Judas Agrees to betray Jesus and also Peter learns he will deny Jesus too.
[Luke 22;1 [Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,
2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.
3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.
5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money.
6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.]
THIS was one of the worst decisions Judas made, the root of all evil is money and he was no different than anyone else who was bribed and tempted. It was a very sad day for him.
THE last supper was the last time they all spent together and Jesus predicted what would happen.
[14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.
15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.
18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.
22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”
23 They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.]
Can you imagine Jesus predicting Judas betraying him? I wonder what Judas thought? for sure he didn’t realize what he was doing for he had followed Jesus and listened to his teachings over and over.
He also predicted Peter’s denial.
[32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”
34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”]
Do you begin to wonder what was going to happen? they all couldn’t believe what he was saying and had they known they would have listened closer and leaned into the table in a more ‘interested way.’
The journey to the cross was just beginning and it all had to take place in the right order to fulfill the scriptures written.