Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
32 But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.”
34 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”
35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And so said all the disciples.
Yahshua unfolds before His disciples the events that are going to take place immediately after leaving the upper room. He is trying to prepare them for what will most certainly be a very traumatic time for all of them.
He quotes the prophet as in Zechariah 13:1. saying, “‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’” (Vs 31)
These 12 men love Him dearly, and He wanting to comfort them, telling them once again that after he is Killed he will return to them.
“But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.” (Vs 32)
However, Peter is still dealing with the Idea that he will be made to stumble. And he says, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.” (Vs 33)
Peter is speaking out of his love for Yahshua, and also out of his pride, and Yahshua responds in a way that will be humbling for Peter. He says to Peter, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” (Vs 34)
Did Peter believe Him? I think not!
He says to Yahshua, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” (Vs 35)
Now, everyone knows that Peter did deny Christ Yahshua three times, and then the cock that Yahshua spoke of cried out.
The interesting thing about this is that there are no chickens allowed in Jerusalem. It was against the law to have and to keep chickens in the holy city. So how could there be a cock crowing?
What most do not know was that the watchman on the wall of the Temple was named the cock because his voice could be heard for miles as he cried out the hour. He was the cock that Yahshua spoke of.
But in any case, what Messiah says, we can take to the bank He has never missed the mark, and everything he says is absolutely true.
This is why we must take the time to read and study everything he says, as it is written in the Holy Scriptures. We who believe that Yahshua is the Son of God, and because we believe, we must also follow Him.
How is that possible if we do not understand His heart and His mind, because we have not been able to recall every word he said?
He spoke of every facet of the gospel we profess to believe. How are we to know the truth without knowing the living Word of God, the Logos!
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Yahshua is the Living Word of God, and we will be subject to being deceived by false teacher’s if we do not know His Word,
Study ever word he says, read the red letters in your Bible, so that we cannot be deceived.
How else can we defend against these Liars?
Shalom my friends,