Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my Kingdom is from another place.” “You are a King, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a King. In fact for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the Truth. Everyone on the side of Truth listens to me.” “What is Truth?” Pilate asked. (John 18:36-38b, TTCRB)
People do the same thing today. The only Way a person can know truth is to know the person, Truth. Jesus is Truth! There stood the person Truth, Jesus, right before Pilate. And Pilate failed to listen with his heart to Jesus explanation of why He was in the world! Jesus Kingdom was not located on the earth, but a Kingdom unlike the world/earth, from another place. If Pilate had grasped the simple Truth, Jesus’ Kingdom from another place, Pilate could have asked Jesus, “Where is this Kingdom?” Jesus being Truth possess all the answers to every question a seeking heart will ask to know Truth! Jesus tells us about His kingdom from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming He is the Way, the Truth, the Life. Jesus is not one of many ways, many truths, or many lives. But Jesus proclaimed Himself to be: The Way, The Truth and The Life as written in (John 14:6, TTCRB) Pilate also did not grasp this simple Truth: Everyone on the side of Truth listens to Jesus. So do you listen to Jesus or are you like Pilate and listen to everyone but Jesus.