“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!”

Pontius Pilate does a remarkable job of showing us our tendencies.

Jesus was 100% God and 100% man.

He was clear when he said “I and my father are one.” (John 10:30)

“If you have seen me, you have seen the father.” (John 14:9)

What do you see?

Do you see Jesus as a good man?

A prophet?

A teacher?

Or do you see him as “God with us?” (Isaiah 7:14)

Pilate says, “Behold the man!” in John 19:5.

And that was his problem. That was Israel’s problem.

That’s our problem if we don’t allow ourselves to see Christ as a gift from God for our salvation.

And also God with us.

Allow Jesus into your heart ad God.

See the cross as more than a good deed.

See the cross as God taking YOUR sin punishment upon himself. Each of us put God on the cross. We didn’t know God and we sinned.

But He loves is so much He sent His only son from heaven to die for us.

It is by his suffering we ar healed. (Isaiah 53)

Pray this prayer with me:

“Lord you are my friend you’re my God. Thank you for Jesus Christ. Lord, I ask that you come into my heart, invade my life and overwhelm me. Help me to understand truly who you are. And help me to give you my life all of it! In the name of Jesus, Amen.”

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