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Morning Message of Motivation

Paul and Barnabas: 17
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The law of Moses required that anyone crucified or hanged on a tree, should be buried that same day.
Deuteronomy 21:23 NKJV
“his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God.”

Breaking of bones.
People who were crucified could hang on the crosses for a long time before they died. To ensure that such people were buried before nightfall the Jews would break their bones to make them die early.
John 19:31 NKJV
“Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.”

They broke the legs of the two thieves who were crucified along with Christ.
John 19:32 NKJV
“Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him.”

Christ’s legs were not broken.
John 19:33 NKJV
“But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.”

This was a fulfilment of a Messianic prophecy.
John 19:36 NKJV
“For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.”

One of the soldiers rather pierced His side with a spear.
John 19:34 NKJV
“But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”

This also happened to fulfil another Messianic prophecy.
John 19:37 NKJV
“And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

May almighty God direct all things that happen in your life to promote your prophetic destiny. Be blessed, in Jesus’s name.

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