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Glenn Gibson | Sun, 03/14/2021 - 21:35 | Permalink

Your final statement couldn’t be further from the truth….
“So there is no need to spiritualize the suffering that Jesus contemplates in the garden of Gethsemane: it is exactly the same sort of appalling physical suffering that the Jews would be subjected to 40 years later. And if there is no need to spiritualize the suffering, there is no need to deny that Jesus expressed a very human fear of torture and a horribly painful death.”
Hours later Christ now in the hands of His captors, speaks as one totally opposite to His plea in the garden. ” Father if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me” and stating that His soul is distressed to the point of death” to the one saying ” You have no power over me if it were not given to you from above”  What was the change ? In the Garden Jesus cries out to the Father three times and there is “SILENCE” Suddenly the words “I am in the Father and the Father in me, I and the Father are one” these words fall dead on the floor. Christ in the garden experience what we because of His sacrifice will never know as His children, ” Abandonement”.  Christ was experiencing a foretaste of “HELL“  — this cup. This was not fear it was unreconciliable torture of the “SOUL”. A torture we shall never know as His disciple, not ever….

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