“The Miracle At Midnight”
Luke 22:47-51 (New King James Version)
15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49 When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.
A Quick Thought (v49)
1. Attention to Gods instructions can keep us from being Gods obstructions.
Here in this verse we find that thinking can sometimes be a dangerous thing
a. Jesus in this very same chapter in verse 15 told the disciples that he “fervently had been awaiting to have this Passover supper with them before he would suffer”. And if you drop down to verse 19 he reiterates this point when he tells them that he would give his body for them.
1. When faced with a tough situation everything Jesus told Peter went out the window.
If he could of remembered what Jesus just told him a few hours ago he could’ve save himself some heartache.
But it seems like that’s how it happens, as soon as you leave church hearing what Jesus said, somebody plucks that reserved nerve and makes you want to go Peter on them and pull out your blade.
It’s in these times that we should hold on to what God says:
When money gets low- “Never seen the righteous forsaken…”
When trouble and trials are at every turn- “Weeping may endure…”
When sickness overtakes your body- “I’ve conquered death and the grave”
When the troubles of life seem to linger-“It is finished...