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John Chapter 18

In Context

Chapter 18

Betrayal and Arrest of Yahusha

1 When he had finished expressing his faith in The Heavenly Scroll and seeking Yahuah on behalf of his brothers, Yahusha left with his Disciples to find the garden across the Kidron Valley.

2 Now Yahudah/Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place well because Yahusha had often met there with his Disciples. 3 So Yahudah/Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the Chief Priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

4 Yahusha, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, Who is it you want? 5 Yahusha the Nazarene, they replied. I am he, Yahusha said. (Yahudah/Judas the traitor was standing there with soldiers.) 6 When Yahusha said, I am he, they drew back and ordered his Disciples to get on the ground. 7 Again he asked them, Who is it you want? Yahusha the Nazarene, they said. 8 Yahusha answered, I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go. 9 Yahusha said this so that the Words he had Spoken would be fulfilled: I have not lost one of those You gave me (John 6:39).

10 Then Simon Peter drew his sword and cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant (The servant’s name was Malchus). 11 Yahusha ordered Peter, Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup (constellation CRATER - ‘the Cup’ seen during March/April (Passover) each year which represents the Passover Cup his shed Blood to pay the dowry and redeem his Bride at the end of the Age of ARIES The Lamb… when the Lamb dies the meaning of Passover) the Father has given me (to fulfill in The Heavenly Scroll)?


The constellation Crater is known as ‘the Cup’. Crater is a small constellation located between Hydra and LEO and next to Corvus. Crater is best seen sometime between March and June (timing of The Passover when Yahusha must drink of ‘the cup’ John 18:11 and asked the “cup be taken away” Matthew 26:39).



12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Yahusha. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas (the illegitimate high priest appointed by the procurator Valerius Gratus, under Tiberius, 18 A.D. Yahusha was the legitimate High Priest of the House of Tsedek/Zadok consecrated directly by Yahuah see Zechariah Chapter 3). 14 Caiaphas (acting on Rome’s behalf) was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people (he wanted to kill his rival; the legit High Priest of Israel).



Peter’s first denial, Yahusha’s beloved accompanies him at the trial

15 Simon Peter and the ‘other Disciple’, Yahusha’s loved one (Miriam Magdalene), were following Yahusha (Miriam never left the side of her husband). Because Miriam of Magdala was known to the high priest (to be his Family/Wife), she went with Yahusha into the high priest’s courtyard (you had to be related to the prisoner to enter the courts), 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door (because he was no relation to Yahusha). Miriam, who was known to the high priest (to be his Wife), came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.

17 You aren’t one of this man’s Disciples too, are you? she asked Peter. He replied, I am not. 18 It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter said he was just there standing with them, ‘keeping himself warm’ (denying he was there with Yahusha).



The High Priest Questions Yahusha and Yahusha witnesses The Plan of Salvation to High Priests

19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Yahusha about his Disciples and his teaching (he was asked to explain his teachings that The Kingdom proclaimed in The Heavenly Scroll was at hand, the conversation between the high priest and Yahusha was lengthy). 20 I have spoken openly what is written in the stars and proclaimed day after day, night after night to all the world (Psalm 19, Matthew 4:16,17), Yahusha replied.

Matthew 4:16,17
16 the people living in darkness have seen a Great Light (The Sun is a metaphor of the Spiritual Light of the World see John 1 and Psalm 19); on those living in the land of the shadow of death (John 1:5), a Light has dawned. (The Heavenly Scroll is being fulfilled John 1 and Luke 1:78) 17 From that time on Yahusha began to preach, Repent, for The Kingdom of (revealed in) heaven (Shamayim 'the place in the sky where the stars are located i.e. The Heavenly Scroll) is at hand (he has come to fulfill it and usher in The Spiritual Kingdom not of this world).


Psalm 19:1-6
1The Heavenly Scroll (
Shamayim - stars, Sun, and constellations) are telling of the Glory of Elohim (John 1:14); And their expanse is (The Divine Counsel) declaring the Work of His Hands (Enoch 35:3, John 1:3). 2 Day to day The Heavenly Scroll pours forth speech, And night to night the Sun/stars/constellations reveal knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. 4 Their line (Zodiac means ‘line/path/way the Sun takes travels through the constellations’) has gone out through all the Earth (the ecliptic plane), And their utterances to the end of the world (John 1:9). In the stars/constellations Yahuah has placed a tabernacle for the Sun (Luke 1:78,79, Matthew 4:16,17), 5 Which (the Sun) is as a Bridegroom (John 3:19) coming out of his chamber (to marry the Bride John 3:29); It rejoices as a strong man (ORION) to run (riding the clouds of heaven)his course (of a wedding as the Groom… the feast Cycle/The Heavenly wedding). 6 The Sun’s rising (Luke 1:78, Matthew 4:16,17) is from one end of the heavens (Shamayim/stars), And its circuit (Zodiac) to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its Light/Revelation.

I always taught this same Message in synagogues or at the Temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me, they know what I said.

22 When Yahusha said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. Is this the way you answer the high priest? he demanded.23 If I have been deceitful, Yahusha replied, testify as to how I am guilty of deceit (Isaiah 53:9). But if I spoke the Truth (he was not guilty of deceit), why did you strike me? 24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.



Peter’s second and third denials

25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there keeping warm. So they asked him, You aren’t one of his Disciples too, are you? He denied it, saying, I am not. 26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, Didn’t I see you with him in the garden? 27 Again, Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.



The children of The Dragon bear false witness against Yahusha

28 Then the Jewish leaders took Yahusha from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning of the 14th, the Passover, and to avoid their traditions of ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover Meal eaten on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread that evening at sunset of the 15th after the lambs had been slaughtered the afternoon of Passover. 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, What charges are you bringing against this man?

30 He is guilty of deceiving the people that he is God, claiming to be King, and inciting his followers to violently take the throne from Caesar. If he were not guilty of breaking our Laws, they replied, we would not have handed him over to you. 31 Pilate said, Take him yourselves and judge him by your own traditions. But we have no right to execute anyone, they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Yahusha had said about the kind of death he was going to die.



Yahusha witnesses The Plan of Salvation written in The Heavenly Scroll to Pilate and declares he is The King foretold in the stars

33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Yahusha and interrogated Yahusha to see if the charges were true that he claimed to be King and was organizing an uprising against Rome, Are you the King of the Jews? 34 Is that your impression of me, Yahusha asked, or did others tell you I said that? 35 Am I a Jew, I know nothing of your prophecies? Pilate replied, Your own people and Chief Priests handed you over to me and said you claimed to be King; wanting me to execute you for inciting violence against Rome. What is it you have done against Rome? (Yahusha was brought up on charges of deceiving the people that he was “God” which is blasphemy and inciting violence in fulfillment of Isaiah 53:9).

Isaiah 53:9
His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet he was with a rich man in his death, because he had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth.

36 Yahusha explained that he was no threat to Rome and did not incite his Disciples to violence, My Kingdom is not of this Physical Realm. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders and forcefully install me as King. But no, my Kingdom is from the Spiritual Realm, so neither I nor any of my followers are a threat to Rome. 37 You are a King then! said Pilate (trying to determine if he was a threat). Yahusha answered, What you say is True, I am The King (now Yahusha had to teach Pilate what that means in context of The Heavenly Scroll and his role to first come and die before he would return at the end of the Age of PISCES, or he would have been killed by Rome for claiming to be King). In fact, it is for that reason I came in the flesh (outside any Divine Influence)



and I came into being in the world (created at the end of the 4th Prophetic Day as foretold in the stars)

to testify to the Truth proclaimed in The Heavenly Scroll. Everyone who puts their faith in The Word of His Testimony which is True (connecting the visible facts proclaimed in the stars to the underlying Spiritual Reality of The Plan of Salvation: g228 true‘connecting visible fact to its underlying reality’) listens to me who came to fulfill it.”

Pilate finds Yahusha innocent of all charges, the Children of The Dragon (the murders) cry out in bloodlust for the death of The Branch as The Enemy (Scorpion) strikes the heel of The Son of Man (Ophiucus)

38 What is this Truth (proclaimed in the stars? Pilate and Yahusha have a lengthy discussion as he was interrogated and Yahusha “taught The Kingdom proclaimed in The Heavenly Scroll is at hand” so Pilate would realize Yahusha was no threat to Rome, he was going to assume the Throne in Heaven Daniel 7 and Revelation 5 not on Earth. This is why Pilate found him innocent and no threat even though he just said he was King. Normally anyone who claimed to be King would be executed on the spot by Rome!)? With this confirmation from Yahusha that he was neither a King in this world, a threat to Rome, or inciting violence to overthrow Roman occupation of Israel; he went out again to the Chief Priests and Pharisees who had gathered there and said, I find no basis for a charge against him. 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of The Passover. Do you want me to release ‘The King of The Jews’? 40 They shouted back, No, not him! Give us Barabbas! Now Barabbas, a Zealot, had taken part in an uprising (Barabbas was a Zealot not a “thief”, you don’t execute thieves. You make examples of those who fight against Roman occupation).


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