Pilate refers to Jesusâ€
Not only are His weapons not the weapons of the world, but He doesnâ€
â€œSo you are a king?â€ Pilate says this because Jesus just commented about His kingdom. If He has a kingdom, He must be SOME KIND of King?!
But then to Pilate Jesus says: â€œYou say that I am a king. Here is why I came: to bear witness to the truth.â€
If you put that with John 12:27 (for this purpose I came to this hour) then the KEY is that Jesus came to testify to the truth IN LIGHT of the CROSS. Itâ€