And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit , one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
Even the closest disciples still do not understand Jesus, so James and John make a bid for the highest office in his kingdom
However, after Yeshu has been crowned King, it is Father God who will give promotion to those whom he desires. Before then these two disciples will indeed experience the same hardships as Yeshu must.
And history tells us that James before long came to be executed for being a believer. In John’s case however, many think that the last book of the Bible was written by him at a great age, when he had been banished to a place of hard labour in the quarries because of his preaching of the gospel.