Pattern Analysis for Matthew 26:14 - 27:10

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Example of Structure Split

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This CHIASM deeply moved me and I hope you can catch some of the structure′s impact. This structure does not show those verses that are irrelevant to the story of Judas. Note that the Passover celebration in included because Judas was present there.

There are three emphatic portions:
1) The Holy Spirit often uses QUESTIONS to ask something of the reader. When Judas asked the QUESTION What price? he was not thinking of the price he would have to pay—that belonged to the chief priests to answer. Yet in the end, Judas paid a very big price. What price are you willing to pay?

2) The CONCLUDING SUMMARY is significant even though Jeremiah never said this, Zechariah did. The Old Covenant LINK for verses 27:9,10 is from Zechariah 11:4-17. The final verse in that Zechariah structure states that the worthless false shepherds will be replaced by a far more wicked shepherd that will devour the flesh of the sheep. So, to put that into the context of Matthew 27:10, a far more wicked one known as the devil came into Judas to do his work. This discernment make take some time to see but it is there.

3) The CENTER POINT looks at communion, the breaking of the bread and the drinking from the cup. The bread that is crushed in our teeth as we celebrate communion is representative of His body. That we all know. Jesus, in an IMPERATIVE manner, instructed the twelve to eat and drink.

What moved me is the cup: it is the same cup that Jesus later questioned in the garden of Gethsemane. It is the cup of forgiveness—in this case forgiving the man Judas for setting Him up for torture and crucifixion on the cross. Jesus forgave that man, He forgives me and in grace, He can forgive you.