Whom do you seek?
The events surrounding the betrayal and arrest of Jesus produces the evidence that points to Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God.
So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. (John 18:3) Judas would have know where Jesus would had been at the designated time, for Jesus often went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. They went out to seek Jesus with a band of soldiers, officers from the temple, and the Pharisees. Stop and think about that for a moment. They went with a cohort of soldiers which could have been up to as many as one thousand men along with some of the officers who protected the temple and the Pharisees. They came ready for resistance from Jesus and his followers.
Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, (John was pointing to Jesus' omniscience, thus God) came forward and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth". Jesus said to them, "I am he", Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, "I am he", they drew back and fell to the ground. (John 18:4-6) Jesus asked them again to whom they were seeking in v.7. and by the very power of Jesus' words, "I am he", they were jolted to the ground. Verse 9 says, This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: "Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one." Thus proving they had no authority to take his disciples. Even after Jesus had prayed with such agony, he was still in full control with ALL authority given to him by God. He would accomplish the work he had came to earth to do by the Father's plan.