The title for this article is from John 19:19 (KJV) and here is the complete verse:
John 19:19 (KJV) And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross (stake). And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Now elsewhere, here on my blog, I have already written an article entitled “Was Jesus Christ a Jew?” (see link No. 1 below) where I prove, without a shadow of doubt, that Yashua Messiah was NOT a Jew.
However, this episode, at the end of Yashua Messiah’s life, and as horrendous as it was, is very much misunderstood by almost everybody. When I say to misinformed people that Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) was not a Jew, their first port of call, or reference point, is this verse, which they ignorantly use in order to try and make their erroneous case for Him being a Jew.
They will say things like: “So are you saying that Pontius Pilate didn’t know what he was doing when he had the sign made?” And I reply: “Oh yes he knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he made that sign, but I bet it’s not what you’re thinking.”
The other the verse they will ignorantly use is this one:
I will cover this in a new article soon and rest assured that salvation is DEFINITELY NOT OF THE SERPENT SEED JEWS.
However, I have digressed somewhat. So, what was Pilate doing, and thinking, at that time when he made that sign? To answer this correctly requires some critical thinking which, generally, is very much in short supply these days. For the dumbed down masses it is much easier to allow others to do their thinking for them. They certainly cannot think for themselves, that’s for sure. This means they will NEVER question ANYTHING and accept, as a given, that Pilate did do the right thing when he made his sign for Yashua Messiah’s cross. The idea that it was a deliberate political wind up, on the part of Pilate, to the Talmudic Canaanite Jew Pharisees and their racial brethren in Jerusalem, would probably never enter into their dumbed down minds. And yet we have the evidence that this is exactly what Pilate did:
John 19:21 (KJV) Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
Now this verse raises some interesting points:
1) We can see straight away that the Jews did not want Roman recognition or, possibly, universal non-Jewish recognition that they, The Jews, had crucified a king, whether He was allegedly their king, or anyone else’s king.
2) Notice that the Jews accuse Yashua Messiah of claiming to be their king when He did no such thing. All He admitted to Pilate was the Truth that He was sent to be a King, but without any mention of whose King. So The Jews, in their arrogant vanity and conceit, jumped to the erroneous conclusion that Yashua Messiah had declared that He was their king when nothing could be further from The Truth.
3) He claimed to have come for His People – The Israelites, not the Canaanite Serpent Seed Jews who were, and are, the offspring, both literally and spiritually of Satan the Devil. (see link No. 2 below)
Matthew 15:24 (KJV) But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto The Lost Sheep of The House of Israel.
“Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew’. The first Hebrews may not have been Jews at all…”
— 1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3.
I could and can assure him that the first Hebrews were definitely not Jews. The word ‘Jew’ cannot be found in the first eleven books of the Bible. (See link No.s 4 and 5 below)
4) Scripturally He was known as The Son of man (Adam) to let us know quite clearly He was NOT a son of anyone else. Eighty nine times the phrase “the Son of man” is used in the New Testament, just so that we get it through our thick heads who, exactly, Yashua Messiah was, and why it is/was so important that we learned this fundamental TRUTH!! TWO SEEDS came out of The Garden and Yashua Messiah was descended from only one of those seeds, that is, Adam’s seed, and not the other. (see link No. 2 below)
From Strong’s Concordance:
MAN – H120 – ‘adam aw-dawm’ – from 119; ruddy i.e. a human being mankind (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):–X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
OK, so let’s be clear about this and build the backdrop to this event. The Jews were an unrelenting thorn in the flesh of The Romans and were always causing insurrections, rebellions and troubles. There were numerous Jewish zealots (terrorists as we would call them today) in Jerusalem and Judea who would attack Roman supply lines and infrastructure often killing Roman soldiers. Barabbas, whom the baying Jewish mob called out for and chose instead of Yashua Messiah, was a renowned zealot and murderer of Romans. So from these known facts, it’s not difficult to imagine Pilate’s opinions and feelings toward these renegade troublesome Jews. Here’s a quote from those times:
“The Jews belong to a dark and repulsive force, one knows how numerous this clique is, how they stick together and what power they exercise through their unions. They are a nation of rascals and deceivers.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero – 106 BC – 43 BC, Governor of the Roman province of Cilicia in the Roman Empire.
We then have the torment and guilt created in Pilate’s mind by these Jews, and their unrelenting demands upon him to find Yashua Messiah guilty of their evil trumped up charges. In turn, his own wife warns him to have nothing to do with Yashua Messiah, calling Him a righteous man.
Matthew 27:19 (KJV) When he (Pilate) was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.
So, after this, we must assume that Pilate, like his wife, was troubled in mind when knowing he must give the order, albeit, under Jewish political pressure, to execute an innocent man. Therefore is it so hard to imagine that he would get his own back on these despicable Jews, by winding them up, with his provocative title “JESUS OF NAZARETH KING OF THE JEWS”.
Rest assured Pilate had no idea whether Yashua Messiah was the King of The Jews or not, and I doubt that he was really that interested, either way, but one thing is for sure, he wanted revenge on the troublesome Jews and got it with the use of his provocative political title.
In Yashua Messiah’s name
1 Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) was not a Jew: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/was-jesus-christ-a-jew/
2 Did Eve Have Sex With The Devil or Did She Just Eat Some Fruit?: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/did-eve-have-sex-with-the-devil-or-did-she-just-eat-some-fruit-part-1/
3 The Jews are The Tares: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/the-jews-are-the-tares/
4 Were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jews: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/were-abraham-isaac-and-jacob-jews-part-1-the-beginning/
5 Origins of the Royal Judahites and Canaanite Jews explained: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/were-abraham-isaac-and-jacob-jews-genesis-38-royal-judahites-and-the-canaanite-jews-part-1-of-2/