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Okay let’s get into the word!
Matthew Chapter 26
The plan to kill Jesus
The word says Jesus finished saying all things ( things he said in chapter 25) Then he said to the disciples;
As you know the passover feast is two days away. The son of man will be handed over to be nailed on the cross.
Then the chief priest met with the elders of the people. The met in the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest. They made plans to arrest Jesus in a clever way. They wanted to kill him. But not during the feast, they said ‘The people may stir up trouble.’
The Chief priest knew that once he messed with Jesus ,they were going to have trouble. But what we learned from the “Getting to Know Jesus Series”is that all these things must happen, to fulfill purpose.
A Woman pours perfume in Jesus
The word says; Jesus was in Bethany. He was in the home of a man named Simon, who had a skin disease. A woman came to Jesus with a special sealed jar of very expensive perfume. She poured the perfume on his head while he was at the table.
When the disciples saw what she had done the became angry, they asked her ‘ Why did you waste that? that could have made money and went to the poor people.’
Jesus was aware of this so he said;
Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me! She poured purfume on my body to prepare me to be buried.
What I’m about to tell you is true. What she has done will be told any where this good news is preached, all over the world. It will be told in memory of her.
Everyone had their part this woman and her obedience. Her position and purpose was important she was to prepare Jesus body for his burial. I can imagine that she was like ‘Father are you sure you want it on his body? well Abba clear the way, it shall be done’ These are the times when we should be in position and not doubt. If she doubted the Father’s voice, she wouldn’t have prepared Jesus body for a proper burial.
Judas Agrees to hand Jesus over
The word says on of the twelve disciples went to the chief priest. His name was Juds Iscariot he asked; ‘What will you give me, if I hand Jesus over to you?’ They counted out 30 silver coins for him. From then on Judas watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them.
Even Judas had to play his position this shows us that even if it is betrayal it has to be done. Judas betrayal unlocked Jesus next. and went his purpose was done, his life was complete.
The Lord’s Supper
The word says that it was the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. The disciples came to Jesus, they asked;
‘Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the passover meal?’
Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him the teacher says ‘my time is near, I am going to celebrate the passover at your house with my disciples.’
The disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. They prepared the passover meal. when evening came Jesus was at the table with the twelve. while they were eating he said,
What I am about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies.
The disciples became very sad. One after the other they began to say to him. ‘It’s not I Lord, is it?
The one who has dipped his hands in the bowl with me, will hand me over. The son of man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the son of man! It would be better for him if he wasn’t born.
Judas was the one who was going to hand him over. He said, “it’s not I, Rabbi, is it?”
While they were eating Jesus took bread, He gave thanks and broke it. he handed it to his disciples and said,
Take this and eat it. This is my body”
Then he took the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to the. He said,
All of you drink from it, this is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many. Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won’t drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my father’s kingdom.
Then they sang hymn and went out to the mount of olives.
To know who will be the one who hands you over to your death and still break bread, and still offer communion my God. It takes discipline, the discipline that we ask Jesus to give us.
Taught a very important lesson that will have to do with our salvation to understand that in hi sacrifice he gives us apart of his to intake. he did it for us his blood was sacrificed for our sins and last here is communion.
Jesus says that peter will fall
Jesus told them,
This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord says ‘I will strike the shepherd down’ then the sheep of the flock will be scattered. But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.
“All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will.”
What I’m about to tell you is true. It will happen this very night. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.
But Peter said, “I may have to die with you, but I may never say I don’t know you” and all the other disciples said the same.
How many of us have said that we will never deny Jesus. How many of us are willing to profess our love for Jesus Christ. It’s when we are up against someone who is against God and someone willing to persecute you for loving Jesus that you will truly know what you would do. Are you willing to shout on the mountain top that he is Lord, without caring if someone called you a holy roller, or a church lady or Church man.
Jesus prays in Gethsemane
The word says, Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them.
Sit here while I go over there and pray
He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him. He began to be sad and troubled, then he said to them,
My soul is very sad, I feel close to death. Stay here, keep watch with me.
He went a little further, then fell with his face to the ground. he prayed
My Father, if it is possible take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done. not what I want.
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping
Couldn’t you men watch with me for one hour?
Peter! watch and pray. Then you won’t fall in to sin, when you are tempted. The spirit is willing but the body is weak.
Jesus went away a second time. He prayed,
My father, if it is possible for this cup to be taken away? But if I must drink it, may what you want be done.
Jesus came back again and saw that the disciples were sleeping. They couldn’t keep their eyes open. He left them and went away once more, for the third time. He prayed the same thing. aathen he returned to the disciples. He said,
Are you still sleeping and resting? Look the hour is near. The son of man is about to be handed over to sinners. Get up! Let us go, here comes the one who is handing me over to them.
Sometimes we know what maybe ahead us but it can be so troubling that we may need to stay in God’s presence and continued prayer to build the strength. Those around us can’t comfort us, Jesus looked to his disciples to comfort him stay with him but they couldn’t stay awake. The Father was the only one who could comfort Jesus at that moment in his life.
Jesus is betrayed and arrested
The scripture says while Jesus was speaking Judas one of the twelve, arrived with a large crowd armed with swords and clubs. they were sent by the chief priest and elders of the people. The betrayer had arranged a signal with them; “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him” going at once to Jesus, Judas said “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied,
Friend, do what you came for.
The men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest cutting off his ear.
Put your sword back in it’s place, for all who drew the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I can not call on my father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then will the scriptures be fulfilled that say ‘it must in this way?
At that time Jesus said to the crowd,
am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me. Everyday I sat in the temple courts teaching and you didn’t arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
In all of this Jesus knew his purpose and was ready to confirm the word of the prophets. Are we ready to walk in the scriptures? Pray like Daniel? Faith like David? Jesus walked in the Scripture of the Son of man spoken by the prophets, to allow flesh to win at that moment wasn’t happening. Another thing to look at is when Jesus says ” you don’t think if I call my father he wouldn’t send more than twelve legion angels?” The next time your battling something expect God to send his legion angels if you should need it. It’s because of Jesus that we have that right. Lord Jesus I am truly in debt to you, you paid the ransom to free my soul. Hallelujah!!
Caiaphas Question Jesus
The scripture says when Jesus was arrested he was taken to Caiaphas. The high priest, teachers of the law and elders where gathered there. Peter followed at a distances right to the courtyard of the high priest. The word says he sat down with the guards to see what was going to happen.
The Chief priest and Sanhedrin were looking for some false allegations against Jesus. But they couldn’t find anything, they did have many false witnesses. Then finally two came forward saying Jesus said “He was able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.”
That’s when the high priest asked Jesus if he was going to answer the testimony that was against him. But Jesus remained silent. the high priest said to Jesus, “I charge you under oath by the living God; tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God?”
Yes, it is as you say
But I say to you; In the future you will see the son of man sitting at the right hand of the mighty on and coming on the clouds of heaven.
The high priest tore his clothes and said
“You have spoken blasphemy! why do we need any more witnesses? look now you have heard blasphemy, what do you think?”
“He is worthy of death” they answered. They began to spit in his face, and struck him with their fists, others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to us, Christ who hit you?”
When we are faced with hate, anger, frustration from others. yes the easiest thing to do, would be to attack back. Let’s remember the easiest thing usually comes from our flesh. It’s best to remain silent and not respond. saying yes to God and your eternity. sitting with Jesus and brringing others with us is our goal.
At times some will have to endure more pain than others, but it is their faithfulness to the Father that allowed them to stand strong, As Jesus did.
Peter denies knowing Jesus
The word says peter was still in the courtyard and a servant girl came up to him and said. “You also was with Jesus of Galilee!” but he denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what your talking about.” peter replied back, then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there. “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth!” he denied it again, with an oath “I don’t know the man!” After a while the people standing around peter said “Surely, you are one of them, yout r accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them. “I don’t know that man!” Immediately the rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken,
Before the rooster crows,you will disown me three times.
he went outside and wept.
Even Peter had to fulfill his part. Another reminder that God confirms the word of his servant.
I remember as a young christian who hadn’t really understood scripture yet, this part made me so angry with Peter. But now that I’m older I am realizing that may have been the hardest thing. Knowing what they were putting Jesus through and then to have a selfish war with your flesh and your flesh wins. at this very moment Peter Loved himself more than he Loved God. Fearing losing his life and being tortured he decided to deny Jesus. In that the scripture was fulfilled Jesus word was confirmed. and Peters life was preserved for the next, the things that was still left to do.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, felbestlowship, worship and prayer.