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Gethsemane

LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM EASTER (i.e. PASCHAL or PASSOVER) part 1

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It was of utmost significance that Jesus would take them to Gethsemane to pray. Gethsemane means: ‘oil press,’ emblematic of the unction of the Holy Spirit, the LORD God seated in the holiest of the Temple, and who would eventually be sent to empower the Church. Jesus had to take them back to the Garden of Eden, where man’s sin commenced. His number is twelve. It was apropos that one of them would misbehave so that He would complete the numerical twelve. When He said, “Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (John 26:36-37), Jesus left the first group of 8 of the disciples in a spot. The second group of 3, and the third consisted of 1 of Him, alone.Read More