The last Thursday of the days of Jesus was a intensified day for Him, identifying His traitor (betrayer) and actually understanding that He is actually leaving this world. Some of the events shall also be biblically pictured today. Amen.
1. Jesus prepared and serve the communion (last supper): It has been a usual this to serve the communion (Passover) with the disciples but for the very last time, he is doing this particular supper. Amen. He sent for a peculiar venue and did what has never being done by giving His flesh and blood as a symbol of the new covenant.
7. Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
8. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”
9. “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.
10. He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters,
11. and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’
12. He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”
13. They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
14. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.
15. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
16. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17. After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.
18. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19. And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Luke 22:7-20 (NIV)
LESSON: There are time for everything on earth and whatever one is doing most be done consciously, purposely and given good cognisance. Do not do things without purpose in life neither should you be aimless in your expression. The privilege to be focus and purposeful shall be impacted in you in Jesus name. Amen.
2. Jesus withdrew to Gethsemane and Betrayal: After the communion and the establishment of the new covenant, Jesus went to a consecrated place and wept for Himself and couldn't change the twinkling hands of the clock set for Him. He gave up everything and submitted to destiny even to the hands of the enemy harmlessly.
36. Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39. Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
40. Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.
41. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42. He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
43. When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44. So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45. Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
46. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”
47. While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
48. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.”
49. Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.
50. Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. Matthew 26:36-50 (NIV)
LESSON: Always have a place of meetings with God and make sure at every critical time in live have witness just Peter and some other were at Gethsemane for Jesus. Your best friend might be a weapon for the enemy to work against you therefore put more trust in God than man. That man might a give a surprising heartbreak as betray while God will never do that. I pray that Jehovah through Jesus will associate with you destiny builders as friends not destroyers. He will grant you the spirit to discern evil in anticipation so that you will not fall victim of it in Jesus name. Amen.
3. Jesus before the Sanhedrin and Peter denial: Later in the night Jesus was taken to the mist of the Sanhedrin and was falsefully accused and simultaneously being denied by he who said even if other will I Wii not. Report from gospel of Mark 14:53-72. I pray may you not disappoint the trust of Jesus on you in Jesus name. Amen. The spirit of steadfastness in believing Jehovah through Jesus Christ shall be endowed on you in Jesus name. Amen.
Have a great day and enjoy the given grace of God through Jesus. Amen.
Prophet Johnson Oluwagbenga Adeniyi.