John Chapter 18 

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John 18

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.

16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.

18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.

21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

33 thoughts on “John Chapter 18 

  1. Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
    John 18:28 KJV

    These Jewish leaders proved Jesus’ words to be true, when He said that they pretended to be holy on the outside, but were full of sin on the inside. They were so careful not to defile themselves by going into a gentile’s (Pilate’s) quarters, because they had to preserve the appearance of holiness and eat the Passover meal in front of the people later that day. Yet, they had no qualms about breaking several of their own laws in secret in order to deliver Jesus to be put to death by the Romans. A few are listed below:

    * They had no legal basis for arrest because no formal charges had been filled against Him.
    * He was tried illegally at night (so no one could testify on His behalf). Jewish law allowed for only daytime trials.
    * The judges themselves brought up charges with no prior witness testimony. (Jewish law required two witnesses before charges, and the judges were not allowed to originate the charges they would be judging.).
    * The trial was held on the day before an annual Sabbath, even though the law did not permit a capital offense to be tried on that day.
    * Jesus’ trial was concluded and He was sentenced to death in less than 9 hours. Jewish law stated that a death sentence could not be passed down on the same day as the trial began.
    * The death sentence was pronounced in a place forbidden by law (the high priest’s house, rather than the court’s appointed place).
    * The court illegally switched the charge from blasphemy to treason (a Roman crime) without presenting any evidence of the new charge.

    The whole trial was a pretense to commit murder in a supposedly legal (though highly illegal) manner. They pretended to be offended and outraged by Jesus’ supposed crimes but completely excused and ignored their own—and even had the audacity to say that they were acting in such a way for the good of the people. All their supposed holiness was as much a farce as the trial.

    However, God is not fooled by our outward shows of holiness. He sees every sin we try to hide and justify. He shall judge all men righteously.

  2. 37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    John 10:
    26. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

    27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

  3. Verses 36-37 MSG “My kingdom,” said Jesus, “doesn’t consist of what you see around you. If it did, my followers would fight so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But I’m not that kind of king, not the world’s kind of king.” Then Pilate said, “So, are you a king or not?” Jesus answered, “You tell me. Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any feeling for the truth, recognizes my voice.”

    John 3:17 NLT “God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”

  4. 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, are you a king then? Jesus answered, you say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.

  5. Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not of this world [nor does it have its origin in this world]. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would be fighting [hard] to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this world.”
    JOHN 18:36 AMP

  6. 6-9
    For a brief moment,the Lord Jesus had revealed Himself to them as the I AM ,the Almighty God . The revelation was so overpowering that drew Bach fell to the ground .
    Agin the Lord asked them to tell Him whom they were seeking . And again the answer was the same in spite of the elect which two words of Christ had just had upon them.
    Again Jesus answered that He was the One , and that He jehovah Ihave told you that I AM since they sought Him , He told them that they should let the disciples go their way . It is wonderful to see His unselfish interest in others at a time wher His own life was in peril . Thus too, the words of ( John 17:12 ) were fulfilled .

    A.L.M.A.S.

  7. 35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
    37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
    38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

    According to Jewish tradition and law, during the passover dinner, for preparation for it, the family would go out and pick a lamb without spot or blemish, then they would spend time with it, getting connected to the lamb; during the last 7 days before the dinner, they would inspect every part of the lamb to make sure it had no spot or blemish and there was nothing wrong with it. before the crucifixion of Christ, they brought him before Pilate to be inspected for anything wrong with him. I love how every part of the passover lamb dinner is connected to the crucifixion of Christ.

  8. John 8-9 (English Amp) Jesus answered, I told you that I am He, So, if you want Me [ if it is only I for Whom you are looking], let these men go their way, [9] Thus what He had said was fulfilled and verified, Of those whose You have given Me, I have not lost even one. I am praying for them, I am not praying for them, I am not praying ( requesting) for the world, But for those You have given Me, for they belong to You, All [ things that are Mine are yours, And they belong to Me, and I am glorified in Me; and glorified in (through) them, My glory is achieved. Everything belongs you have belong to Jesus ! He is only one that can set you free.

  9. 40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

    Typical behavior of the world, always finding a lie to be easier to believe. Any doubter would much rather believe what the world says than to believe the truth……. others are afraid to hear the truth or don’t want to hear the truth because they will change or at least want to change and are so enjoying the flesh and the “benefits” (all lies)….

  10. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

  11. Reinforcing the thought from the passage before, ‘Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.’ Jesus’ declaration here sets a clear line between his spiritual kingdom and the kingdoms of the world… because there should be a clear distinction between the two of them!

    Notice that he wasn’t giving up or abrogating his authority in the kingdom. We see this when ‘Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.’

    Jesus clearly declares he is a king and that his people would hear his voice! There is a great clamor of voices in the world, but the voice that matters to us is that of our Lord! He is the ultimate spiritual authority and one day that authority will place all the kingdoms of this world under it’s rule. We have the opportunity to be part of his kingdom!

    Until that day however, we need to make a choice which authority we’re going to submit ourselves to.. because no man can serve two masters. We can serve him or remain the servants to sin, but we will serve one kingdom our the other. Let us choose this day, and every day, to serve the one who desires so much more for us then this world can ever provide!

  12. 18:11 Then Jesus said unto Peter, put up thy sword into the sheatath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall not drink it?
    ——-
    With out Jesus we are lost and can not bear anything that comes our way.
    But with him, we can do all things, bear all thing. Inot in our own store guy but through him, his sthrength, his presence with us. His power, his dominion…. Jesus was obedient to the end…

  13. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

    Jesus had to pray before to be able to take the cup. The weight of the responsibility of taking on the sins of the world upon himself we cannot relate. Yet he knew the Fathers will and became convinced of what had to be done.

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    10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

    11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

    It appears here that Peter was true to his words to the Master that he would fight to the death and remain by his side. Peter pulls out the sword and goes to work. This to me would seem like Peter was ready to die for the Master. The issue came when Jesus rebuked Peter. This rebuke in the middle of the battle caused enough doubt in Peter’s mind to cause him to run from the Master and forsake Him and deny Him.

  15. John 18
    22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

    Lord my Father forgive me if any attitude or action has ever been a slap in your face. After reading this passage this morning the cliche, “That was a slap in my face ‘came to mind. Our Savior began to be ridiculed and rejected by a slap. The mere kiss of a friend then the slap. I pray that again forgive me of anything that is or like You. Thank you for loving me and giving your life somthatbInmigjt live and know your power in this world we live in . Daily Younate my strength. In Jesus name.

  16. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

    Jesus was willing to fulfill His mission here on earth, which included drinking the cup of death so that we might have the opportunity for eternal life.

    Each of us will have to drink from a cup chosen just for us. Trials and tribulations will come to all, so that we might prove we are of the faith. Our attitude is everything while consuming our cup. We must remain faithful (full of faith) and steadfast, unmovable, unshakable and confident that the Lord who has begun the work in our life will complete it and we will be victorious.

    As challenging as it is, we must not despise our cup, but finish it with joy, knowing that once it is empty, and we have consumed it, we will walk in great victory.

  17. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
    5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
    6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

    As we know the word of God is powerful and to see it in action is gratifying during this sorrowful but needed time of his crucifixion.

  18. 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    The kingdom of this world is built on pride, selfishness, anger, and desire for praise from others.

    But the Kingdom of God is built on love, sacrifice, joy, peace, humility, holiness, goodness, and righteousness.

    Which Kingdom do you want to be apart of?

    “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:20-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  19. When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.

    2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

    3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

    4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

    5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

    6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

    7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

    8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

    9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

    10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

    Sin began in the garden of Eden, there the curse was pronounced, there the Redeemer was promised; and in a garden that promised Seed entered into conflict with the old serpent. Christ was buried also in a garden. Let us, when we walk in our gardens, take occasion from thence to meditate on Christ’s sufferings in a garden. Our Lord Jesus, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and asked, Whom seek ye? When the people would have forced him to a crown, he withdrew, John 6:15, but when they came to force him to a cross, he offered himself; for he came into this world to suffer, and went to the other world to reign. He showed plainly what he could have done; when he struck them down he could have struck them dead, but he would not do so. It must have been the effect of Divine power, that the officers and soldiers let the disciples go away quietly, after the resistance which had been offered. Christ set us an example of meekness in sufferings, and a pattern of submission to God’s will in every thing that concerns us. It is but a cup, a small matter. It is a cup that is given us; sufferings are gifts. It is given us by a Father, who has a father’s authority, and does us no wrong; a father’s affection, and means us no hurt. From the example of our Saviour we should learn how to receive our lighter afflictions, and to ask ourselves whether we ought to oppose our Father’s will, or to distrust his love. We were bound with the cords of our iniquities, with the yoke of our transgressions. Christ, being made a sin-offering for us, to free us from those bonds, himself submitted to be bound for us. To his bonds we owe our liberty; thus the Son makes us free.

  20. St. John 18:1-2
    1) WHEN Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
    2) And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus oftimes resorted thither with his disciples.

    “The PLACE – a garden”
    This was a place Jesus oftimes went with his disciples to rest, pray, and talk to his disciples.
    We need to have “a Place,” whither it be the church, a bedroom, a garden, etc…, where we can go and be alone with JESUS and find rest, to pray, and talk to Him.

  21. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    Jesus came with a purpose: to seek and save that which was lost, to die for our sins, to save us. That’s the truth. Jesus loves us and wants relationship with us. He wants us to be saved and walk in righteousness and holiness. Hear His voice today and seek ye first The Kingdom!

  22. 4 Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. “Who are you looking for?” he asked.

    I can imagine Jesus asking you, “who are you looking for”? Many look to other areas such as alcohol, drugs, money, other gods etc. to satisfy their needs. They go through troubles daily and don’t know why they are depressed. And Jesus, is directly in front of you, asking “who are you looking for”. Jesus saying, “I’m here come to me”!

  23. THY KINGDOM COME
    THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM

    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
    37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    JESUS reveals HIS deity and authority in this passage. To be true disciples of JESUS we will build for HIS Kingdom and not our own. The Kingdom of GOD is not of this world, so it is irrelevant what things we gain or attain in this world, seeing they have nothing to do with The Kingdom of GOD.

    JESUS is KING of Kings and KING of creation, which includes the world and everything in it. As we submit to HIS will we also submit to HIS authority and power to operate in us and through us.

    JESUS identifies himself as KING when HE says; “My Kingdom is not of this world”. We also identify with HIS Kingdom when we say “I am not of this world” with our attitude, actions and audibles.

    KING JESUS has the only Kingdom that will reign eternal. Get in IT and gather others to get in IT quickly.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  24. Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
    John 18:28
    Pastor taught an excellent lesson on religion versus relationship. This is a clear example of how far away from Jesus the religious can get even when He’s standing right in front of you. They were more concerned with outward defilement than the murder that was in their hearts. Murder, hatred, envy, and jealousy were in their hearts because they had no relationship with the God of love and mercy. That is why Jesus said, Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    Matthew 23:23 KJV

  25. 31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

    The only reason why the high priest and religious leaders needed Pilate to persecute Jesus was because they didn’t want to get their hands dirty. They know its not right for them to put a man to death, but they are so outraged they will find a way to do it. It’s all Jesus’ will though that he lay down his life. Jesus told Pilate that this is why he was born and the kingdom he reigns over is not of this world. To have access to the kingdom of God we needed the blood that Jesus shed at calvary to set us free from sin and death. To have life eternal and a heavenly reward.

  26. “Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.””(John‬ ‭18:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

    We shouldn’t be wrapped up in this kingdom of this world but we should seek first the kingdom of God. For the kingdom of God shall have no end but the Kingdoms of this world shall perish.

  27. “Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭18:40‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Man
    Oh man
    This made me think of some wrong decisions Some may make in their walk with Christ.
    Did I choose Jesus or did I choose barabbas?
    I know that this is what was destined to happen but where I’m going with this is more along the lines of making the right choice in your walk with God. Which path are you taking? Are you straying away and making poor decisions or are you seeking the kingdom first.
    The Bible says pray that ye not enter into temptation!
    We gotta pray.
    Thy was my words of wisdom this morning
    You gotta pray
    Because throughout this day I wanna be making the right decisions and not crucify Jesus anymore than He’s been crucified already. Seek ye first the Kingdom!
    Choose Jesus not Barabbas.

  28. Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”
    John 18:37 NLT

  29. 37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

    38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

    Truth is the belief that something is true based on facts.

  30. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

    Some seek Him to betray Him yet others seek Him to serve Him. Which type of seeker we will be is determined by our actions, words, and lifestyle. I’m not sure about you but my heart says seek Him to serve Him.

  31. Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus. Peter had to stay outside the gate. Then the disciple who knew the high priest spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and she let Peter in. The woman asked Peter, “You’re not one of that man’s disciples, are you?” “No,” he said, “I am not.”
    John 18:15‭-‬17 NLT.

    Peter and another disciple followed him. We dont read that this other disciple denied Jesus but we know that he had connection with the high priest. Actions will always be louder than words. This other disciple didnt say anything but was right there still following still there. How many times do we not offer lip service (I won’t deny you Lord) but no love in action? We dont say it’s because of Jesus that this or that. It doesn’t matter who you know but are you still gonna follow in front of whomever. The Lord knows our hearts and knows our love. Love is a choice and it’s an action. If we love Him we will obey his commandments.

  32. 38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

    40 Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

    The truth is that Jesus is Lord Of Lords and King if Kings no matter who says he’s not. Pilate found no fault at all. It was pure pressure that lead Pilate to make his final decision because God allowed it even though Pilate was forced to do it. How easy to be convinced by others when we know deep down it was wrong. The crucifixion was destined Thank God for his sacrifice he layed his life for me and I’d lay mine for him too.

  33. John 18
    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
    37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

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