Indeed, Barabbas (meaning “son of the father”) has the given name “Jesus” and this historical person has present-day implications as many come preaching “another Jesus” today….a “Jesus” that is the “son” of a church father …or maybe the son of the father of the lie (the devil)….and is not the true Son of the Father.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 KJV (3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the
serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (4) For if he that
cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye
receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel,
which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
There are 2 Jesuses being presented here: Jesus Barabbas (the son of the father) and Jesus the one being called “Christ” ( Anointed) who is the Son of the Father in Heaven.
Matthew 27:16-17 KJV (16) And they had then a notable prisoner,
called Barabbas. (17) Therefore when they were gathered together,
Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas,
or Jesus which is called Christ?
The choosing between the 2 called “Jesus” has not ceased today as there are many who come to us preaching “another Jesus” rather than the true Jesus who is called Christ and they want you to choose their “Jesus” that they are preaching and to “crucify” the true Jesus out of our own lives so that His eternal life never appears outwardly in our mortal flesh.
It was the “chief priests and elders” who wanted the multitude to choose the Barabbas…the son of the father… and destroy the Son (Jesus) who is called Christ. They used persuasive words (convincing words that seemed true to the multitude’s hearing) and still do today as they want us to choose their “Jesus” the son of their church father that they are preaching rather than THE Jesus the Son of God.
Matthew 27:20-22 KJV (20) But the chief priests and elders persuaded
the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. (21)
The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye
that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. (22) Pilate saith unto
them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all
say unto him, Let him be crucified
Paul calls them the “very chiefest apostles” who come forth to us today to preach “another Jesus” than the One that the true apostles preach (THE Jesus). The true apostles preach THE Jesus and not a “Jesus” the son of a church father or scribe who wrote a handwriting of church dogmas for us to keep in order to serve their “son”.
Yet, people gladly receive those who come preaching another Jesus as they see themselves as "wise" .
2 Corinthians 11:4-5 KJV (4) For if he that cometh preacheth another
Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit,
which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not
accepted, ye might well bear with him. (5) For I suppose I was not a
whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
John calls them “antichrists” who deny that Jesus is the Christ as they preach that their Jesus is the true one and deny the true Jesus Christ who is the Son. Their “Jesus” is the son of their “father” and not the Son of the Father.
1 John 2:22-27 KJV (22) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus
is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Those who deny the true Son (as they preach their “son” of their “father”) do not have the Father.
(23) Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but)
he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. (24) Let that
therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If
that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye
also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
Their father does not promise us eternal life in this earth as the Father in Heaven does…and this promise of eternal life is for the here-and-now and exists in His Son…the true Son.
(25) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
The antichrists seek to deceive us about these things.
(26) These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce
They want us to deny the true anointing that we have received of Him and listen to their “teaching” of their son that leads us to our death in this earth without His appearing life.
(27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you,
and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as
it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
The hidden life of the Jesus within us is to be made manifest in our outer mortal flesh giving us His eternal life in this earth. Their “Jesus” never comes and many continue to look for him and have looked for him to appear for the last 2000 years.
If we abide in Him...abiding in the true Son, then His life shall be made manifest in our mortal body. He comes quickly.
2 Corinthians 4:10-11 KJV (10) Always bearing about in the body the
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our body.
His life shall be made manifest outwardly in our mortal flesh if we always keep the dying of the Lord Jesus in our mortal body. Yet, the breath of the antichrist denies that Jesus is coming in our mortal flesh and seeks to remove this keeping of His “daily” sacrifice out of our lives.
(11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus'
sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal
If the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus (the true Jesus) from the dead dwell in us, then He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also make alive our MORTAL bodies by His Spirit that dwells in us.
Romans 8:10-14 KJV (10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (11)
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in
you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your
mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (12) Therefore,
brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
If through the Spirit do we deaden the deeds of the body, we shall live…in this earth with the eternal life of the true Jesus.
(13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For
as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
But those who deceive us are preventing His life from ever appearing in the mortal flesh as the “Jesus” that they are preaching does not have us deaden the deeds of the body so that the life of the true Jesus appears. Their "son" has us worshipping and serving their handwriting of ordinances and judging others according to them. Their "son" has us living after the flesh and not after the Spirit.
They do not confess (acknowledge in their preaching) that Jesus Christ is come (is coming) in the flesh…our mortal flesh ….to give our moral bodies His eternal life in this earth. They do not have this teaching of the Christ (the Anointed)…the doctrine of Christ…in any of their preaching.
We have to “die” and go to heaven (according to them) when the true Jesus died already for us so that we might have His eternal life now. The teachings of their “Jesus” does not confess this teaching of the Christ.
2 John 1:7-11 KJV (7) For many deceivers are entered into the world,
who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a
deceiver and an antichrist. (8) Look to yourselves, that we lose not
those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
(9) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of
Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he
hath both the Father and the Son. (10) If there come any unto you,
and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither
bid him God speed: (11) For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker
of his evil deeds.
God has given to us eternal life (NOW) and this life is in His Son and not in their “son”….Jesus Barabbas. He that does not have the Son of God does not have His life.
1 John 5:11-13 KJV (11) And this is the record, that God hath given
to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12) He that hath
the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
We are to know that we have eternal life NOW…believing on the name (authority) of the Son of God.
(13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that
ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
God has ALREADY raised Jesus from the dead so that we may live His eternal life now.
Acts 3:13-17 KJV (13) The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye
delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was
determined to let him go.
Why deny the Holy One and the Just One for their “Jesus”?
(14) But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer
to be granted unto you;
Their “son” is a murderer as the Prince of life is being “killed” out of the lives of many as His life is being prevented from appearing in the mortal flesh of those who choose the “murderer” that the false prophets are preaching.
God has already raised THE Jesus….the Prince of Life… from the dead so that we might have His eternal life now in this earth.
(15) And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the
dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Through faith in His name (and not the other “Jesus”) does He make our “man” strong….our mortal bodies…so that this world may see (through us) what it truly means to do His will.
(16) And his name through faith in his name hath made this man
strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath
given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
In ignorance do we do it….as the rulers we choose to listen to do also.
(17) And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as
did also your rulers.
If the “rulers” of the churches….the “princes of this age”…the men who love to be first among the churches…..would know the wisdom of God, they would not crucify (now) the Lord of glory.
He is the Lord of glory for God has already raised Him up from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God. He is alive now….but His life is being prevented from ever appearing in this earth because of the ignorance of our church leaders.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 KJV (7) But we speak the wisdom of God in a
mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world
unto our glory: (8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for
had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
They do this for money. Jesus Barabbas was a “robber” also.
Also, we are our own worst enemy as we rely upon our own “wisdom” and choose “another Jesus” that the deceivers are preaching. We rely upon man’s wisdom and mentally side with it.
Our faith should not stand upon man’s wisdom. The Prince of life is crucified out of our own lives in the place of a skull….the head where the mind decides to receive the wisdom of men who are preaching “another Jesus”. We vote for Jesus Barabbas then as we number/reckon that the real Jesus is among the transgressors when He is not. Why seek the Living among those who are “dead” in trespasses and sins?
John 19:16-17 KJV (16) Then delivered he him therefore unto them to
be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. (17) And he
bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull,
which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
When we do this, the life of the Jesus is extinguished out of our own lives so that His eternal life never appears in our outer mortal flesh.
If any man thinks (to himself) to be wise in this age, let him become a fool so that he may be truly wise.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 KJV (18) Let no man deceive himself. If any man
among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool,
that he may be wise.
The wisdom of this world (especially the religious world) is foolishness with God. He captures the wise in their own craftiness….in their own estimation of their being “wise”.
(19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
The “thoughts”…..the internal accounting….of the “wise” are empty. They vote in their own “wisdom” for the other Jesus…the one that the adversaries are preaching…and in doing so they crucify Jesus out of their own lives. They receive the authority of other men in their own estimation that the wisdom of the religious world is true.
(20) And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they
There is a way that seems right unto a man…
Proverbs 14:12 KJV (12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a
man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
There is hope though as it is all done in ignorance of the Truth and we are shown mercy. We are to take up our cross and follow Him.