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Lesson # Matt. 26:67-68
Study Material - Matt. 26:67-68
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Matt. 26:67-68 67 Then [tote] did they spit [emptuo] in [eis] his [autos] face [prosopon] , and [kai] buffeted [kolaphizo] him [autos] ; and [de] others smote him with the palms of their hands [rhapizo] , 68 Saying [lego] , Prophesy [propheteuo] unto us [hemin] , thou Christ [Christos] , Who [tis] is he [esti] that smote [paio] thee [se] ? KJV-Interlinear Matt. 26:67-68 67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, 68 and said, 'Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?' NASB Luke 22:63-65 63 And the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him, and beating Him, 64 and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying, 'Prophesy, who is the one who hit You?' 65 And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming. NASB Mark 14:65 65 And some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, 'Prophesy!' And the officers received Him with slaps in the face. NASB The leadership of a nation is generally representative of its citizens. When the majority of the leadership is evil, then one can conclude that the nation is predominantly evil. This is not to say that 100% of the nation was evil, but those who were righteous (as defined by the Bible), made up a small part of the nation. Consequently it is easy to understand that the nation was under judgment. Within forty years, the nation would be no more, the cities destroyed, and the Temple obliterated. As goes the nations spiritual integrity, so goes the nations blessing or lack thereof.
Our current nation is teetering on a 50/50 split between public views, since the last national election in the year 2000. Our future depends entirely on the spiritual direction of our collective citizens, as well as Gods plan for world history. Thus far we have been leaning on the blessing side of Gods Will, but another election is coming up this next year, and we again will get a view of our national makeup.
God of course knows where we all stand. You and I will get some indication when the election results come in next Fall.
The quintessence of stupidity is to stand before God and call Him names, to try to humiliate Him, to spit in His face, and yet this is exactly what this assembly did.
There was an eruption of sarcasm and hate. The elders, the scribes, the High Priest and chief priests, the Sadducees (those who considered themselves the elite of the nation) and the Pharisees (those who considered themselves the traditionalists of the nation). Today we would call the Sadducees the liberals and the Pharisees the conservatives, all gone bad and off the deep end of common sense. All these folks became a mob.
They hit the accused, Jesus, yet He had done nothing wrong. They spit at Him. The action of ultimate insult, Num. 12:14, Deu. 25:9. Their voices increased to yelling as they hurled insult after insult covering a wide range of most probably very descriptive and colorful and foul language.
It was not enough to simply hear evidence and then make a decision based on that evidence, they had to go one step further and use insult and violence against Jesus, their hate was so increased in intensity that they had an over powering urge to inflict pain against Him.
Now these are supposed to be honorable judges, yet they conducted themselves in the most dishonorable fashion. And we really haven't had an official trial yet. That is to be conducted at first light of dawn.
Remember that Peter is nearby, hearing and seeing much of these proceedings, and in the process of denying Jesus twice by now. When Peter denies Him the third time, even as he is speaking his third denial, the rooster will crow, and we have already seen that Jesus, while receiving these abuses and insults will look toward Peter and likewise Peter back toward Him.
Is it any wonder that Peter will break down into tears and leave the courtyard.
Then Jesus is turned over to the Temple police, and there He will receive even more abuse of physical assault. As this violence continues, it begins to escalate against Him. Why? Because Satan, who is behind all evil, is trying his best to break down Jesus emotionally, in order to get Him to commit a sin.
But Jesus will take it all silently, without cracking so much as a frown.
1 Peter 2:23
23 and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; NASB
Two trials down, four more to go.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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