November 21st, 2015
“But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man!” (Matthew 26:24b).
Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, leading to His arrest and crucifixion. When a disciple drew a sword and cut off the ear of one of the servants of the high priest, Jesus rebuked the disciple and healed the servant’s ear. Jesus could have called on legions of angels to come to His aid, but He submitted to the cross.
Seeing Jesus comply with the high priests and regiment of soldiers, the disciples fled for fear of their lives. They were only looking at the physical battle and knew they were outmatched. Little did they realize that their fight was not against flesh and blood but “rulers” and “authorities” (Ephesians 6:12).
Jesus did not call the legions of angels for himself, but He can call them for His followers when they are in danger and alone. We can be sure unseen angels are with us if we have requested them in prayer.
Author: M. K. Henderson