We are going Jerusalem and everything written about the Son of Man will be accomplished

And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Luke 18:31-34

Today’s verses mark the third time Jesus told His disciples About what was to happen to Him in Jerusalem. This time however Jesus gave details as to what was in store. Including this time that He was to be handed over to the Gentiles. That means you and me and all non-Jews. All too often the Christian church looked on Jews as killers of Jesus. This is a main reason Jews have been persecuted over the centuries after Jesus’ death. Yes, the Jews wanted Jesus executed but under Roman law they did not have the authority to execute Jesus.

One of Jesus’ major prophesies was His on death, burial and resurrection. Now many skeptics will say Jesus never made any prophesies but they seem to miss the three times He predicted His death and resurrection. I have just finished reading Twelve Points That Show Christianity is True by Norman Geisler which is a condensed version of Geisler’s Twelve Step apologetic program. He devoted one chapter to the miracles and prophesies of Jesus.

Jesus is heading to Jerusalem with His twelve closes disciples. Jesus knows what is in store for Him and is letting the disciples know once again what to expect. And as is usual with the twelve they just do not understand.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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