Also remember that when Jesus actually died, there were ominous signs that happened. It was dark, and a massive earthquake hit the region. I’ll speak on that in a moment. However, when all of these things happened, the Romans soldiers were fleeing the area, and since they could not leave the prisoners unattended while they were alive, this is why they broke the legs of the two thieves so that it would speed death because they would not have been able to support their weight any longer, and they would have suffocated shortly afterwards.
The reason why I described all of that is to set the gruesome picture of this horrible day that Jesus endured. I want you imagine His broken, mangled body. Given how damaged He was, it is no wonder why He had to have help getting the cross to Golgotha!
Now, remember the story about Abraham. There was a moment when the birds of the air were trying to stop the covenant. I believe this is exactly what the devil was trying to do with Jesus. I believe he was trying to kill Jesus before He could die through crucifixion! Scripture says that was the only way that Jesus could become a curse for us and subsequently remove it from us. Galatians 3:13-14 says:
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (NKJV)
I believe that Jesus literally had to pray each step He took that fateful day, praying for strength and peace just to get to Golgotha so that He could die accordingly.
You can read Part 3 here.