He Was Silent

Sunday March 20, 2022

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Last week we begin our new series “Against All Odd!” by looking at the 24 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled from Isaiah 53. Today, I want to begin the journey of examining these prophetic fulfillments in greater detail. The first major prophecy Jesus fulfilled during His final 36 hours of living was, He remained silent refusing to defend Himself of the accusations and charges made against HIm. Imagine yourself appearing before court officials, with other people watching. You’re being accused of actions that could pronounce the death sentence. You are without a defense attorney, without a friend, or your family. Everyone is against you, and you know you did not do what you’re being charged with. How would you feel? What would you do? How would you get yourself out of that situation and have the changes dropped so you could return to your normal life? That’s the situation Jesus faced, not once, not twice, but six times over the course of a few hours on Good Friday morning. During the six trials, He did not defend Himself. What Are The Odds?