A “Guilty” Plea

Wednesday, October 18                   

Mark 14:61-62.  When Jesus stood before his accusers, the high priest asked him point blank if he was the Messiah.  Jesus’ answer could not have been more direct.  I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”  This is an amazing thing.  The Jewish leaders had been trying to convict Jesus so they could put him to death.  Up to this point, they had been foiled over and over.  One time it was by using false witnesses, which failed because the witnesses had conflicting testimonies.  But those previous occasions were before Jesus’ time.  Now the time had come.  Jesus’ own testimony was put in terms that these religious authorities knew very well, straight out of their Scriptures.  The words “I am” identified him with the God of their Scriptures.  Daniel’s vision (Dan.7:13-14)  revealed more.  He saw “one like a son of man, coming with the clouds.  He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.  He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”  And Psalm 110:1.  “The Lord says to my Lord: sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  This not only pictured Jesus as the Son of God in his future glory; it also called his enemies his “footstool.”  To the Jewish leaders it was a guilty plea.  To Jesus, it was the time to go to the cross.  It couldn’t have been better orchestrated.

Wednesday, October 18                   A “Guilty” Plea

Mark 14:61-62.  When Jesus stood before his accusers, the high priest asked him point blank if he was the Messiah.  Jesus’ answer could not have been more direct.  I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”  This is an amazing thing.  The Jewish leaders had been trying to convict Jesus so they could put him to death.  Up to this point, they had been foiled over and over.  One time it was by using false witnesses, which failed because the witnesses had conflicting testimonies.  But those previous occasions were before Jesus’ time.  Now the time had come.  Jesus’ own testimony was put in terms that these religious authorities knew very well, straight out of their Scriptures.  The words “I am” identified him with the God of their Scriptures.  Daniel’s vision (Dan.7:13-14)  revealed more.  He saw “one like a son of man, coming with the clouds.  He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.  He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”  And Psalm 110:1.  “The Lord says to my Lord: sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  This not only pictured Jesus as the Son of God in his future glory; it also called his enemies his “footstool.”  To the Jewish leaders it was a guilty plea.  To Jesus, it was the time to go to the cross.  It couldn’t have been better orchestrated.

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