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Nisan 12 and Son of Man

April 2, 2015

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Now when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples: “You know that two days from now the Passover takes place, and the Son of man will be handed over to be executed on the stake.”

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas, and they conspired together to seize Jesus by cunning and to kill him. However, they were saying: “Not at the festival, so that there may not be an uproar among the people.”

Matthew 26:1-4

Jesus spends today quietly with his apostles, lovingly preparing them for the coming events. Yesterday he publicly rebuked the Pharisees and he knows they are looking for a way to kill him. So today, Nisan 12, Jesus doesn’t show himself openly so that nothing will interfere with his celebrating the Passover the following evening.

Today is the day that Judas becomes a traitor.

Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said: “What will you give me to betray him to you?” They stipulated to him 30 silver pieces. So from then on, he kept looking for a good opportunity to betray him.

Matthew 26:14,15

Judas went off and talked with the chief priests and temple captains about how to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted at this and agreed to give him silver money. So he consented and began looking for a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.

Luke 22:4-6

Something I love about dwelling on these last days of Jesus’ life on earth, is that even with all of these momentous events happening, building up to him giving his perfect life as a Ransom for us by being tortured and unjustly murdered, condemning Satan as a liar, sanctifying Jehovah’s name and opening the way for the fulfillment of Jehovah’s purpose, Jesus still takes the time this week to cure the blind and the lame. (Matt 21:14) And he not only notices the needy widow dropping her “two small coins of very little value” into the treasury chest at the temple, but calls the apostles’ attention to it and commends her. I’m so thankful that Jehovah caused this particular account to be recorded in the Bible! It is a great solace for anyone who longs to do more for Jehovah but is prevented by illness or circumstance. It’s a beautiful thing that God wants us to be aware of how he feels about those who give their best, no matter how insignificant it may be in comparison to others, or in the sight of others. I also love that it’s featured on JW TV in February 2015’s broadcast, starting at the 1.02.30 time mark, where an older sister is imagining the look on Jesus’ face as he saw the widow. There’s a brief but wonderful drama of this that is really heart-warming.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Monica Corona Redfeather permalink
    April 3, 2015 3:33 am

    Dear Carol,
    You’ve done a beautiful job in commemorating The Memorial this year. Thank you!

    • Carol permalink*
      April 3, 2015 7:16 am

      Thank you, dear heart. Lovely to hear from you here! I’ll email you later.

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