[3] So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

[4] Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” [5] “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) [6] When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.




The Pharisees and chief priest were obviously expecting trouble, that’s why they sent soldiers along to get Jesus.


Jesus knew that his hour had come and gave them no trouble.


When Jesus said “I am he” they drew back and fell to the ground.  Why? They knew Jesus as a prophet and healer but still didn’t believe in Him as Son of Man. Suddenly with His words at that time did they have a revelation that He was who He said He was?




Are there doubters and skeptics out here who will not accept Jesus as Son of God until they are face to face with Him?  Time is running out.  There will come a time when it IS too late so we have to spread the Word with a sense of urgency.  Knowing the end of the story, my heart breaks for the skeptics and scoffers.




Lord, thank You for my salvation.  Thank You for taking me as broken as I am, the sinner that I am, underserving, and offering me eternity with You.  Help me to stand apart from unbelievers when times get tough.  Help me spread the Good News with my words and actions.  In Your holy name I pray. Amen.