One of the ways that the atonement was such a great triumph for the Savior was that He suffered willingly even though He had the power to stop it. When Peter cut of the ear of the high priest’s servant the Savior said to Him, “The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?... Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? (John 18:11, Matthew 26:53) He had said earlier, “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18). Christ, having the power even to raise the dead, clearly had the power to stop what was happening to Him. At any point in the suffering He could have called it off and shown forth His power. At one point at the peak of His suffering people jeered, “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him” (Mathew 27:42). He could have done just that, but knowing His mission and the cup that His Father needed Him to drink, He did not. Surely the great victory of His atonement was not just that He suffered immensely but that He did it with the full power to stop it.