Sunday, September 11, 2016 JesusDominates The Day of His Betrayal

  • The Passover is a 7-day event that involves 7 meals of The Feasts of Unleavened Bread.
  1. Starts with Passover
  2. During the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, the Plot is hatched that Jesus definitely must die and it must be done when the Passover ceremonies are ended.
  3. In Mark 8:15 Jesus cautioned the disciples, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

In conjunction with the passover, Jesus is …

  • Anointed/Blessed in Bethany for Burial (Mk 14: 1- 11)
  • Betrayed & Experiences Unfaithfulness in the Upper Room (Mk 14: 12 – 26)

All Controlled By Christ Who Domintes The Situation to Become Our Passover

Next Week We’ll See Christ …

  • Grieved In The Garden (Mk 14: 27- 52)
  1. Long time in Garden, because the PARC’s agreement with Judas is to capture Christ after the Passover, but Jesus compels the action to coincide on the Passover, so the Judas has to run around and convince the PARC it must be done now.
  2. The PARC have to send messengers to call in all their favors to get the Roman Gov’t to stop its festivities and attend to their need for an immediate trial.
  • Arrested Under the Cover of Darkness
  • Accused at 6 Trials / Hearing
  1. 3 PARC Hearings (Annas, Ciaphas, Sanhedrin)
  2. 3 \Roman Hearings (Pilate, Herod, Pilate)

THE Process of the PASSOVER  (NIsan 10 – 14)

Exodus 12: 14-20 The 7 Day Feasts of the Passover 

14“This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. 15Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. 17And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. 18In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land. 20You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread.”

  • Ex 12:15 & 17-18 15The Seven days starts with the Feast of unleavened Bread, which is eaten from the 1st – 7th days, starting 18on 14th of Nisan – the 21st of Nisan, as all leaven is to be removed out of your houses, 17as an observance throughout your generations, of how on this very day God brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. (Removing leaven symbolizes “REPENTING.”)
  • Ex 12:16 On the 1st & 7th days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall hold a holy assembly, These are “sabbath rests – where “No work shall be done” except preparing food to eat.
  • Ex 12:6 On the fourteenth day of Nisan, the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight/evening, coinciding with the death of our Saviour, at the ninth hour of the day, approximately 3pm Matthew 27:46.

Mk 14: 1-2 1It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him [Jesus] by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “NOT during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”

Christ Our PASSOVER  (NIsan 10 – 14)

Mark 14: 1-2 & Exodus God’s Calendar 

  1. Ex 12:1-2 To mark the month of the Passover as the beginning of the New Yea, God changes “This month” – Abib (See Exodus 13:4) To “Nisan” both of which approximate our March-April.
  2. For secular purposes, the Israelite year began in the month Tisri, when the harvest was gathered (Exodus 23:16). Leviticus 25:9 also indicates religious rites were observed in the month of Abib or Nisan, but in other affairs they operated on a secular calendar – even in the beginning of the Sabbatic year – if you remember our studies on “Schmita Happens.”
  3. Ex 12:3-5 Each man, who heads up a family household is to take personal responsibility, and on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb. This is four days before the Passover, and is the day of inspection to ensure the lamb is without spot or wrinkle/blemish. This was the very day Jesus rode into Jerusalem. in Mark 11 1-11.
  4. Ex 12: 5 The lamb maybe a sheep or goat, Sheep can be said to represent a sacrifice for ISRAELIS and goats represent a sacrifice for GENTILES.  (All Gentile believers are grafted in as Abrahamic sheep! Rom 11:18-24.  Judaism is the supporting root of the Gospel! Rom 11:18)
  5. Ex 12:6 On the fourteenth day of Nisan, the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight/evening, coinciding with the death of our Saviour, at the ninth hour of the day, approximately 3pm Matthew 27:46.
  6. Once the Sacrificial Perfect Lamb is Killed, then the 7 days of Unleavened Bread begins

Beautified In Bethany at the Home of Simon the (former) Leper

Mk 14: 3 There came a woman (John 12:3 Tells us this woman is Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, who in John 12:10, was the subject of a death plot by the PARC – Sadducees, who wanted him dead because his resurrection disproved their doctrine that there is no resurrection.)

  • with a container of very expensive ointment and she anoints Christ’s body for burial. She did this because …
  1. she heard Jesus say he was going to die, and she took Him at His word. Mk 14:8She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”
  2. she wants to show off how she can afford this ointment, which costs about a year’s wages for the common wage worker.
  3. was motivated by the Holy Spirit to foreshadow Christ’s death.
  4. wanted to expose Judas as a worldly thief, who only cared about money.
  5. wanted to get her action memorialized in scripture as part of the Gospel story. (That’s an outcome that she had no way of knowing would happen.)

 Jesus response to being anointed Mk14: 6-7

Mk 14: 6-8  But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do

  1. ESV & NIV = beautiful. pleasing to a very high standard of excellence
  2. NAS = good deed
  3. KJV = good work = “a charitable act”

The poor shall always be with you

Mk 14: 6-8  7For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. Here are somethings we should get form Christ’s response:

  1. Serving the poor does not necessarily equal service to God. The Holy Spirit motivated this expensive expenditure on the things of God that had nothing to do with serving the poor.
  2. Serving the poor is not the 11th Commandment & is not the Greatest Commandment (Mk 12: 30)-30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’)
  • Would you want government figures and college professors and high school teachers treating you as a perpetual victim of past wrongs and bad circumstances? Would you want people in power to work so you never enter into God’s grace and the power of forgiving others, and overcoming past hurts, and negative responses to them though that forgiveness? Love your neighbor as you love yourself! If politicians and teachers have jobs that give them enough money to pay for what they want, when they want, why do they want to you only to have welfare? Why do they legislate jobs out of our communities and country, and ship them overseas?  If the job is bad for the US environment, and we only account for perhaps 6% of the worlds emissions, why are they shipping mfg jobs to China that contributes at least double if not more of the worlds emissions?
  1. The truly discerning are not suckered by the Judas’s who want to use serving the poor as an opportunity to collect money and power unto themselves!
  2. All dictators seize power on the promise they are going to serve the poor to achieve social justice.”

Jesus response to being anointed Mk14: 6-7

Mk 14: 6-8  8She has done what she could; (meaning – “used what she has in a time manner) she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.

9And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” (See also Matt 26: 6 – 13 and John 12: 1 – 8. (She is memorialized as part of the Gospel – as 3 of them mention her action.)

Judas Has Had Enough  Mk 14: 12-13

Profile Judas: Mk 14: 10-11 10Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.

  • Judas Ischariot Iscariot says Smith’s Bible Dictionary means “man of Kerioth, a vicinity of Judea. Hitchcock’s Dictionary of Bible says Iscariot means – a man of murder; a hireling/
  • The Iscariots were a special type of Zealot, who carried a knife to avenge anyone who in his opinion insulted God (as if God needs to be defended by puny sinners.
  • Not knowing scriptures, vested too much in an earthly Messiah
  • Judas got 30 pieces of silver for betraying Christ, which was the nominal price for a common slave who had no special talents or abilities. (Contrast that with Christ’s expensive anointing at Bethany)

Christ Our Passover Mk 14:14 The Passover Is Prearranged for the Disciples

12And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Jesus had prearranged the site of this very special event. A man baring a picture of water is unusual – as that was a woman’s job.

Gods “I Wills of The Passover: Exodus 6 6-8

Exodus 6: 6-8 God’s “I Will’s of The Passover

  • Ex 6: 6 Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
  • and I will deliver you from slavery/bondage to them
  • and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment
  • Ex 6: 7 I will take you [to me] to be my people,
  • and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
  • Ex 6: 8 I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
  • I will give it to you for a possession [an heritage].

God will accomplish all of this for He says, “I am the LORD.”

6Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

The 4 Cups of The passover: Mark 14 24-37

There are variations of the names of the 4 Cups or Toasts commonly celebrated during the Passover  Exodus 6: 6-8 God’s “I Will’s of The Passover

  • Salvation or Bringing Out from Egypt, which symbolizes the harsh labor of being under the law and the work of the flesh to try to fulfill it. This Salvation/Bringing Out began with God introducing the plagues.
  • Deliverance from servitude; or the day the Jews left Egypt geographically and arrived at Ramses.
  • Redemption &/ Blessing – The Cup of the Blessings of Redemption. To redeem means to save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate. In Ex 11: 2-3 God instructs the Israelites ask their Egyptian neighbors for silver and gold jewelry, which is God’s way of endowing Israel with the wealth Egypt confiscated from them 430 years earlier.  ESV – Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” 3And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people.

KJV – “Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. 3And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.The splitting of the sea, after w

  • Bringing In from Bondage – as God gathers Israel to Himself to become a nation at Sinai.

Christ our reigning & COMING Passover: Mark 14 24-37

The 4th Cup of “Bringing In” Is Reserved as Traditionally, this up is not consumed, as it is known as the Elijah Cup.

In my opinion, the 4th Cup can symbolize God Bringing Israel and gathering His people to Himself as when He gathered Israel to become a nation at Sinai.

Nonetheless, I believe there is some validity to the Haggadah – the text recited at the Hebrew Seder on the first two nights of the Passover, which includes a narrative of the Exodus.

The Haggadah 4th cup is after the meal, and is designated as The Elijah cup to symbolize Elijah will come and announce the coming of the Savior/Messiah.

Here’s how I think the Hebrew OT and Christian NT understandings merge:

After the Transfiguration where Elijah and Moses appeared with Christ in Mk 9: 9-13 & particularly in Matt 17: 9-13 which tells us that Elijah has come, meaning John The Baptist.

In Revelation 11 we see two witnesses who perform miracles previously associated with both Elijah’s & Moses’ ministry – so God may send Elijah again.  If so, it is after Christ’s 2nd coming when He takes up the church, but before His 3rd and final coming to conquer the rebellious armies of earth gathered against Israel. (Ezek 39 War, which also may be the war at the end of Rev 19)

In Mark 14:25  Jesus says Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” This perhaps is reference to the Marriage Supper of The Lamb!  (Rev 19:9)

As a Church we can look forward to 1 Thes 4: 13-18 & The Harpazo of Revelation 4:1-5, where John is “Called Up” and we also see with him in Heaven the 7 lamp stands/torches with the 7 spirits that represented the churches as explained previously in Rev 1:20, when they were on earth. In Rev 2-3 we have a profile of the churches, and in Rev 4:20 they are in Heaven before God’s Throne.  This Harpazo/Calling Up takes place before Rev 5, where God starts pouring out His wrath on the rebellious people of earth.

christ our reigning & COMING passover: Mark 14: 22-25  The 4th Cup of “Bringing In” Is Reserved as Traditionally, this up is not consumed, as it is known as the Elijah Cup.

In my opinion, the 4th Cup can symbolize God Bringing Israel and gathering His people to Himself as when He gathered Israel to become a nation at Sinai.

Nonetheless, I believe there is some validity to the Haggadah – the text recited at the Hebrew Seder on the first two nights of the Passover, which includes a narrative of the Exodus.

The Haggadah 4th cup is after the meal, and is designated as The Elijah cup to symbolize Elijah will come and announce the coming of the Savior/Messiah.

Here’s how I think the Hebrew OT and Christian NT understandings merge:

After the Transfiguration where Elijah and Moses appeared with Christ in Mk 9: 9-13 & particularly in Matt 17: 9-13 which tells us that Elijah has come, meaning John The Baptist.

In Revelation 11 we see two witnesses who perform miracles previously associated with both Elijah’s & Moses’ ministry – so God may send Elijah again.  If so, it is after Christ’s 2nd coming when He takes up the church, but before His 3rd and final coming to conquer the rebellious armies of earth gathered against Israel. (Ezek 39 War, which also may be the war at the end of Rev 19)

In Mark 14:25  Jesus says Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” This perhaps is reference to the Marriage Supper of The Lamb!  (Rev 19:9)

As a Church we can look forward to The Harpazo/Callig Up of 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 & Revelation 4:1-5, where John (as a representative of The Church) is “Called Up” and we also see with him in Heaven the 7 lamp stands/torches with the 7 spirits that represented the churches as explained previously in Rev 1:20, when they were on earth. In Rev 2-3 we have a profile of the churches, and in Rev 4:20 they are in Heaven before God’s Throne.  This Harpazo/Calling Up takes place before Rev 5, where God starts pouring out His wrath on the rebellious people left earth.

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