The three, although directed very clearly to ‘stay awake while the young man prayed’, soon fell asleep. Initially the young man prayed to His Father in Heaven to have the “cup” of suffering, torture and even death, soon awaiting the young man, to be taken away, the young man eventually and ultimately accepted His Father’s will. (15). Over the next several hours beginning some time after midnight when, as per our Gregorian calendar in use today, Wednesday began, one of the young man’s “loyal” followers arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, he was accompanied by armed officers and other men provided by the religious leaders of the day. The “loyal” follower of the young man used, as a signal for which person to arrest, a kiss. (16). At around the latter part of the midnight watch (10), or about 2 a.m. the young man about His loyal followers, and His teachings about, among other things, whether or not He was the true Son of God (17). The young man’s answers so angered the inquisitors that the young man was eventually accused of having committed blasphemy. A veritable “Kangaroo- Court”, and the first of two such ‘mockeries of justice’ the young man would suffer, just from the religious leaders of the day, followed wherein a unanimous call for the blasphemer to suffer the death penalty. (18). And not long after, one of His loyal followers, one known as ‘the rock’ Peter, denied the young man, and denied knowing Him three times (19).
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