Dr Richard Kent.

Dr Richard Kent. Is a retired medical doctor and full-time evangelist, He travels the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and is involved with mission work on Death Row in the Philippines.
He is the author of The Final Frontier and Beyond The Final Frontier. He is also an expert on Near Death Experiences and has personally interviewed over 300 people who have died, gone to either haven or hell, and returned to tell others about their amazing experiences.
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Jesus Was Condemned To Death For "blasphemy"

Caiaphas then condemned Jesus to death. In Mark 14:63-64, we read: "Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "What further need do we have of witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" And they all condemned Him to be worthy of death." 

Caiaphas then had to persuade the Romans to execute Jesus. Israel was an occupied territory, and the Jews did not have the authority to execute prisoners.

Jesus Said At His Trial That He Is God.

Jesus Said At His Trial That He Is God
In Mark 14:61-63 it is recorded, "Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." 

At the trial of Jesus, He was asked by Caiaphas if He was "the Son of The Blessed." The High Priest was saying, "Are You the Son of God?" 

The Name of God is "I AM" 

At the burning bush, God had revealed His name to Moses. In Exodus 3:14, God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM."

Jesus used the words "I AM" at His trial, on purpose, indicating His Divinity!

Jesus replied by saying in Hebrew (not in Greek) "I AM", which is the name of God. Jesus said, at His trial that:

1. He is God

2. He would sit at the right hand of God

3. He would return from Heaven

Jesus Christ Stood In Our Place At The Six Trials.

Jesus Christ Stood In Our Place At The Six Trials
In Matthew 27:13-14 we read, "Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?" And He answered him not one word, so that the governor marvelled greatly." 

Why did Jesus say "not one word"? Because Jesus was standing in our place, and we are all guilty.

The Six "trials" Of Jesus.

The Six "trials" Of Jesus
There were 3 religious trials

1. Jesus tried by Annas (John 18:13)

2. Jesus tried by Caiaphas (John 18:24)

3. Jesus tried by the Sanhedrin (Matthew 27:1)

There were 3 secular trials

1. Jesus tried by Pilate (John 18:29)

2. Jesus tried by Herod (Luke 23:11)

3. Jesus tried by Pilate (Matthew 27:13)

The total number of trials is therefore six. Six is the numeric number of Man in the Bible.

One day the following people and groups will all stand before God at the Seventh Trial:

- Annas

- Caiaphas

- The Sanhedrin

- Pilate

- Herod

The Great White Throne Judgement 

The Great White Throne Judgement is recorded in Revelation 20:11, "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the Earth and the Heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them."

At this Seventh trial Jesus Christ will judge all of those who judged Him, as He will also judge all unbelievers.

Friday, 6 November 2015

The Timing Of The Night Before The Crucifixion.

The Timing Of The Night Before The Crucifixion
Jesus was actually "tried" six times during the night before the Crucifixion. Jesus was probably having the last supper at about 6 pm at the start of the Passover celebrated by the Essenes, which was celebrated on a different day from the Passover ordained by the Sanhedrin.

Jesus was probably staying at the home of the Essenes in Jerusalem, of whom John the Baptist was a member. A clue to this is found in Mark 14:12-16,

"Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?" And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water ; follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?"' Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us."

So His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover."

In the culture of the day it was most unusual for a man to carry water. The Essenes were however a strict male only religious group who distanced themselves from the corrupt Sanhedrin, and were mostly based in Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea. The fact that the disciples met a man carrying water makes it highly likely that Jesus was in fact staying with the ultra Orthodox Essenes.
The start of the Passover celebrated by the Essenes was at 6 pm, so it was likely that Jesus and His twelve disciples were sitting down for the last supper by 6 pm.

Jesus had a great deal to say during the Last Supper, as recorded in John Chapters 14 -16.

It seems unlikely that Jesus appeared at Gethsemane before about 9 pm at the earliest, and probably nearer 10 pm.

The timing of the trials can be pinpointed with some accuracy by the crowing of the rooster, as recorded in Matthew 26:74, 75, "Immediately a rooster crowed . And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So he went out and wept bitterly." 

A rooster normally crows about 1 hour before daybreak, which was possibly at 5.00 am at that time of year (April of 33 AD). Thus the three religious trials occurred some time between Jesus' arrest at 10.30 pm approximately, and Peter's denial of Jesus at approximately 4.00 am.

Jesus was actually nailed to the Cross on the "third hour" which is 9 am. Thus the three secular trials of Jesus probably took place between 5 am and 7 am, to allow for time for the Scourging, and the Carrying of the cross to Golgotha between 7 am and 9 am.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Judas Iscariot Betrayed Jesus Christ For Thirty Pieces Of Silver.

Judas Iscariot Betrayed Jesus Christ For Thirty Pieces Of Silver
Judas betrayed Jesus to the Romans with a kiss, for money. Judas had been stealing from Jesus every day for three and a half years, and finally betrayed him for thirty pieces of silver. This is recorded in Matthew 26:15, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver."

This exact amount had already been prophesied in Zechariah 11:12, "So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver." This is one more of many indications of the supernatural origins of the Bible, described in our teaching The Bible is Supernatural

In Gethsemane Jesus Sweated Blood, The Disciples Slept, And Judas Betrayed Jesus Christ.

In Gethsemane Jesus Sweated Blood, The Disciples Slept, And Judas Betrayed Jesus Christ
The garden of Gethsemane is on the Mount of Olives. In Luke 22:44 we read, "And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground". 

This is a rare condition called Haematidrosis. It is invariably caused by intense emotional agony.

Jesus' disciples in Gethsemane were completely indifferent to Jesus' problems, and fell asleep on three separate occasions. The disciples were asleep, whilst He was literally sweating blood, caused by the intense emotional trauma he experienced.