As we enter into this Holy week and make our way to Good Friday and resurrection Sunday, we remember that Jesus was not a victim.
Jesus the Christ was wiling to allow Pilate to judge him and unjustly send him to be crucified .
Jesus was willing to let the Temple leaders malign him, defame him and hand him over to the Romans.
Jesus was willing to die like a common criminal on the Roman cross.
But neither Pilate, Cesar, the temple leaders nor the populace before whom he stood beaten, bloodied, bruised, about to die, had real authority.
Jesus Christ said: " No one takes my life from me, I lay it down of my own authority; I have authority to lay it down and to take it up again, this command I received from my Father..... I am the Truth the Way and the Life, no one comes to the Father but through me."
On Friday he was betrayed, handed to the Romans and crucified. By his death on the cross he bought the pardon for our sins. On Sunday he rose to life, that whosoever believe on his name might have eternal life. What a savior.
I wish you all a very blessed Easter holiday and in these anxious times, I pray that the peace of God that passes all knowledge be yours in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Al D Perez
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