His Agony and Our Access
Matthew 26:36, 38; Luke 22:43-44
4-5-20, Archives of Oswald Chambers -- We cannot learn about Gethsemane through our own personal experiences. We can never fully comprehend Christ’s agony when He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is the agony of God and man in one Person, coming face to face with sin - not His sin ... the sin of the entire world for all generations. [2 Corinthians 5:21]
It was not over His pending death that Jesus agonized. In fact, He stated very emphatically that He came with the purpose of dying. He was confident of getting through it as the Son of God but agonized over all that sin — Satan could not touch Him. (Hebrews 9:11-15; Luke 4:13).
The agony in Gethsemane was the agony of the Son of God in fulfilling His destiny as the Savior of the world. The veil is pulled back here to reveal all that it cost Him to make it possible for us to become sons of God. Gethsemane and Calvary are the gateway to forgiveness of our sin and eternal life with God. [John 3:16] The Cross of Christ was not only a sign that our Lord had triumphed over sin and the grave; but that He had triumphed to save all repentant humans from punishment and separation from God. Because of what the Lord Jesus Christ went through, every human being has been provided with a way of access into the very presence of God. Source
1 John 4:10, "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." [Romans 8:3-4]
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