Monday, April 30, 2012

What Gethsemane Has to Teach us about Overcoming

What happened on the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane both before and during our Lord's arrest has some surprising lessons for us, upon whom the end of this age comes. In the season of trial that approaches, many of us will be tempted and fail. It has oft been said that a failure to plan equates to a plan to fail, and there is some truth in that. How do we plan to succeed in the days of trial? This is what I learned from what happened in Gethsemane. It began when I learned a simple symbol, that the Mount of Olives signaled division.

“While studying the account where Y'shua was praying at Gethsemane before his arrest, I was struck with how very emotionally intense it was and then how odd it seemed that he had taken his disciples with him only to separate himself from them. Was he motivated simply by a desire for a particular degree of privacy or was there some other reason? As I wondered and prayed, it came to me that the very location of the event typified separation. Indeed, even though such a thing is never stated directly, the entire Mount of Olives is a symbol of division and separation. As I checked every mention of this location in the Bible, this signification became very clear. Knowing that the Mount of Olives is always associated with division affords us greater insight, because all that the Bible records as being said and done on the Mount can be considered from that perspective. Though it may seem a small matter, this insight has led me to some very important lessons about the Lord's plans for the latter days of his church.”

Read more here: The Testimony of Gethsemane - Part 1 - (The Mount of Olives)

On this subject, I also recommend a post that will hopefully extend into a series on the Revelation of Babylon Blog. The Path of The Good Shepherd: Sacrifice Not Survival ~ Part 1

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