PROPHECIES OF EZEKIEL
THIS CONCERNS JEWS
OF THE PRESENT TIME
Many of the Jews, ill-advised, misled, and convulsed by their envious leaders, the high priests, scribes and pharisees, clamored vociferously, urged on by their evil leaders, urging them to cry out for the crucifixion of Christ. The cries of: "Away with Him! Crucify Him!" were repeated over and over. These cries cut through the air causing the heavens to shudder, the sun to darken and the earth to quake.
Give us Barrabas the criminal, but we don’t want the Christ, they cried. Get rid of Him and crucify Him for He is dangerous with His wonderworking, and wrose He made himself to be God.
This terrible scene is well recorded in the New Testament. However, prior to this, Jesus forewarned the Jews saying:
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets, and stones those that are sent unto you; how often I would have gathered your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! Behold, I leave you desolate:" and "Amen, I say unto you, you shall not see me, until the time when you shall say: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord" (Luke 13:34-35),