The Calm Before the Storm
There was Power displayed at the arrest
had power to perceive
power to control the outcome
had power to knock down a whole roman cohort with just his words
Had Caesar summoned all his legions from the remotest outposts of his empire and hurled them in iron ranks against that “Nazarene,” the result would have been the same.
They would have gone backward and fallen to the ground. The Lord had already declared, “No man taketh [my life] from me, but I lay it down of myself” (10:18). He now demonstrated that claim to be true
Jesus again answered with an I AM. The Greek is ego eimi The term is used nine times in John (John 4:26; 6:20; 8:24, 28, 58; 13:19; 18:5, 6, 8). The Lord clearly laid full claim to the divine, ineffable name. They said, “We seek Jesus the Nazarene.” In other words, Jesus said, “I am—that is, I am Jehovah.”
There was Passion shown at the arrest
Judas showed passion in a negative way-
Kissed him (κατεφίλησεν). The compound verb has the force of an emphatic, ostentatious salute. Meyer says embraced and kissed. The same word is used of the tender caressing of the Lord’s feet by the woman in the Pharisee’s house (Luke 7:38), of the father’s embrace of the returned prodigal (Luke 15:20), and of the farewell of the Ephesian elders to Paul (Acts 20:37).
50. Wherefore art thou come? (ἐφʼ ὃ πάρει). The interrogation of the A. V. is wrong. The expression is elliptical and condensed. Literally it is, that for which thou art here; and the mind is to supply do or be about. The Lord spurns the traitor’s embrace, and says, in effect, “Enough of this hypocritical fawning. Do what you are here to do.” So Rev., Do that for which thou art come.