Monday, April 15, 2013

The Trials of Jesus



Jesus Arrested in Gethsemane


Luk 22:54  Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance.

 Jesus Taken To Caiaphas
Luk 22:63  Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
Luk 22:64  They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?"
Luk 22:65  And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him.
Luk 22:66  When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said,
Luk 22:67  "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe,
Luk 22:68  and if I ask you, you will not answer.
Luk 22:69  But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
Luk 22:70  So they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "You say that I am."
Luk 22:71  Then they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips."



Luk 23:1  Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate.
Luk 23:2  And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."
Luk 23:3  And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
Luk 23:4  Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man."
Luk 23:5  But they were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place."
Luk 23:6  When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
Luk 23:7  And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
Jesus Before Pilate

Luk 23:8  When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him.
Luk 23:9  So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer.
Luk 23:10  The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.
Luk 23:11  And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate.

 


Jesus Appears Before King Herod

Luk 23:12  And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.
Luk 23:13  Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
Jesus Before The Sanhedrin Second Time

Luk 23:14  and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him.
Luk 23:15  Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him.
Luk 23:16  I will therefore punish and release him."
Scourging Of Jesus
Luk 23:18  But they all cried out together, "Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas"—
Luk 23:19  a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder.
Luk 23:20  Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus,
Luk 23:21  but they kept shouting, "Crucify, crucify him!"
Luk 23:22  A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him."
Luk 23:23  But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
Luk 23:24  So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.


Luk 23:25  He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

Jesus was taken captive on Wednesday night, in the Garden of Gethsemane, and He is crucified on Thursday at noon, and dies at mid afternoon on Nisan 14th, by the official calendar, the time that the Passover Lamb was killed. 

When we see themes coming together into a perfect picture, we can be convinced of the wisdom and power of God, who planned these things before creation, yet allows the free will of mankind to work as these things come to fruition. His power is beyond comprehension. 


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