Really? The most important question ever? Yes, what you are about to read and hopefully listen to, will lead you to having to ask yourself the most important question you have ever faced.
In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 15, Pilot, the Roman ruler in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus, is recorded as having said these words, “And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?” (Mark 15:12, KJV)
The Jewish leaders – the scribes and pharisees – wanted Jesus dead. Why, you may ask? Because He was taking their followers and through His preaching, miracles, and very life, was making true converts of sinful men and women into children of the living God. He was telling them the only way to obtain the kingdom of heaven was through Him and not through trying to keep the Ten Commandments or trying to jump through “works hoops” or make a million attempts at trying to follow the rules of the pharisees. And in so doing, He was pulling them away from following the rules and regulations set forth by the religious leaders. This infuriated them and due to envy (Mark 15:10), they desired to “take Him out”; that is to remove the competition and have the Lord crucified.
Evil motives for sure. But the crucifixion of the Lord of Glory had been mapped out even before the foundation of the world was laid. And so God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, worked in perfect harmony to open the door to heaven. It was indeed costly; very costly. For the perfect Son of God had to bear the punishment of the sins of the world upon Himself. Knowing that His Father would turn His face from Him, and that Jesus would have to take the almost-unbearable punishment meted out from the Father for sinners (of which He was not one), He, nevertheless, followed through on the plan, and His sacrifice was accepted by the Father so that we, through saving faith in Jesus, could have eternal life with Him.
You see, God sent His Son to die for and take the full punishments for all the sins of the world; to all those who believe. (John 3:17; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10) It is the most beautiful love story ever to take place in this world. And that love is extended to you, but only if you place your faith in Jesus and the work that He did on the Cross at Calvary about 2,000 years ago.
If you have about 15 minutes, please click on the arrow and listen to the Gospel of Jesus according to Him. While I am narrating it, what you hear is not my opinion; it is the very Word of God; it is what God says to us for He loves us and has provided a way for us to be with Him in eternity. But only one way; that’s all there is.
And as you listen, do so with this same question in mind that Pilot asked the people: “What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?” Your eternal life depends on how you respond to His truth.