The night of all nights (Luke 22)

69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God. Luke 22:69

To borrow a line from the famous “Band of Brothers” miniseries: “Tonight is the night of all nights.”  Our Lord and Savior has been on a long and laboring journey.  Thirty three years earlier Jesus left the glory of heaven to enter the arena of our broken world.  He has now come to this night.

Here is what is taking place:

  • The trap has been laid by the Devil: “Judas has agreed to betray Jesus.”  Vs: 1-6.
  • The time of the year is the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Jesus as the Son of God is now becoming the Passover Lamb, Vs: 7-13.
  • The time will be memorialized by the “Lord’s Supper.”  Vs: 14-23.
  • The team of disciples will be reward for their faithful service. Vs: 24-30.
  • The team will in this night fall apart. Vs: 31-62

Satan is given permission by God to test (trouble) all the disciples.  All of them will fall away with Peter being the worst in denying the Lord three times.  But there is amazing good news in this night:

  1. Jesus intercedes for the disciples and today He is still interceding for us.  Hebrews. 7:24-25.

This good news lifts my spirits when I have those dark nights in my life.  Yes, at all times our Savior is interceding with God on our behalf.

2. Jesus prayer in the Garden reminds us of His total commitment to our salvation.

No amount of darkness could keep Jesus from winning the victory for us!!!

3. Jesus proclamation before those who were His accusers causes me to leap with joy.

69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

Our Lord humbled Himself and carried the cross. When the night passes and the morning dawns, Jesus will climb Golgotha’s hill.  He will die on the cross and descend into the grave.  There He will lead captivity out of prison.  Three days later, the dawn of a new day will come as Jesus defeats hell, death, and the grave.  He will arise to die not more, I Corinthians 15:20.  This Jesus is now ruling.

No matter how dark the night may become,  He is interceding and He is leading us to victory!!!

I challenge you to daily enter your garden of prayer and cry out to the one who is on the throne interceding for you.  I challenge you to trust in the victory that is coming to your night!!!

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