Pilate, Caiaphas and Jesus: Palm Sunday by John Barnett

Pilate, Caiaphas and Jesus: Palm Sunday
John Barnett

God's Word explains why some of those closest to Christ's Cross missed the blessing. The lives of Herod, Pilate, and Caiaphas speak to us this season-"Don't miss the blessings of the Cross". Let's heed that warning today!

Twice each year we celebrate the seasons of Christ's life on earth--first His birth, then His death. That emphasis opens and closes the record God has given us of Christ's life.

God inspired for us 260 chapters in the New Testament; 89 of them are the four Gospels. So as far as emphasis made by God-the Gospels are more than 1/3rd of the New Testament.

Within the Gospels, or the record of Christ's life and ministry we find that the Lord placed 30 chapters , or more than 1/3rd of them, that are devoted to the Passion Week of Christ's death, burial and resurrection! Yet only 4 chapters or 5% is devoted to Christ's birth.

So we remember Christ's life and ministry. Christ's birth and Christ's death; The cradle and the cross. Christ's cross signals that the battle is won. His first coming was complete and the countdown began for His second coming in triumph to rule the earth.

Christ's first coming was to a manger, surrounded by donkeys, sheep, cattle and goats. At the end of this brief life on Earth He chose a donkey to carry Him into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday as He presented Himself as the Lamb of God to die for the sin of the world.

But Christ's 2nd Coming will be on a horse, a pure white stallion thundering through the clouds of heaven with the armies of God following Him. On His head will be many crowns, for He will come back to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Christ's first coming concluded as he was arrested by Caiaphas, brought before Pilate; dragged before Herod; tortured, spit upon, and forced to wear a scarlet robe of mockery.

But Christ's 2nd Coming will see Caiaphas trembling at His feet, Pilate wringing his hands as he is brought before Him; Herod ...


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