My Divine Son, the spotless Lamb, stood meekly. Only by His own Will, united to the Divine Will was He able to stand, move and endure all that comprised His Sacred Passion.
The many who gathered in the courtyard - all had seen or heard my Divine Son during His public ministry. Many had received from Him forgiveness, healing of body and soul, His mercy, His love. But they were of weak faith and thus did the evil one incite them to lose their faith. Once they followed Him, hungered for His Words and believed because they saw with their eyes the power of Almighty God in Him.
Now, at this hour, the evil one and his legions of demons blinded the eyes of their souls, and slammed closed the gates to their hearts, stopping the flow of Divine Love - the Divine Will.
Now with their human eyes and human minds they saw only what satan desired for them to see - a man, nothing more. A man who, no matter how good He had been, was condemned by the Sanhedrin, by the corrupt Temple. Thus, satan was able to stir their basest human passions and lead them into frenzy, where rational thought flees before the monsters of arrogance, pride, jealousy and hate. All the while they had but to look upon the victim with the eyes of their souls, and they would have given their own lives that He might be saved.
Pilate, also, was not totally corrupt. He also knew only the false, pagan gods of Rome and thus found great difficulty in overcoming his own prejudices against a foreign people, a foreign language and the religion which was proclaimed as true - for it taught there is only one God!
Pilate ‘saw’ with the light of truth that my Divine Son was hardly a criminal. He ’saw’ the injustice of the people, and recognized the fear of the Temple leaders which caused them to demand my Divine Son’s death. Pilate held the power in the eyes of the populace. He did not recognize, nor did the Jewish people, that all power comes from God, is to be obedient to God and in accord always with the Divine Will. God allowed the temporal rulers of men and nations, then and now, to give each person and government the chance to accept Him as the Supreme Authority, and to be obedient thereto. God allowed His Son to be handed over to the Romans. He allowed Pilate to judge, for throughout Pilate had many opportunities to prove his belief in true justice.
But Pilate was weak, fearful of falling into disfavor with the emperor and losing his position. Earthly power, prestige and material possessions meant more to him than Truth - which is God. God stood before Pilate, and there were promptings from his soul to recognize the Son of God. But the evil one was the victor, because Pilate, too, was filled with pride.
Little Children, pray and meditate upon the vast crowd that could not wait to see my Son dead. In each one of you there exists a weakness, a fault, and many sins which place you also in that crowd, which place you at Pilate’s side, your hands being washed of the crime.
Dear Children, it is Jesus Who must wash you clean in the mantle of His Sacred Blood. It is He Who, rather than drying His Hands upon a snowy linen cloth, willingly reaches down and removes the filth which has collected in your hearts and souls, and cleanses away every stain through His Sacred Blood.
Pilate dared not trod upon the places where My Divine Son’s Blood dripped upon his polished floor. Do not be like Pilate. Be of contrite heart, and full of confidence. Come running to be bathed in this Sacred Blood. Beseech my Divine Son to wash you clean. Resolve by means of prayer and penance never to sin against the Divine Will again.
I solemnly tell you, Dear Children, when you have understood my many messages then you will live only in the Divine Will.
Please, come now to stand with my Son and learn from Him. The Divine Will - for it is joy unsurpassed - must become yours through your own free will. If you respond by surrendering your own will, then shall my heart triumph, and the evil one shall be chained.
O! Pray. Use the holy season of Lent to hasten my Heart’s triumph so that the world may live in the Divine Will! NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part one: IT IS CONSUMMATED!