Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time
31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles
and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was
It has been said that all twelve disciples had Alzheimer’s Disease, because none of them remember that Jesus predicted his death three times and they can’t remember. Today’s
reading has Jesus’s third prophecy regarding his death. Listen to the details that he gives. “32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they
will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” Knowing what actually happened to Jesus, we can verify the prophecy.
Delivered over to the Gentiles
Shamefully treated Yes
Spit on Yes
They will kill him Yes
Third day he will rise ??? YES
Ok, I might could get lucky and get the first
six right, but the seventh?? I would have never even thought of it. The first six are amazingly accurate, but the seventh is the cake winner!! Yes Jesus is a prophet and his prophecies do come true... or will. He did promise that He
is coming back.
I pray: O Lord, three times you predicted your death with amazing accuracy... how can we ever doubt you. Please forgive us when we do and help us in our unbelief. Amen.