“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing” by the BYU Combined Choruses and Vocal Witness.  Two very different versions.  “Come thou font of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy praise.   Streams of mercy never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise.  Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.  Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.  Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love.  Here’s my heart oh, take and seal it seal it for thy courts above. Old Testament reference, 1 Samuel 4, 7(Beautiful)

“Jesus Predicts His Betrayal”, John 13:18) I speak not of you all:  I know whom I have chosen:  but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me.  2Timothy 2:19; Revelations 2:23.  19) Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am He.  20) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.  21) When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in Spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.  Acts 17:16.  22) Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spoke.  23) Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus Loved.  24) Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake.  25) He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto Him, Lord, who is it?  26) Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop (morsel), when I have dipped it.  And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.  27) And after the sop Satan entered into him.  Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. Psalm 109:6; Luke 22:3.  28) Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spake this unto him.  29) For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.  John 12:6.  30) He then having received the sop went immediately out and it was night.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v18, Jesus quoted Psalm 41:9 to explain the action of Judas.  Lifting up his heel was a gesture of insult or a preparation to kick.  v19-21 troubled : faced with His own death and betrayal, Jesus was deeply moved.  v22, 23 leaning on Jesus’ bosom, people did not generally sit at table to eat.  They reclined on the left side of a low platform, resting on the left elbow and eating with the right hand, reclining in such a way, a man’s head was near the bosom of the person on the left.  The disciple whom Jesus loved is believed to be John, the author of this gospel.  v26, 27 First, the devil put ideas in the head of Judas (v2); here, Satan entered Judas.  Judas’ actions were the result of the deepest thoughts of his heart.  v28-30 it was night:  Not only did Judas go out into the darkness of the night; he had also entered into spiritual darkness, separated from Jesus, the Light of the World. (8:12; 9:5)  

More to come and God Bless You.

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