20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”
They said, “Barabbas!”
22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”
They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”…
25 And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.” Matthew 27:20-22, 25
As I read the account of Jesus’ passion and crucifixion, these are the verses that caught me. The very people that hailed Jesus’ entry now wanted His blood. Verse 25 leaves the impression that they even, at least figuratively, wanted to be bathed in his blood!
I know this is an old theme; the turnaround from Triumphal Entry to crucifixion. What jumped at me was that they allowed themselves to be swayed by the leadership of their nation. No wonder Jesus keeps calling us sheep!
Today shows the USA to be a carbon copy of those days in Pilate’s court. We were once a great, God-fearing country. We were founded on Christian principles. Even those that weren’t Christians realized that Christian principles were the bedrock of their Declaration and Constitution. Read my 7/4/2014 article, Founding Fathers & Christianity, https://jeffreyhking.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/founding-fathers-christianity/
World War I saw the global power shift from Great Britain and Eastern Europe to the USA. WWII solidified that position. We were the economic powerhouse. We had the most magnificent, tallest structures in the world!
But the seeds were sown during WWII when Roosevelt allowed communists into the highest levels of government. The leadership of America gradually shifted from God-fearing to God-evicting.
Now we echo the cry of those Jews with our own, updated cry –
“Remove Him! Remove Him!!”
Remove Him we did. From our public squares, our schools, our courthouses…our country. In His place we erected halls of child sacrifice called abortion clinics. I recently saw an interview with a former satanic high priest. He was asked about Satanists/pedophiles in churches, Satanists in abortion clinics. His reply was that wherever there is an opportunity for them to engage in those sort of activities, secretly doing them in the name of Satan, you should expect to find them there. So, yes, you will find Satanists doing these things in these places in the name of their father.
The Jews were judged for the same thing in their “relocation” to Babylon. Should we expect any less?
How long has it been since we’ve feared attacks on our soil? Battlegrounds have been found in every part of the world for the last 100 years except in America. Now we tighten security, we put everything in play, and we get 9/11, random bombings, and more.
We removed Jesus. We crucified Him, pounding our personal nails into Him. We are every bit those gullible Jews in Jerusalem, crying for our “freedom.” We sang and danced to the beat of the hammer. Then He gave up His spirit, and the earth opened its maw, and those on the hill shrank in terror. We see the calamity our country is headed for. We wonder where in the world we can go to be safe; there is nowhere.