The Flogging of Jesus

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John 18:39- but it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release `the king of the Jews'?"

King of Jews- He's not the king of the Jews, He's slapping them in the face.

The same thing Jesus was being accused of Barnabbas did.

JN 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. [2] The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe [3] and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face.

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.

This is your Messiah people, this is not VBS, or bible study, this is the Messiah that is in love with you.

MT 27:27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. [28] They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, [29] and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. [30] They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. [31] After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

Flogging- basically they tied his hands and tied him against a pole. And his buttocks were shown to the audience. He is completely and totally naked. They have the whip of the 'cat of nine tails'. It has bones and steel balls in it. The bones are put in so that, when he is whipped the bones will stay in his body. And they will rip it back and rip his skin apart. He's been awake for over 24 hours. And now he's standing there, as the steel balls hit him and start hammering away at his bones. And as they rip it back there is blood and skin flying all over his body. His bones start sticking out of his chest and his back. As they continue to hit him? 1, 2, 3,? 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 times. Each time they hit Him and bring it back the bones from the whip continue to rip His skin apart. After all this, they play "hail to the king", the sit him up on a place and they give him a staff and a course robe. And now your Savior is sitting there with His skin ripped apart, and he's bleeding, he's in agony, he's living a nightmare. Now they put a crown of thorns on His head. (NOT A HAT, THORNS!). They SMASH this into His head, so now he has blood flowing down his face. If He was lucky enough, as He was being flogged and whipped, the one thing he would try to do is hide His face. Because every time the whip hits you, you want to make sure it doesn't hit your face or you will die. The metal balls would smash the bones of your face. The bones from the whip would stick in your head, catch your eyes and rip you back. If this happens you'll DIE. So after all this, he just might be a little beat up and tired. So they drop Jesus Christ on the ground and this place is commonly used to beat people. There's mosquitoes, flies, and your flesh is ripped open. An the bugs are all over your Savior, he's bloody, and he's got no body, he can't see anything, the blood is now drying and sticking to His face. So now they sit Him on a stool, and put a staff in his hand, and blindfold him. They take the staff out of his hand and hit him in the head with it. Every time they smash His head they scream, "HAIL KING OF THE JEWS, HAIL TO THE KING." And they will beat and mock Him, he's got to be half in and half out. The pain is excruciating, the sweat is running down his head, mixed with the blood. While it's running into his open wounds, and burning them, while they