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Luke 22- Thy Will Be Done

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 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine,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. Luke 39-42

If you are ever wondering how much Jesus loves you, read these scriptures today and find out. The hour has come for the Son of Man to go to the cross and be the atonement for our sins. If you want to know how horrific this event was, just read the words of Jesus. Knowing that he was going to be brutally beaten and nailed to a wooden cross, but He went through it in obedience to our Heavenly Father and because He loves you this much!

Jesus prayed “Father , if you’re willing , remove this cup from me” We sometimes forgot Christ was in human form, he felt all the pain we feel, he endured all the torment giving to him. But notice Jesus said “Its not my will, but Your Will be done” Jesus was obedient , even to the point of death (Philippians 2) We can learn from our Lord also, its not our will be done, but Gods will 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. Luke 22:43-46

Notice it says Jesus was agonizing over the thought of going to the cross, that he was sweating blood. Could you imagine the pain and anxiety that must have been going through The Lord’s mind? Knowing you are going to be rejected by your own people, knowing you will be beaten severely to almost the point of death, and then nailed to a wooden cross to be mocked and ridiculed.  However Jesus still went through with it, Christ defeated sin and death by being obedient to God and crushing the head of Satan

Where were Jesus’ own disciples at this time? They were asleep, just like the Church is today. As Jesus said to his disciples, the same message goes for the Church today, “Pray that you don’t enter into temptation” We see the power of prayer here by Christ, as He prayed to the Father, as he prayed for his disciples, prayer should be at the center of all of our lives

Reflect upon what Jesus has done for You! Christ went to the cross to redeem you from eternal damnation. Worthy is The Lamb! Thy Will Be Done! Amen!

Mark 14- The Garden

And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Mark 14:32-34

The Garden of Gethsemane was the location where the fulfillment of our sins began to take place. It’s interesting that Sin entered into the world at the Garden of Eden but atonement began at the Garden of Gethsemane. How was Jesus to begin this agonizing event where he crushed the head of the serpent, by prayer to the Father!

He asked his disciples to stay with him , however they didn’t understand the significance of this event and fell asleep. This seems like the Church today, we don’t understand the significance of what Christ did for us, and the Church has fallen asleep again! If we understand the importance of Christ for our salvation, we would be on every street corner preaching the gospel to every soul headed to Hell

And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Mark 14:35-37

Jesus , being in human form, knew the punishment and suffering he was going to face to pay the penalty for our sins. However he was still obedient to the will of our Heavenly Father, even to the point of death on the cross! 

The cup which Jesus talks about is the cup of wrath. The wrath of God for the wages of our sins. Jesus took that cup in our place, God poured out his wrath on Christ to be our sacrificial lamb. The debt has been paid all because Jesus loves you!

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Mark 14:38-41

 The hour has come, for the Son of Man to be crucified in the hands of sinners! The Hour has come for Christ to pay the penalty for our sins! The Hour has Come for Jesus to rise on the 3rd day , defeating sin and death forever!

What were the discipes doing? Sleeping! What is the Church doing today? Sleeping! Wake up Brothers and Sisters in Christ! The Hour is coming when Jesus will return to rapture His Church and establish His eternal Kingdom Amen!

John 18- Garden of Gethsemane

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. John 18:1-3

The time has come for the Son of God to be betrayed and fulfill the prophecy of being the Lamb of God. Jesus and his disciples are praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, according to the scripture, Jesus went here often to pray to the Father.  Judas knew exactly where Jesus was going to be, because he was his disciple for over 3 years

Judas led the evil men right to Christ, selling his own soul for 30 pieces of silver. What are you selling Christ out for? What pleasures of this world do you put ahead of your Lord and Savior?

Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. John 18:4-6

This is one of my favorite moments of the Bible, when the officers asked “Where is Jesus”, He answered “I AM He” and immediately they all fell down to the ground. Notice the reference he makes as the Great I AM, which he made the 7 I AM statements throughout the gospel of John

But also reminds me of Philippians 2, “Every knee will bow and tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” , all these men who came to kill Christ, fell down when He revealed who He was to them. One day every knee will bow down to Jesus, including Atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, even if you reject Jesus he is your King and Lord!

Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none. John 18:7-9

The time has come for the prophecy to be fulfilled , the Son of God has now become the Lamb of God to be the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world. Jesus willingly laid down his life for us, because He loves us! There is no greater love than this!

Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,  John 18:10-12

Peter, not understanding that scripture was being fulfilled, attacked the servant Malchus with his sword and cut off his ear. Think about this, even though this man came to kill Jesus, Christ healed his wound. The love and compassion Jesus has and demonstrated is beyond our comprehension

Jesus told Peter to put away his sword because Christ was going to drink from the cup The Father has given him.  What is this cup? It’s the cup of God’s wrath for the sin of the world, only Jesus could drink from this cup because Jesus is the only sinless Lamb of God Amen!

Garden Of Gethsemane

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. Matthew 26:36

The Garden of Gethsemane is where, as the late Theologian Leonard Ravenhill has said “Where Jesus truly died” Jesus is preparing himself to endure the suffering for our sins and lay down his life on the cross. As Sin came in at the Garden of Eden, Sin is going to be defeated at the Garden of Gethsemane

And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:37-38

Jesus brought his disciples with him, why? To comfort and encourage him, but what did they do? They fell asleep! What is the Church doing today? They fell asleep just like the disciples. Jesus is very sorrowful at this point because he knows what he is about to endure, but he did it for You and Me!

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:39

We have to remember, even though Jesus is the Son of God, at this point he is also fully human! When Jesus took the lashes on his back and was nailed to the cross, he endured that pain! He took the penalty for Our sins not His!

What is the cup? This is the cup of wrath poured out by God for the sins of the world! Jesus took that cup for You and Me!

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:40-41

Jesus went back to check on his disciples and what were they doing? They were sleeping! What is the Church doing today? Its sleeping, wake up and get your lamps ready for the Lord is returning soon!

What Jesus said is still relevant today, Watch and Pray! If you don’t want to fall away in sin, get with God and pray for the Holy Spirit to help you overcome!

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:42

Again Jesus agonizing about what he is about to endure, the gospel of Luke says Jesus was sweating blood (Luke 22:44) But Jesus said if it’s the Father Will for Jesus to take this Cup of Wrath, then he will drink it!

And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:43-45

Again Jesus came back to his disciples and they were asleep again! Wake up Church! The time is up, Jesus has accepted his mission to pay the penalty for our sins! The sequence of events that are about to happen will change the course of humanity forever!