1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.
4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.
10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
For the third time, Pilate announced , I find no fault in Him! Pilate made it very clear he was not interested in spiritual truth, all he wanted was a happy political compromise. Pilate boasting about his authority when he said, "Don't you realize I have power to either to free you or to crucify you?
I love the way Jesus responded," You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above". Jesus was just reminding him of his so-called authority was only delegated to him from Almighty God.
This scripture comes to mind, "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth." Acts 8:32.
Such HUMILITY and LOVE for us, dying for our SINS! Lord let me take up my cross and follow you everyday. Let me be able to follow the steps like you Lord, Jesus saying, I have finished the assignment you have on earth for me Lord.
It was the worst death unimaginable, the mocking, it was a terrible, painful, and shameful death; most of all His separation from the Father.. It was done in such a public setting so that all that was passing can see Him. Truly as I read and study this it hurts me. I don’t understand how they could have rejected Abba Father after all He had done and taught them. No ordinary man would have been able to take what he went though. Sin should be something we hate, we need to take a 2nd though before sinning when we know what Jesus, Yahweh had to go through all of our transgressions all of our sins He took on. Nonetheless; everything He did and went through at the end he still showed LOVE and compassion. If the Hebrew’s would just show more love and compassion toward one another it would be the beginning of something great for us. John 19:30 “it is finished” The 2nd Adam did not say He was finished, but “it is finished. He paid it in full SACRFICE, We need to serve Him for all He’s done for us.
My thoughts on Pilate.
He knew Jesus was innocent he said it many times, and his wife warned him. Matthew 27.19 While Pilate was sitting on the judgement seat, his wife sent him this message: Have nothing to do with that INNOCENT man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him. Weather it was because of political reasons or because Caesar was his friend. Pilate did it for fear of men. John 12:43 For they loved praise from men more than praise from God. He believed Jesus is the King that is why he would not change the sign he posted“ Jesus King of the Jews” so he too betrayed Jesus.
Yahweh is so good!
I dont have many words. I cried as I read Ch 19. My Lord didnt deserve to be treated that way. We rejected Him. Dishonored Him. Demeaned Him. Our King. And He took it. Everything I deserve and more. He did it just for me. Willingly. Lovingly. Thank you, Jesus.
😢😢 we cruxified Jesus and he still gave up his life for us. Breaks my heart when I think about all the wrong I've done to my Savior. I know I have been forgiven but I'm not worthy of Him. How many things have we chose in place of Jesus. No different from our people choosing barrabas. I thank God for his unconditional love for us even when we didn't love him back. I can't ever repay Him for his sacrifice but I choose to start with my life. I'm sold out, bought with a purpose.
When I think of Pilate, Proverbs 29:25, the fear of man proves to be a snare. We are in a time where many lives are controlled by the thoughts of others. Pilate knew Jesus did no wrong but he was too afraid of what man thought & what man would do based upon his decision. So many times choices are made by others opinions. Pilates sin of omission did not excuse his actions. Just by speaking with Jesus he knew He was the King of the Jews & wrote it on the cross. Pilate was in leadership but was a follower. We have to be aware of, not only our thoughts, but our motives as we make decisions.
Yeshua was so in love with his people, he never stopped the process of suffering. He could have spoken one word & lived, but chose to die for the sins of the world. Our Lord hung, bled, & died for us. Taleo, it is finished. The most we can do is live for him.
Our beloved savior who took away the sins of the world.... Willingly died for all of us, both Jews and Gentiles.... His blood saved redeemed us and the water washed our sins away!! An escape from what we deserved...
Praise God Yeshua, Jesus is 100% man.. no sin found in him... PURE... PERFECT... Without spot or blemish. 100% God No question of faith. Came only to do the will of the Father.. Even while on the cross, he GAVE himself for us!! Never did he ask, why me Father... Even in suffering by the hands of his own people, HEBREWS, he prayed for grace for an unworthy people who just crucified him!! No greater LOVE than this!! He did this for me and all I want Lord is more of you and less of me!!! Jesus your LOVE has freed me!!!
Ch.19 is so filled with revelation but the thing that got my attention the most is Jesus' death i mean its like everything leading up to his death is played out. I see a picture of a finished work like he said he truly brought glory to God with finishing what he was sent to do. I see every fruit of the spirit at work in his crucifixion and death. Prophecy being fufilled surley everything he spoke to his disciples is coming to pass. I also love the way he took care of his mother before he died he definitely was 100% man yet 100% God. Though my heart is broken through watching him suffer it is also filled with much joy to see his life poured out to the Father for a sinner like me. i've been listening to this song gracefully broken by Tasha Cobb and as i was meditating on the word with that song i see Jesus gracefully broken for me. Thank you Father no greater love!
As I read in chapter 18 and 19 these two chapter's are very hard for me to read My heart is so broken , and i cant get through the chapters without crying by what was done to him for my sin, this is personal and sincere to my heart and at first i said in myself that i cant imagine what was going through his mind as all this was taking place , However he showed me it was u and everyone else I love whose going through my mind as this was taking place, this encouraged me to hate sin more, and love him and his word more. When I was in the world I didn't realized how much I was abusing the life he paid for that don't even belong to me, I was no better than the ones who crucified , I hearted him, and yet he still left open the back door of Repentance out of that wicked life for me to go through to get to him, what an Awesome God ,☝☝☝he truly is. He is so BEAUTIFUL, HE IS SO LOVING, AND GENTLE, AND AMAZING, AND FAITHFUL, AND JUST, AND RIGHTEOUS, HE IS ALL THAT AND SOME, HE IS SO WORTHY TO BE PRAISE , My HALLELUJAH BELONGS TO YOU JESUS. OH HOW I LOVE AND ADORE THE KING OF KINGS AND THANK him so much for my Salvation. C.A
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