I saw in a Jerusalem post this week that the pope had exonerated the Jews from killing JESUS and the Jewish media gratefully accepted this ‘exoneration’
Chapter 26 of the Gospel of Matthew came to a close as Jesus was led out of the palace of Caiaphas after an illegal midnight meeting of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Supreme Court.
It was now five o'clock in the morning. After a night of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane followed by a beating at the hands of the palace guards, Jesus was led before Pontius Pilate. Why? To fulfil prophecy. You see, when the Jews put a man to death, they stoned him. Old Testament prophecies, however, all depict the Son of God being crucified. "Cursed," the Old Testament Law declares, "is everyone that hangs on a tree" (see Deu_21:23). Thus it was in fulfilment of prophecy that Jesus was brought before a Roman governor in order that He might die a Roman death. Keep in mind, however, that Roman soldiers were drafted from all countries throughout the empire. So, although it was the Jews who sentenced Jesus to die, and although it was the Romans who devised His method of execution, He who died for the sins of the whole world did, in fact, die by the hands of the whole world.
THE POPE INCLUDED!!! (and funny enough in these days he is from the reconstituted Roman Empire – hmmm makes you think!)
Love in the coming MASCHIAGH NAGID – HE WHO REIGNS SUPREME FOR ALL ETERNITY JESUS CHRIST