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Who Killed Jesus Christ?
       
 
It is well proven in the Scriptures that the Jewish
authorities in Jesus’ day tried unsuccessfully to take
hold of him and kill him before his time
(John 8:40;
John 7:1, 19, 25; John 11:47-57). But for some
strange reasons, Sanhedrin 43a., says "Jesus
("Yeshua" and in Soncino footnote #6, Yeshua "the
Nazarene")  claims that Jesus was executed by a
proper rabbinical court for idolatry, inciting other
Jews to idolatry, and contempt of rabbinical
authority."  Again, all classical Jewish sources which
mention his execution are quite happy to take
responsibility for it; in the Talmudic account the
Romans are not even mentioned. In the scriptures
we found that other than the usual smear and their
hatred for Jesus Christ, for speaking against the
traditions of the elders
(Matt. 15:1-9), the Jewish
religious leadership whether they knew it or not,
were actually handing Him over as the only sacrifice
for our sins
(Ex. 11:13;Heb. 10:1-13;). The High Priest
even said it himself, that it was expedient that one
should die for the people
(John 11:49-51). Of course,
there were a lot of failed attempts by the Jewish
elders to take him before his time, but his hour was
not yet come. The reason they could not take him
was not that they lacked the desire to do so, or that
they talked without intending to act. Rather, God
hindered them from doing what they wanted
because He had a timetable of his own, and nothing
could interfere with the divine plan. Once again God
beat them in their game, especially, in the timing of
the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the
heavens and the earth is the Lord's and the fullness
thereof.

The Christian needs to understand that, we would not
have Jesus as our savior if he had not died as He and
the prophets had prophesied
(Dan. 9:25, 26). If I might
add, it would be ridiculous to think that ordinary
human beings could successfully plan and kill the
Son of God without Him knowing about it. If Jesus
was the Son of God as we Christians believe, why
then would anyone who calls himself or herself a
Christian ever want to consent to such ridiculous
idea that Jews or their leaders could have
successfully planned and killed the Son of God
without God knowing about it? Of course, the Jewish
elders in Jesus’ day planned unsuccessfully to get
rid of him. Their plans did not succeed because God
had his own plan to save both the house of Israel and
the Gentiles through his Son. The Roman appointed
High Priest had motive, but Jesus would have to die
the way God planned it. The Jew and the Gentile
joined together in crime against God, (Acts 4:24-28).
Both proven to be guilty, but found not guilty
because God destroyed the evidence against us by
raising Jesus from the dead (Acts 2:23,24).

Justice Cohn's Report
Justice Haim Cohn a retired Justice of the supreme
court of Israel in his article on the trial and the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ, noted that "one of the
reasons the Jewish leadership at the time attempted
to kill Jesus was because the standing and prestige
of the High Priests, the Sadducees and the Pharisees
among broad masses of the people in those days
was steadily declining. They were suspected and
accused of collaboration with the Roman authorities
and with the puppet king Herod serving the Romans.
The opportunity to regain its religious authority
presented itself in the case of Jesus. Jesus was not
an ordinary man, but one who challenged the
authority of the religious leadership of his country at
that time," he wrote. How correct was Justice Cohn
Haim in his assertion why the Jewish religious
leaders planned to kill Jesus? Read these verses in
the Scripture and find out for yourself:
John 11:43-57.

Therefore, the notion that there would have been a
revolt if the Jewish authorities had not turned Jesus
over to the Romans is unfounded, and makes a very
poor defense; when you are accused of a conspiracy
and the murder of the Son of God and Messiah; the
Lion of Judah. We know that the revolts that were
going on in Jerusalem against the Romans had
nothing to do with Jesus.  Because according to
Flavius Josephus, in the Antiquities of the Jews page
379, chapter. 3, para. 1 and 2, the riot that went on or
was going on at the same time the high priests and
the temple officers were planning the death of Jesus
Christ, was due to the fact that “Pilate undertook to
bring a current of water to Jerusalem, and did it with
the sacred money, and derived the origin of the
stream from the distance of two hundred miles. "
However, the Jews were not pleased with what had
been done about this water; and many ten thousands
of the people got together, and made a clamor
against Pilate, and insisted that he should leave off
that design. . . .”

Jesus actually did impress the Romans with his
doctrine, and the Jewish population saw him as one
who spoke with authority. Some of his teachings
include: "the fact that we should love and pray for
our enemies and those who despitefully use us; all
those who take the sword shall perish by the sword"

(Matt. 26:52)
.  The Romans were despitefully using
the Jews, and the Jews saw the Romans as their
enemies at the time. Jesus teaches that we should
love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Again, we
must forgive our neighbors their debts if we are to
receive forgiveness from God.

Jews did not kill Jesus Christ; God planned his death
and resurrection and carried it out (Acts 2:23, 24).
The Jewish High Priest and the Temple officers at
the time tried to kill Jesus.  Both the Jewish
leadership and the Gentile Romans in Jesus’ day
because they lacked the knowledge of the scriptures
(Acts 3:17-18) added to their selfish ambitions,
played their respective roles as Jesus and prophets
had predicted in fulfilling the prophecies of God's
plan to establish the new covenant by which
salvation can be freely obtained (Gen. 28:14; John 10:
16; Luke 18:32-3, 34). It was the plan of God for Jesus
to die not for himself, but for his friends
(Dan. 9:24
-27). You will be surprised to learn that the reason
Judaism today gives no credence to the notion of a
divine Messiah is also in the plan of God and was
predicted by Jesus and the prophets (John 5:43;
Matt. 24:5; Zech. 12:10; Rev. 1:7). Again, if anyone
out there still believe God could not have come in
the flesh so He may visit the man whom he made in
his image, please could you tell me where Moses got
his story we find in
Genesis 18:1-33?

In all the nations of the world, ordinary citizens in
most cases do not have control over the actions of
their leaders. The ordinary Jew had no control over
what the leadership of Israel at the time was doing.
Today we talk about what Hitler and the Third Reich
did each time the Holocaust is called to mind, but not
the Germans.  The plot to kill Jesus was outside the
control of the ordinary Jewish citizens just as we
have been made to believe that the genocidal plot
against the Jews and other non-Jews and Protestant
Christians in Germany during  WWII was carried out
outside the control and knowledge of the ordinary
German citizens during the Second World War.

It should be borne in mind that Jesus Christ would
have had to die for our sins to be atoned
(Rom. 5:11).
For there is no remission of sin without the shedding
of blood
(Hebrew 9:22; Lev. 17:11).  Jesus’
appearance in Israel with the Romans in authority
was the fulfillment of the prophecies by the prophets
(Dan. 2:40-45; Gen. 49:10). Jesus himself constantly
predicted the manner of death he would die
(Matt. 16:
21).

At the time of Jesus in Israel, the Romans
represented the oppressor and Jesus [Yeshua] as
the deliverer. However, God's plan to deliver Israel
and Jerusalem this time around was not going to be
by the use of military force, but by His Spirit and by
the Word of God through His anointed One (Isa 52:3,
5, 13-15; 53:1-12). But because the plan of God and
the deliverer were rejected as we have always noted
in the history of Israel that they have always rejected
the plan of God and killed the true prophets of God.  
The Romans who were definitely the awaiting
judgment on the people, if the Jewish Pharisaic  
religious leadership in Israel should reject Jesus
Christ and his message which is The Word of God;
were then permitted to execute the prophesied
judgment. (Daniel 2:40-45, Deut. 18:19; Dan. 9:26, 27).

Jesus was rejected not by the Jews, but by the
Jewish religious authority who then handed him over
to the Romans to be crucified as Jesus had predicted
(Luke. 24: 6, 7).
In 70 A.D. forty years after the death and resurrection
of Jesus in that same generation as Jesus had
predicted, the judgment came when Titus and his
men sacked Jerusalem and destroyed the temple
system to this day (Matt. 24:34; Zech. 13:7).

Again, one wonders why the Jewish authorities did
not have Jesus stoned to death for blasphemy?
Pilate ordered the Chief Priest and the temple
officers to try Jesus and punish him under their law,
but the Jewish leadership refused to do so; saying
that it was not lawful for them to put any man to
death (John 18:31, 32). Of course, it was lawful to put
any man to death according to the Jewish traditions
at that time. Stephen was stoned to death after being
accused of blasphemy, the same crime Jesus was
accused of committing
(Acts 7:57-60; Matt. 26:64-65).
Therefore, it was the plan of God for Jesus to be
crucified by the gentiles. Although at this time, not
only has the sceptre departed from Judah as
prophesied by Jacob; but it is a time Israel was to
expect the arrival of the Messiah
(Gen. 49:10).
Yeshua [Jesus] "stood for an ensign of the people, a
time for their deliverance, and the drafting in of the
Gentile nations, for to him shall the gentiles seek:
and his rest shall be glorious," says the Lord God
Almighty (Isa. 11:10; Rom. 15:12). In the death of
Jesus we find the Jewish religious leadership and
the Gentile authority joined together in a conspiracy
against God (John 18:32, 33).  The plan to kill Jesus
was a conspiracy against God by the Jewish elders
in partnership with the Gentile leaders (John 5:18;
Acts 4:24-28). Both parties carried out their
respective roles as prescribed in the plan of God and
as were prophesied by Jesus and the prophets.

Jesus’ Prophecies of His Death
Matt. 16:21.  From that time forth Jesus began to
show his disciples, how that he must go up to
Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised
again the third day.

Matt. 17:22-23, Matt. 26:24; Mk. 9:31-32; 10:33, 34
Luke. 9:22-27, 43-45.
Luke 18:31-33. Then Jesus took his disciples and
said to them: behold, we go up to Jerusalem and all
things that are written by the prophets concerning
the Son of man shall be accomplished.
v.32. For he shall be
delivered to the Gentiles, and
shall be mocked,and spitefully entreated, and spitted
on.
v.33., and they shall scourge him, and put him to
death; and the third day he shall rise again.
Luke 24:6, 7. He is not here, but is risen: remember
how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee.
v.7. Saying, the Son of man must be
delivered into
the hands of sinful men
and be crucified, and the
third day rise again.
v.8. And they remembered his words.

Jesus Before Pontius Pilate The Governor
The Chief Priests and the temple officers delivered
Jesus to the Roman Hall of Judgment, but the chief
priests and the temple officers did not go in, lest they
defile themselves
(John: 18:28-30). By Jewish
tradition (not God's law) at that time, entering the
house of a Gentile was  forbidden. Pilate inquired to
know who Jesus was and what was his crime. The
chief priests and the Temple officers replied that
Jesus was a malefactor: a person who violates the
law John 18: 31, 32. Pilate replied, well take him and
judge him according to your law, on the grounds that
he had no evidence before him that Jesus had done
anything against the Roman law. The Chief Priest,
replied, “it is unlawful for us to put any man to
death.”   But we know that under the Jewish tradition
in Jesus’ time, it was lawful to put any man for the
crime of blasphemy he was accused of committing.
In other words he
would have been put to death for blasphemy by
stoning (Deut. 13:10; John 19:7; Acts 7:57-60). This
statement by the Chief Priest and the temple
officers, point to Jesus’
predictions and the prophets' of the manner of death
he would die, concerning the method of his execution
(Matt. 20:17-19; Dan 9:25, 26; Isa. 53).
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up" (John: 3:14;
8:28, 29). "And when I am lifted up, I will draw all men
unto me."

John. 10: 14-18. "I am the good shepherd, and know
my sheep, and am known of mine."
v. 15. "As the Father knows me, even so know I the
Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep."

John 10:16. "And other sheep I have, which are not of
this fold (the Gentiles): those also I must bring, and
they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd. (There shall be one fold, and one
shepherd. The word for fold should be properly
translated “flock.” Jews and Gentiles shall be
incorporated into the one body of which Jesus is
shepherd).

The Jews and the Gentiles having united to sin against
God, have come short of the glory of God. Therefore,
those who were united against God in the death of
Jesus, should now return to The Father and be united
in Jesus. The one body is subject to one head, Jesus.
It is guided and led by the one Spirit and is
commanded to have love for all members of the flock
while waiting for the one common destiny of all
believers in God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

"Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay
down my life, that I might take it again.  No man takes it
from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to
lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This
commandment have I received from my Father"
(John
10:17, 18).

John 12:27, 32, 33. "Now is my soul troubled; and what
shall I say? Father save me from this hour; but this
cause came I unto this hour."
John 15:13. "Greater love has no man than this that a
man lay down his life for his friends."

Matthew 20:28. "Even as the
Son of man came not to
be ministered, but to minister, and to give his life a
ransom for many."
Son of man, Jesus referred to himself as the Son of
man more than eighty times in the New Testament
Gospels. This term describes his office as the Messiah,
but he avoided the word “Messiah” because the
people of his day attached to it connotations that were
improper (The people thought of the Messiah as an
irresistible military conqueror who would smite Rome
and restore the political empire of King David). In its
messianic connotation the term “Son of man” was first
used in Dan 7:13, where it was applied to a heavenly
figure whose everlasting rulership over all is given to
him by the Ancient of days. Jesus gave this title its full
messianic and redemptive significance.

Conclusion
It has come to be universally believed that the Jewish
leadership in Jesus’ time unsuccessfully plotted to kill
him before his time, and that their Gentile partners
(Romans) crucified him. But according to Jesus, he laid
down his life for the benefit of his friends.
“No man
takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself.’ ‘I have
power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.’
‘This commandment have I received from my
Father'"
(John 10: 18; Dan. 9:26).

In A.D. 33, April 3, Flavius Josephus wrote in the
Antiquities of the Jews: “Now, there was about this
time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a
man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, --a teacher
of such men as receive the truth with pleasure.’ ‘He
drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of
the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at
the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had
condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at
the first did not forsake him, for he appeared to them
alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had
foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things
concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named
from him, are not extinct at this day.’”

Talmudic Evidence for Jesus as the Messiah at 30
A.D.
http://www.windowview.
org/download/docs1/talmudic%20evidence%20for%
20Messiah.pdf

Talmudic Law
To keep the truth from the people, an ancient Rabbinic
curse in the Talmud, forbids people to read a portion of
the Bible:

"May the bones of the hands and the bones of the
fingers decay and decomposed, of him who turns the
pages of the book of Daniel to find the time of Daniel 9:
24-27, and may his memory rot from off the face of the
earth forever" (Talmud Law, p.m, Section 2, Line 28).

The question we ask of these Pharisees (Rabbis) is,
what are you trying to hide from the people? Why
wouldn't you let the people read the Scriptures and
decide for themselves if Yeshua (Jesus) is the
Messiah?

Today we read from some of these Pharisaic (Rabbis)
of our day as they are bent on not believing what God
has done in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They argue that the High Priest and the temple officers
were actually trying to help Jesus from being crucified
by the Romans. However, there is no passage in the
Scriptures or in any historical document supporting
these assertions or that the Romans were looking for
Jesus to arrest him. It turned out that it was the High
Priest and his officers who arrested Jesus and after
questioning him and found him guilty of blasphemy
[Matt. 26:65; Mk. 14:64; John 19:7, 11], which they had
to do in the middle of the night so the common people
who loved Jesus would not know (John 18:19-25, 28).
Let's give the high priest and the Jewish elders the
benefit of the doubt that really the Romans were
looking for Jesus to kill him, while they the  Jewish
elders were trying to help him. The best thing would
have been for them to put him in a safe-house or send
him away for a time where the Romans would not find
him. Instead, we read from the book of Luke that the
next day, early in the morning, they
delivered him to
the judgment seat of Pontius Pilate the gentile
governor in fulfillment of Prophecy, thereby handing
him over (Luke 24:6,7).  To help free him, the high
priest and the Jewish elders delivered Jesus to Pilate
whom today’s Rabbis claim had evil clutches on him.
The High Priest was asked by Pilate why he was
presenting Jesus? He replied that Jesus was a
malefactor [John 18:29-32]. Again, it was the High
Priest and the temple officers who first raised the
issue of putting him to death, by purporting to remind
Pilate that they had no power to put any man to death,
in contradiction to the Jewish claim of Deuteronomy
13:10, as the reason they have always used to justify
themselves for not believing in Jesus Christ and as
cited by some in the crowd in John 7:25; 10:33.

Here is the details of the plot (Matt. 26; John 11:43-57),
tell me if this is how you help a person? Already many
consultations had been held against the life of Jesus
but this plot was laid deeper than any yet, for the
grandees were all engaged in it. This is the court
Sanhedrin 43a described. The chief priests, who
presided in ecclesiastical affairs; the elders, who were
judges in civil matters, and the scribes, who, as
doctors of the law, were directors to both—these
composed the Sanhedrin, or great council that
governed the nation, and these were confederate
against Jesus. Observe (1.) The place where they met;
in the palace of the high priest, who was the centre of
their unity in this wicked project. (2.) The plot itself; to
take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him; nothing less than
his blood, his life-blood, would serve their turn. So
cruel and bloody have been the designs of Jesus’ and
his church’s enemies. (3.) The policy of the plotters;
Not on the feast-day. Why not if it is to help him? Was it
in regard to the holiness of the time, or because they
would not be disturbed in the religious services of the
day? No, but lest there should be an uproar among the
people. They knew Jesus had a great interest in the
common people, of whom there was a great concourse
on the feast-day, and they would be in danger of taking
up arms against their rulers, if they should offer to lay
violent hands on Jesus, whom all held for a prophet.
They were awed, not by the fear of God, but by the
fear of the people; all their concern was for their own
safety, not God’s honor. They would have it done at
the feast; for it was a tradition of the Elders enforced
on the Jews, that malefactors should be put to death at
one of the three feasts, especially rebels and
impostors, that all Israel might see and fear; but not on
the feast-day. These men were of one mind in this plot,
but they knew not that the year of the redeemed was
now come, the seventy weeks determined were now
accom-plished, when transgression must be finished,
reconciliation made, and an everlasting righteousness
brought in, by the cutting off of Messiah the true
Israelite, the Prince, Daniel. 9:24, 26.

Jesus Christ Our High Priest
To the Christians, now of all the things we have heard
of the Old and the New, we must know that we have a
high priest, who is set, i.e. “who is seated.” The High
Priest always ministered standing. There were no
seats in the tabernacle or temple. So when the High
Priest questioned Jesus if he was the Son of God? And
Jesus’ replied, “hereafter shall the Son of man sitting
on the right hand of the power, and coming in the
clouds of heaven” (Matt. 26:64-67), the high priest
understood what that meant. The High Priest was so
enraged at Jesus’ claim, that he rent his clothes in
violation of the regulations for the priesthood (Lev. 21:
10); saying “he has spoken blasphemy; what further
need have we of witness?’ ‘Behold, now you have
heard his blasphemy (Lev 24:16).’” The high priest was
in violation of the Law of the priesthood because he
rent his clothes for the wrong reason when he was
actually told the truth by The Lord Jesus. According to
the High Priest, Jesus was guilty of death for telling
him the truth, but his trial and punishment would not
be according to the Jewish Law, which would require
that Jesus be stoned to death. But the Romans would
be the ones to do it as Jesus and the prophets had
predicted (Matt. 20:17-18; Dan 9:24-26; John 10:16).

In Isaiah 53:1-12, we find that God actual planned the
death of Jesus and carried it out to the disappointment
of all those who thought they were doing God and
humanity service by plotting and putting Him to death
(John 16:2, 3).

The Christian should be warned that hating and or
going after the Jews would place you against the will
of God. The Jewish leadership fulfilled their
apportioned role in the Scripture as predicted by Jesus
and the prophets, and so did the gentiles by the
judgment rendered by Pilate who had Jesus crucified.
The Jew and the Gentile as partners in crime, but there
is no evidence to convict the accused, because God
raised Jesus and He is alive and well. Once again The
Almighty God has turned our evil plan against His Son
for good, and used it to save us all who have accepted
His sacrifice and the resurrection of His Son our Lord
Jesus Christ. May your will be done Oh! God Almighty.

As the plans of the New World Order unfolds, we see
the same pattern of conspiracy taking shape again,
Rome and some apostate Jews and Gentiles are
getting together again as in Jesus’ day. Once again
they seem to be with one mind and have one goal, the
destruction of Believers and the Church of The Lord
Jesus. But as the destruction of Jerusalem and the fall
of Babylon, Egypt and the Roman Empires etc., were
determined respectively in their time, so is the end of
all things have already been determined by The Lord
Jesus as detailed in the book of His Revelation
(Rev.
22:11-16).

If any man or woman has an ear to hear, let him or her
hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he
or she that killeth with the sword must be killed with
the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the
saints (Rev. 13: 9, 10).

If anyone is unfaithful, this could neither annul what
God said nor lead God to be unfaithful to Himself or to
His promises.

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