Questions Jesus Asked #57

Matthew 26:53-54 – Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”  NIV

Judas Iscariot has just led a group of soldiers to arrest Jesus. Jesus has told Judas to do what he came to do. However, one of the previously sleeping disciples grabs a sword and cuts off the ear of the servant of the High Priest. John tells us (18:10-11) that it was Peter wielding the sword and that Malchus was the name of the servant.  It is interesting that the disciples that could not stay awake and fight the spiritual battles with Jesus are now attempting to fight a physical battle in which they are probably out numbered and certainly ill equipped to fight.  Continue reading

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