The “Where” of Calvary – by Desmond Ford
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Feb 15, 2015 1818
According to Ezekiel, what we call modern Israel (or ancient Palestine) is the center of the world (5:5). It is a land bridge between the three continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the center was Jerusalem, and in the heart of Jerusalem was the temple. Our Lord was crucified just outside the temple.
Golgotha is a word that in Hebrew and Aramaic means “cranium” or “skull.” (“Calvary” is the Latin term for the same thing.) It occurs twice in the Old Testament, once when Jael pierced the head of Sisera with a nail.
At Calvary the handwriting that was against us – the record of our sins – was pierced through by the nails that crucified our Lord. Our Sisera, our great enemy, was there overcome by the nails of the cross.
The cross is an inverted sword. God’s hand is on the hilt. The sword pierces not only the Lamb of God but that great Serpent, the accuser of the brethren. When we know the meaning of the cross, he can accuse us no longer. The handwriting of our indebtedness has been pierced through, and with it the skull of the great accuser.
– Des Ford. Rom 8:27–32 (From “When, Where, How, and Who?”)