34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. 45 So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”
As a way to celebrate Good Friday, I wanted to share this anime short called “My Last Day”. According to Wikipedia, “My Last Day” is a 2011 anime short created by the JESUS Film Project. The anime was directed by Barry Cook (director of the Disney movie Mulan) and STUDIO°4C (Their works include Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and The Animatrix).The film short is about the day of punishment and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The story is told through the eyes of one of the criminals as he sees Jesus suffer and die at Golgotha. This movie focuses on the suffering of Jesus and repentance for sin.
Jesus was betrayed by His disciple Judas and arrested by Roman Soldiers on Thursday night. He was placed in false trials and mocked by soldiers. On Friday, He was scourged and was sentenced for death by Crucifixion. When He died, darkness came and He gave up his spirit. We Christians remember this important Friday because today was the day that Jesus died on the cross and taking our sins. We were supposed to be die on the cross but God loved us that He gave His Son to die for us for our sins (John 3:16). It was something he had to do to save us from death. On Sunday morning, He rises from the tombs and conquered death.
Here is the link to the website if you wish to see it.
I will also leave the video from YouTube, if you wish to watch it here.
WARNING: This film contains realistic depictions of the ancient Roman form of execution called crucifixion. The intended audience is teenagers and older.
You don’t have to watch this video but I am hoping that after you read this or if you do decide to watch it, everyone will turn away from their sins and come to Christ. Jesus died for us so we can be together in Heaven. Please come to Christ.
God Bless you all!
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
People should read this.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.