God Direction
“Pilot asks ‘are you the King of the Jews?’ and ‘what is Truth?’ Not knowing what to do with me he has me flogged. The pain is beyond description but I endure it because I must take the full punishment of your sin.”

“Pilot finds no fault in me, yet because of the pressure from the crowd he will not release me. In frustration Pilot asks ‘who are you?’ But I remain silent. Pilot retorts ‘do you not know that I have power to release you and power to crucify you?"

"I respond saying ‘You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above."1

"Pilot washes his hands and hands me over to be crucified.”
Jesus Condemned
“Though Pilot is unjust, I bow to his authority because it is my Father’s will. How can you now refuse obedience to those whom I place over you?”
“When you obey those in authority you obey me.”
1John 19:1-11

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