They all condemned him as worthy of death (Mark 14:64, NIV).
What Jesus Christ suffered to secure our salvation was beyond what words can adequately describe. The writers of the gospels who witnessed His humiliation, agonies and shame used several words to try and convey to us what Jesus went through in our behalf. Here are some:
“They all condemned Him” (Mark 14:64). Then some began to spit at Him” (Mark 14:65). “They blindfolded Him” (Mark 14:65). They struck Him with their sts” (Mark 14:65). “The guards took him and beat Him” (Mark 14:65). They preferred a notorious robber and murderer to be released, rather than He who did not sin (Mark 15:6-11). Peter denied Him three times (Mark 14:66-71). The priests handed Him over to Pilate out of envy (Mark 15:9). They put a crown of thorns on His head (Mark 15:17). They struck Him on the head with their staff again and again (Mark 15:19). They put a purple robe on Him and mocked Him as their King (Mark 15:17-20). They led Him to Calvary, and there they cruci ed Him (Mark 15:20-24). They crucified Him in the midst of robbers (Mark 15:27).
While hanging on the cross, His blood dripping to their ground, they still continued their assaults. They cast lots to divide His garments amongst themselves (Mark 15:24). Those that passed by hurled insults at Him (Mark 15:29). The chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked Him (Mark 15:31). One of the thieves cruci ed with Him also heaped insults on Him (Marks 15:32). The soldiers used their spear to pierce His side. They tortured Him in every conceivable way, until He died on the cross (Mark 15:37).
Come to think of it, He did not deserve any of these cruel treatments. He was the sinless Son of God (Mark 15:39). Yet He endured it all without complaining (Isaiah 53:7).
He was God’s scapegoat, taking my place, your place, taking the place of every human in the whole world, suffering for our sins, taking over our condemnation, carrying guilt, that we may be free.
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18).
Now all who truly believe in Him as Saviour and Lord are free from sin, and condemnation, and death, and can freely receive God’s gift of eternal life which He brought down from heaven.
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses (Acts 13:39).
This is the message of redemption and it is true. By putting your trust in Christ and the sacrifice He offered on the cross of Calvary, you, the guilty one, will become the righteousness of God.
1 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Cor. 5:21).
Hurry, and receive this grace now. “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation)” (2 Cor. 6:2).
If you have received this grace, hurry and carry this message of life to every human on the earth, from your neighbourhood to the remotest corner of the planet, using every available means. It is well with you.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (Matt. 24:14).