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WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT ME TO RELEASE TO YOU: BARABBAS OR JESUS?

So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: ... Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?" (Matt 27:17 NIV). I hear God asking this generation, "What are you expecting from me? What is your prayer request? What is the cry of your heart? I have the power to release something to you; which one do you want me to release to you? But sadly, the multitude will always choose Barabbas instead of Christ. Barabbas here represents; Entertainment, Fashion, Fame, Wealth, Beauty, Pleasures of Sin, every earthly desire, etc...

Christ here represents; Consecration, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth, Self-denial, Anointing, and everything Divine... Pilate (who represents God in this sense) is asking this generation, "I have the power to release someone and something to you; which one do you really want; Barabbas or Christ?" The best way to know what a man loves is by checking what he gives his time to. It's by checking what preoccupies his heart and dominates his prayers... Will, it either be Barabbas or Christ? Barabbas is very attractive and appealing to the flesh, while Christ is unattractive and painful.

I see how we judge the Pharisees, Scribes, and Chief Priest of Jesus' days and how we disdain the multitude that chose Barabbas instead of Jesus... But little do we know that the same question or choice is presented before us today, "Should I release Barabbas or Christ to you"? Judge yourself, friend; what are you really pursuing? Is it not all those things associated with Barabbas? Barabbas is a notable and notorious prisoner and murderer;* he imprisons and murders anyone whom he gets hold of... That's why you see how fashion, entertainment, love for money, and sin have imprisoned and murdered this generation.

God wants to release His Glory and Power upon this generation, but He needs to get our priorities clear and know our longings... Whether it is Barabbas or Him...By the way, you can't choose both, for they always go in opposite directions, and even though God can bless you with good things, they mustn't be your pursuit; our cry and pursuit daily must be Christ and Him alone. The more we choose and chase after Barabbas, the more we abandon Jesus to be Crucified and more in our lives and environment. Are you one of those silencing and killing the reign of Jesus around you by how you Chase after Barabbas? REPENT!

LET US BE MANY THAT CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD AND LIVE FOR HIM. In your campus, at your workplace, in your businesses, Who and what should God release to you? As for me and my household, Lord! We need you, Lord; we long for you! Release Christ and His Power again to us and this generation! Make A Deliberate Choice Now! Change your Focus...

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