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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For Febuary 19, 2020
The Insurrectionist On Trial

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

Mark 15:1-15 KJV
1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Many things we will never know about the day on the temple porch, but we know that some were bound with Jesus that that had committed insurrection and even killing someone. Look closely at verse 7 if you have questions. Now on the day of the feast only one could be released that in verse 6. Now Jesus had face Pilate and Herod. This passage only talks about Pilate, but he had to go before more then just Pilate, we know this from the other Gospels. Point being Jesus defend not himself. Better to go peacefully then to fight because someone was going to die for the events of the insurrection. Jesus may of killed no one, but he did make a cord and turn the money changers tables over. The beginning of the insurrection, because these men honor not God. Temple was not to be made into a den of thieves. The battle that day maybe even more clear if Barrabas was the chief priest son. Yet that is questioned by scholars. Yet it does make the story a little clear that Jesus and the priest son was together in the events that unfolded. Yet it unclear who Barabbas truly was, history does not declare it. Yet we know Barabbas caused a death in the insurrection. Yet the Roman's pardon one for the feast day of the Passover. The question came who does Pilate/roman government release. Because Jesus was being called the king of the Jews he became the candidate to be crucified, not only that but he had caused the original trouble at the temple that day.

Pilate understood not what evil Jesus committed, but he was willing to do as the people requested and delivered Jesus to be scourged and crucified. Willing to release Barabbas. This one act would cause Jesus to go to the cross for the sins of the world, the sins of unbelief, the sin of murder done by Barabbas. Jesus caused much discord to the Religious leaders in three years, that perhaps with him declaring himself king, and the people cheering him on had not help matters. He was willing to go to the slaughter peacefull as Old time Prophet Isaiah had declare he would. He went as innocent Lamb, but also guilty of leading it. Yet it was the crime of murder he would pay with his life.

Story unfolding to tell what to say we seldom look at this side of the cross in this fashion. If President Trump had been impeached for a second time in the senate his peers would of agreed that he caused the murder of five. How many of them had come close to such a crime in their political career. We must be careful because in truth our words and actions may cause another to do worse. We might not realize it. That why sometimes it better to be a pacifist when it comes to the law. Yet even Pilate and Herod did not believe he should be crucified for his acts, but they went with crowd and not the law. A dangerous rule to obey the mob, or to obey the law? Many old west stories show how the mob can rise up and sometimes the law does not win. Sometimes the mob fight has it short term victory. Most people even if they believe the law, are less likely to stand for it with a mob arises, why, because they are out gunned. When there no respect for the law the law does not win and their only chaos in the streets. The chaos will not survive either, because they kill each other. Laws generally protect, but even good people pay the price of the law of man.

The law of God that said man would die for their sins, had not heard about the law of grace of God. The law of grace is the law of love. Christ might of died for our sins, but law of grace he rose again, to live eternally with the Father God. We may not live to see the resurrection before we see heaven gate, but with heaven gate we still see the resurrection of the saints yet to come. Spiritually upon faith we go and live with God, the New Jerusalem is being built and will come down with Christ on the day of his return. The sin of surrection covered not my sacrifice of a lamb, but because he did it for God for the unbelief of those who desire to descrate the temple. His resurrection to the essential part of the story, of the hope we have with God if we obey him and honor him above all else, despite the cost. As the story goes Christ died for sin and God grace raised him back up to victory over sin and death. God's law of grace out trumping the law of death and the law of sin.

Are you willing to live for Jesus, are you willing to do God's will despite the cost. Are you willing to give your all to winning team, despite how it appears to others. See we know God wins. We know with Christ resurrection that the law of grace wins. God loves you, that all we need to understand, and that he sent Christ to die for us.

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to not only believe but to receive Christ payment for our sin, proof of your forgiveness and mercy, through the resurrection. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: Romans 5:6-21 KJV
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.


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