Who is like unto Thee O! Lord who is like unto Thee O! Lord, among the gods who is Thee, You are glorious in holiest fearful in Praising doing wonders alleluia. Ancient of days, how old are You are now, how old are You now, You will never fail, Ancient of days, how old are You Lord, how old are You are Lord, You will never fail.

Heavenly Father thank You, we bless your Holy Name, we adore You we give You Praise, adoration for a brand new day, thank You for health of mind and body. Praise be to Your Name on high. Wonderful God, doing wonderful things we bow before You we exalt Your Name forever and ever in Jesus Name. Thank You for the gift of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, whose death on the cross brought salvation and eternity to us. Thank You Father, for this privilege grant us be all You have made us to be, glory be to Your Name on high in Jesus Name.

Beloved, good morning to you, how are doing? Welcome to another blessed session were the Spirit of God will grant you access, give you revelations to another level, Praise be to Jesus. You will never remain same for you will taking another key of breakthrough today in Jesus Name.

Today’s topic will be exposing us to another passion our Jesus took for us as He went to the Cross. What did He do when He was faced with temptation of death on the Cross? Though being God, Jesus knew that the hour has come when He will fulfill His mission here on earth; being man the death on the Cross was not an easy one. He knew what awaits Him but flesh has to pass through it and His flesh is not immune from pains.

At this very hour Jesus besought to His Father in prayer. His apostles could not intercede with Him for the flesh is weak, He was left alone, he prayed till the sweat coming from Him was drops of blood. Beloved, can we observe some minutes silence to mediate on this. Anxiety and panic causes some to sweat profusely now think of when you see blood instead of water coming out from your blood when you are  distressed, what will come to mind?

The way to the Cross was not an easy way, and to face it our Lord Jesus had to receive strength from His Father. at this time, satan was negotiating our salvation with Him, but Jesus knew what is at stake, ‘souls trooping daily to hell.’    He knew the heartbeat of His Father, ‘was to save as many as will believe and stay off sin.’ Jesus knew that He is the only one found worthy to open the seal and deliver from sin and destruction, beloved, Jesus knew that His death will save you from everlasting damnation which hell.

As He prayed and surrender to the “Will” of His Father an angel came from heaven and strengthen Him.

Beloved, Jesus did not turn to any other person except His Father for strength and help at such an hour as that. He look up to His Father for deliverance and enabling, and He was not disappointed. His Father sent the required help and He was able to go to the Cross and accomplish what was ordained from the foundation of the world. Praise be Jesus.

Let us discover more below:

“His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Luke 22:44

 

The mental pressure arising from our Lord’s struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have been the weight of sin when it was able to crush the Saviour so that he distilled great drops of blood! This demonstrates the mighty power of his love. It is a very pretty observation of old Isaac Ambrose that the gum which exudes from the tree without cutting is always the best.

This precious camphire-tree yielded most sweet spices when it was wounded under the knotty whips, and when it was pierced by the nails on the cross; but see, it giveth forth its best spice when there is no whip, no nail, no wound. This sets forth the voluntariness of Christ’s sufferings, since without a lance the blood flowed freely. No need to put on the leech, or apply the knife; it flows spontaneously. No need for the rulers to cry, “Spring up, O well;” of itself it flows in crimson torrents.

If men suffer great pain of mind apparently the blood rushes to the heart. The cheeks are pale; a fainting fit comes on; the blood has gone inward as if to nourish the inner man while passing through its trial. But see our Saviour in His agony; he is so utterly oblivious of self, that instead of his agony driving his blood to the heart to nourish himself, it drives it outward to bedew the earth. The agony of Christ, inasmuch as it pours him out upon the ground, pictures the fulness of the offering which he made for men.

Do we not perceive how intense must have been the wrestling through which he passed, and will we not hear its voice to us? “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” Behold the great Apostle and High Priest of our profession, and sweat even to blood rather than yield to the great tempter of your souls.

Glory be to God, Jesus resisted the tempter of our souls and went ahead to accomplish His mission here on earth. Beloved, may we turn to God in our of temptations for I know the Lord will send help to us as He did Jesus. Praise the Lord.

Remain blessed in the Lord

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