LOT TO KILL JESUS IS MANIFESTED:Matthew 26:14-16
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
Judas, consumed with greed and love of money, goes to the chief priests and makes a deal with them in exchange for Jesus. Judas agreed to betray our Lord and Savior for 30 pieces of silver, which was the price of a slave during that day.
JESUS IS ARRESTED: Mark 14:43-51
43 Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.
44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” 45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him. 47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
48 “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.
51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
JESUS IS FALSELY ACCUSED AND SENTENCED TO DEATH: Matthew 26:56-68
57 Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the [a]officers to see the outcome.
59 Now the chief priests and the whole [b]Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death. 60 They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward, 61 and said, “This man stated, ‘I am able to destroy the [c]temple of God and to rebuild it [d]in three days.’” 62 The high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I [e]adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are [f]the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, [g]hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
65 Then the high priest tore his [h]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; 66 what do you think?” They answered, “He deserves death!”
67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others [i]slapped Him, 68 and said, “Prophesy to us, You [j]Christ; who is the one who hit You?”
After Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, the mob took Jesus to the house of Caiaphas the high priest. The high priest, all the chief priests, the elders and the scribes were waiting at the high priest's house. This was an informal late-night meeting of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. They had come together to put Jesus on an unfair, makeshift trial.
The religious leaders were looking for evidence that would justify putting Jesus to death, but they could not find one. They called many witnesses against Jesus, but the witnesses did not agree with each other.
Finally, the high priest questioned Jesus with these words, "Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God." Jesus replied, "I am, and you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand and coming back on the clouds of heaven." Then the high priest, in anger and rage says to his inner circle, "You have just heard His blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? What is your verdict?" They all shouted, "He deserves death!" Then they spat in Jesus' face and started beating Him.
Please meditate on these scriptures day and night. Look at what Christ went through just to save you and I. Meditate on How He was whipped, beaten and suffered just for you and I to have eternal life with the Father.
Jesus had His eyes set on Calvary just for you and me. Dying on Calvary cross was Jesus' destiny. Jesus' death was a part of God's plan for our salvation. Jesus did not resist the chief priest's mob who came to arrest Him and He refused to defend Himself before Pilate.
Those that were responsible for the plot, the false charges, the death sentence and the mock trial did not know it, but they were fulfilling the will of God and prophecy.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for Jesus who's life was not taken, but freely given so that you and I may live. John 10:18 - o one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded."
I love you all with the love of Christ.