And He came out, and went, as He was wont, to the Mount of Olives; and His Disciples also followed Him. And when He was at the place, He said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove This Cup from Me: nevertheless not My Will, but Thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His Disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow, And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. And while He yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the Twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?
When they which were about Him saw what would follow, they said unto Him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And He touched his ear, and healed him.
Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to Him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against Me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
We can read this, about the ministry of Christ, knowing only portions of the miracles the Disciples witnessed, maybe wondering why they would continue to be so fearful of what Jesus told them must happen.
I would think possibly the situation was a bit like a soldier faces going into battle. They are trained, but until they are actually in combat, in the trenches, there is no amount of spiritual, mental, emotional, psychological or physical training that will dictate how theory translates to reality. Jesus taught them what they needed to be prepared. Now they had to engage faith in what He told them, hope that they could carry out His Instructions, courage to face adversity. Most of all, trust for the love they had for Him would go forth through them as they spread the Good News of the Lord throughout the world.
Thank You for this day
Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves
We thank You for Your willingness, Jesus, to accept the punishment for our sins
We cannot imagine the torment it must have caused You to know what You were to endure and go through it anyway for us
We offer our lives as thanks and our obedience to You
Your Will be done, Lord, on earth as it is in Heaven
In Jesus Name
You Are The Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cMcsS2nOII
Revelation Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3LK3wIHnVE
El Shaddai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuXB1a3NBCw
credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
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