if they didn't have enough people in one house to eat a whole lamb in one night than they had to go get their neighbors who also didn't have enough people in their house because God said none of it could be left over, it had to be eaten by morning. That's why he gave them these instructions. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year you shall take it out from the goats or out from the sheep and you shall keep it up until the 14th day of the same month so they gotta take the land four days early and keep it for four days and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening every body at the same time. Four days later would all kill their lands at the same time. Amen. And they shall take of the blog and strike it on the two side post and on the upper doorpost of the house when they shall eat it okay to scrub numbers 11 and thus shall you eat it with your loins girded your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand and you shall eat it in haste.

It is the Lord's Passover. Now we know that they're getting ready to exit Egypt. We know that finally there deliverances, after 400 years and 10 also plagues there finally going to get the lead and God said before you leave. I am starting something new.

I just love this God started a brand-new calendar. Did you read this is going to be the first month for you.

Another words, this is such a fantastic list deliverances that God is so magnificent you're going to start a brand-new calendar from this point I've given you a new calendar because he is over ancient over past history and I might make such an impression on you what what I am doing that I want. Let's start a brand-new calendar because how many know that today when we think of the Jewish new year.

We think of. We think the fall right Rosh Hashanah don't they always celebrated September October Rosh Hashanah that their civil calendar, but this is their religious calendar. This is the one that God gave to them when they came out of Egypt because I'm giving you a new calendar right now.

It was during time.

If you read only Exodus you will find out that it was springtime and the month is the month of Nissan and ISAM Nissan and so it was only thousands of years later when they went into captivity to Babylon that they adopted the Gregorian calendar and then they forgot this one, but this was the one that God gave to them. He said it's a new beginning and the I teach that the reason why he brought them out at this particular time is because it was spring, it was neither too cold or too hot for them to be traveling on their journey in the wilderness. Amen. And so he said now here's what I want you to do on the 10th day of this month or Nissan 10.

I want you every household to get a lamb and you know, if you look at it to see where he says he starts off and he says everyone get a lamb and then he says the land should be without blemish and then he said your lamb. So we went from a witches indefinite article to the which is a definite article to you, which is personally possessive. Amen. You have got to receive a lamb for yourself. So we said on the 10th day of the month everyone go and pick out a lamb, and the land had to be without blemish. It had to be a perfect lamb. It had to be in the prime of life is first of all, it had to be a male one year old. Because that would've been the prime life for that lamb and without blemish we will go there, but we read later in the chapter it says that none of its bones could be broken and that is significant because if you know the story of the crucifixion, you know that when Jesus was on the cross and the soldiers came to make sure that he was dead because they had to take the body down before 6 o'clock because the Jewish day started at 6 o'clock it was going to be a holy day and they could not be dealing with the dead body. After six and so what they would do is if the people that were being crucified were still alive.

They would come and the soldier would hit his kneecaps with a hammer and break both kneecaps and what that would do is you know their feet world a little lift because they had to stand on something in order for them to breathe. They would and every time he gasped for breath, their feet would push up on the little lift, but if they broke their kneecaps. They couldn't anymore and they would die quicker. But when the soldiers came to Jesus, remembering the phone either side of that many broke their needs but when he came to Jesus, the soldier marveled that he was already sewing because the Scripture in endings and what he did just to make sure was a total sword and pierced them in his side and the water and the blood ran out.


So all these little details are so amazing okay Nissan 10 everybody get your lamb choose it. Get the right one. Take it with you to the house. Don't leave it outside in the herd with the rest of bring it in the house for four days now you know if you have a little land in your house for four days you're going to get attached to that little lamb and they know they're kinda cute there, lovable, amen. And it's just like you get a new puppy and you bring them in your house for four days.

Amen. You can get attached to home and so that's exactly what happened during those four days the family would get a little lamb and they would love that little land but guess what they had done sacrifice that little lamb. After four days. Amen.

Now here's the thing about it or Nissan 10. I want you to picture in your mind all of the different families that head of the family going out into their herds and choosing their land and bringing that land into the house and with that in mind turn with me to Matthew the 21st chapter because we are going to see that is exactly what we call Palm Sunday is Nissan 10 in the time of Jesus. So what would have been happening in Jerusalem if it was Nissan 10. What would have been happening in Jerusalem all over this city. In fact all over Israel. The family member who was responsible for it would've been going and peeking out a lamb and bringing it into the house and this is what happened or Nissan 10 Matthew 21 and when they drew nigh under Jerusalem and work on the best they are under the Mount of olives, then sent Jesus two disciples go into the village over against you, and straightway you shall find an ass. You shall find the donkey tie and a call with her. Okay, we got a mama donkey and we got her son. The cold, you see that loose them and bring them to me and if any man say ought unto you, you shall say the Lord hath need of them. And straightway he will send them and this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, tell ye the daughter of Zion, behold, thy King comes under the meat and sitting upon an ass and a colt before the next and the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them and brought the ass, and the cold and put on them their close and they set him thereon so let's stop and see what's happening here is Nissan 10 what we call palm Sunday which will see the second and so Jesus tells two of his disciples. I want you to go to this town opposite us and you're going to see a donkey, a female donkey tied up and next to her will be her cold. I want you to just go untie them and bring them here and somebody stops you and says what are you doing you say the Lord has need of them and elect to have them. I want you to imagine that you're sitting in your living room in your home and you hear somebody starting up your car in your driveway and you get up and look out the door and you see somebody is in your car get Megan back out of the way and you say, what are you doing and they say the Lord has need of your car.

We went well. We won't even answer that. But these people go because you see what God is doing something he always moves on all ends and the Scripture doesn't tell us anything about who the owners and what their response was, but apparently it was okay because they didn't stop him. They said go ahead and take them. Amen.

And it was the feeling the prophet and what profit is that I would be Zechariah and it says in Zechariah 99 rejoice greatly old daughter of Zion, daughter of Jerusalem.

Behold, thy King comes under the he is just and having salvation is lowly and riding upon an ass and a cold, the foal of an ass.

Now Jesus didn't ride on both of them hated like this one on that one. Don't be confused. Luke tells us, and I believe also Mark tells us in their Gospels that the colt was unbroken.

It had never been ridden on and if you know anything at all you know that the first time that somebody tries to ride horse Laura Duncan. It's never been written on how many know they can give you a hard time they can try to throw you off so they brought their because bringing a mother with the would've called the cold down and letting the mother be, you know, tied together and lead him along the cold would've been okay in the cold would've allowed them to put clothes on him and for Jesus to ride on him, so it's no big deal. When you read that one gospel says it was a cold. The other was as it was asked; and you're trying to go. How did he do that it's very simple.

When you really look at the facts. Amen. And so that's what happened now Jesus is sitting on the cold and let's read on and a very great multitude spread their garments in the way others cut down branches from the trees and scrub them in the way and the multitudes that went before, and that followed for him and following him saying to the son of David, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest and when he was coming to Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying this, and the multitude said, this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. This is Nissan 10 folks all over the city of Jerusalem. People are going out and picking up their lands and bringing them into their house because in just four days. It's going to be Passover and they're going to sacrifice them. Amen.

And imagine. Imagine that at the very time that people are picking out their lands and bringing them into their houses. God has for I am currently because not Jesus when he got all the moment when the people that would've been sober, not just the locals, not just the Jerusalem lights, but all the people that came because Passover was one of those three fees where that if it all possible. That is really meant. At the very least, were supposed to go to Jerusalem to celebrate it and they were there and they begin as a house now what does that mean how they cried out Jesus, the Passover lamb is sitting on the donkey and they're taking the palm branches and they are putting them down on the ground in there waving and this is such a festive thing. Amen operation may begin to cry out Hosanna, son of David and Mark says they said, Blessed be the kingdom of our father David. What were they saying they were attributing to Jesus and they see any title, the son of David is amazing any title and name were abrasion that will cry you the name of the Lord shall not 09 is what they were saying they were attributing that Jesus, the Lamb of God was the Messiah. And so hero Nissan 14 that we call palm Sunday now in our calendar we always do it on a Sunday. We always make Easter Sunday and we always make palm Sunday and a Sunday. Amen. But you know when their calendar doesn't always follow the same way as ours does, in fact Passover begins tomorrow for the Jewish people. Amen. But here's the point. The point is what we are doing today when we say is acquired it earlier Hosanna Hosanna in the highest. Amen is what they did on the day that they chose their Lamb now the priest was responsible for certifying the land to make sure that the Lamb was acceptable for sacrifice because as we read the land had to be without blemish. They couldn't take the run of the flock. They couldn't take the one that was blind. They couldn't take the one that was crippled and thought into this Lamb is not doing me much good. I think I'll make that the one no sacrifice.

I will be out very much.

No, that's not the way it worked. They had to take the best they had to take that mail that was your role they had to take that one that was without blemish. That was perfect. Amen. And the priest is the one that had to certify the Lamb. Now she doesn't Lamb and Paul said in first Corinthians 57 Christ our Passover Passover lamb is sacrifice so that means that Jesus was the Lamb and we all agreed that he was a man but he had to be certified by the priest. It had to be a priest of the sons of Aaron, it had to be someone that could follow the priestly protocol to certify the Lamb well there was in the time of Jesus. A priest whose name was Zacharias and he served in the temple, and he was married to Elizabeth and she also was of the lineage of Aaron so we have Zechariah of the lineage of Aaron and we had his wife Elizabeth also of the house of Aaron and they were old and they were childless, but we know that he received a visitation from the angel Gabriel and said, you and your wife are going to have a child, a son and he's going to be approximate a great prophet because he is going to prepare the way of the Lord of the Messiah. Amen. And so was born to a son, John says John the Baptist, but he wasn't a Baptist. He was actually a Pentecostal because he was filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother's womb. What it really means is he with the baptizer.

Okay, so that's what I want you to understand John the baptizer. John, the Pentecostal baptizer priest on his mom's side. He was a priest.

Amen. And he was preparing the way of the Lord turn with me to John I chapter read a few verses there. John one and verse six. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe that he was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light which light is every man that comes into the world.

Dropping down to verse 15 John bare witness of him and cried, saying, this was the whom I spake, he that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me. So we see here legal terms in reference to John. John came to bear witness of the Christ. Amen came to give legal witness. He came to certify certify someone and we go way down the verse 29, we see that one because the baptizer was baptizing people in the Jordan River.

He saw someone coming toward him behind the world all in the land that God has selected. Now this was before Jesus even got started on his ministry. This was before he was baptized of John and then went out officially and perform his ministry and how long was the story 3 1/2 years.

As far as we can ascertain, according to the Scriptures. Amen.

So that one of his ministry the Lamb that was certified by John was then offered up as the sacrifice.

Amen. So he was certified according to the Scriptures, behold the Lamb John identify Jesus Christ.

And remember, he had to be perfect without blemish. And Scripture says in the Old Testament. Isaiah 53, nine he had done no violence, and neither was there any deceit in his mouth and Peter confirmed in first Peter 222 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth and then when Jesus was baptized of John we know the heavens opened up and the Holy Spirit come down in the form of a dove and landed on his shoulder and then God himself spoke out and had been said, this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. Amen. And John said in John 134 and I will and that is the son of God. John was a priest. According to the lineage of Aaron by the Lamb. Amen.

I hope you're blessed by this intriguing examination of each of the players who had a major role in the plot to kill Jesus every detail of Old Testament protocol was fulfilled in the sacrifice of God's final Passover lamb with astonishing accuracy and New Testament revelation.

Every player from John the Baptist to first declare Jesus, the Lamb of God, and then later Judas the betrayer to the corrupt high priest to certified him to be put to death for the nation to Pilate and Herod and the soldiers. Each one stepped onto the stage of the son of God's final hours and cast their votes to crucify Christ all played their crucial roles that change the course of human history, but ultimately Jesus laid down his life. He laid it down so he could take it up again, the crucifixion conspiracy can be ordered on CD for love gift of $10 or more to help pay for the cost of air time on this station request SK 193 mail to sound the faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 or go online to sound the where you will find a plethora of resources on many biblical topics, but to order by mail send a minimum love gift of $10 and request SK 1932 PO Box 17, Baltimore, MD 21203. Now if you're not ordering the CD. We still need to hear from you if you enjoy the program. We need financial help to keep this program. This station so please prayerfully consider a love gift for the radio ministry today. Until next time, this is Sharon not saying Marinette

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