Twelve legions of angels!

Matthew 26:53, ESV: Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

These are the word of Christ, just before He was taken captive, the night before He was crucified on the cross.

A common question is "how many angels are twelve legions of angels"?

During the time of Christ, a Roman legion consisted of 6,000 Roman soldiers.

So simple math, 6000x12 = 72,000.

Now to put into perspective the fighting force power of 72,000 angels, take a look at Isaiah 37:36, which records an "angel of the LORD went out and struck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians".

So if a single angel can take about 185,000 people, that would mean that those 72,000 angels available to protect Christ, could wipe out every human being currently on the planet, almost two-fold.

But, by the end of that night, Jesus had given Himself up to Judas, the betrayer, and a few politicians.

Now there is a sacrifice worth thinking about.

 John B. Abela
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John Knox (@watchmanjohn)

Yes much to think about and rejoice over

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

And I just thought of something else. If there would have been more Assyrians in the camp that night, I have no doubt that the angel could have struck down even more. :mrgreen:

John B. Abela (@johnabela)

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Steve Hurt (@steveh)

Well, when he returns ain't gonna be much of a ruckus. Pretty amazing.

Deepa N (@deepaanne)

Amazing truth. Thanks for sharing.