KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:25.”Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children”.
After Pilate said he washes his hands off the blood of Jesus, the Jews quickly remarked, Let His blood be on us and on our children. This was a very serious statement with very far-reaching consequences. The simple meaning is that ‘we have killed Him, therefore any judgement or demand of His life, should be required from us.”Deut 19:13 KJV says “Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee. “This was the sin of an innocent blood and the consequences were so grave. Every innocent blood called for God’s judgement. These people called for the full requirement of that judgement.
There are some people who unthoughtfully make certain statements that bring so much hardship on them. Rev Kenneth Hagin, who has gone to be with the Lord, said a very faithful brother in a church suddenly fell ill and entered a state of coma. This man of God and others prayed so much for His healing. The Lord asked him to stop praying, for no one could do anything about his state. The Lord said to him, that this man had said when he was well, that he would die at forty years. He suddenly fell ill when he was forty years. The scripture says in Mat 12:37 that “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”. The only person that could undo that statement was he himself. Dear one, consider your experiences with what you have been saying. If there be any self-imposed judgement, then quickly ask the Lord to forgive and withdraw that statement.
In the case of the mob that supervised the crucifixion of Jesus, they were saved by the prayers of the Lord Jesus and the very role of Jesus’ blood. On the cross, He pleaded for forgiveness for them, because they knew not what they were doing. (Luke 23;34). Secondly the blood of Jesus never calls for vengeance but mercy and forgiveness. Heb 12:24 KJV “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” Although they had called for judgement and punishment, the Lord himself intervened for them. Be very careful about any unthought statements, for you may not have an intervention as the people in Jesus’ time had.
THOUGHT: SAY ALWAYS WHAT YOU WANT, THAT ALSO GLORIFIES GOD
Numbers 14:28.”Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:”
Proverbs 18:21. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”