With jesus in the upper room
The Upper Room: Jesus Parting Promises for Troubled Hearts by John F. MacArthur Jr.In a borrowed or rented banqueting room atop some shop or large family dwelling in Jerusalem, the drama unfolded. Jesus and His disciples were standing on the precipice of the darkest night in the history of the world. The Lord of glory was about to be betrayed and murdered. The disciples would be scattered, and the boldest of them would deny even knowing Him.
During those final hours before Jesus betrayal, He gave His disciples--and consequently, all believers throughout history--His parting promises, His last will and testament. It is the inheritance of every believer in Christ.
In The Upper Room, Pastor John MacArthur takes us back to that night and the glorious hope we have in Christ. This is vintage MacArthur--an exposition of the text that resonates with devotion to the Lord and love for Gods people, calling us to know and to love the One who loved us to the end.
Surrounded ( Fight My Battles ) - UPPERROOM
Luke 22:39 TPT
It is not the whole residence. It is part of a mansion. Do I have to prove this to you? Could this be the only room upstairs? It was like a small palace!
That location, that name, has always held a sort of mystique about it. The replacement of Judas by casting lots is about all chapter one of Acts records as to what was happening behind those closed doors. However, I believe this room holds the key for something we as believers would like to see repeated in our day. I believe that there are clues in the biblical narrative in the weeks leading up to the upper room experience and in the days immediately following that can give us not only a glimpse into what actually took place in that room but provide a template for the future of our church today. Earlier the two disciples, presumably a married couple, returning from Emmaus knew exactly where to find the group after their encounter with the risen Lord. But now following the Passover meal and the arrest of Jesus in the garden, it appears his followers remained in the city and elected to make this room their headquarters.
When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. He said to her, "Give me your son. And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover from this sickness. The altars which were on the roof, the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, the king broke down; and he smashed them there and threw their dust into the brook Kidron. The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!