HAVE YOU EVER FELT– alone, scared, anguished or afraid? IF SO, lets see what JESUS did when faced with HIS most troubling time. Discover how JESUS felt, what He said, and how HE handled the worst night of HIS life.
HERE’S THE STORY,
taken from Matthew.
“Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became ANGUISHED and DISTRESSED. He told them, “My soul is CRUSHED with GRIEF to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
“Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.” And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words”.- Matthew 26:36-42
Jesus knew the process of crucifixion. He lived in a time when men were crucified routinely. Its no wonder Jesus asks HIS FATHER (3 different times) if this could be removed from HIM. Yet, He did it!
It didn’t matter what JESUS had to face. He lovingly and obediently wanted to do HIS Fathers Will.
So whenever I begin, (even for a moment) to feel pressed, stressed or compromised in any way – I instantly reflect on the evening Jesus was arrested and crucified. I remember that HE too wanted this cup to pass, however HE wanted to do HIS FATHERS WILL, so HE FACED HIS TRIBULATIONS with love for HIS FATHER. And because Jesus lovingly obeyed His Father, JESUS WAS RESURRECTED for ALL to see, as Savior of the world.
As Christians, we’re considered GOD’S SPIRITUAL FAMILY. Once we fully understand this, we’ll no longer consider our personal life difficulties / tribulations relevant because when ‘we’re walking with Jesus, we know HE IS WALKING WITH US.
In closing let me say this:
MANY call Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior. They even call Him – GODS SON, yet they know very little of HIM, from the words He taught. If you ask 100 Christians have they ever read any ONE of the 4 Gospels, all the way through like a good book and 95 will say no. If you ask them have they read ALL Four Gospels and 95 will say no. In my opinion HIS WORDS say it all.
“I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.50And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.” – John 12:49-50
Jesus said, whatever GOD SPOKE TO HIM, He spoke to us. That’s uniquely different than the men who were ‘inspired by God’ to speak.
NO ONE teaches like Jesus ….. NO ONE!
Who is Rev. Christian
His calling to ministry was simple and clear. While in prayer, Jesus told him to “tell them what I told them and nothing more” And with that instruction, he composed a book that clearly organizes the “words of Jesus” into a teaching / learning format that anyone can use in bible study, church groups or for daily devotion. It would take him a total of 12 years to write, edit and publish in full color.
The book is called, “What Did Jesus Say – The Seven Messages from the Master”. It contains over 500 scriptures spoken directly by Jesus as highlighted in red in the NKJV Bible, without commentary or opinion its message is only the words of Jesus.
This book is dedicated to everyone who wants to walk with Jesus, hear His words, and understand His message.
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