John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.
So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
For this time I will send all My plagues on you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You who have done it.
Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;
“I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.
Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,
Unless the Lord has commanded it?
“This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers
And the decision is a command of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind,
And bestows it on whom He wishes
And sets over it the lowliest of men.”
He was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like that of beasts, and his dwelling place was with the wild donkeys. He was given grass to eat like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and that He sets over it whomever He wishes.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]
While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all,
Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;
and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away under guard.”
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
“A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’
And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.