Third Trial – Sanhedrin (around 6 AM)

66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,  67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:  68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.  69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.  70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.  71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

Waiting until daybreak to see Him again,the Sanhedrin, which is the high council of the Israelites, now have their chance to question Him.  Jesus knows what they are up to.  When they ask Him if He is the Christ, He knows if He answers Yes, they will not believe Him, and he tells them that.  He also knows they will not answer His questions or let Him go.  When they finally ask Him if He is the Son of God, He simply says “Ye say that I am”.  He does not admit to it, and yet they find Him guilty anyway.

The tension is now mounting, and it seems we see Jesus remaining calm, ready to face whatever comes His way.  This is His peace, the peace He said He was going to leave with us when He goes (John 14:26-27).  Do you have this peace ruling your life when times get hard?  The trust Jesus had in the Father was complete, and that is why he could have such peace.  When we fully trust God, nothing can rattle us at all.  It is truly a peace that passes all understanding.  I pray you will have His peace in your times of trouble.

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