Two Stories about Jesus last days

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Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

       Luke 22:35–46

Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. :     

Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read the passage of Scripture.

1.         Jesus had sent out His disciples, two by two, as recorded in Luke 9:1–6, and they were to take more provisions with them as their needs would be meant.

2.         Now, just a couple of days before the crucifixion, Jesus reminds them of this and now He directs them to do the opposite, even take a sword along.

3.         This counsel need not be taken literally, but Jesus is warning them of difficult times ahead and He quotes Isaiah 53:12 where the prophet states that the coming Messiah will “be numbered with the transgressors’ meaning He will be despised and treated as a dangerous enemy.

4.         Jesus now leads the way to the Mt. of Olives, where Jesus commonly retreated to in order to pray.

5.         He went some short distance away to pray, and when that prayer time ended He returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He then said to them that they pray that they will not be vulnerable to temptation.

6.         Jesus does not describe this temptation, but it will come. Many commentators state that the temptation will be driven by fear.

7.         Verses 43 and 44, though present in the English Standard Version with which I am working here, is absent in the best manuscripts, Siniaticus and Vaticanus plus papyri 75.

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