“Then said Jesus unto him, ‘Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?’” Matthew 26:52-54 (KJB)
These words of Jesus were spoken following the betrayal by Judas Iscariot, and Peter had taken his sword to defend his Lord Jesus Christ. Peter was eager to defend him in the heat of the moment.
Do we hear Jesus’s words “Do you think that I cannot now pray…?” Do we get it? My thought is, “Why call for the angels? Just speak a word and they all would fall away.” But that would not fulfill the Scriptures either.
He was going to be crucified because that is why He came. He came to be the Lamb without spot or blemish; to be the sin offering for the sins of the world. In Jesus Christ, His life, His death, His burial, and His bodily resurrection He fulfilled the demands of the Law; the Scriptures; and the will of His Father.
He could have called 12 legions of angels… but He did not. He loves you and me so much He gave.