Leading to the crucifixion of Jesus, the people who were seeking his death, accused Jesus of two things primarily, and guess what, they were right. One of the accusation was that he was Christ (Luke 22:66-71), which is spiritual in nature. The other accusation was that he was a king, which is physical in nature, pertaining to the things of this world (Luke 23:2).
Though Jesus was rightfully accused (for he is indeed the Christ; the anointed one of God and he is the King; the King of kings indeed), he was wrongfully condemned to death, for Pilate found no fault in Jesus (Luke 23:22), yet handed him over to be crucified.
Points to ponder:
Jesus was rightfully accused to be Christ, the Son of God and as the King, but wrongfully condemned so that when we believe in him and walk according to his Spirit, there is no condemnation for us (Romans 8:1). Jesus is both Christ and King. Do you know him as Christ and King?
66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
68And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am71And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
Luke 23:1-3 (KJV)
1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.