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ertain Greeks, who came up to   the hair: I hid not my face from shame and
               Jerusalem to worship at the feast,   spitting.” Immediately after saying that,
        Cmade their request to the disciples:   He declared, “For the Lord God will help
        “We would see Jesus” (John 12:21, KJV).   me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
        The Lord Jesus began to tell them of the   therefore have I set My face like a flint,
        sufferings that would be necessary before   and I know that I shall not be ashamed”
        any Greeks or Gentiles could truly worship   (Isa 50:6-7, KJV).
        God, saying, “Verily, verily, I say unto you,   That statement naturally links with Luke
        Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground   9:51 (KJV): “When the time came that He
        and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it   should be received up, He steadfastly set
        bringeth forth much fruit” (John 12:24,   His face to go to Jerusalem,” and nothing
        KJV). No wonder that three verses later He   could turn Him aside. It also links with
        said, “Now is my soul troubled; and what   Mark 10:32: “And they were in the way
        shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour:   going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went
        but for this cause came I unto this hour”   before them: and they were amazed; and
        (John 12:27, KJV). His soul was troubled,   as they followed, they were afraid.” They
        thinking of the infinite sufferings that   all knew that it was dangerous for Him to
        would be necessary before any Gentiles   go to Jerusalem. At one time they had said
        such as we could ever worship God.   to Him, “Master, the Jews of late sought to
        The anguish of His soul while receiving   stone thee; and goest Thou thither again?”
        such cruel treatment                 (John 11:8, KJV). Since they were amazed,
          Joseph is a beautiful picture of the Lord   how much more should we be amazed?
        Jesus in so many ways. When his brethren   We know what they did not know (even
        came to Egypt to buy bread, they did not   though He had told them): The Lord wasn’t
        recognize him, but he recognized them   just going to a dangerous place, He was
        (Gen 42:8). He spoke roughly to them (Gen   going to certain death, and He told them
        42:7) because he wanted to reach their con-  so again.
        science for their blessing. He heard them  The exceeding sorrowfulness of His soul
        say one to another, “We are verily guilty  in Gethsemane
        concerning our brother, in that we saw the   The Lord Jesus said to His disciples,
        anguish of his soul, when he besought us,   “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even
        and we would not hear; therefore is this   unto death” (Matt 26: 38). None of us can
        distress come upon us” (Gen 42:21, KJV).   measure the exceeding sorrowfulness of
          Surely the Lord Jesus had anguish of   His soul in anticipation of drinking that
        soul receiving such cruel treatment. He   cup that was full of wrath because of our
        willingly gave Himself to their treatment,   sins. The Lord Jesus fell on His face and
        saying, “I gave my back to the smiters,   first prayed, “Father, if it be possible, let
        and my cheeks to them that plucked off   this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not

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