I have heard a few things that I had not heard before. My favorite was a quote of the Savior saying, in a new way, that His sheep will hear his voice and they will respond to it. Those that are not His, will not hear it. It will not ring true. I was talking with someone about this phenomenon - and I told them that I have come to the conclusion that it basically boils down to a repentant spirit - and the keeping of the Law of Chastity. Abuse of that law keeps one from hearing the whisper and call to follow the Good Shepherd.
I have talked about this several times - but Jesus was crucified not ON Golgotha, but AT Golgotha. It was done along a Roman road that followed the man-made valley at the food of the escarpment, carved out when the walls of the Judean fortress did not fully compass the whole of Mt. Moriah. Golgotha (place of the skull) is still visible today about 100 feet to the right of the escarpment, and the tomb is about 200 feet the other direction along the escarpment. The "Hill of Calvary" is above the escarpment. It is a hike to get up there - but the people were "wagging their heads as they passed by" precisely because they were walking along a Roman road. Not going for a random hike.
Here is the account from Mark:
21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
39 ¶And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 ¶And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathæa, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
The crucifixion occurred on Friday, April 3rd, 33AD (Passover Friday, prior to the Sabbath) - and the reason I know this is that I have run the lunar calculator and found that there was a total lunar eclipse during those afternoon hours precisely over that part of the world. I was checking it out to see the correlation to the timing of the death of my son on that same day.
If you care to research Ron Wyatt, he said the blood was spilled right above the place where they buried the Ark of the Covenant - and His blood sprinkled onto that holy seat.
The big thing this Christmas season, is that He was born in a remarkable manner, lived in a remarkable manner and died and was raised in a remarkable manner, that ALL may live, if they but look up.