by Pastor Gary Osborne, 12/9/16
Jesus spoke these words to Pilate nearly 2,000 years ago in response to a question concerning whether or not He was "King of the Jews." Implied within that question was whether or not Jesus was some sort of political insurrectionist, and if He had designs on overthrowing the yoke of Roman oppression for His people, the Jews. Knowing the intent behind the questioning of Pilate, Jesus answered directly. Yes, He does have a kingdom. But it is not "of this world." He was informing Pilate that His kingdom is not of the same nature as earthly kingdoms. It was not originated for the same purpose, nor will it be carried out using the same type of plan.
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