ANNAS, THE HIGH PRIEST

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At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten years, but was considered equal with his son-in-law Caiphas, even though he no longer held the title.  The Jews venerated their priests no matter who was in control at the time.

He was of the Sadducean aristocracy.  He was extremely wealthy and much of that wealth came from the sale of animal sacrifices to be used at the temple.  Booths were set up where the average person could pay their way to forgiveness. We all know how upset  Jesus was when entered the temple area and saw how it had been turned into a den of thieves.  His indignation was righteous, but the fact that He voiced His feelings in such a way, must have turned the Sadducees against Him immediately.  He was, after all, threatening their lucrative business and livelihood.

As Annas questioned Jesus, he asked Him about the number of followers Jesus had, in order to determine if what had been said was true – that the whole world was following Him. Jesus asked for witnesses to be brought forward in His defense.He also asked Jesus about His teachings – in hopes of having Him incriminate Himself as a false prophet or blasphemer.  Jesus responds in quiet dignity, which really infuriates and confuses Annas.  No one has ever stood so boldly against him.

At the same time as this initial interrogation was being held inside, Peter was in the courtyard, denying ever knowing His beloved Jesus – just as Jesus had predicted he would.

Are we like this sometimes too?  We have so many opportunities to witness for Jesus and  fear doing so.

 

 

 

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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12 Responses to ANNAS, THE HIGH PRIEST

  1. The True Light! says:

    Boy, the Republicans really need a dose of how Jesus responds under attack by His opponents! Everyone does, actually. A very informative post as always!

    Steve

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks, Steve. I found it so interesting that Peter’s denial occurred at the exact time that Jesus defended Himself against Annas. I also agree that Republicans as well as all our governing officials need to take a lesson from Jesus. Too bad most of them don’t know who He is.

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      • The True Light! says:

        You are so right. And they talk about making America “great” and “whole” when they have no ability to do so without God. Yet they continue to distance themselves from Him. So sad!

        It is even a greater ponder that Jesus shows His love over and over again. In Peter’s case, He restores Him to the fold even after a complete denial of faith! How great our Lord and Savior is…

        I reblogged one of your posts today. I hope that was and will be okay with you now and in the future!

        Steve

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thanks for re blogging. I appreciate your encouragement and it’s definitely fine to do so in the future. I am honored that you think it’s worthy of spreading around. God bless you and have a great weekend!

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      • The True Light! says:

        I do think many of your posts are worthy of “spreading around!” You are so welcome, and I thank you for allowing me to share some of your work.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        You are most welcome as well. I love the things you have to say too.

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      • The True Light! says:

        Thank you very much! I try to write the things which God would have us know…

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        And you certainly do. Nice to have a mutual admirations society here, isn’t it. All one in the Father.

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  2. Godsfruitful says:

    Thank you for shedding such light on this subject 🤔 It is still going on today with Christ under attack while others deny Him and sadly some are Christians 😐
    Great post🤓❤️🤔🎈

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