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.
They took lanterns because they walked in darkness and refused to walk by the Light.
They took torches because they did not know the fiery Glory of God.
They took weapons because they refused to read the scriptures that are the double-edged sword of God.
When we depart from God, we still need and want all of His benefits, so we manufacture them on our own. An army, authority structure, priesthood, leaders, light, protection, weaponsâ€¦all turn bad when they are made by Men rejecting what was given them from God.