At the Bema (Judgment) seat Pilate is in control. He is the Governor and the main character. By his word people lost their life or kept it. One day Pilate would stand before the Bema of Christ as we all will but on this day Jesus is before him.
“While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.” (Matthew 27 v 19)
The cry of this wife is the message Matthew is wanting to proclaim.
We are guilty.
Jesus is innocent.
Many have imagined what her dream was about. She has even received a name and authors have speculated on who she was. But Matthew simply tells us she is the wife of Pilate and within the gospel message is a declaration that Jesus is innocent and it doesn’t come from where we would expect it to come from.
Can God speak to you in such a way that you become a voice of warning into someone’s life? When was the last time someone corrected you? Did you listen and adjust accordingly? Can you imagine if our lives had such accountability?
Can God burden you with an image or message via a dream, vision, a Bible passage or perhaps simply an overwhelming thought, in such a way that you will act on it?
Can God use you to speak to even your closest friend?
The message? We are guilty but Jesus is innocent.
The innocent died for the guilty.