you have said so

March 29, 2013 - 5:34 PM

These are the only words that Mark records Jesus saying at his trial before Pilate.  Pilate had just asked, "Are you the King of the Jews?"  And Jesus replied, "You have said so."  That seems peculiar, doesn't it?  What's going on?

Here's what's going on.  In the Greek word order, Pilate asks this way, "You are the King of the Jews?" with "You" being emphatic: "YOU are the King of the Jews?".  That makes sense of Jesus's response, doesn't it?  And it has been the point of Mark's gospel all along to demonstrate this fact.  And more.  He not only is King of the Jews, but King of the whole world. He is the Son of God!  

Tonight (Friday) we will remember how he is "exalted" mockingly on the cross.  We will remember his death and his burial.  

And Sunday morning we will remember how he is exalted gloriously at his resurrection!  And that the witnesses now have seen the Kingdom of God "come with power"...just as he said they would.  (9:1)  And so have we!  

Let's celebrate Him together.

Grace and peace,

Dave