Gethsemane: Could You Pass The Test? by Nelson Price

MATTHEW 26: 36 - 46
JESUS CHRIST was about to live out His last hours on a platform
known as planet earth. His mission on His earth walk was about
to come to a rejected end.
He, the God-man/man-God, as God incarnate, that is, God in flesh
and blood, had both a divine and human nature. His human nature
cried out for human companionship in this solitary moment. He
left eight of His disciples at the entrance of one of His
favorite, quiet gardens called Gethsemane. He took three others
who had previously accompanied Him on two special missions
deeper into the garden with Him.
The scene that unfolds may mirror the current state of your
commitment to Him. It depicts what is potential in the life of
every believer.
Jesus wanted His followers with Him for their sake not His only.
He wanted them to have the joy of spiritual victory in their own
conduct. He was not defenseless. From the spirit-realm He had
companions awaiting His beckon call. Note the supernatural aids
He had at His disposal as revealed in Matthew 26: 53. He could
have called 72,000 angels. I know the song says 10,000, but the
Book says twelve legions. A legion consisted of 6,000 and that
totals 72,000. In the Old Testament one angel is reported to
have killed over 136,000 men. That means that at the moment in
Gethsamene Christ had at His disposal the equivalent kill power
of 97,920,000.
With a breath of prayer He could have wiped out all of His
enemies. However, in the process He would have wiped our names
out of the Lamb's Book of Life forever.
That, ...

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