Pilate went out again and said to them, “See I am bringing Him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in Him.” So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” When the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him.” John 19:4-6
Pilate, the governor of Rome, interrogated Jesus, and after his questioning of the Son of God, he went out to the crowd and said to them, “I find NO guilt in Him.” However the people were so agitated, that all they wanted was Jesus to be put to death. Pilate believed that if they saw Him BLOODY and BEATEN, they would be satisfied.
So he turned Jesus over to a group of soldiers, to be flogged, beaten, nearly to a pulp, with a crown of LONG, SHARP thorns that had been thrust upon His forehead and a purple robe draped around His bloody body, barely able to stand before a crowd of VICIOUS, BLOODTHIRSTY, people.
When Pilate presented Jesus to the CROWD, with “Behold the man!” The crowd JEERED, AND YELLED, “CRUCIFY HIM!” “CRUCIFY HIM!” Then Pilate said to the crowd, “Take Him yourselves and CRUCIFY HIM, for I find NO GUILT in Him.” This was the THIRD TIME Pilate told them that he found NO GUILT in Him. But that made NO DIFFERENCE to the people. They had allowed EVIL to prevail, and AGAIN, and AGAIN, and AGAIN, they REJECTED the One who COULD bring them SALVATION. They REFUSED to BELIEVE that He was the SON of the LIVING God. Instead they ACCUSED Him of BLASPHEMY, which was punishable by DEATH.
If YOU have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you too are allowing EVIL to prevail in your life, and you are REJECTING God’s gift of SALVATION, and may be REFUSING TO BELIEVE that JESUS is the Son of God. If that’s the case, you are doomed to an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. The ONLY WAY to ESCAPE Hell and to GAIN Heaven, is to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a part of GOD’S Family for ALL ETERNITY. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!