Jesus In The Garden

When Jesus came to the garden to pray, He asked Peter, James and John to stay awake with Him. But they got tired and fell asleep.

In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus prayed that He wouldn’t have to die. In the end He knew that He would have to die to save us. He made the decision to do the will of God, and die for us!

The traitor, Judas Iscariot, led the Roman guards to the Garden of Gethsemane to capture Jesus.

When the Roman guards came, Judas showed them which One was Jesus by giving Him a kiss on His cheek.

In The Bible:

  Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

Brother Branham Said:

 Jesus was brought Himself to a decision. And before going to Calvary, the Father brought His own Son into conference in Gethsemane, while Angels taking their positions, to see what the decision would be.

Oh, it might not have been this way, but let's think maybe it was. I can hear Him say, "Son, do You desire to go on to Calvary? There's a band waiting for You; there's persecution; there's death and murder laying in the way. There's exposure of Your own body; they'll strip the clothes off of You; they'll beat You into pulp. They'll pull a crown of thorns over your head, and You'll die screaming for mercy. Should You go on?"

Look at the decision. And sometimes when we setting in our seats and the Holy Spirit say, "You must do this, or you must do that…" You got someone you won't speak to you; you won't speak to them. You won't make it right. And you're just ashamed to go up and say, if you are in the wrong or what, if you're not in the wrong, to go up and say, "Brother, let's forget it and talk it over."

Jesus, when He looked up into the face of the Father, He said, "It's not My will; it's Yours to be done." What a decision. That decision anchored and swept the world, and still comes tonight to every penitent soul. "Not My will, but Thine be done." 60-0228

Quiet Time With Jesus

It was late one night and Jesus was really sad. He knew that the next day He would be punished and killed by His own people. He had not done anything wrong, but God knew that Someone had to die for the sins of the world, and that Person was Jesus.

Jesus was a human being, just like you and me, but He was also God. He was God in human flesh. He had the same thoughts and feelings that you have. He didn't want to be made fun of, or hurt, and He surely didn't want to be crucified; no one would want that. No wonder He was so sad and distressed.

Jesus was in agony, but He knew what to do: He had Quiet Time.

Jesus had brought His disciples to a place called the Garden of Gethsemane, then He took Peter, James, and John and went off a little deeper into the garden. Jesus told them that He was really sad, and He needed to go pray.

Could you imagine what He was thinking about? He knew that the next day He would be killed, but He also knew that all He had to do was speak the Word and every Angel in Heaven would come to His rescue! He could destroy all of His enemies in no time at all. Jesus had the power to get Himself out of this situation, but He knew that God had a different purpose for Him.

The garden must have felt very sad and lonely that night. The weight of every sin was laying on Jesus and He had to face it by Himself.

As Jesus sat there having Quiet Time with God, He knew it was time to make His choice. Now was the moment that would change the course of human history. Would He speak the Word and call down thousands of Angels to rescue Him? Or, He could do what God wanted Him to and be made fun of, spit on, tortured and killed for our sakes. What would you have done?

You already know what Jesus chose. He loved us so much that He chose God's way and died for our sins. It was the greatest thing that any person has ever done for another person, and He made His decision to do it while having Quiet Time with God!

You can also have Quiet Time, just like Jesus did. Just get alone and tell God about your questions and problems. Ask Him to guide you, just like He did Jesus, and He will!