I’ve prayed it several times throughout my life. And us. He reproached them. Would you like to read this article in %%? If it was Nicodemus, as a leader among the Pharisees, this would explain his inclusion into the proceedings taking place that night. Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”, When he used the term ‘Abba’ in his prayer, he showed the absolute trust of a child; the use of this familiar term in a prayer to God would have seemed disrespectful to Jewish people at the time. Jesus said his mission was to save the world from sin by sacrificing himself on the cross to make it possible for sinful people to connect to a holy God through him. It’s your own people and your religious leaders that have handed you over to me. Jesus went up also in sorrow. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than 12 legions of angels? Then Jesus goes off a second time and asks that God remove from him “this cup.” On returning, he once again finds the three apostles asleep, when they should have been praying that they not enter into temptation. I want to face trials and suffering with maturity and patience. Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. “At such a time as this,” he says, “you are sleeping and resting! This passage launches the “passion” of Jesus: the period of his suffering up to and including the crucifixion. Jesus is the true servant to the High Priest. Look! My body is weak. thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT), “I told you that I am the one you’re looking for, so if you want me, let these men go home.”, “Father, not one of those you have given me has been lost.”, “Put your sword away! See, The Aramaic is “Have you spoken this from your soul?”, The Greek text is not “world,” but literally “this side,” or “this realm.” The Aramaic word used here can be translated “not of this age.”, Or “everyone who is not deaf to the truth.” The Aramaic is “everyone who came from the truth.”. A spiritual battle between good and evil was also raging on, with both holy angels and fallen angels trying to influence the outcome of Jesus' mission. His own eternal life and that of believing  humans is at stake. See. Just as Adam fell in a garden of paradise, Jesus stood faithful in a garden of betrayal. As a result of hemorrhage into the sweat glands, the skin becomes fragile and tender.”. They were frightened – for Jesus and for themselves. Copyright © 2020 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Is he backing away from his role as Ransomer? But that’s not the prayer Jesus prays. Jesus asks: ‘Judas, do you betray me with a kiss?’ Yes, the kiss is a sign. 21 Why would you ask me for evidence to condemn me? . They both were called high priest in this narrative. Superman finds Luthor’s hideout and demands Luthor hand over the detonator. All rights reserved. Jesus has observed from heaven the extreme suffering of others put to death by the Romans. After the Last Supper in the Upper Room, after Judas left to notify the chief priests that Jesus would be vulnerable, Jesus led His remaining disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”, 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go yonder and pray.”, 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Jesus and his most trusted disciples had just completed the meal we call the Last Supper, where he told them that one of their tight-knit group would betray him to the authorities, and that he would be killed. 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. [b] 2 Judas, the traitor, knew where this place was, for Jesus had gone there often with his disciples. A note on Jesus’ words in the Garden: if he was alone, how do we know what he said? Luke was a doctor, and he wanted us to know the physical manifestation of Jesus’ anxiety. . ) Keep on the watch and pray continually, so that you may not enter into temptation.” Jesus realizes that the apostles too have been under stress, and it is late. As he searches for it, Luthor tricks Superman into opening a box of kryptonite. PRIVACY POLICY, https://assetsnffrgf-a.akamaihd.net/assets/m/1101978157/univ/art/1101978157_univ_sqr_xl.jpg, https://assetsnffrgf-a.akamaihd.net/assets/a/my/E/wpub/my_E_lg.jpg, Share They can tell you.”, 22 Just then one of the guards standing near Jesus punched him in the face with his fist[q] and said, “How dare you answer the high priest like that!”, 23 Jesus replied, “If my words are evil, then prove it. It is interesting that Annas was concerned about Jesus’ disciples. A high level of emotional agony can cause people to sweat blood. The angels were under orders not to intervene at this terrible, holy moment. Stay here and keep on the watch with me.”​—Matthew 26:36-38. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. However, Jesus chose not to accept help from angels that was against God’s will. Or “close friend to the high priest.” The priesthood was corrupt in the time of Jesus. We have all wanted God to get us out of something. ne. Jesus only had twelve disciples who were always with him. 41 And he came the third time, and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, a place he was accustomed to going for private prayer with His Father, and where he often taught his disciples. In Luke 22, the Bible describes how an angel -- who traditionally has been identified as Archangel Chamuel-- met Jesus there to comfort and encourage him for the challenge ahead. Although Jesus meant that he was king of the universe (God), some officials in the Roman empire (which governed the area) were afraid that Jesus intended to become a king politically, overthrowing the government in the process. (Gethsemane means “oil press” in Aramaic.