I would like for you to think on along with me Jerusalem, on Calvary. The time of departure is April 7, A.D. Friday morning from 1:00am to 9:00 am and this is where Jesus hung on cross until 3:00pm. (This is to my understanding, for I am not a Theological Student at least not by man's hands. When I share I like to let others know please listen to Biblical teaching, read, study for yourself as well I like to share scriptures with my articles so others can read for themselves).
To be continued:
I will be sharing from Book "Gospel" of John. This Gospel was addressed to Christians. The history of life of Christ, with especial reference to His most important acts and discourses.
Let's look at Pilate making an honest confession, Christ's Trial and Christ's Reply. (John 18:37, 38)
Pilate therefore, said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into world, that I should bear witness unto truth. Every one that is of truth heareth my voice.
Truly Jesus was a master speaker and could could give testimony for himself under any and all circumstances. He has just made a statement of kingdom of God, contrasting it with kingdoms of men, or kingdoms of world, and now he makes a startling reply to Pilate's sharp question, substaning idea of his Kingship. (John 18:37)
While reading Matthew 27:11 you will see Christ questioned, Mark 15:2 and Luke 23:3 you will see Christ replies.
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. (John 18:38 we see Christ's Trial and Pilate's unwillingness to condemn).
Pilate feared men rather than God.
Pilate Desires to Release Jesus Christ (John 19:10-16)
Pilate now seems offended at Christ's silence. While charge against against him was found to be baseless, from which he should have been vindicated and released, Jesus sought to make no new revelations of himself.
Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? (John 19:10 Christ's Trial and Christ's Silence).
The Prophecy Concerning Christ Death: Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath greater sin. (John 19:11)
More impressed than ever by this powerful statement, Pilate again showed a desire to release Jesus.
And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. (John 19:12 Christ's Trial and They Demand Jesus's Condemnation).
Pilate prepared to give his judgement, taking his place in his offical seat which stood on a tesselated pavement called "Gabbatha."
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, be brought Jesus forth, and sat down in judgment seat in a place that is called Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. ( John 19:13 Christ led to Trial).
This decision was reached, it seems, about noon of day, which prepared for and terminated in Paschal Supper.
And it was preparation of passover, and about sixth hour: and he saith unto Jews, Behold your King! (John 19:14 Christ's Trial and Outrages by People).