This morning, as we turn now to the Word of God, I want you to look in Scripture to one of the most sacred of all passages, Luke chapter 22 verses 39 through 46…Luke 22 verses 39 through 46. I want to read this passage, it is simple, straightforward, clear, unmistakable and yet it contains profundities and mysteries the likes of which we will never understand.
Verse 39, speaking of our Lord Jesus, it says, “And He came out and proceeded, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives and the disciples also followed Him. And when He arrived at the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’ And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, ‘Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me, yet not My will but Thine be done.’ Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him strengthening Him. And being in agony, He was praying very fervently and His sweat became like drops of blood falling down upon the ground. And when He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow, and said to them, ‘Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.’”
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Four Features of Triumphant Prayer (Luke 22:39-46) John MacArthur
The last temptation is done. The cup is in His hand. He’s about to drink it. And the cup is not trembling. No wonder P.P. Bliss (?) wrote, “Man of sorrows, what a name. For the Son of God who came. Ruined sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah what a Savior.”
Hallelujah what a Savior
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria