Miracle of Darkness

Miracle of Darkness

Matthew 27:45-46 “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Things Jesus said before the darkness arrived.

Father forgive them

(Luke 23:34)

Thief to come into paradise (Luke 23:43)
•(John 19:26-27)


1. Darkness
Sixth hour (Noon) – Jesus had been on the cross now for three hours.

Thoughts on darkness

Some say it was an eclipse – Not during full moon (Every Passover)

Some say it was a storm – Luke 23:45 – For the sun stopped shinning


Could be just Israel

Could be over the entire earth

Was it total darkness?


2. He took our sin
Isaiah 53:6 The lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Old Testament Sacrifice
Sin committed could be unintentional, doing what is forbidden, being unfaithful, or deceiving others (Leviticus 5:14-6:1)

The process of making a sacrifice

•Sinner brings a ram without defect and of the proper value
•Sinner lays hands on the rams head and confesses their sin
•Sinner takes the knife and kills the male sheep
•The priest takes care of the next three steps (Sprinkling of blood, burning of meat, eating)

Jesus is the…

Pure and sinless offering

The sins of the whole world are placed upon him

He was killed once the sin was placed upon him

3. Separation from God

What was the first thing that Jesus said after the three hours of darkness?

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from God

It wasn’t the nails that held Jesus to the cross, but his love for you and me.






March 27 2011







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