When evil forces came, Yeshua was ready, not just to bear it, but to see that it was not inappropriately interrupted. “Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18: 11). He had an advantage that I believe is available to the Believer today – foreknowledge. This may sound too mystical for those who live only a temporal life, but scripture clearly describes times wherein God gives us insight into what is coming. (John 16: 13). This is accomplished through the Holy Spirit and is part of the prophetic nature that indwells every believer. As Yeshua said, we can do nothing of ourselves, but God has been revealing the future from the beginning. This knowing comes through faith like all righteous acts. We listen to God, believe and at times He reveals things we need to know or do. This often happens through or connected with prayer.
Before Yeshua encountered the soldiers He spent time in prayer with the disciples asking for God’s will to be done in Him. He touched the father so deeply that He sweated drops like blood and was attended by angels. (Luke 22: 42-46). Scripture says, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” This is an exhortation that acknowledges the Spirit life. (Hebrews 13: 2). Yeshua chided the disciples because of their unbelief. (Luke 24: 25; Matt. 14: 31). He said, “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” (Mark 9: 23). This does not mean that everything we wish for comes true, that is a misconception and wishing is not faith, but believing every word of God in every situation and every promise He has made will make all such things possible.
This was Yeshua’s faith in the Father, that even in the midst of evil and dire circumstances, God will bring about His good and perfect will through us. In the same way we can have confidence that God is directing our steps, preserving and fulfilling our destiny even in difficult unpleasant circumstances. We all need encouragement to live by faith not by sight or our rational analysis. When Paul addressed matters that varied depending upon the measure of faith different ones possess, he was talking about customs, preferential acts, and perspectives about human rules for living. There is no excuse for not believing every clear and plain meaning of scripture. Seeking God is finding Him and living the transcendent life which He enables.