FOCAL TEXT: John 18 vs 11 ►► “Jesus told Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shouldn’t I drink the cup that the Father has given me?~》ISV》
GRACIOUS greetings, Cherished one. When the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ was nigh, Judas Iscariot betrayed Him and the soldiers went to arrest Him. “Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus” (John 18:10). Our focal text unveils Jesus’ response to Peter who tried to fight for Him so that He wouldn’t be arrested and crucified.
But our Lord had foreknowledge of whatever was written concerning Him in the Law and the Prophets; Therefore, He willingly submitted to fulfill the will of God (Matthew 26:42). He chose to drink of the cup that the Father had given Him by dying so that His blood would be a propitiation for our sins. Apostle Paul revealed concerning our Lord’s humility and obedience to die on the cross (Philippians 2:8). He yielded without any argument or retaliation for our sake. Jesus’ readiness to die implied His willingness to take away our sins (John 1:29).
JESUS had every opportunity to give up dying on the cross* He had access to call the Father to release legions of angels to fight for Him. But He never utilized any of these because of you and I. Beloved, Jesus died on the cross for you in mind to save you from your sins. If you still haven’t believed in Him, then this is the right moment for you. If you have, desire and pursue to enjoy the benefits of His death and resurrection. The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always.
Thank You Lord Jesus for dying willingly for me on the cross. Your death has given me an advantage in this life. Son of the Living God, I believe in You and all that you did for my sake. I am enjoying the benefits of Your death and resurrection. Hallelujah!
Thank the Lord for His death and resurrection which has ushered you into His eternal blessings.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 2:23
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