Luke 18:31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
Listen to Jesus. Jesus spoke a profound message to his intimate friends and disciples. They must go to Jerusalem, to fulfill the prophesies concerning himself
Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
Luke 18:33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
Terrible treatment; to be delivered unto the Gentiles, the dogs, as in Psalms 22.
Psa 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
He would be mocked, treated horribly, spit upon, scourged and put to death! Psa
22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
He specifically said that after death, on the third day, he would rise again. Wow, what a lot to cause his intimate friends to take notice and to offer him their prayers and support?
Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
They heard nothing, perhaps because they had their minds on their own things. Not a one of the twelve heard him speak this profound gospel message. Whose disciples were they? Who were they listening too? Who do we listen too? He would repeat the message again and again, but they were not hearing, they did not get it. I wonder how many times we hear God's message to us, without it touching our understanding and our hearts? Is satan removing our attention by substituting other thoughts? Is he removing the word like the parable of the sower?
Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Are we hearing, understanding and obeying God's word to us? What was said?