(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 27:24-25
(24) When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
(25) Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
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(24) When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Brethren, when Jesus Christ was arrested, his enemies brought him before the governor Pontius Pilate, the governor asked him, "Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus said unto him, 'Thou sayest:" (Matthew 27:11); and when Jesus was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing; the governor marveled greatly why, he would not defend himself; for he knew that because of envy they had delivered him for trails; therefore, he sought ways to release him: but, at the feast of Passover, the governor always release unto the people a prisoner of their choice; therefore he decided to use his yearly release opportunity, to set Jesus free; therefore, he presented Jesus and Barabbas before the crowd to choose between the two whom he could set free, Jesus the just man or Barabbas the murderer; Pilate thought they would choose Barabbas the murderer to be crucified, so he could set Jesus free, but they rather choose Jesus to be crucified; the governor, asked the crowd; "Why what evil hath he done? but they cried more, saying; Let him be crucified:" why? because it was time for the scriptures to be fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ; therefore, when Pilate saw that he could not defeat the crowd, but the crowd became rowdy, he took water, and washed his hands before them; saying, "I am not guilty of the blood of this just person: see ye to it." believers, let us beware and walk away from evil!
Case in point, whatever our Father decrees in heaven, so shall it be, no man can go against it; as he had given his son the bitter cup, and he partook of it, there is nothing anyone can do to stop him from accomplishing the task ahead of him; Pontius Pilate tried to release him, but he could not do so, because his mission was already completed when he partook of the bitter cup from our Father in the garden of Gethsemane; therefore, it was the appropriate time to crucify him to complete his mission entirely; otherwise, (i) his enemies would not have had the opportunity to arrested him in the garden of Gethsemane, he would have disappeared among them; (ii) if for some other reason they were able to arrest him, the crowd would not have rebelled against the governor's wishes but would have fought on his behalf to release him, because it was not yet time for his death; (iii) and would not have asked the governor to release a murderer and crucified a just man, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; but it is written, "Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." (Luke 24:7); therefore, Jesus had to be crucified, to fulfilled the task entirely, to redeem the whole world of all iniquities, once and for all, that all animal sacrifices could come to an end by only the sacred blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary; today, we are set free from all our inquiries forevermore: Praise his Holy Name!
(25) Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Really? Brethren, let us study this context with two different perspectives; then answered the people, and said; firstly, let us be careful what we pronounce with our own mouths upon ourselves and our family members; the people asked for the blood of Jesus to be upon them and their children; this declaration, is a two edged sword and can manifest in two different ways positively or negatively; but the people made this declaration as evil towards Jesus Christ; asking that at all cost he should be crucified; regardless, of the consequences pertaining to their choices, they were willing to take upon themselves the punishments as the result of their evil works, to crucify Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, they brought curses upon themselves, because of their evil works, and not upon themselves alone but generations after them: brethren, this is a generation curse; therefore, let us be careful what we declare with our own mouths upon ourselves and others; for words do manifest, whether good or evil words, they will come to pass in due times: for, it is written, "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." (Ephesians 4:29); secondly, we can perceive the context in a positive perspective; that the multitude declared and decreed that the blood of Jesus should be upon them and their children; positively, so it is upon humanity today and forevermore, for, it is written; " Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."; therefore, regardless of how we perceive this context, let us know also that the centurion, and they that were with Jesus when he died, feared greatly, saying, Truly, this was the Son of God. (Matthew 27:54); I declare and decree; let our Father's name be glorified thorough our lives on planet earth forevermore. Amen!
Dearly beloved, in this lesson, we learned that when things are happening on earth, for glorification of our Father in heaven, there is nothing that humanity can do or undo to hinder his will in our lives; though enemies will try to stop our Father's glory from shinning in our lives, they will not be able to succeed; therefore, let us be encouraged that in whatever circumstances we find ourselves today, whether good or evil; Jesus Christ is working all things together for good to them that believe in him, and love our Father; if we have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior yet, let us not wait any longer, Jesus loves us regardless of where we are in life; he will accept us as we are, and take good care of our needs, and protect our lives by his blood shed on the cross of Calvary, grant us salvation, grace, peace, hope and life everlasting. Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
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(KJV.) 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
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