be that Christ's admonition to be strong caused Peter drew his sword
that ended up cutting off the ear of the high priest
servant? In Luke 22:51 we learn that Jesus touched the ear
and healed him. This is Jesus last miracle.
denial may have in part been caused by his worrying about having used
high priest questioned Jesus he was really asking Him to incriminate
himself. His reply about asking others was really the way it
should have been handled. Just another piece of evidence of how
the trial was mishandled.
reply to being slapped in verse 23 is certainly
the lesson we should learn from Peter when he said he would follow
Jesus no matter what and then ended up denying Him three times and
follow at a distance is that we should not trust in our own
self. Satan desires to sift us also.
Jesus and stay close.
John became a transformed follower of Christ. When Jesus was
here he asked to be seated next to him in the kingdom. Mark
10:35-45. He also asked about calling down fire from heaven
to consume the Samaritans. Luke
9:51-56. However, John became an elderly apostle of
love. I John 4:7-8 he writes about the need to love. Love
is an attribute of one who knows God. Within the church family
there are those who in like manner mature in Life.
Pharisees wouldn't go into pilots hall so that they remained ceremonial
clean. They knew the law and followed it but they didn't know
the Father. For us we have the Bible, but without the Spirit it
is a dry book and we are just like the Pharisees.