Christ was facing death near the start of His earthly ministry. We too will be facing the same–persecution unto death. I believe this to be one of the most important messages I’ve every spoken. Please listen well.
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
(Matt 2:13 KJV)
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life.
(Matt 2:20 KJV)
Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
(Matt 12:14 KJV)
And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
(Matt 17:23 KJV)
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
(Matt 20:18 KJV)
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
(Matt 21:38 KJV)
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
(Matt 26:4 KJV)
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
(Matt 26:59 KJV)
What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
(Matt 26:66 KJV)
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
(Matt 27:1 KJV)
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
(Matt 27:20 KJV)
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
(Matt 27:64 KJV)
And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
(Mark 9:9–10 KJV)
And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
(Mark 3:6 KJV)
For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
(Mark 9:31 KJV)
Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
(Mark 10:33–34 KJV)
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
(Mark 11:18 KJV)
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
(Mark 12:7 KJV)
After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
(Mark 14:1 KJV)
And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
(Mark 14:55 KJV)
Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
(Mark 14:64 KJV)
And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
(Luke 18:33 KJV)
And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
(Luke 19:47 KJV)
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
(Luke 20:14 KJV)
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
(Luke 22:2 KJV)
And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
(Luke 23:32 KJV)
And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
(Luke 24:20 KJV)
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
(John 2:22 KJV)
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
(John 3:14 KJV)
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
(John 5:18 KJV)
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
(John 7:1 KJV)
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
(John 7:19-20 KJV)
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
(John 7:25 KJV)
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
(John 8:28 KJV)
I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
(John 8:37 KJV)
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
(John 8:40 KJV)
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
(John 8:59 KJV)
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
(John 10:31-33 KJV)
His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
(John 11:8 KJV)
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
(John 11:53 KJV)
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
(John 12:10 KJV)
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
This he said, signifying what death he should die.
The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
(John 12:32-34 KJV)
Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.
(John 18:31-32 KJV)