Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all (John 18:38 NKJV).
Jesus is now standing before Pilate being accused of making himself King; accusation that makes him an enemy of Caesar. Playing the role of a judge, Pilate wanted to get to the bottom of the truth. In the courts, verdicts are based on facts. Facts put together as evidence; either against the accused or to make the prosecutor believable. It was therefore not out of the ordinary for Pilate to find a little more about Jesus – who he is, and what he stands for?
After the examination about him, he (Pilate) came out and told the religious leaders that; “I find no fault in Him at all (John 18:38b). This statement from Pilate, a secular politician vindicated and validated the nature and identity of Jesus. For, he stands for nothing but, truth and righteousness. Yet, because of jealousy and hatred, he was wrongfully accused. His accusers were used by the Enemy to lay false charges against him. The Enemy is known as the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). He makes people believe and embrace lies. He knows that, those who follow lies are led to destruction and damnation.
Jesus told his disciples; “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:5). Throughout his life and ministry, his sole aim was to direct sinful humanity to God – the true light. He (Jesus) knows that, anyone who walks in the light does not stumble. People stumble when they walk in darkness. This darkness is not overcome by the sun or man-made lights. However, some people deliberately choose to walk in darkness, because, their deeds are evil. Jesus emphasized this when he said; everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3:20-21).
Jesus is sinless; he committed no sin when he came to this world. Apostle Paul confirms this, when he said; For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). If Christ became sin for us, through the shedding of his blood in order to reconcile us to God, then we have no choice but to live a life that is pleasing to him.
Saints, if it happens that, others don’t like what we do for Jesus, and out jealousy and hatred, would somehow fabricate lies about us, just to tarnish our credibility and that of Jesus, may it be that, when all investigations are done, we may be found without any fault.
As always, let’s continue to hold each other’s hand and pray for ourselves as the coming of Jesus draws closer. Please, do send this study to your contacts as well.
Dr. Charles Mantey
Disiciples Revival Church
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