When Jesus Christ was arrested, they first took Him to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the High Priest in Jerusalem that year. It was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was beneficial that one Man should die for the people. They did not treat Jesus as the Holy Son of God, the Messiah. Nevertheless, the LORD Jesus answered their questions the way He always did, with direct truth. This trial was a façade, a show of posturing for those who were interested in power and position. But for others, it was revealing. Scholars have theorized that John may have known the High Priest because he was given access to Jesus’ trial in the High Priest’s court, but Peter was denied this privilege and had to remain outside. The confrontations that slammed Peter head-on were telling. As a man, Peter could do nothing about the fear that was residing in his heart. However, in Acts 2, we see that fear disappear in the lives of the disciples, as the Holy Spirit enters the men with the power, strength, and the fire of God to judge correctly.
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