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July 16, 2021 1:00 am
The perfect One - the only innocent One who ever walked this planet - is tried, found guilty, and condemned to death by execution - death on the Cross. Stu and Robby continue to discuss Luke 22: 63-71 and the trial of Jesus.
Hey this is Jim Graham from the masculine dirty podcast where we explore relationship instead a religion every week their chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just a few seconds to enjoy it Sarah but most of all, thank you for listening you for choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network, the trial of Jesus Christ. The only time the perfectly innocent one, the only innocent one to ever walk this planet was tried and found guilty and condemned to death by execution death on the cross. Jesus Christ was the Lamb without spot without blemish and he was on trial.
It was a dark night it was illegal how he was tried relook at that today unexperienced truth, I am Stu Epperson in him, so that you be with you the last part of the program.
We dedicate open God's word were in Luke chapter 22 verses 63 through 71.
Ralston read verse 54 which sets off his narrative of the arrest and trial of Jesus Christ in with me to help us through the questions and the reading is the famous Christian car guy Robbie Gilmore, my partner in crime.
Here, the Truth Network, Robbie, jump right in and when I get to the only time Jesus really even talk during this whole trial and execution other than the seven travelers on the cross is right here Luke 22 jump on in here with the passage having arrested him. They lent him and brought him into the high priest's house. Now the menu held Jesus mock him and beat him and having blindfolded in my struck him on the face and ask him saying prophesied who's the one instruct you and many other things, a blasphemous lease spoke against him.
As soon as it was day, the elders of the people both chief priests and scribes came together and led them into their counsel saying if you are the Christ, tell us he said to them if I tell you, you will by no means believe and if I also ask you, you will by no means answer me or let me go.
Thereafter, the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God than they all said are you, then the son of God, so he said to them, you rightly say that I am and they said what further testimony do we need for we have heard it ourselves from his own mouth. The last time we went into all the illegalities of the trial of Jesus.
The fact you're trying midnight affect your trying him during a holy feast. The fact that they had conjured up all these false witnesses in all of this kangaroo court. It was really awful and they are accusing God of blaspheming against God.
Verse 66 is a little statement there a little pivotal statement that says as soon it was day, some your Bible version say at when the day came and that's really important because a lot of this chaos always trials happened. Basically, there were six trials, three Jewish three Roman trials, the Christ would endure with these Jewish ones were nighttime when they were supposed to be at nighttime, and it's funny here in G0 pointed out when they had arrested him in the garden.
He's with his disciples, he ways that you're coming to me with clubs and in lanterns at night and weapons when it was there in the temple teaching every day with the masses and so there is this fear of the people. These guys were politicians through and through and they hated Jesus and they seize this moment and Judas led them in the in his betrayal and then Peter denies him and then they seize him and you have the Sanhedrin court now that Jesus is now stood in front of some in this ordeal in the lead counsel. About 70 judges led by the high priest. Each town had its version of this every town throughout Israel had about a 23 Member Ct., but the Sanhedrin was like the Supreme Court of America, the best legal minds. The highest ranking, smartest, most erudite advanced judges of all the smaller towns were elected to sit on. This is steamed the Sanhedrin court and they would be promoted so this was like a lifelong thanks of this was the most powerful court the land.
These guys were supposed to have their theological peace and cues together, but we as we can see from their encounters during the day with Jesus. They missed it and he stood them down and they could argue against them and as we see from these trials at night. They misstep but here you have this key statement in verse 67 and I want you to ask this question Robbie and in this guy get us back into the text here in a good way. What does this answer teach us about the hardness of Hartson. How we should share the truth. Yes Isaiah's prophecy says as a lamb before his shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. So Jesus never open his mouth. He took all of his beatings. These markings these these guys saying prophesied us who hit you took all of this and didn't say a word in front of Herod in front of Pilate in front of this.
This mock trial, but this is one of the few times he spoke in Luke records because they they asked him some questions and he said this in verse 69 hereafter, the Son of Man know that those words just those three words you can park on those one second, those words are a a title of Christ. Both his deity and his humanity, and if you look go back to the Old Testament Daniel seven. Daniel's prophecy talks about wine is the Son of Man. This was a statement of the coming powerful King of Kings, who Daniel prophesied would vanquish all the other idols and all the other gods who would be the prime king leave the ultimate sovereign case was used over 80 times this title Son of Man in the Gospels. I mentioned Daniel seven verses 13 to 14. Jesus by his own words here claims to be, coeternal, and co-equal with God, and is the first time you use these words specifically or directly if you read John eight. He says it.
And if you read John 10 they actually took up stones to stone him because he said that statement I and the father are one, but my Jehovah's Witness friends say it's either father as one well that work that as is not in the Greek they their perversion of the Scripture had you know does have that in its wrong and if Jesus was claiming to be like God, the Jews would've taken up stones, the stone of the Jews will stone you if you claim to be God. And when you claim to be the son of God in Jewish vernacular.
Your claim be God just consult Proverbs 30 what is his name and what is his son's name, the one who is laid the foundation of the earth. See, and then he goes on to say every word of God is pure, so this is a direct claim to the deity. Read Isaiah's name shall be called wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, the everlasting father, the Prince of peace of Jesus Christ is both the son of God and is God the son, so to the Jewish years.
We got a look at the Bible through the lens of Jerusalem through the lens of the culture which was written to the ears of those there when he claimed to be the Son of Man.
He claimed to be God. Furthermore, he says the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God was that real quick. The right hands, the ultimate seat of power and authority. It is where the judge here you have him standing being judged by these men, these evil men.
These pernicious men and he is telling them that he will sit at the open seat of judgment and of power, Paul says it like this at the name of Jesus. Philippians chapter 2 verses 89 attendant. The name of Jesus every knee will bow. Paul says he'll be exalted to the right hand of God, so that in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father and then he says he will be judging the supreme ruler and he'll be sitting at the right hand of God. Now really fascinating.
Remember these words very carefully.
Fast forward to the final sermon of Stephen in acts chapter 7 Stephen preaches one last sermon and Stephen says through the Internet sermon when they started bludgeoning him was stones. He says I see the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Those same men who are trying Jesus hearing Jesus make this prophetic statement of where he's going to be are also bludgeoning and murdering Stephen the first martyr who sees Jesus any sites that he sees in state said Stephen is saying much later maybe six months after this at the feast of Pentecost. And after that when the Gospels proliferating throughout their the elected deacons and you know chapter 6 of acts. Stephen is dying. He says I see the Son of Man same title standing at God's right hand when he said that that infuriated these bloodthirsty Sanhedrin and Jewish, among whom by the way, was standing. Paul, who was then Saul, who became the apostle Paul. So it's really fascinating. There is a direct connection to what Jesus says in Luke chapter 22 verse 70, and what Stephen says by way Stephen was the only one to see Jesus standing after his resurrection after his ascension every other time. Hebrews Revelation he sitting at the right hand of God see Stephen. He stood because he stood welcome to heaven. His first martyr and that amazing stood. It's is just a beautiful picture and will get there in our study ready to accept her Luke inexperienced root so are you the son of God. They all said to him, so he said to them, you rightly say that I am in that right there. That statement again, I am. This is used by Jesus and of the I am statements if it Christ uses in the Gospel of John alone over a dozen times. I am the bread of life. I am the door. I am the good shepherd on IM to Manhattan when when he says I write you rightly say he's actually speaking Hebrew to because he say and set it on the righteous one, you know, you rightly say that would really mean something to Hebert and then he hits the punchline with them like containing bingo ding ding ding ding to prophecy. It is a declaration of judgment because he saying I'm standing before you, right now I'm bloodied to a pulp and I'm about to go as a lamb to the slaughter, and I'm about to be wounded for your transgressions and bruise your iniquities and striped for your sins, but one day you will stand before me and I am going to be the ultimate judge and so is Messiah ship is deity is so important here and it's so central and it's exalted, and the only time he opens his mouth and the whole trial is really you know right here and whenever he opens his mouth. It's always so profound course.
It was about seven times in the cross and then they said this, what further testimony do we need we have heard it ourselves from his own mouth.
Christ opens his mouth to give words of life I have, you might have life might have worked. Finally John 1010, with these men. These vicious evil men. These religious men who sat on the seat of God's appointed country in the only theistic nation in the world who should have had it right who were there to dispense truth, who were there to lead people to the Messiah, who were there to bring people hope and truth and peace and pardon who were there to usher in the Messiah. They were about to murder the Messiah and his disciples. Later in acts and they missed it and they were condemning him in instead of hearing it from his mouth and receiving.
He came into his own his own received him not.
John 111 and 12 so Roddy read these last questions were out of time so what do I do when the mob turns against Jesus and how can I find fellowship in the suffering how excited in my about raining with him.
So when you start talking about Jesus you can you open your mouth and talk about him to change things to change the tone if you change the ecosystem in the room. The atmosphere scanner is to heighten things you do this and it obviously in a gracious way but you bring him up. Imitators always of the mob is always and be a brother that hates Jesus that doesn't want to hear about him even Christians talk about everything prayerfully was awesome. Yes, another Christian. How is your relationship with Jesus.
Let's just get down to the what's really really important. And by the way, the asked that question will tell you someone's temperature right.
I will take her temperature asked him how to do it.
Christ, are you growing in Christ rehearing. Thank you for asking. Well, and I mean take a second to read his word today to listen to him so he today you're on trial on trial for who is he be standing for you. Do you recognize who he is and are you willing to bow the knee now because if we don't bow. Now we will bow later in this way on express truth we call people to him we proclaim Jesus and at the trial of Jesus. There's a very real message for you and for me the message of hope with your believer, you will reign with Christ for eternity. It's going to be on stink and believable. If you don't know them, you will bow your need him to be thrown into hell forever. And I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. See Christ was tortured and beaten and suffered so we wouldn't have to Robbie. He took our place on the cross so really we come down to this question. Do you know him and has he change your life.
This experience truth, I'm Stu Epperson. I hope you will go deeper into Luke chapter 22 in the trial of Jesus hope to share this with a friend and out before your head is still not your share God's word invite people in this amazing adventure this amazing relationship. The abundant life of knowing Jesus Christ and making him known. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram Facebook just at Stu Epperson and keep Jesus Christ at the center of your conversation hate stop wasting people's time talk about Jesus. This is the Truth Network