August 27, 2016

Christians are not to take personal revenge but, following Jesus Christ’s example, are to entrust themselves to God

Put your sword back into its place.Jesus did not bring His kingdom with force, like earthly kings.
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Matthew 26:52
King James Version (KJV)

52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword...


26:52 Put your sword back into its place.Jesus did not bring His kingdom with force, like earthly kings.

Matthew 26

V 1–5: PLOT Having completed His teaching about the second coming and the kingdom, Jesus tells the disciples that He will be delivered up to be crucified at the Passover in two days’ time. The chief priests, scribes and elders assemble at the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest, to plot to take Him and kill Him. They will use trickery. They will not take Him during the feast, in case the people riot. V 6–13: PREPARATIONA woman (elsewhere identified as Mary) pours out fragrant oil on Jesus as He is at the table. Facing the disciples’ criticism that the oil could have been sold and the money distributed to the poor, Jesus tells them that He will not be long with them, and that she has done this act in advance for His burial. The fulfilment of His prediction, that her act will be remembered wherever the gospel is preached, is evidenced by the very fact that this incident is contained in the Bible itself.V 14–16: PRICE Meanwhile Judas promises to the chief priests to betray Jesus and is paid the price of a slave, thirty pieces of silver. Judas looks for his opportunity to betray Jesus. V 17–19: PROVISION As the disciples seek to prepare a place for the Passover memorial, Jesus tells them to go into the city. They must tell a certain man that ‘His time is at hand’. Jesus and His disciples will use the man’s house. They follow His directions and prepare for Passover in accordance with this provision.V 20–25: PREDICTION Before taking the Passover, which becomes the Lord’s Supper, Jesus predicts that someone, for whom it would have been better if he had never been born, will betray him. Judas asks Him if he is the one, and Jesus confirms that he is. V 26–30: PASSOVER The significance of the Passover is fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ. He takes and adapts the form of the Passover and likens the broken bread to His body which will be broken, and the poured out wine to the shedding of His blood which He is giving in order that sins may be remitted. Even in this, He again implies His resurrection and His ascension because He tells His disciples that He will drink with them again in His Father’s kingdom. Many think that the hymn they sing is probablyPsalm 118. They go to the Mount of Olives. Christ’s eternal purpose and destiny is soon to find fulfilment at Calvary. V 31–35: PRESUMPTUOUS Jesus tells the disciples that they will stumble and be scattered that night because of Him, but that He will rise again and go before them to Galilee. Facing the solemnity of Christ’s coming cross, and the wonder of His resurrection, Peter says that he will never stumble, even though all the others do. Jesus tells him that before the rooster crows, he will deny Him three times. Peter protests that he will die rather than deny Christ. The other disciples say the same thing. Humble trust is always better than presumptuous bravado, whatever the emotional state of Christ’s disciples. V 36–46: PRAYER Jesus goes to Gethsemane. In deep distress and sorrow, He asks His disciples to stay with Him to pray. On three occasions His disciples sleep rather than pray as their Master requests. Jesus shows both His true humanity and His perfect obedience in asking, three times, if it is possible that His Father should let this cup of suffering and punishment pass from Him, and yet in the same sentence declares that He will do His Father’s will by going to the cross. Unsupported by His disciples, He wakes them up and goes to meet His betrayer and his sinister band. V 47–50: PREDATORS At that very moment Judas, with a great crowd bearing swords and clubs, comes with the religious leaders to take Jesus. They come as predators to attack the Lamb of God. The sign is that Judas will kiss Jesus to ensure, in those dark hours, his correct identification. This he does, greeting Him at the same time. The composure and quiet control of Jesus is evident as He calls him ‘Friend’ and asks him why he has come, knowing full well the answer. The crowd descend on Jesus and take Him. V 51–56: PURPOSE One of Jesus’ disciples, identified elsewhere as the impetuous Peter, strikes the ear of a servant of the high priest and cuts it off. Jesus rebukes and restrains him. (We learn elsewhere that Jesus healed that man at this time.) Jesus confirms that if He asked for more than twelve legions of angels to deliver Him, they would be sent to His aid. He says that His sufferings ‘must happen thus’ in order to fulfil the Scriptures and so He can achieve His grand purpose to redeem lost sinners by His death on the cross. As He allows the rabble to take Him, all His disciples forsake Him and flee. V 57–63a: PERJURY As Jesus is taken away to the high priest’s palace, followed afar off by Peter, His wicked religious accusers unsuccessfully seek perjurers who will substantiate their claim that Christ has blasphemed. Eventually they find two such false witnesses whose miserable testimonies are accepted by the high priest, while Jesus remains silent. V 63b–68: PROPHECY Under oath, the high priest asks Jesus to confirm whether He is ‘the Christ of God’. Jesus confirms this and states that He will be at God’s right hand in heaven and that He will come ‘on the clouds of heaven’. The prejudiced judge becomes the jury and the prosecutor. He finds Christ guilty of blasphemy, to the delight of the religious leaders, who declare Him worthy of death. (This is an unconstitutional nonsense, since the Jewish court should not put anyone to death for blasphemy in the Roman judicial system.) Jesus is abused and subjected to spitting, beating and insults. V 69–75: PETER Peter sits outside in the court and makes the first of his three denials of his Lord. He repeats three times, with increasing emphasis, that he does not know Jesus Christ. His third denial is made to seem more authentic and sad by his cursing and swearing. ‘Immediately a rooster crowed.’ Peter remembers the words of his suffering Lord, and goes out to weep bitterly.

1. Parables of the kingdom (13:1-52)
The parables in this chapter can be divided into two groups. The first group contains parables addressed to the Jewish crowds as well as to the disciples (vv. 1-35). The second group contains parables addressed only to the disciples (vv. 36-52). In vv. 1-2Matthew makes much of the fact that Jesus teaches the crowds; but in v. 36 Jesus leaves the crowds and goes into the house, where he teaches only his disciples. Because the crowds have not received Jesus' proclamation with faith and understanding (vv. 10-17; cf. chs. 11-12), ▶▶Jesus removes revelation from them. This is the judgment for failure to accept Jesus' proclamation. Herein lies a warning to all who hear the Gospel but close their ears to its truth.◀◀
The parable of the soils (vv. 3b-9; cf. vv. 18-23) explains the several reactions to the proclamation of the kingdom. The seed represents the message about the kingdom(v. 19), i.e., the preaching of the gospel (cf.4:17). Although all persons hear the same Word, they respond to the Word in various ways. Some, like the Jewish crowds, have hearts that are so hard the seed is unable even to germinate. Others begin the life of discipleship but fall away either because of suffering or concern over material things. Only a minority remain faithful to the Word, obedient to the will of the Father until the end (v. 8; cf. 12:33-37).
To those on the outside this parable declares that the rejection of the Word by the greatest part of Israel (and, indeed, the greatest part of all hearers) does not mean there is anything wrong with the Word. On the contrary, the problem lies with the poor quality of the human heart-soil on which the Word falls. To the disciples this parable teaches vigilance: They must guard against the possibility of falling away because of persecution or possessions.
The parable of the weeds (vv. 24-30; cf. vv. 36-43) emphasizes the contrast between present coexistence of the wheat and the weeds and future separation. The wheat represents the followers of Jesus, while the weeds refer to evil persons in the world. The servants of Jesus (i.e., the church) must not attempt to exterminate wicked persons from the earth, since in so doing they may destroy those who would find their way into the kingdom. Jesus, through HIS angels, will separate the evil from the righteous at the end.
The parables of the mustard seed and the leaven (vv. 31-33) are twin parables; they teach essentially the same thing. Although the kingdom has small and apparently insignificant beginnings, eventually it will cover the whole earth. Only those who participate in the kingdom now (in its “smallness”) will experience the blessings of the endtime kingdom that Christ will establish upon the whole earth at HIS second coming.
The parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl (vv. 44-46) are also twin parables. The kingdom of God is so supremely precious that a person should be happy to make any sacrifice necessary to obtain and maintain a place in the kingdom.
The parable of the net (vv. 47-50), like the parable of the weeds, involves a contrast between present coexistence of the righteous and wicked and future separation. Here, however, the focus is not on cohabitation of the righteous and wicked in the world but in the church. ▶▶ Jesus declares that there are false disciples in the church, persons who will not pass muster at the Last Judgment. Therefore, all in the church should examine themselves to be sure they are true disciples, bearing the fruit of righteousness (cf. vv. 92343).◀◀
This segment comes to a climax with vv. 51-52. The disciples who have accepted Jesus' proclamation and are thus able to understand the parables (cf. vv. 10-17) will find that the parables are rich in meaning. As they reflect on the parables, they will constantly discover new insights regarding the kingdom.

C. Events of the Passion and Resurrection (26:1-28:20)
In the preceding chapters Jesus has commanded his disciples to remain faithful to the will of God, even in the midst of tribulations and persecutions. He has assured them that such faithfulness will be rewarded with eternal blessing and life. Now as Jesus faces the cross, HE models that faithfulness to God's will in the midst of trials. In these chapters Jesus remains perfectly obedient to the will of the Father. In consequence of HIS obedience even unto death, Jesus is raised from the dead.

1. Crucifixion of Jesus (26:1-27:66)
Events in this section move rapidly toward the cross. In 26:1-5 Jesus once again predicts his imminent suffering and death.
Mt 26:6-16 presents the stories of two persons who relate to Jesus' death in entirely differently ways. The woman with the alabaster jar recognizes the ultimate significance of the death of Jesus, and in response she spends a large sum of money to anoint him for burial (vv. 6-13). The death of Jesus calls for sacrificial response.
In contrast to the woman, Judas advances the plot to kill Jesus by betraying him for thirty pieces of silver (26:14-16). ▶▶Love of money is thus linked to the awful falling away of Judas and to betrayal of 
Christ. ◀◀Judas becomes a living example of the seed that fell among thorns in the parable of the soils (13:22).
The account of the Last Supper points to the meaning of Jesus' death (26:17-30). Jesus is the Passover lamb whose blood establishes a (new) covenant between God and persons; this covenant is characterized above all by forgiveness of sins. When Christians partake of the Lord's Supper they affirm their participation in this covenant and anticipate the great banquet all believers will share with Christ when he returns (v. 29; cf. 22:1-10Lk 22:29-30).
Jesus has prepared HIS disciples for his death during the Last Supper; HE now prepares HIMSELF in the Garden of Gethsemane (26:30-46). Jesus has taught HIS disciples that they must watch in the midst of their tribulations if they hope to remain faithful and obedient to the will of God (24:4225:13; cf. 24:3-28). Now Jesus acts on HIS own advice (26:3840-41). Jesus is able to remain obedient by being aware of the danger of yielding to temptation in the face of tribulation and by depending on God (in prayer) for strength. The fact that the disciples do not keep watch with him (vv. 38-45), but depend on their own resources (vv. 33-35), accounts for their failure later in the story (vv. 565869-75).
The arrest of Jesus (26:47-56) leads to HIS trial before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council of supreme authority (vv. 57-75). Here Jesus is condemned on the charge of blasphemy for claiming to be the Son of God(vv. 6365). These religious leaders cry out that “HE is worthy of death” (v. 66). Yet the reader knows that Jesus is entirely righteous, whereas it is the religious authorities who are guilty and deserving of death (cf. 23:29-36). Their sin has blinded them to the truth regarding Jesus and to any sense of justice and righteousness.
During this trial (and the trial before Pilate; cf. 27:12) Jesus remains silent; HE neither says nor does anything to defend HIMSELF. There are two reasons for Jesus' silence. First, Jesus shows utter disdain for the false charges that are being leveled against HIM. The Lord of truth will not dignify false testimony with an answer. Second, Jesus assumes the role of the poor, powerless one. Like the Suffering Servant of Isaiah, Jesus has cast aside all forms of power and violence (cf. 26:47-56) and every attempt to vindicate HIMSELF (cf. Isa 53:7). HE places HIS trust entirely in God (27:43).
Because the Sanhedrin did not have authority to carry out the death sentence (Jn 18:31), it was necessary to deliver Jesus over to Pilate (27:1-26). The focus of the trial before Pilate is whether Jesus is the king of the Jews. Jesus affirms that HE is (v. 11) and is subsequently condemned to death (vv. 15-26). Yet it is clear that Jesus is not the kind of King who usurps thrones and grabs power for HIMSELF. As King, Jesus submits to suffering and death in order to give HIS life for his people (20:28), thus saving them from their sins (1:21). The crown of Jesus is composed of thorns (27:29), and HIS throne is a cross (vv. 36-37).
The mockeries of the passersby echo the temptations of Satan in 4:1-11“Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God”(27:40, italics mine; cf. v. 43). Here again Jesus is tempted to demonstrate HIS divine sonship by means of a sign. And once again Jesus refuses to yield to the temptation, choosing rather to fulfill HIS divine sonship by perfect obedience to the will of HIS FATHER. And so, trusting in God (27:43), Jesus dies.


The people of God in the OT defended themselves, but their ultimate defence was to be God HIMSELF. Paul, using the channels open to him, answered false charges against him in the church and before civil authorities. Christians are not to take personal revenge but, following Jesus Christ’s example, are to entrust themselves to God.

Defence of one’s property

Defence of one’s person

The use of a stronghold See also Jdg 6:2;1Sa 23:142Sa 5:17
The strength of numbers Ecc 4:12
Trust in the Lord Da 3:16-18

The example of Jesus Christ in self-defence

Defence against spiritual enemies

Self-defence in the face of false accusations

Paul to the Corinthian church 1Co 9:1-32Co 12:17-19
Paul before the civil authorities Ac 21:39-22:1,3-21,30-23:5Ac 24:10Ac 25:6-8,13-16;Ac 26:1-22Ti 4:16
The promise of the help of the Holy Spirit Lk 12:11-12 pp Mt 10:19-20 pp Mk 13:11 See also Lk 21:14-15

It is a fact that satan and his demons were 'thrown' to earth to do their worst, people will be tested... keep your faith in JESUS

JESUS is ♡ therfore we must ♡ too