therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of
thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe … and they
smote him with their hands. Pilate …said unto them … I find NO FAULT
in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the
purple robe …the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried
out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take ye him … crucify him: for I find NO FAULT in him.” (John
Jesus was illegally
arrested and put on trial for things He simply did not do. No matter
how persuasive His persecutors were, they simply couldn’t convince Pilate
that He had done the slightest wrong.
Pilate stated twice before the
people, “I find no fault in Him.”
The Bible also reveals that Pilate
did all within his power to release Jesus, to no avail. (John 19:12)
His persecutors insisted that Jesus be executed in spite of His obvious
Why was it so
important that Jesus be faultless and sinless in order to die in our
Simple. When God created Adam and Eve, He sat them down,
explaining that disobedience would cause them to become disconnected from
His Holiness. (Genesis 2:16,17)
To make a long, sad story short, they
disobeyed. God was faced with the Crisis of the Ages.
His Justice demanded punishment.
However, His Mercy demanded
How in the world could even the Most High God reconcile
His Justice with His Mercy?
That’s easy - for
the All-Knowing, All-Powerful, All-Loving God, at least. His Love
said, “I’ll become a man by placing a human seed, supernaturally, in a
virgin’s womb. That way, the Child will get His blood directly from
Me, bypassing Adam’s sinful bloodline!”
(Did you know that babies get their blood from Dad, not Mom?)
faultless, sinless Son can then become the perfect, sinless sacrifice on
man’s behalf. That will satisfy My Justice. Then every time an
individual accepts His sacrifice on their behalf, My Mercy will be
satisfied because I can simply forgive them. My Justice and Mercy
both will be satisfied by My Love.”
This is why the
Bible says in Second Corinthians, chapter five, verse 21 … “For he hath
made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus Christ is the
world's faultless, sinless Messiah.
He was falsely
accused, illegally arrested and Judiciously betrayed. He allowed it,
too, because He was redeeming you.