Fulfilled in Jesus

And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”
Luke 22:35–38
Fulfilled in Jesus
Ever since the Ascension the clock has been counting down to the Last Day. And though we know not how many ticks of the clock are left, we are confident that one day it will be the last. So in the meantime we are to be vigilant in our faith, knowing that the world, the devil, and our own sinful flesh will attack us. We must arm ourselves with the only weapon capable of defeating these foes, God’s Word. Jesus warns His disciples about the hostile times they will face, similar to His own rejection. No disciple, including us, will avoid some of the hostility that Jesus faced. “Yet He bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.” So when we experience hostility, may our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, keep us focused on what He has borne for us.
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