What exactly happened at the cross is theologically complex and some of it remains a mystery. No one has all the answers and if they tell you that they do, they are misleading you. So our passage starts at 9:00 am. Jesus had been arrested and gone through mock trials before the government and the religious leaders, and he had been tortured. He had no sleep nor food.
Being a king when Caesar ruled from Rome was illegal. Rome had allowed Jews their religious practices, and the Jews didn’t want to further jeopardize their relations with Rome. The Jews were waiting for a powerful saviour. Jesus renounced the use of force. He came as a servant to show us the way of love.