12 Legions of Angels
As Jesus was being arrested in the garden He specifically made it clear that He had all the power in Heaven to stop the sinners that were arresting Him:
“53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?” Matthew 26:53-54
To get a good idea of how powerful twelve legions of angels are we can look at the Roman Army during the time of Jesus and one legion had about 6,000 men in it. Twelve legions of angels would be at least 72,000 angels. To get an idea of how much damage just one angel can do we can look in the Book of 2 Kings when God sent one angel to smite the camp of the Assyrians:
“ And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” 2 Kings 19:35
One angel in one night killed an army of 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. If one angel could kill this many men imagine the damage 72,000 of them could do? They could have wiped out the entire Roman Empire and world in a second. Jesus had the power to have this done right in front of all of His mockers and false accusers. He knew He was right, He knew He is God, He knew the cataclysmic destructive power available to Him yet He still humbled Himself and went to the cross and endured torture and suffering at the hands of heathens to fulfill the Father’s Plan and to make salvation from sin and Hell available to everyone.
“6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Phillipians 2:6-8