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The Book of Matthew
Matthew was taught by Dr. James Modlish


26:1-5 The passage takes place on Tuesday evening before 6:00pm. The Passover was killed on Wednesday and eaten on Thursday.

26:6-13 The passage is parenthetical, for in (Jn. 12:1-8) it is said to occur before the triumphal entry.

[1]. "Simon the leper" is identified, but may have been the leper who returned to give thanks in (Lk. 17:12-15).

[2]. The other gospels identify the ointment as Spikenard or "Nardus Spicatus," which is a pointed, yellow-brown plant looking like the tail of an ermine. It grows in the Himalayas.

[3]. All the disciples murmur, but (Jn. 12:4) points out the trouble maker as Judas. It might have been sold for 300 pence (Jn. 12:5), almost a year's wages. The bag holder wanted all the money in one jackpot, i.e.: United fund, So. Baptist Convention, etc. Judas is obviously worried about losing control of the money, not the poor.

Practical lessons:

[1]. An act of love toward Christ is greater than the "visiting, feeding, and clothing" of our fellowman, see (Matt. 25:32-45).
[2]. Jesus accepts worship as proper always and never refuses it. He tolerates and approves of the belief that He Himself IS GOD (Jn. 20:28, Matt. 14:33).
[3]. If you have done what you can, you have done all you can do. If you have NOT done what "you could," then you have no room to gripe or criticize others.
[4]. Proper worship of Christ, by a Believer, will COST something. Something has to be broken before real love can be poured out (Acts 9:16).
[5]. The death of Christ is the most important thing, not His birth. He is born to die, and the woman does well in anointing Him ahead of time, for those who came to do it later (Matt. 28:1-4, Mark 16:1-4) came too late!!
[6]. Real devotion to Christ cannot be hid and it will fit all the house if it is truly there (Prov. 27:16, 1 Cor. 8:3).
[7]. Real devotion will immediately attract the criticism of those moralists and religious formalists who are trying to work their way to heaven by works of righteousness (1 Jn. 16:1-4, 1 Thess. 2:13-16).

26:14-16 Judas fulfills 30 pieces of silver (Zech. 11:13). It is the price of a slave (Ex. 21:32). The Anti-Christ is in (Zech. 11:15-17).

"And he sought how he might conveniently betray him" (Mk. 14:11).


26:17-20 Tuesday at 6:00pm. (See Lk. 22:7).

26:21-25 Judas partook of the "sacrament."

[1]. John says "Lord, who is it (Jn. 13:25), he did not question his own love.

[2]. Judas prefers "Master" to LORD, Good liberal.

26:26-30 This is the favorite passage of the Catholic to reprove the Protestant for not believing the Bible literally.

[1]. If the passage is literal, the Cup is His blood, not the fruit of the vine in it.

[2]. Christ's body would have been divided into 12 individual bodies, for each disciple gets a piece and the statement is "This is my body."

26:31-35 Jesus warn them with a quote from (Zech. 13:7). They still persist in believing otherwise.

Jesus knows Peter will go back to his fishing after the denial (Jn. 21:1-5), so he purposely says "I will go before you into Galilee." He knows where Peter is going.

26:36-46 The place is Gethsemane: an "olive press.: Olive oil is a type of the Holy Spirit. The typology of this place is that very life of the Son of God is being squeezed out of him. See (Lk. 22:44).


[1]. It was a solitary prayer.
[2]. it was a submissive prayer. "Not my will but thine be done."
[3]. It was a scriptural prayer. Mary isn't mentioned.

(a). Jesus never had to worry about dying anywhere. No one could kill Him. (Jn. 7:32,45; 7:30; 8:59; Lk. 4:29,30, Jn. 10:18). The devil could not have killed Him in Gethsemane if he had tried all night.

(b). Jesus never had to worry about death on the cross, for He faced it joyfully and triumphantly (Heb. 12:2, Col. 2:15).

(c). He, therefore, is not praying to be released from crucifixion or from physical death; He is praying to be released from drinking a cup. Now scripture with scripture (that is the only way to do business), "What is a cup?"

(d). God's cup, that a man would not want to drink, is clearly defined up until (Matt. 26) as the "cup of God's wrath" on sin Note: (Jer. 25:15. Isa. 51:17, Ps. 75:8). The cup that He is praying to be delivered from is the cup of God's wrath, which is to be poured out on Him while He is being crucified, thus, making Him to "be" sin for us! (2 Cor. 5:21).

(e). The prayer is not answered in the affirmative! (Jn. 18:11) dispels all doubts and matters of interpretation: "The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?" He does. He drinks it to the dregs. He is not answered with a "yes"; He is answered with a "No," and to make the cup an elementary thing like "physical death" is to knock the meaning clean out of the passage and the heart clean out of the Atonement.

The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Real insight is given on that subject in (Rom. 7-8; Gal. 5).


(1 Thess. 5:1-10; 1 Cor. 16:13; Rev. 3:2; 16:15. 2 Tim. 4:15. 1 Pet. 4:6-7, Eph. 6:18, Heb. 13:17)

26:47-52 See (Jn. 18:4-9), "he" is italicized in (Jn. 18:5) the "I am" (Ex. 3:14).

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