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Sunday, May 8 2016
Luke 22: The Messiah's Triumph Over The Night Of Infamy
"Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the Power of God"
The Messiah was Sacrificed on Nisan 14 (see Nisan 14: The Day That The Messiah Was Crucified) - the Preparation Day for Passover (see Nisan 15: The First Day In The Tomb On The Passover High Day) and the week-long days of Passover, also known as the Days of Unleavened Bread (see The Days Of Passover: Why Observe The True Christian Holy Days? and Completing The Unleavened Days Of Christian Passover).
Exactly on time, and precisely as prophesied, the traitor Judas Iscariot betrayed the King with his Satanic rebellion (see What Did King David Prophesy About Judas Iscariot?).
"22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
So it was that "Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed" - Nisan 14 (see Nisan 14: How Did The Messiah Observe His Last Passover?).
"22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
The Messiah then led the group out onto the Mount of Olives where He prayed (see The Full Moon Over The Garden Of Gethsemane).
"22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
The traitor then arrived with the High Priest's enforcers. Peter drew his sword, stepped in front of the Messiah, and began to defend the King. Unfortunately, he missed Judas Iscariot and hit one of the High Priest's henchmen "and cut off his right ear." By that time, others of the Twelve were drawing their swords, but the Messiah stopped what may have been a successful defense of Him (there would have been no need to tell them to stop if they were losing) against those who came to seize Him at the appointed time.
"22:47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. 22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
Much to the shock and confusion of those who were loyal to Him, the Messiah then allowed Himself to be taken (see The Sacrifice Was Given, Not Taken). It was for that reason that Peter denied Him. Peter had just demonstrated with He was no coward, but for that brief time, he just didn't understand what was happening.
"22:54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. 22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
The servants of the High Priest then physically abused and blasphemed Him through the night. He was not turned over to the Romans until after sunrise (see the Fact Finder question below).
"22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
While they were "judging" Him, the Messiah declared unto them a Judgment that awaits them (see Who Sits At The Right Hand Of God?).
"22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, 22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us.
Fact Finder: What time of day did the Messiah die on the Cross?
This Day In History, May 8
413: Amidst the political and military crumbling of the Roman Empire, Emperor Honorius signed an edict for tax relief for the Italian provinces of Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, who were then being plundered by the Visigoths because Rome could no longer defend its own internal borders (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Roman Judea and Israel In History and Prophecy: Aelia Capitolina). The original Roman Empire was superseded by Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
589: Reccared I, the Visigothic King of Hispania (the ancient Roman name for Spain), Septimania (an area that is today part of southern France) and Galicia (an area that is today a part of northern Portugal and Spain), summoned the Third Council of Toledo.
1429: The siege of Orleans ended when French troops stormed the English forts in the Hundred Years War.
1541: Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered (it wasn't a discovery for the tribes of native people who lived there) the Mississippi River. He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo ("the Holy Spirit River").
1559: The Act of Supremacy was passed by which the new Queen Elizabeth I became "Supreme Governor" of the Church of England; the Act of Uniformity was passed and a Common Prayer book was introduced.
1792: British captain George Vancouver sighted and named Mount Rainier on the west coast of the continent of North America.
1794: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, "the father of modern chemistry" (he identified the element oxygen) was guillotined in Paris by the Revolutionary Convention.
1811: The British under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French in Portugal.
1821: During the Greek War of Independence, the Greeks defeated the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.
1852: The Treaty of London was signed by Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden, guaranteeing the integrity of Denmark.
1882: The vast Northwest Territories of Canada were divided into 4 districts: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Assiniboia and Athabaska.
1886: Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented Coca Cola as a pain killer and stimulant patent medicine. As its name indicates, the original formula for "coke" contained coca, from which cocaine is produced. The present-day version replaced coca with high amounts of caffeine and sugar.
1895: China ceded Taiwan to Japan under the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
1902: The eruption of Mt. Pelee, near St. Pierre, Martinique, destroyed the town within minutes, killing all but 2 of the town's 30,000 inhabitants.
1921: Capital punishment was abolished in Sweden.
1943: Mordecai Anielewicz, 24, the leader of the Jewish "Warsaw Uprising" against the Nazi Waffen-SS, was killed in battle.
1945: Near the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), "V-E Day" (Victory in Europe Day). Nazi German military forces agreed to an unconditional surrender.
1949: The Basic Law, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), was adopted by the Parliamentary Council at Bonn.
1972: Four "Black September" terrorists hijacked Sabena (the Belgian national airline) Flight 571. Israeli special forces freed the airliner the following day.
1973: A 71-day standoff between the U.S. Government and the "American Indian Movement" members who were occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ended with the surrender of the militants.
1977: David Berkowitz pleaded guilty to the "Son of Sam" (also known as the "44 Caliber Killer") shootings that terrorized New York City. He was sentenced to 365 years in prison.
1980: The eradication of smallpox was proclaimed by the World Health Organization.
1987: Canada officially minted the first $1.00 coins. Made of a nickel with a gold-colored aureate coating, the "loonie" (a nickname from the picture of the aquatic bird, known in North America as the loon, on one side of the coin) is estimated to have a lifespan of 20 years, as compared to 9 months for the traditional $1.00 bill that it replaced.