The Way to the Cross – Part 1


According to calculations, the most important holiday of the year, the Memorial of Christ’s death, is celebrated on March 24:

Let me remind you that this is the only holiday of faith, a religious holiday that Christ ordered His followers to celebrate. Other festivals that religions celebrate besides the Memorial are human additions.

„So Yeshu said to them, „Truly I tell you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you do not have life in yourselves. The one who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day, because My Flesh is true food and My Blood is true drink. The one who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood remains in Me, and I in Him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” – John 6:53-57.

Let’s see an abridged version of Christ’s path to death.
Welcome to part one.

1 – Christ gives a prophecy about His death:

“When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. Then He said to them, „I have fervently desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. „Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He said, „Take this and share it among yourselves. For I tell you, from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”- Luke 22:14-18.

2 –The Jewish financier/Harlot sentenced Christ to death:

So the chief priests and the pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and were saying, “What are we going to do since this Man is doing many signs? If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all! You’re not considering that it is to your advantage that One Man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish. „He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Yeshu was going to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but also to unite the scattered children of God. So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.” – John 11:47-53.

3–Christ predicts betrayal:

 „When Yeshu had said this, He was troubled in His spirit and testified, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray Me.”The disciples started looking at one another — uncertain which one He was speaking about. One of His disciples, the one Yeshu loved, was reclining close beside Yeshu. Simon Peter motioned to Him to find out who it was He was talking about. So he leaned back against Yeshu and asked Him, “Lord, who is it?” Yeshu replied, “He’s the one I give the piece of bread to after I have dipped it.” When He had dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son. After Judas ate the piece of bread, satan entered him. So Yeshu told him, “What you’re doing, do quickly.” None of those reclining at the table knew why He said this to him. Since Judas kept the money-bag, some thought that Yeshu was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival,” or that he should give something to the poor. After receiving the piece of bread, he immediately left. And it was night.” – John 13:21-30.

4 – Betrayal and capture of Christ:

“He went out and made His way as usual to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. When He reached the place, He told them, „Pray that you may not fall into temptation.” Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray, “Father, if you are willing, take this Cup away from Me — nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. When He got up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping, exhausted from their grief. “Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. „Get up and pray, so that you won’t fall into temptation.” While He was still speaking, suddenly a mob came, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Yeshu to kiss Him, but Yeshu said to Him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?” Then one of them struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. But Yeshu responded, “No more of this! And touching his ear, He healed him. Then Yeshu said to the chief priests, temple police, and the elders who had come for Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal? Every day while I was with you in the temple, you never laid a hand on Me. But this is your hour — and the dominion of darkness.” They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance.” – Luke 22:39-54

5 – Hanging on the cross of the King of Judeans:

„When they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull), they gave Him wine mixed with gall to drink. But when He tasted it, He refused to drink it. After crucifying Him, they divided His clothes by casting lots. Then they sat down and were guarding Him there. Above His head they put up the charge against Him in writing: This Is YESHU, the King of The Judeans. Then two criminals were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross! ” In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked Him and said,“He saved others, but He cannot save Himself! He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now — if He takes pleasure in Him! For He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ” – Matthew 27:33-43.

6 – Christ’s Death:

„When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three Yeshu cried out with a loud voice, „Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachtani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?” When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “See, He’s calling for Elijah.” Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a stick, offered Him a drink, and said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to take Him down.” Yeshu let out a loud cry and breathed His last. Then the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” – Mark 15:33-39.

Are you ready, Reader?
 Participating in the Memorial of Christ's death, in this most important holiday is a duty and pride for a Christian.
 To eat bread and drink wine with dignity, several conditions must be met:

„For as often as you eat
This Bread and drink the Cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. So, then, whoever eats the Bread or drinks the Cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sin against the body and Blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself; in this way let him eat the Bread and drink from the Cup. For whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.” – 1 Corinthians 11:26-29.

Here are the conditions:
1 – Believe in the truth of the name of Christ:

“Now this is His command: that we believe in the Name of His Son, Yeshu Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.” – 1 John 3:23.

See why: Yeshu-Yesu. This name in Greek is – Yesu. In Hebrew: Yesu and Yeshu. In Hebrew, we have two options for saying this name, because the Hebrew alphabet has two letters to choose from: s or sh.

2 – Immerse yourself in the correct name of Christ:

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”

No,” they told him, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”“Into what then were you immersed? ” he asked them.Into John’s immersion,” they replied. Paul said, “John immersed with an immersion of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One who would come after him, that is, in Yeshu.” When they heard this, they were immersed into the name of the Lord Yeshu.” – Acts 19:1-5.

Author: Robert Brzoza

Translation: Hubert Brzoza

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