With Jesus in Gethsemane – Part Two

Jesus told His followers He could have called “twelve legions of angels” (Matthew 26:53).  That would have spared Him, but not have enabled Him to achieve His purpose.  In the Old Testament one angel killed over 185,000 soldiers in one day.  Twelve legions times 185,000 means at that moment in Gethsemane Jesus had at His call a kill power of over 13,000,000,000. He didn’t make the call.

Instead, the Father sent one angel, “an angel…to strengthen Him.” (Luke 22:43) Even at that one angel would have had sufficient strength to sustain Him. The angel’s sole purpose was to strengthen Him. In His human form Jesus needed the support. What that entailed is unknown, but it was sufficient strength. It enabled Jesus to offer His life as a sacrifice for sin and thus take away the sin of the world, all those in the world. He is capable of saving all who express repentant faith and commitment to Him as Savior. As Creator He made all:

“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:15-17)

Consider these examples of what He made.

The earth travels around the sun about eight times the speed of a bullet fired from a gun.

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

A single human chromosome contains twenty billion bits of information. How much information is that? If written in ordinary books, in ordinary language, it would take about four thousand volumes.

Comets have vapor trails up to 10,000 miles long. If you could capture all that vapor, and put it in a bottle, the amount of vapor actually present in the bottle would take up less than 1 cubic inch of space.

Saturn’s rings are 500,000 miles in circumference, but only about a foot thick.

When we behold the wonder and the glory of the world Jesus created, we worship and honor Him all the more.

In Jesus all the fullness should dwell: The ancient Greek word for dwell is here used in the sense of a permanent dwelling. Jesus created angels and they all ultimately answer to Him.

The Father will always give us all the assistance we need to achieve His purpose…and no more. One angel ministered to Him sufficiently in His darkest hour. The same is done for us and we are basically unaware of it.