Before Jesus predicts Peter’s denial as recorded in the gospel of Matthew, he predicts His own death allegorically as being the Shepherd who would be smitten, but in that same prediction, He also makes a promise that he will not only rise again, but He will go before his disciples into Galilee. I have heard many preach on Jesus predicting His death that would result in the scattering of His people (the sheep), but seldom have I heard of His promise, not only of resurrection but also of His going before his disciples.
Here are some of the most important questions that each of us should answer. Is Jesus risen in our heart? He said he will rise again and He did from death. When we accept Him and believe in His name, our old self dies and we become a new creation rising with Him. He also said that He will go before his disciples. So Is the Lord Jesus going in front of you and me, leading us or are we leaving Him behind, wanting to run our very lives? Let us not leave Him behind for He did not leave us! Let Jesus be in front of us in every sphere of our life! Let Jesus go in front of us and lead us.
Matthew 26:31-32 (KJV)
31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
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