Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him. When he 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. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. (Mat 27:15-20)
Jesus came to not only live a sinless life, always in the will of the Father, but to humbly and willingly put to death the flesh, that we might be reconciled with GOD through faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. Without the obedience of GOD's people to lift up Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit to draw all men to Him, we would not choose Jesus or His Holiness. We would choose the things of this world, despite the terrible results in the long run, and even the judgment of GOD on those that do them, for our sIn nature leads us to sIn.
But GOD, who is rich in mercy, has drawn us, and those of us who have repented and believed, because we understood our need of Him, and our inability to save ourselves, have received Him and been born again. We are new creatures in Christ, and are tasked with doing the work of GOD to this lost and dying world, who are as we once were, without GOD and without Hope in this world.
We are to minister to the hurting, that they may see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. We are to love one another so all will know that we are His disciples. We are to grow in the Word and be ready always to answer every man that asks us a reason of the hope that is in us with meekness and fear. We are to proclaim the Gospel to every creature, and as we go, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and His message of love and grace to all who will hear and believe, that in believing they may receive Him by faith and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.