BEHOLD THE MAN!-Part 1                  

    "THEN JESUS CAME OUT, WEARING THE CROWN OF THORNS  

AND THE PURPLE ROBE, AND PILATE SAID TO THEM, BEHOLD

THE MAN"  John 19:5 (NKJV)

Pilate said to the people, 

    "BEHOLD THE MAN!”   

"Behold the man!" Pilate unwittingly spoke a word in which is contained the secret of our redemption, hour deepest disgrace, and our righteousness, our curse and our blessing, our shame and our glory; both what WE deserved and what HE deserved. Martin Luther expressed it well when he said:

“THEREFORE DO THOU LEARN CHRIST, THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST, TILL, HAVING LOST ALL TRUST IN THYSELF, THOU CANST EXTOL HIM, AND SAY: THOU, MY LORD JESUS, ART MY RIGHTEOUSNESS, WHILE I AM THY SIN. THOU HAST TAKEN UPON THEE WHAT IS MINE, AND THOU HAST GIVEN ME WHAT IS THINE. THOU HAST TAKEN TO THYSELF THAT WHICH THOU WAST NOT, AND THOU HAST GIVEN TO ME THAT WHICH I WAS NOT!”

 When in the hour of temptation, the devil shall cast our sins in our teeth, and whisper to us: "Behold the man you are", then may we also answer him, BEHOLD THE MAN! while we point the accuser to our surety, Who, in the crown of thorns and the purple robe, atoned for our sins, and through His blood so abundantly shed, has obtained for us abundant forgiveness. BEHOLD THE MAN! The sight will not weary us. It will continue to refresh us until we shall behold our King in his beauty, and recognize Him by the marks of His passion, as the "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world". Revelation 13:8 (NKJV). Let us "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD THAT TAKES AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD", as declared by John the Baptist, John 1:29. (NKJV)

Just a Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don. 

 

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