Fell to the Ground

So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and *said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He *said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 18:4‭-‬6 NASB

In my Sunday Bible Study yesterday we were looking at John 18:1-21.
As many times as I have read this passage I was amazed that I never noticed the response of the Roman regiment and officers.
Jesus asked, “Whom do you seek?” When they answered, “Jesus the Nazarene”, Jesus said, “I am”. Did you catch that? “I AM”.

I am a shield – Genesis – 15:1
I am the Lord – Genesis – 15:7
I am God Almighty – Genesis 17:1
I am with you and will keep you – Genesis 28:15
I AM WHO I AM – Exodus 3:14
(There are a whole lot more “I Am”s in the Bible.)

But now let’s look at the response. . .
So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

They drew back and FELL TO THE GROUND!!!!!

They had no power over Jesus. Jesus willingly submitted to the Father’s will and allowed them to take Him into custody. God’s will was about to be fulfilled for our salvation. The door to be opened for our eternal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior?
Do you have the joy of the Lord?
Are you secure that you will live forever in peace and tranquility?

There are only two choices, believe and be saved or deny Christ and die. Either live in eternal peace with God or die eternally in pain and suffering.

Either choice you make you will fall to the ground. Some will fall in fear and regret. Some will fall in thankfulness. But all will fall in awe.

What are you choosing?

🌹For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”
Romans 14:11 NASB

🌹so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10‭-‬11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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