John 19:7-11

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7 The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” 8 When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, 9 and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

4 responses to “John 19:7-11

  1. Wow blasphemy was a real big deal back in the days….even though they were to ignorant to see that it wasnt blapsemy it was the truth. Jesus was the song of God. Pilate was doing all he could to make it to where he wouldnt have to crucify Jesus but at the same time so he wouldnt lose his power over the jews or have a revolt. and when he went back into the praetorium and was like Jesus are you not going to talk to me? do you not know that im very powerful and that i can free you….well what is really great is that Jesus, in a very polite way, said that pilate had no power over him….and the power he did have over him was given to pilate by God.. .

    and i know when Jesus said that those who delieverd him to pilate had the greater sin, pilate must have felt somewhat of a worrie fall off his back.cause he knew that whatever the outcome that he wouldnt be of fault between pilate and God and pilate and his people..

  2. I had to dig deep for what God gave me tonight, but it was worth it. I was intriuged by the portion of the passage where Christ tells Pilate that his sin is less than those that delivered Him unto Pilate. This was immediatelt following a reference to God as the giver of power. I knew that this was not referring to God, although it was His plan for Jesus to be delivered unto death.

    Christ is speaking her of Judas, the Sanhedrin, and the Jews. And the reason that their sin is greater is because they had been exposed to a greater degree of truth and revelation. From Judas being a disciple, to the Jews having the word and prophecy, their blindness was a greater rejection of the truth.

    This reminded me of the spiritual principle that “to whom much is given, much will be required”. We have been exposed to much truth and have been blessed with great teaching and instruction. BEcause of this, God will hold us to a greater degree of accountability because of the depth of our revelation.

  3. OK…I would like to take Rick outside around back and beat HIM…why cuz all day I have been thinking about this passage…When I post the scriptures the night before I usually spend the day thinking about it and just chewing on it…and I thought about the same thing that Rick stated…These guys had a great understanding and revelation of what was going on…

    So I will just take Ricks statements a bit further and apply it to the student ministry…We will be held accountable for rejecting the truth that has been presented to us in our personal studies and our corporate studies…Especially lately we have been taught the truth of what it means to be a disciple and a good chunk of us at one time has responded that we want to be disciples and well we havent done anything to reflect that response…so we will be held responsible for those things and the things we are expected to do because of that responses

  4. i like the part where jesus tells him that pilate wouldnt have the power if it wasnt given to him from above..it kind of reminds me that when we complain and we wine over things that we want to do and we know is what god doesnt want us to do, if we are willing to praise him and all that, then we should be willing to give it all up to him.

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