Today (day 5) is a day so full it cannot be contained in one day, it spills over into the night.
It was Preparation Day for the Passover.
Matthew 26: 17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
18 And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’”
19 The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.
via Matthew 26 NASB – The Plot to Kill Jesus – When Jesus had – Bible Gateway.
Look at 19. They did as Jesus had directed them!
Let that sink in.
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And in the PM the Passover began at 6 o’clock. Dr. Younce’s chart [Italics and Text references I have added] reads:
1st cup (see Luke 22:17-20)
LORD’s Supper (see Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-23; I Cor. 11:23-26)
Wash Disciples’ Feet (see John 13:1-20)
Dismissal of Judas (see John 13: 27-30)
Upper Room Discourse (see John 13:31-14:31)
And what a rich discourse it was! Such as
‘Let not your heart be troubled:
In My Father’s House are many mansions
I will not leave you as orphans, the Helper will come
Get up, let us go from here.
via John 13:31-14:31 NASB – Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus – Bible Gateway.
MIDNIGHT (comes and He is still teaching. He has had little precious sleep this week, desiring to give His all to His disciples before He gave HIS ALL.)
Teaching on the Way to Gethsemane (See John 15 and 16)
(His) High Priestly Prayer (See John 17)
(His) Garden Prayer (See Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1)
(His) Arrest (See Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:2-11)
John 18: 3 Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
via John 18 NASB – Judas Betrays Jesus – When Jesus had – Bible Gateway.
Really, you need to read the TEXT and watch Him interact with them. He is AWESOME!
They came after Him with lanterns, torches and weapons!
Yep! it’s a dark world out there without Him and lanterns and torches and carnal weapons, give humans no hope.
1st Religious Trial (See John 18:12-14, 19-23)
Peter’s Denials Begin (See John 18:17)
2nd Religious Trial (See John 18:24; Matthew 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54, 63-65)
Peter’s Final Denials (See Matthew 26:58, 69-75; Mark 14:54, 66-72; Luke 22:55-62; John 18:15-18, 25-27)
Friday was (is) approaching!
ABBA, this is more than a soul can absorb in one sitting, much of the Scripture Text even I have skimmed as this post was written; so much to read and see and experience, so HOLY SPIRIT, let me not just be a writer of this blog post but a reader and doer of Your Word contained here. And I pray that too for every dear soul who comes here to read and pray. And for every heavy heart that finds his or her way to this page, I pray You will encourage them and You will reveal to them how they can triumph in and over their pain, illnesses, diseases, broken relationships, estranged loved ones, needs, wants, lacks and all things that they bring in heart here. LORD JESUS, thank You for being our GOD, our Savior, our LORD and Coming KING. Amen and . . . .
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,