Steps leading to Calvary and an Empty Tomb Apr 6, 2020 19:15:09 GMT -6
Post by Murph on Apr 6, 2020 19:15:09 GMT -6
Get you Bible ready so you can follow. Remember...pray, read, study, put yourself in the passage...open you mind and let the Holy Spirit show you. He will if you ask Him.
It is now the 5th day before Passover, the 10th day of Nisan. It is our Friday from sunset, to Saturday at sunset.
The Lord spends the Sabbath at Bethany. After sunset the first of three suppers was given, probably at the home of Lazarus.
"There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him." John 12:2
Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus.
"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.
Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus." John 12:3-11
Just a note...The witness of Lazarus' new life was profound. People heard, came and saw, went away, and they believed on Jesus. The religious authorities couldn't stop it and they couldn't deny it...
So they plotted to murder Lazarus. Jesus had confronted a dead man and made him live. The religious leaders confronted a resurrected man and wanted him dead.
They were filled with hatred for Jesus and the man living in the power of Jesus.
That has always struck me...the level of hate.
Again, pray for illumination, read the passages...study the words, look at the phrases...let the story unfold in front of you. Let the Holy spirit show you.
Till tomorrow, Amen.