A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
Part Four: A Journey inside the Crucifixion Jesus…
“So Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. The soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, Jesus went out to a place called The Place of the Skull, which in the Hebrew language is called Golgotha. There they crucified Jesus. They also crucified two other men, one on each side, with Jesus in the middle. Pilate wrote a sign and put it on the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. The sign was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. Many of the people read the sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city. The leading priests said to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The King of the Jews.’ But write, ‘This man said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’ ” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”” (John 19:16–22, NCV)
History paints Pilate as one who caved in who would not take a stand for Jesus and knowing the truth chose to deny it, which eventually took Jesus’ life. Yet often overshadowed by his denial of the truth are seven words that will forever stand out in my mind – “What I have written I have written.” Those seven words do not excuse him but they stand as a testimony that Jesus had made his way into Pilate’s heart.
As a Servant of the Most High God those seven words stand as a reminder that divine truth can be denied but it cannot be stopped. Therefore, in all things and all situations I will always strive to express the truthfulness that Jesus is not only King of my life but everyone else’s as well!
Yet Jesus is more than just King of my life Jesus is to me what the sun is to the earth, Jesus is to me what gravity does on the earth, Jesus to me is what water is to life on earth, there are even times when Jesus to me is like a landscape changing earthquake. Pilate understood Jesus as a political figure I wonder what would have been the outcome if he understood Jesus as you and I understand Jesus?
We are people of the Resurrection called to be Living Witnesses of a Living Savior not a dead Jesus!
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE!
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Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.”
(John 20:19, NLT)
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