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Summary: Christ Died for all and wouldnt call the angels down to take salvation away - He is the Christ that takes the sins of the world away

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Angels on Call

Matthew 26:47-56

The Adversary & Judas Become Associated

Satan enters into Judas to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3)

The betrayal and arrest of Jesus occurs in Gethsemane

Jesus could have called seventy-two thousand angels to deliver Him (Matt. 26:53)

Angels and Jesus Are Associated

Angels are associated with the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26-37; 2:1-14)

Angels are present after the temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:11)

Angels are present at the resurrection of Jesus (Matt. 28:1-7)

Why Didn’t Jesus Call Angels to Deliver Him?

I. The Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled

a. The Cross was in God’s eternal plan (1 Peter 1:20)

b. Prophecies of the Cross are found throughout the Bible

i. Every Passover lamb pictured the slain Savior

ii. David wrote of the coming Crucifixion (Ps. 22)

iii. Isaiah described Christ’s sufferings and death (Isa. 53)

iv. Zechariah wrote about Christ’s wounds on the Cross (Zech. 13:6)

c. Even the betrayal of Jesus was prophesied (Ps. 55:13)

d. An angelic interruption of the Cross would have left us without a Savior

II. The Savior Must Be Forsaken

a. Jesus repeatedly revealed His coming betrayal

i. "The Son of man shall be betrayed" (Matt. 17:22)

ii. "Shall deliver him to the Gentiles" (20:19)

b. Jesus told His disciples they would forsake Him (v.l)

c. The prophets said Jesus would die alone, forsaken

i. David said, "Despised of the people" (Ps. 22:6-8)

ii. Isaiah said, "We hid .. . our faces from him" (Isa. 53:3)

d. Jesus must even be forsaken by His Father (Ps. 22:1; Matt. 27:46)

e. Jesus was forsaken so we might never be forsaken

III. Souls Must Be Freed from Their Sins

a. Had angels intervened there would have been no gospel

i. No gospel would have meant no salvation

ii. All would be lost—forever without hope

b. God’s love kept Jesus on the Cross (Rom. 5:8)

i. Angels were not summoned so we might be saved

ii. We can be clean because the angels weren’t called

Conclusion

The Call of Christ Is to Sinners Not to Angels

Have You Responded to His Call to Salvation?

1. Has God been speaking to your heart about your sins?

2. Have others been talking to you about being right with God?

Will You Respond to God’s Call Today?


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