And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you,
while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were
written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms,
concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might
understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and
thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his
name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luke 24:44-47 (KJV)
Here the Lord explicitly conveyed to the disciples the understanding that it is imperative, it was prophesied that the Messiah must suffer. It seems that it was not known or thought among the Jews that the Savior must suffer the full penalty of man’s sin. They did not know that it was through an awful suffering that the Messiah will save humanity. They were expecting a glorious Savior to come to save Israel, which will take place in the second coming of Christ.
Yours in Christ, Pastor Festus Nsoha