KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:17 KJV” Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?”
The Lord was brought to Pilate the governor, by the chief priests and the Pharisees. Pilate interrogated the Lord, yet He did not answer a word. Pilate realised there was no offence with Him. He announced to the crowd, I am presenting to you, Barrabas a very notorious criminal and Jesus, of which you, would have to choose one and reject the other. The whole crowd, shouted in oneness, crucify Jesus. They chose Barabbas, and rejected Jesus, to be crucified…Barrabas a hardened criminal was the choice of the mob. Who or what do you choose today?
Jesus is a symbol of life, health and peace. He is the way the truth and the life. God our Father gives us that same option, even now. Deut 30:19 KJV” I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
Why do some men still reject Jesus and choose death and curses? Why do others still choose lust, abominations and eternal destruction? Many are deceived just as the mob were deceived on that day Pilate gave them the choice. These people had encountered the great miracle ministry of Jesus, seen the great love He showed to all. The few leaders, out of envy said Jesus should die and that He was a liar. They believed and rejected Him as a whole nation. Today many are deceived about Jesus. Some say He is a myth, yet He has revealed Himself to anyone who sincerely calls on Him. Some deceive many by saying the bible was written by Europeans to deceive Africans. This is a great intellectual dishonesty in the light of all the historical evidences, archaeological findings in the middle east and many more.
Are you also deceived by a few self-centred individuals who may want to live after their lust, and therefore deceive the many? Jesus is real. He is still changing lives. He still gives peace. All over the world, people are still encountering Him. He has shown Himself alive to people, who opposed and openly rejected Him. He still heals the sick and raises the dead, through anyone who would trust His word. He has changed my life and would do same for you if you would choose Him today. He has shown us how to find Him. If you would sincerely call on Him to reveal Himself to you, He would come to you.
THOUGHT: DO NOT ALLOW, PHILOSOPHERS, OR EVEN FALSE PASTORS TO DECEIVE YOU,CALL ON JESUS YOURSELF AND YOU WOULD FIND HIM.
Dear heavenly Father, I believe that you sent Jesus to die for me. I repent from every stubbornness and surrender my life to Him. I receive the Holy Spirit to rule my life today. Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.
Col 2:8 & 9 KJV “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
John 1:11,12 KJV” He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”