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HOSEA'S WARNING

In Hosea chapter 4 in verses 1-19 Israel is violating the terms of the covenant, however Hosea gives an overview of the Lord’s case against Israel and then focuses on the consequences of their rejection of the knowledge of God.

In Hosea Chapter 5 we see that the punishment for Israel and Judah is coming.

 

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JESUS PROTECTS HIS OWN

In John 18 we see the betrayal and apprehension of Jesus. 

Jesus takes his disciples to a ravine and at the bottom is a garden where he has taken them before. An arresting army confronts Jesus, (John 18: 2-6) and Judas who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am He. “And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. Now when He said to them, “I am He, “They drew back and fell to the ground.  This to me seems pretty impressive. It also shows Jesus' power can be pretty humbling.

As the Scripture continues, Jesus is willing to go with the arresting army. He was not being arrest at all, He willingly gave Himself up so He could protect His disciples. Peter was anxious and to prove he would never deny Jesus, he cuts off the ear of the high priest’s servant.

Now we see Jesus' trial before Annas and we see Peter’s denial (John 18:12-14)

The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine. Annas asks about Jesus disciples, perhaps because of fear or jealousy. Jesus does not mention His disciples at all, protecting them to the end.

Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them. In saying this, Jesus wasn’t being uncooperative, only asserting His legal right. There was to be no formal charge until witnesses had been heard and been found to be truthful.

I think what a testament that Jesus is trying to protect His disciples. I think this is truly awesome and amazing.

 

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