The Closing Events: the Garden of Gethsemane.

On the first day of the feast of the unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives to pray. Gethsemane was an olive press, where the blood of the olives were pressed out, the oil. Matt.26:17-30; Mark 14:26-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1.
Jesus was feeling the weight of the world for he was a man and was coming to grips with his death. Jesus died to himself in the garden, before he ever was put on the cross. When you accept the will of God, it becomes a fact in your life.
Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscarot. Judas led a Roman and officers of the chief priest to Jesus. Jesus asked them who they were looking for. They said Jesus of Nazareth. He answer, I am he, and they were all slain in the Spirit. Judas kissed Jesus and the soldiers arrested him. Peter, in the excitement, drew a sword and cut off an ear of the high priest slave. Jesus healed the ear. They brought Jesus before the high priest. Matt.26:57-68; Mark 14:53, 55-65; Luke 22:54, 63-65; John 18:12-24; Lev.24:16.
Jesus was arrested in the garden and taken to Annas’s, Caiaphas’ father in law. Jesus was questioned. Peter and John followed Jesus and entered into the courtyard of Annas. This is where Peter denied Jesus three times. John knew Annas. After questioning Jesus, they sent him to Caiaphas and the Sanhedren (council of elders). Jesus looked at Peter where the cock crowed twice. All the council were asking Jesus questions, but He didn’t answer. Until Caiaphas adjured Jesus by the name of God to answer. Then Jesus told them that he was the Christ. The Sanhedren declared that Jesus had blasphemed God and must die according to the Law of Moses. Jacob (Israel) prophesied to his son Judah, “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, and the lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come. Shiloh – Prince of Peace. Gen.49:10.

Crain Blanchard.

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