8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; 9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? (John 19:8-10 KJV)
I want to apply this to the present time. Looking at the lesson in our times, not during the Biblical times. Plus, let me say, this could be seen, either for or against, on either side of the Congressional aisle. Let’s say Pilate is Congress and Jesus is our present President. In this way, I think I can deliver a lesson that can be understood. Congress (Pilate) and President Trump (Jesus) (at one time he said (joke or no joke) he was ‘the chosen one’) is sparing against each other, more so Congress is speaking, and Trump is listening.
However, there is a difference between today and yesterday. The glaring difference is Jesus was not demanding everyone adhere to the laws of God, only to those that chose to follow Him. He wants converts, to increase His following but not by intimidation. He said the people could either follow Him or suffer the consequences in the afterlife.
Today, people are told by Trump that all the people follow what he tells them and there is no other choice (he said there will be a civil war if they went against him). He wants to make only his laws, and everyone do as he says and praise only him (he wants loyalty and obedience to him). The former acting boss of ICE told a subcommittee that Congress worked for him. He was partly right because he is a civilian. Congress is elected by the people to represent them; therefore, elected people work in the name of the people that elected them.
Putting that into another form, from the President on down to every elected person in government, they all work for the people, must do what the people want and is paid by the people. This takes away the President wanting everyone doing what he wants, no matter what he does or say.
As in verse 10, Congress have the power to do whatever in the name of the people. Today, also, the power is held by the people. A vote will or will not shutdown what Trump wants to do. It has been said many times, ‘what is done in the dark will soon come to light’. A large spotlight is shining, and Congress is trying to see every nook and cranny possible. Trump is attempting to turn the light off, but it may be too late. Spinning the truth, lying, hiding the truth or simply changing the subject may not be enough. Rules, laws and conscience is our way of doing everything.
As I have said in prior blogs, the Bible teaches a lot and is not held only to Biblical times. Years ago, the schoolbook was the Bible, therefore, everything that is needed to learn is in the Bible. All that is needed is to look at it in today’s terms. Trust in the Bible and trust in God. In this analogy, Trump does not lead in the way Jesus taught. Trump wants to be an illegitimate god. He wants people to do what he wants without question. Congress questions this and is acting in the name of the people. The Constitution of The United States of America.