“Pilate saith unto him, I find in him no fault at all.” —John 18:38
Our Lord is every inch a king, he has his throne of grace, has his scepter of truth, his officers who, like himself, witness to the truth, and his armies of warriors who wrestle not with flesh and blood, and use no carnal weapons, but yet go forth conquering and to conquer. Our Lord has his palace wherein he dwells, his chariot in which he rides, his revenues, though they be not treasures of gold and silver, and his proclamations, which are law in his church. His reigning power affects the destiny of the world at this present moment far more than the counsels of the five great powers: by the preaching of the truth his servants shape the ages, and set up and cast down the thrones of earth. There is no prince so powerful as Jesus, and no empire so mighty as the kingdom of heaven.
—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, February 12, 1882 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 28 Sermon No. 1644, “Our Lord’s First Appearance Before Pilate”