THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PILATE’S ACTIONS! By Oluwafemi Ibiayo(ARCHIVE)

Humanity, two thousand years ago, delivered before the then Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, a 'part' of the Creator-, The Living Word made Flesh. The manner in which this was done, as was reported by Matthew, (27:"1-2) in the Bible, knowing as we do today the 'entity' involved, instantly draws ominous fear in me even till today.
 
But something significant happened thereafter, whose import till today remains unsong and underscored: the actions of Pontius Pilate in the unfolding script of treachery being played out at the time. Matthew reports (27:22-25 KJV): "Pilate saith the unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?,
 
"They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people and said His blood be upon us, and on our children!
 
" The action of Pilate in washing his hands symbolically in exoneration of the ensuing guilt of the treacherous murder of Jesus- the Son of God and with the momentous words" I am innocent of the blood of this just person" ought to serve as a strong pointer for humanity on earth today, of the absolute falsehood of a propitiatory atonement of mankind's sins at Golgotha.
 
Yet multitudes today continue to plead the innocent Blood of Christ on themselves, their families and children. Why would anyone wantonly wish to be complicit in the greatest tragedy and outworking of evil ever perpetrated in the annals of human history?
 
Indeed, no true celebration of the Easter Season on earth can be done without the individual's first inner symbolic expression of a personal dissociation (as was exemplified by Pilate) of the dastardly act of Murder of the Savior, the Son of God Jesus. Anyone incapable of this, be he counted among the multitudes, brands himself as being truly unworthy of the mission of salvation of the Son of God and thus must remain excluded from its benefits. As for me and my family, I stand with Pilate!!
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