No one had power to kill Yehoshua/Yeshua except by the will of the Father in Heaven. As mentioned in other messages, Yehoshua only did what the Father told Him to do. Dying on the cross was the perfect will of the Father because by His death and resurrection He would save the Jewish People and the whole world from their/our sin.
I get upset when I hear Gentiles saying that the Jews kill “Jesus.” Yes, they handed Him over to be crucified because He had to die. Someone had to betray Him, and Yeshua predicted it. The betrayer was Judas one of His apostles.
(See Mattithyahu/Matthew 26:20 -25; Luqas 22: 48)
He was betrayed for 30 Pieces of silver
Zekharyah 11:11-13 So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock , who were watching me, knew that it was the word of Yehovah, Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And Yehovah said to me, “Throw it to the potter”- that princely price they set on Me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of Yehovah for the potter.”
Mattithyahu 27:3-9 Then Yahudah/Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned my betraying innocent blood” And they said, “What is that to us: you see to it!” The he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Zekharyah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter’s field, as Yehovah directed me.”
Someone had to condemn Him to death, and had to die by crucifixion, according to the Scriptures. The following is Yehovah speaking of Himself.
Tehillim/Psalm 22:16-17 “For dogs surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me, they pierced My hands and My feet; 17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
Our Jewish Mashiach is Elohim, and knows the end from the beginning.
Zekharyah 12:10-11 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Yerushalayim the Spirit of Grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only Son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great morning in Yerushalayim.”
At the cross they divided His garments
18 They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.
Also fulfilled: Yochanan/John 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Yeshua, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be.” That the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
He had to fulfill all the scriptures concerning His first coming. But please, o Gentile, if you are blaming the Jewish people for killing Him, you are deceiving yourself, for you are the one who crucified Him, and continue to add to your guilt every time you sin. All of us are guilty of His death, because all of us are sinners.
Our hands are filled with blood.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 59:3 For Your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; You lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
Yehoshua forgave those who crucified Him. From the cross He cried out “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
As already mentioned He had to die for us all. Yehovah no longer needed animal sacrifices that could not remove the sin, but He gave Himself up to be our Sacrifice. He became our true everlasting Atonement!
Yeshua became Man to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind. When you read the Brit Chadashah you will learn that they tried to kill him by stoning, but could not because He had to die in the way that He would shed His own Blood which is His life. This blood is the payment for our redemption. He paid the price for our sins in FULL!
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, There is not beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him; 4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our shalom, was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; And Yehovah has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 9 And they made His grave with the wicked-but with the rich at this death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. 10 Yet it pleased Yehovah to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of Yehovah shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. 12 therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession of the transgressors.
Yeshayahu saw the Crucifixion long before it took place. It was Yehovah who sent His only Ben/Son to be our substitute. The penalty for our sin is death, and Yeshua did it for you and me. He paid the price in full. He is your and my Jewish Mashiach! He is our Brother and our Savior! You must put your trust in Him and find peace, love and joy, as you never could attain any other way.
He said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, No one can come to the Father except through Me.” Yochanan 14:6
Finally I now share His own prophecies concerning His death and resurrection.
The Jews wanted to see a sign in order to believe Him.
“And evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Yonah. 40 For as Yonah was three days and there nights in the belly of the great fish , so will the Son of Man be three days and there nights in the heart of the earth.” Mattithyahu/Matthew 12:39:40
Mattithyahu 17:22 “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.”
There are many references of His prophecies and I cannot write them all. Also I include one reference of this resurrection and going back to Heaven. He appeared to Miryam first when she came to the empty tomb.
Yochanan 20: 15 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping ‘ Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Si , if You have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Yeshua said to her, “Miryam! She turned and said to Him, Rabboni! Yeshua said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and Your father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim.’”
Please get a copy of the complete Bible and read the Brit Chadashah. If you do you will be convinced that Yehoshua is indeed your Mashiach. Thank you for reading this message. May the love of the Father fill your heart as you discover your Jewish Mashiach. He will answer all your questions, and you will know Him personally. Yield your life to Him, and He will write your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life forever.
Deborah A. Atzori