Pam Ford Davis
No multiple choice for Christ.
It was a must …
For a third time, He told his disciples what must be accomplished to fulfill prophecy.
“Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, 'Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon. They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.'
But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken (Luke 18:31-34 NKJV).”
Arrest, beatings, crucifixion were a must for their Master; yet; He would rise again. Jesus submitted to the will of His Father.
“Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, 'Pray that you may not enter into temptation.'
And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying,
'Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.' Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground (Luke 22:39-44 NKJV).”
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