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“Walking with Jesus”
…Walking With Jesus? Are You…
“Walking with Jesus” A Significant Step
Who Was He?
Who Did He Become?
He Emptied Himself
Who Did He Become? He Surrendered His Rights
though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor 2nd Corinthians 8:9 – “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.” The right to wealth
esteemed Him not Isaiah 53:3 – “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed Him not.” The right to honor and esteem
made Him (Christ) to be sin for us 2nd Corinthians 5:21 – “For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be sin for us (you and I), who (Christ) knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” The right to purity
but to minister Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” be The right to be served
John 1:4(a)- “In Him was life;…” yielded upthe ghost Matthew 27:50 – “ Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.” live The right to live
Who Does He Want To Be In Me?
Romans 12:1 – “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
“Walking with Jesus” A Selfless Step
He Was Well Respected He Was Well Respected. serving He was known for serving. benevolence He was known for benevolence. being busy He was known for being busy. shined outwardly He shined outwardly.
He Was Well Disguised He Was Well Disguised. motivated by self interest He was motivated by self interest.. deceiver He was a cold, calculated, deceiver. replica of his father, the devil He was a replica of his father, the devil.
John 12:2-6 – “There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.” GREED GREED
revolution.He was thinking revolution. He was thinking power. He was thinking authority. He was thinking “money making machine” He was thinking world domination! POSITION POSITION
How could they not have known? Self and Pride
He witnessed the Glory He witnessed the Glory. He saw 5000 fed …twice. He saw the blind eyes opened. He saw the dead raised.
He wanted the Glory He wanted the Glory. Ezekiel 28:15 - “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
He wanted the Glory He wanted the Glory. Isaiah 48:11 – “For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.”
“Walking with Jesus” A Suffering Step
Be Resolved He Had To Be Resolved Mark 14:41- “It is Enough”
Luke 22:44 – “And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
Psalms 22:6 – “But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 – “ For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
John 3:14-15 – “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:14-15 – “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
Mark 8:34 – “And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
“Walking with Jesus” A Strong Step
The DEMAND of a PRISONER
The DISPLAY of the FLESH
The Demonstration of Amazing Grace Luke 22:50-51 “And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And He touched his ear, and healed him.”
“Walking with Jesus” A Shining Step
Do you know this Man?
Indict: To make formal accusation on the basis of positive legal evidence.
Indictment# 1 Indictment # 1 FALSE ARREST This is a FALSE ARREST
Luke 22:52-53 – “Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to Him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against Me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
The REASON for the NIGHT arrest.
John 15:19-20 – “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.”
The TIMING of the NIGHT arrest.
John 7:30 – “Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come.” John 8:20 – “These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.” The reason they COULDN’T take Him before…
Luke 22:53 – “When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” … Is the same reason they COULD take Him now!
The ABSURDITY of the NIGHT arrest.
John 18:12 – “Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound Him ”
“I AM he”
The Demonstration of Amazing Grace
John 18:12 – “Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound Him ”
Genesis 22:9 – “And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.” Abraham and Isaac
Psalms 118:22-27 – “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” Messianic Psalms
John 18:13 – “And led Him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.” Jesus before Annas
for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin and all the world may become guilty before God.” Romans 3:9-19 – “What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
Facts about Annas
According to Jewish law, the priesthood was a lifetime position, but this law had been altered by Rome. Annas had been the high priest for 16 years. However, Annas’ power and longevity in office had worried Rome and they encouraged him to step down.
Facts about Annas Even after he relinquished his position, he still retained powerful influence. 5 of his sons, 1 grandson, and now his son in law Caiphas had held the office.
Facts about Annas To have been allowed to retain such power, Annas would have to have brought great tax revenues to Rome as well as maintained a choke hold on the people to prevent any political uprisings against Rome.
“The shops of Annas”
The people would come to exchange their money for temple money at 1/5 its value.The people would come to exchange their money for temple money at 1/5 its value.
“The shops of Annas” The people would be told that only temple lambs were accepted for sacrifice. (Thus they must be purchased).The people would be told that only temple lambs were accepted for sacrifice. (Thus they must be purchased).
“The shops of Annas” The people would be given very little for their spotless lambs.The people would be given very little for their spotless lambs.
“The shops of Annas” The people would be sold weak and sickly temple lambs at 5 times the usual price.The people would be sold weak and sickly temple lambs at 5 times the usual price.
“The shops of Annas” As many as 250,000 sacrifices were purchased on a given Passover. (Josephus)As many as 250,000 sacrifices were purchased on a given Passover. (Josephus)
“The shops of Annas” The poor were exploited, charged 1 gold coin for no lamb.The poor were exploited, charged 1 gold coin for no lamb. Leviticus 5:7 – “And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.”
“The Bazaar of Annas”
They brought Jesus before Annas first, because they knew he would have reason to want Jesus out of the way.
Indictment# 2 Indictment # 2 No SECRET court sessions
Annas’ self- incriminating question
John 18:19 – “The high priest then asked Jesus of His disciples, and of His doctrine.”
Annas’ self- incriminating question John 7:26 – “But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?” Mark 15:12-15 – “And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto Him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify Him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath He done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify Him. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged Him, to be crucified.”
Jesus’ legal, accurate answer
John 18:20 – “Jesus answered Him, I spake openly to the world ; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.”
Indictment# 3 Indictment # 3 No SELF- INCRIMINATION
John 18:21 (a) – “ Why askest thou me?...”.
Indictment# 4 Indictment # 4 No CONVICTION without WITNESSES
John 18:21 (b) - “ … ask them which heard Me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
Indictment# 5 Indictment # 5 No PUNISHMENT permitted until PROVEN GUILTY.
An officer strikes illegally.
officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand John 18:22 – “And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?” An officer strikes illegally.
Jesus strikes legally.
bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me John 18:23 – “Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?”
1 Peter 2:23 – “Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously” Annas, Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin
Mark 14:57-58 – “And there arose certain, and bare false witness against Him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.” John 2:19 – “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Psalms 27:12 – “Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.”
Psalms 35:11-17 – “False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
Caiaphas’ Hostile Demand
Matthew 26:63 – “But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.” Caiaphas’ Hostile Demand
Jesus’ Hope Declaration
Matthew 26:64 – “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”Matthew 26:64 – “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:62 – “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”Mark 14:62 – “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
Revelation 1:7 – “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced Him:... Even so, Amen.”
Jesus spoke the truth and lost His life. Peter spoke a lie to save his. Jesus SHINED Peter SCATTERED
Proverbs 21:12 – “The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.” Proverbs 16:2 – “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.” Proverbs 30:12 – “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”
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