Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
Although this whole passage is of utmost importance, remember the last line where according to the Old Testament the lamb had to be slaughtered and his blood painted over the doorways to save the children of God.
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. Mark 14:18-22
On the hill overlooking the town I live in stands a large cross along a fence row. I drive by it every time I drive to school and every time on my way home. I had an evening assignment tonight and on my way home I was greeted by this view.
I thought it very befitting since this is Easter week.
I read an article about a company that makes glasses that allow color blind people to see colors. I contacted the company telling them that I used to have a pair of contact lenses that cured extreme deutan condition (extreme red-green color blindness) and wondered if they had any products that would cure this condition for me.
Their response was “No we have nothing like that. Our technology is much more advanced than the red lens technique.”
I thought to myself “if the technology existed in the 70’s and does not now, how can the technology be more advanced now?”
It seems to me that technology has digressed, not advanced if something that used to exist no longer exists and a void is created.
If you give a home to a homeless person, they are no longer homeless. Yet, you can give a clue to a clueless person and still they remain clueless. – ME
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved , saying , Who is this? And the multitude said , This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written , My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did , and the children crying in the temple, and saying , Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased , And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say ? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read * , Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered . And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon *, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away . And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled , saying , How soon is the fig tree withered away! Matthew 21:10-20
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”