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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Blood Of JESUS Is Poured Out For Many




Matthew 26:1-75 NIV








The Plot Against JESUS





1When JESUS Had Finished Saying all these things, HE Said to HIS disciples, 


2As you know, the Passover is two days 


away—and The SON of Man Will Be 


Handed Over To Be Crucified.”


3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and they schemed to arrest JESUS secretly and kill HIM. 5“But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”






JESUS Anointed at Bethany





6While JESUS was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to HIM with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on HIS Head As HE Was Reclining at the table.


8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”


10Aware of this, JESUS Said to them, 

“Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to ME. 11The poor you will always have with you,a but you will not always have ME. 12When she poured this perfume on MY Body, she did it to prepare ME For Burial. 



13 Truly I Tell you, wherever This Gospel Is 

Preached throughout the world, what she has 


done will also be told, in memory of her.










Judas Agrees to Betray JESUS





14Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.







The Last Supper





17On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to JESUS and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”


18HE Replied, 




“Go into the city to a certain man and 

tell him, 


‘The Teacher Says: 


MY Appointed Time Is Near. I AM Going 

To Celebrate the Passover with MY 

disciples at your house.’ ” 


19So the disciples did as JESUS Had Directed them and prepared the Passover.

20When evening came, JESUS Was Reclining at the table with the Twelve. 

21And while they were eating, HE Said, 


“Truly I Tell you, one of you will betray 


ME.”



22They were very sad and began to say to HIM one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, LORD?”


23JESUS Replied, 


“The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with ME will betray ME. 24The SON of Man Will Go Just As It Is Written About HIM. But woe to that man who betrays The SON of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”


25Then Judas, the one who would betray HIM, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”


JESUS Answered, 


“You have said so.”



26While they were eating, JESUS Took bread, and when HE Had Given Thanks, HE Broke it and Gave it to HIS disciples, 

Saying, 

“Take and Eat; This Is MY Body.”


27Then HE Took a cup, and when HE Had Given Thanks, HE Gave it to them, 

Saying, 

Drink from it, all of you. 

28This Is MY Blood of The Covenant, Which Is Poured Out for 


many for the forgiveness of sins. 






29 I Tell you, I Will Not Drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that Day When I Drink It New with you in MY FATHER’S KINGDOM.”








30When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.







JESUS Predicts Peter’s Denial





31Then JESUS Told them, 


“This very night you will all fall away on account of ME, 


for it is written:


“ ‘I Will Strike The Shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But After I Have Risen, I Will Go Ahead of you into Galilee.”



33Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”


34“Truly I Tell you,” 

JESUS Answered, 


“this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown ME three times.

35But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.







Gethsemane









36Then JESUS Went with HIS disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and HE Said to them, 

“Sit here while I Go Over there and Pray.” 

37HE Took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with Him, and HE Began to be sorrowful and troubled. 

38Then HE Said to them, 


“My Soul Is Overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of 


death. Stay here and keep watch with ME.”



39Going a little farther, HE Fell with HIS Face to the ground and Prayed, 







“MY FATHER, 

If It Is Possible, May This Cup Be Taken 

From ME. Yet Not As I Will, But As YOU 

Will.”



40Then HE Returned to HIS disciples and Found them sleeping. 


“Couldn’t you men keep watch with ME for one 

hour?” 


HE Asked Peter.  







41“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into 

temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


42HE Went Away a second time and Prayed, 


“MY FATHER, 

If It Is Not Possible For This Cup To Be Taken Away 


Unless I Drink It, May YOUR Will Be Done.”


43When HE Came Back, HE Again Found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44So HE Left them and Went Away once more and Prayed the third time, Saying the same thing.


45Then HE Returned to the disciples and Said to them, 

“Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and The SON of Man Is Delivered Into the hands of sinners. 

46Rise! Let Us Go! Here comes MY betrayer!”







JESUS Arrested





47While HE Was Still Speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest HIM.” 

49Going at once to JESUS, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed HIM.






50JESUS Replied, 


“Do what you came for, friend.”



Then the men stepped forward, seized JESUS and arrested HiIM. 51With that, one of JESUS’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.


52“Put your sword back in its place,” 

JESUS Said to him, 


“for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.53Do you think I cannot call on MY FATHER, and HE Will At Once Put At MY Disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54But How Then Would The Scriptures Be Fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”


55In that hour JESUS Said to the crowd, 

“Am I Leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture ME? Every day I Sat in The Temple courts Teaching, and you did not arrest ME. 56But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” 


Then all the disciples deserted HIM and fled.







JESUS Before the Sanhedrin





57Those who had arrested JESUS took HIM to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the Law and the elders had assembled.  







58But Peter followed HIM at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.


59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against JESUS so that they could put HIM to death. 60But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.


Finally two came forward 61and declared,


“This Fellow Said, 

‘I AM Able To Destroy The Temple of GOD and Rebuild It in three days.’ 


62Then the high priest stood up and said to JESUS, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against YOU?” 63But JESUS Remained Silent.


The high priest said to him, “I charge YOU under oath by The LIVING GOD: Tell us if YOU Are The MESSIAH, The SON of GOD.”


64“You have said so,” 

JESUS Replied. 






“But I Say to all of you: From now on you will see The SON of Man Sitting At The Right Hand of The Mighty ONE and Coming on the Clouds of Heaven.”


65Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “HE Has Spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. 66What do you think?”

“HE Is Worthy of death,” they answered.

67Then they spit in HIS Face and struck HIM with their fists. Others slapped HIM 68and said, “Prophesy to us, MESSIAH. Who hit YOU?”







Peter Disowns JESUS





69Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with JESUS of Galilee,” she said.

70But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.

71Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with JESUS of Nazareth.”

72He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know The Man!”

73After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”

74Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the Man!”







Immediately a rooster crowed. 75Then Peter remembered The WORD JESUS Had Spoken:

 “Before the rooster crows, you will disown ME three 


times.” 



And he went outside and wept bitterly.












Verse 13





"Truly I Tell you, wherever This Gospel Is Preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her"




She did it for my burial.  Some think that she intended it so, and that the woman better understood CHRIST’S frequent predictions of HIS Death and Sufferings than the apostles did; for which they were recompensed with the honor of being the first witnesses of HIS Resurrection.


However, CHRIST Interpreted it so; and HE Is Always Willing to make the best, to Make the most of HIS people’s well-meant words and actions. This was as it were the Embalming of HIS Body; because the doing of that after HIS Death would be prevented by HIS Resurrection, it was therefore done before; for it was fit that it should be done some time, to show that HE Was Still The MESSIAH, even when HE Seemed to be triumphed over by death.


The disciples thought the ointment wasted, which was poured upon HIS Head. But, Says HE, "If so much ointment were poured upon a dead body, according to the custom of your country, you would not grudge it, or think it waste. Now this is, in effect, so; the body she anoints is as good as dead, and her kindness is very seasonable for that purpose; therefore rather than call it waste, put it upon that score."


That the memorial of it should be honorable - This shall be told for a memorial. This act of faith and love was so remarkable, that the preachers of CHRIST Crucified, and the inspired writers of the history of HIS Passion, could not choose but take notice of this passage, proclaim the notice of it, and perpetuate the memorial of it.


And being once enrolled in these records, it was graven as with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever, and could not possibly be forgotten. None of all the trumpets of fame sound so loud and so long as the everlasting Gospel. Note,


(1) The story of The Death of CHRIST, though a tragic one, is Gospel, Good Tidings, because HE Died for us.


(2) The Gospel was to be preached in the whole world; not in Judea only, but in every nation, to every creature. Let the disciples take notice of this, for their encouragement, that their sound should go to the ends of the earth.


(3) Though the Honor of CHRIST is principally designed in The Gospel, yet the honor of His saints and servants is not altogether overlooked. The memorial of this woman was to be preserved, not by dedicating a church to her, or keeping an annual feast in honor of her, or preserving a piece of her broken jar for a sacred relic; but by mentioning her faith and piety in the preaching of The Gospel, for example to others, Hebrews 6:12.


Hereby honor redounds to CHRIST HIMSELF, WHO in this world, as well as in that to come, Will Be Glorified in HIS saints, and admired in all them who believe.








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