Summary: Have you ever felt alone and rejected? I mean really, really alone and abandoned. Jesus has been there and done that like you cannot even begin to imagine. He had to bear it all Himself. What a majestic hero and Saviour we have who has paved the way f
Feeling really alone? Guess what? Jesus has been there, done that.
Reactions to the Sacrificial Offering of Christ
Read from Psalm 22
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. (KJV)
20 Al atardecer, él estaba sentado a la mesa con los doce, (SRVA)
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. (KJV)
21 y mientras comían, dijo: --De cierto os digo que uno de vosotros me va a entregar. (SRVA)
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? (KJV)
22 Entristecidos en gran manera, comenzaron a preguntarle, uno por uno: --¿Acaso seré yo, Señor? (SRVA)
19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? (KJV)
19 Entonces comenzaron a entristecerse y a decirle uno tras otro: --¿Acaso seré yo? (SRVA)
John omits the fact that even he had questioned Jesus if he were to betray him.
None of the disciples were sure of themselves.
50 And they all forsook him, and fled. (KJV)
50 Entonces todos los suyos le abandonaron y huyeron. (SRVA)
Peter----Denial (Mr. 14:66-72)
Actually in Jn. 13, Peter shows his rejection when he tell Jesus not to wash his feet. Peter did not want to serve others. This rubbed him the wrong way. He was a crowd follower
Judas---Personal Advantage/Greed (Mt. 26:14,15)
From treasurer to opposure to being a traitor. His focus was on material benefits and possessions. He was willing to gamble it all to see what he could make out of the deal. In the end, he found that it did not satisfy.
John and the other 9 ---(Mr. 14:27) "sheep....scattered"
Jesus boldly proclaims that they all (disciples) would be offended because of Him on that night. They were all a disapointed crew. Not even John could be found to stay by Jesus side.
In Mark 14:51,52, we have a couple of strange verses. It paints a picture of how the disciples state could be compared. A young man, with only a sheet wrapped around himself follows Jesus. Then, all of a sudden, he drops the sheet and runs away naked.
This could represent the disciples, who were barely covered in Christ (young and immature), and then leave the small amount of covering and protection that they had, running naked, unprotected, and in shame into the unknown.
We can give a little credit to John. He finally comes out of hiding and is found with three other women at the foot of the cross at the time of the crucifixion. That almost sounds like too little too late; but Jesus commends His mother into his care anyway.
Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Jesus' body---(Psalm 22:12-17)--READ
Being 100% God and 100% man at the same time is something we cannot fathom. Nevertheless, Jesus suffered in the flesh like no one else has ever suffered. That divine part of Him, kept his person alive to suffer to the "utmost" to pay the greatest sacrifice.
The Father- He turned His head (Mt. 27:46)
God in His holiness could not look upon all the filth, depravity, and sin of mankind that was piled up on His Son. Jesus accepted the accumulation of sin of all mankind willingly in order to be the perfect and sufficient sacrifice for all. This truly was the test of all tests; He had been abandoned by all others, and now, even His Father, turns His back.
You say, but I would never forsake my Jesus. I know my heart.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (KJV)
9 "Engañoso es el corazón, más que todas las cosas, y sin remedio. ¿Quién lo conocerá? (SRVA)
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, (KJV)
24 Pero Jesús mismo no confiaba en ellos, porque los conocía a todos, (SRVA)
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. (KJV)
25 y porque no tenía necesidad de que nadie le diese testimonio acerca de lo
Jesus reply to all who abandoned Him----Heb. 13:5b
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)
él mismo ha dicho: Nunca te abandonaré ni jamás te desampararé. (SRVA)
There is no need to be lonely anymore. Christ took even that to the cross and now He promises us that He is eternally present with us. Recognize that fact and draw up closer to Him.