The Disciples Carry Swords

After all the signs and wonders and teachings and warnings of Jesus—even until the time that He was arrested by the Jewish religious authorities on the night of His betrayal—nowhere in the Scriptures do we find Jesus at any time prohibiting His Disciples from carrying swords—even into the garden where Jesus was arrested on the Mount of Olives.

The very last thing the Disciples reportedly said before leaving the Upper Room with Jesus on their way to the Garden of Gethsemane was that they had two swords with them, to which Jesus simply told them that the two swords would be enough for what was about to happen. -Luke 22:38,

Because of the Russian-Ukrainian situation going on in Crimea, my Ukrainian wife was talking to a Ukrainian mother of a Pastor of a Ukrainian Baptist Church, concerning Jesus also telling the disciples that if they did not have a sword, that they should go out and buy one -Luke 22:36.

The disconcerted Ukrainian mother asked her son the Baptist Minister about this, and he simply told her that the disciples’ swords were for cleaning fish.

—But when men from God’s high priest arrived with swords to arrest Jesus—and when the Disciples began yelling, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?”— Peter cut off the right ear of the high priest’s servant Malchus.

Jesus, cleaning up Peter’s mess reattached and healed Malchus’ ear, and told Peter that in this case, Peter should put away his sword. For Jesus had to die for Peter’s sins.


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