Matthew 27 – Why Jesus Have to Die?

In Matthew 27, we come to one of the darkest days on planet earth – the day Jesus died. The day the religious leaders and the Roman government crucified God. So who is to blame for this diabolical moment? Was it Judas? Was it the Jewish leaders and the mob there that day? Was it Pilate and the Romans?

Jesus was responsible. Jesus willingly gave His life for you and for me. He came to rescue humanity as the ultimate sacrifice and the fulfillment of the Jewish prophecies including those of the Suffering Servant found in Isaiah 53.

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In Matthew 27, we come to one of the darkest days on planet earth – the day Jesus died. The day the religious leaders and the Roman government crucified God. So who is to blame for this diabolical moment? Was it Judas? Was it the Jewish leaders and the mob there that day? Was it Pilate and the Romans? 

Filled with overwhelming regret, Judas tries to return the money to the religious leaders that they gave him for betraying Jesus. It seems that he did not expect it to go so far. Perhaps he expected Jesus to resist those arresting him and this might have led Jesus to rise up to defeat the Romans. It seems Judas did not expect Jesus to be killed, so Judas tragically hanged himself.

In Luke’s version it says Judas fell from a cliff. Both can be true depending on if you were at the top of the cliff just after Judas hung himself or if you were at  the bottom of the cliff where Judas’ body must have fallen after the rope broke.

We will never know, but what if Judas had taken the route Peter took by asking Jesus for forgiveness. Perhaps like Peter he would have been forgiven and restored.

Unwittingly, the religious leaders fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy about the Messiah when they paid Judas 30 pieces of silver and purchased a field with the money when Judas returned it.

The Roman governor Pilate had been warned by his wife not to have anything to do with Jesus, but the crowd will not relent from their demand for Jesus to be crucified. He tries to convict him only to release him soon after, but when given the choice between releasing Jesus or a brutal terrorist named Barabbas, they chose to release Barabbas!

Pilate declares: “I am innocent of this man’s blood. It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” (Matthew 27:24b-25)

We know that Pilate cannot wash his hands of his part in this tragedy, but we also know that we should not blame the Jewish people either.

Ultimately, the Jews and Gentiles who were responsible for the decisions that led to the beating, the mocking, and the crucifixion of Jesus were just a small part of a cosmic battle between Satan and Jesus, God in human form. 

As we know, Jesus willingly went down this path as He was coming as the Suffering Servant as prophesied in Isaiah. Go read Isaiah 53 which was written about 600 years before the birth of Jesus. Some say prophecies of Jesus were written after what happened to Jesus and then were

said to have come beforehand. In reality we have copies of this prophecy scientists have proven existed before Jesus. They are called the Dead Sea Scrolls.

When Jesus died, miraculous things took place like 3 hours of darkness and an earthquake which opened up the tombs and dead people, specifically prophets of God,  coming back to life!

After Jesus died he was wrapped in traditional linen cloths and buried in a tomb with a stone rolled in front of it and with a seal on it to make sure no one could break in or break out.

How does knowing Jesus willingly died for you affect how you live?

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