Matthew 26:57-67 Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed Him from afar to the high priest’s courtyard and went in, and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 The chief priests and the elders and the entire Sanhedrin searched for false witness against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 but they found none. Yes, though many false witnesses came forward, they found none.
At last two false witnesses came forward 61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ”
62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” 63 But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God, tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.”
64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further need do we have for witnesses? See, now you have heard His blasphemy.
66 What do you think?” They answered, “He is guilty unto death.” 67 Then they spat in His face and struck Him. And others slapped Him with the palms of their hands.
In looking at how Jesus was falsely accused and sentenced to death, it would be easy to believe that “false charges” lead Him to Calvary by the will of man, but, it was the will and plan of God that predetermined Christ death on a cross for the saving of souls.
Man is now fulfilling prophecy of what was foretold and what God had already predetermined before the foundation of the world to happen.
The love of God for humanity is beyond measure.
Jesus was also sent for those who condemned Him to death but because of hate, envy, jealousy, doubt, unbelief and rejection, they were blinded to the truth of who Christ really was and who they were.
Love proven through death! OH GOD! Thank you!