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November 25, 2021 6:00 am
Dictate all of these guys do this before. I believe you. Now you become the dictator of deity.
I got the right to tell them the truth about themselves, about himself. This is what the devil does the Bible never goes out of style.
Why is that sin never goes out of style. You are the salt of the earth.
You are the light of the world, not without God's word you not. This is what makes the difference.
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Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the gospel of Mark. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio. Specifically, you can get a free copy of this teaching, and now here's Pastor Rick in Mark chapter 14 with the conclusion of the study called the kangaroo court.
Silence is killing him. He wants Jesus to say something just stand there and ignore us even over lying to you and trapping you and already made up my mind, you not getting out of this alive which makes it a kangaroo court was the shame the wicked. There is no shame says Zephaniah of the prophet. He kept silent is so easy to like persistent no good, no girders.
I need that words not a word. What needs to be a word. These were up to no good and persistent in doing it in the Lord is just standing there and it is irritating them.
They want help to send him to the cross. This man Caiaphas who speaks on behalf of the most of the Sanhedrin the government the 70 elders of Israel that ran the nation of their Supreme Court their Congress, all rolled into one. You could even say to some degree. Their minds were fixed so as their fate because of the choices their minds were fixed against Christ without a reason. And this Caiaphas, the leader of the ringleader he is dragging up boatload of dupes down with him because they enjoy being dupes that were they would call themselves that they would resent being called that will cover that at the end. Hopefully this morning the study.
A says, are you the Christ, is using truth to murder the unwanted Messiah. Are you the Christ, the estimate right on the Christ is the Greek for the Hebrew word Messiah, the anointed one, the definite article there, the anointed one. There are others who were anointed as the anointed high priest of anointed kings into profits. This one is the anointed son of God.
They understood that that's in his question is the one that phrases the question and so here is Christ infuriating them with the silence. He ignored the court room because it was not just guilt. He ignored their lies and their distortions, but this man pilot compartment. Caiaphas will get the pilot later. Not this morning. Unless you want to stay but anyway this Caiaphas in his group up to the neck in darkness. If you ever met anyone like that. I'm sure you have you've met people that are just up to their neck in darkness so he puts Jesus under oath to incriminate himself so that Christ could incriminate himself in their court. Yes, this question, are you the son of the Blessed seat.
Are you the Christ the son of the blessed.
This tells us that they believe the Messiah would be the son of God, equal with God, divine, we would say they didn't have all of it worked out they had that much worked out and that's why the question is raised this way and it's it's instead of saying are you the Christ the son of Yahweh.
Why does he not use the covenant name of Yahweh pronouncing divine the divine name will these following yet another superstition that these religious people had created and worked into their religion as a custom is a tradition of not pronouncing the name of Yahweh. Why did Yahweh give you the name it didn't say here's my name. Don't ever say it.
He gave them the name so they could remark be reminded an instructor is Nate on his nature name is nature in the Bible when you you know that his name shall be called Emmanuel the name Jesus means the Savior that these things are not casual they are profound. They are well thought out and here God is standing, God the son is standing right in front of them. They despise him. Isaiah 53 and all of you not familiar with Isaiah 53 it is that chapter that profound chapter written about 700 years before the virgin birth of Christ there.
It speaks of his arrest in his trial, his crucifixion, his sufferings some of the bystanders and his resurrection verse three of Isaiah 53 he is despised and rejected of men. We kind of downsize that were despised. But how can you write in other words, you hated is loathed by these people held dear.
You be Messiah without our permission. How dare you be Messiah and not do what we tell you to do. How dare you be Messiah and not honor us for the criminals that we are is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief so proud profound. The man of sorrows, why, why was he was. He saw the sufferings of humanity. Many beggars were on the street.
How many how many broken lives in broken families of the sea you know about and they knew they were more outside of Israel one in the world was not insensitive.
This is why it is referred to as the Son of Man, I'm yet to identify with us. He's also the son of God is the Son of Man. Ezekiel is one of the Old Testament prophets.
It uses that phrase. The most and is saying the Messiah when he comes, he knows what's happening with you is not indifferent, insensitive, but there's a program that God is following and we have to line up with it. He has to be Lord through the program, regardless of how unpleasant it is says, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief that this builds on what I just said about him. And then it says and we hid as it were our faces from him so Isaiah the prophet is identifying with the Jewish people. He saying when Messiah comes. This is always good. This is the sum of attributes that the longest character can be hated for this. I'm going to hide our faces from him like he's not who he says he is watching it in this court. Not nothing, just about this court is disgusting enough to have to go to them to have. Good to know that you're going to be the victim of injustice at the hands of those who are sworn to uphold justice. You can't win know that makes them criminals of Isaiah again. We hid as it were our faces from him.
He was despise he repeats it, and we esteemed him not. Son, nothing in him that we liked because he was not like us.
That's what is going on with Caiaphas and those who are in agreement and it will come out in its true colors when they start abusing him at the end of this paragraph and the Holy Spirit has written it all down for us to say to us what you can do it, okay you go to Bible study. Learn about Christ. Learn about the symbolisms types. What you do with it. You love like Christ going to be Christ minded what happened what you are doing, you fail what you do as a Christian when you do not achieve. You find out you're not what you wanted to be in Christ we can do that is what Peter is going through. You thought he was going to be all this and that Peter is the one that wrote humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord and he will lift you up in due time we would he learn a blessing like that. We just read about a piece of it profound teachings you can make this you can't sit down at some nice you know scenic desk in the window with a typewriter and just fabricate the Bible that Christ answered this question, are you the Christ. Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed. If he said no that his ministry would've been destroyed.
If he says yes.
They got what is the charger going really have on him blasphemy, saying that he's the son of God, the son of God, the definite article again verse 62 Jesus said I am get right to it without hesitation.
Are you the son of all you the Messiah, the son of the blessed I am is a very important moment here.
He says I am and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven, and Rick Cason will be one of the guys with me say that what he showed up in a glom and ask him about that we know as the Bible tells us later that the saints will be with him and we should have a Blessed assurance of our faith.
We not ashamed were not ashamed of Christ, and that means that we believe him when he says he who believes in me, though he shall die you will live is not going to die going to be with me and when the whatever happens comes our way and says is not true.
We rebuke it with truth.
So without hesitation he answers he admitted to being the one whom the prophets spoke with such splendor. Such unequaled splendor. They spoke of this Messiah, a saying I met here I am, handcuffed your prisoner in your mind.
Here I stand before you and I am your Messiah. I am God the son. That's how Caiaphas understood this. How the court understood that Jesus meant by this affirmation as Messiah son of the Blessed. He made sure this is important I think it is.
He made sure that they were going to crucify him for the truth and not for all these false witnesses. They were not going to send him to the cross on trumped up charges they were going to send him to the cross for truth and that's why he is saying this, no false witness took him to the cross.
It was a true and faithful witness in the New Testament writers talk about his faithful appearance in the presence of Pilate, where he doesn't back down. Knowing the consequences, and so he dismisses all the liars with the single I am just as you said and then he goes ahead and illustrates a behavior that goes with being the Christ you see me sitting at the right hand of power coming with the clouds of heaven of heaven will they will live to see it will know about it so they would slay him. They must do so on the basis of truth and not false reasons. Now when he says I am that was far more than what Caiaphas was hoping for. Caiaphas was such a happy little boy at this moment but he still a devil, by choice. Again, like Judas Iscariot, when he was born he was a little baby look into his eyes. He was acutely meaningful to cheeks areas. There was cute as any other baby I've never seen an ugly baby. I mean it just all of them. Even if you know that one was on the screen stress and this still little innocent ones and in compared to humans while nobody is innocent compared to Christ were born in iniquity, we have to accept that because there's a solution makes it acceptable and in that way anyway solution be opposed cross of Christ resurrection salvation. He gives this plain declaration in the Greek translation now you have the Old Testament that was originally written in the Hebrew and when the Jews began to work became went to captivity and they were freed from other nations, they not that not all of them went back to Israel. The majority of them were dispersed. The diasporas around the world and Alexandria ingredient in Egypt became almost in Virginia that would've been bad because they don't how to vote up there but anyway they shot a six other than a seed from the planet anyway, let's get back to this. Do they have the Bible and the Hebrew originally but as the Jews were born in Gentile territories. They they were removed from the Hebrew language and they were speaking to him in the vernacular of whatever people they were renting Greek happened to be.
Thanks, Alexander the great dominant language in common language, so they then took their Old Testament Hebrew and they translated it into Greek. So when they translated the verse from East Exodus chapter 3 where Yahweh God Almighty says I am they use the identical Greek word that Jesus is using here that Mark is recorded and so does the other evangelists, Matthew, Luke and John.
And so when he says I am the court understood that he is matching himself to Exodus 3 verses six and verse 14 where this was Yahweh's prerogative and not any common or Moses could not say I am or know no one else could accept the Messiah, the son of God, and that is what is happening here. The only true testimony that night. It was seismic. It rattled the court few of them. We know, for example, Nicodemus sided with the Christ released was not siding against him.
At that point clearly they believe Messiah would be divine which takes away the excuses of groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormons who deny the deity of Christ that he is equal with the father even though it's taught in old and New Testament life and if you can say to them, well, if the Jews understood it was your problem.
You know they will bring it up again later anyway. The charge of blasphemy. There is verse 14 Pilate will Caiaphas will say it and this their responses. How dare you be the son of God without us telling you they made it impossible for anyone to be the Messiah. According to the Scriptures, they could only be Messiah.
According to these people if they decided he could be Messiah, which is like you know forcing someone to be your King you how you do that, then you can use the roller. How can you rule over him, and this is upside down. Many today make it impossible for God to be God filling any of these gotta say they dictate the terms of all of these God is not do this before.
I believe him. So now you become the dictator of deity, denying God the right to tell them to truth about themselves, about himself.
This is what the devil does the Bible never goes out of style.
Why is the sin never goes out of style.
You are the salt of the earth. You're the light of the world, not without God's word you not. This is what makes the difference a consuming the word of God taken my body. No one else in history has what we have and so the church is the true church is hated and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, event, or be too late for them. Unfortunately, God has no plan of salvation for the un-surrendered life in my losing anybody with that.
This is what we tough to tell people God has no plan of salvation for you. If you're not surrendered to him. If you're dictating terms to him then says, and coming with the clouds of heaven. He is claiming that Daniel, the great prophet Daniel was talking about him and he is taking upon himself the deity that Daniel applied to this figure Daniel chapter 7 verse three I was watching in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven. He came to the ancient of days and they've brought him near before him in there and Daniel. What we see as we see the father and son just interacting just together on the same level and Christ always talking about his father every chance he could get. I always do the will of my father is always making sure that that stayed in front of his listeners, but these men robes, riches, religion, reputations that that alliteration is very accurate. These men equipment that's what matter to these men not true, not Scripture, not even the obedience or desire to obey the Scripture outward things, not inward things held their attention and there are many such people that claim to be Christians and they lose they live like these guys and the truth set you free. Not pretending about it anyway. Verse 64. You have heard the blasphemy.
This is now Caiaphas. This is his response to Jesus saying you I am you have heard the blasphemy.
What you think the all condemned him to be deserving of death is not blasphemy. If it's true, and it is true in this case, but we we don't want you to be Messiah, but a little like you. That's what it comes down to the darkness in these men were so thick they loved it was a welcomed darkness.
Matthew chapter 6 what if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.
If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness always with looking at it being acted out right here does knowingness make us better Christians does knowing that these men are doing it this way behaving this way does it does it influence us towards righteousness because Satan is not the only one that gets to talk God gets talk to question is who you gonna believe.
Verse 65, then some began to spit on him to blindfold him to beat him, and to say to him, prophesy the officers struck him, the palms of their hands. These of the authorities doing the things against the law. They are goal of the kangaroo court of the world likes to say what the Bible is not true. Can't believe I don't believe you. That's how response it when they say I don't believe the Bible we say I don't believe you.
I believe God just as he says. And when you say don't believe the Bible can you tell me why you don't believe the Bible can you make sense when you tell me first thing they usually go for us.
Will the contradiction will show you the contradictions and anyway verse 60 farming. I'm not saying this is so that my enemy.
I look beyond them I see Satan influencing them you want the chance to preach verse 65, then some began to spit as I mentioned, let's follow that to spit on him to blindfold him to beat him to say to him, prophesy and ship to strike him with their hands.
They went right to work today. Not they pounced. Sort of like the scapegoat that which he represents.
He represents the goat that is spared and the goat that is that is of the growth of the sacrifice and goat that is a scapegoat as he represents them both in this Old Testament illustrations that are given to us here there cheering him to hating him. Isaiah 50 again Isaiah the prophet this time. Chapter 50 verse six. Speaking of Messiah. I gave my back to those who struck me and my cheeks to those who pluck out the beard.
I did not hide my face from the shame and the spitting is totally in control versus a good look look at this and many other things they blasphemous Lee spoke against him.
This is the one before whom the angels worship and demons tremble and men can't get it. This is the one whom Isaiah saw high and lifted up the train of his robe filling the temple when Isaiah said wall with me, for I am a man of unclean lips, who dwells in the presence of a people of unclean lips. The only one they would permit to be Messiah would be the one that they would rule over as I've said earlier but listen.
Christ is their high priest and he is their sacrifice and this is what they do to him. When Paul writes the Roman letter to the church in Rome that he had not yet visited. He just pours his heart out as a Christian is accrued as an apostle and he talks about salvation very much is a masterpiece of Christian literature and in Scripture, he writes, he says, M when we were still without strength to be saved in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Then he goes on again but God demonstrates his own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us and they writes to the Corinthians, Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, Christ died for the ungodly, Christ died for us, Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture.
Socially, God speaks to God's as I know Satan serious but I am serious to and I am strongest you got to you. It's got to be your choice. I will have nobody in heaven that has bruises on them because they been pushed into heaven we come in because we see the love and he receives us love restrained Jesus Christ.
He was not dying to kill them dying to save them. I don't have it so easily around me.
I want to I will strike at enemies. I know vengeance is fine, says the Lord desperately said harvest should be and I and I struggle with this but you know before I was a Christian I never struggled now that I'm a Christian is now an issue because I want to serve my God and I have this/that that you know raises itself up and I got up bring it down is worth it to them.
Don't give up you keep failing. Falling on your face.
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