Friday, December 28, 2007

The cup of Christ

Luke 22:42 "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."

What was in this cup Jesus wanted removed from Him?

Was it the beatings, the spit in the face, the crown of thorns being thrust into His sinless flesh? Was it the sudden fists to His face, the scourging with whips, or the cross he would be nailed to? Was it the mocking or the humiliation? Was it the physical pain He would endure?

Absolutely Not! Any other teaching is pure blasphemy. Many sin filled people today and those who walked and talked with Jesus in the flesh, took on such worldly suffering with joy!

The cup contained the perfect justice and the fullness of God's wrath for our sins, once and for all!

Think about this the next time you want to reduce God's holiness, excuse your sin and rebellion to God, pervert His perfect word, or reduce it to a man made standard of holiness.

My warning to all so called followers of Christ:
Don't be the body, the false disciple, the flesh and or worldly motivated hand at the table of Jesus Christ.

Luke 22:19-21: 19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
21 "But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.

Let us testify and bear witness to God who became human flesh and dwelt among us. Let us do so with joy and the perfect eternal security we have in Christ Jesus, no matter what our circumstances.


Dani said...

Dropping by to say Happy New Year, Mark. It's been a pleasure reading your blog and it's always great to know that there are other likeminded believers out there who will stand up for Truth and Righteousness.


P.S. I think you'll like my latest post => How Sodomy Was Sold to America

Justin said...

Happy New Year Mark and may you and your family have and know only the best.

DebraJMSmith said...

Hi Mark...

Jesus knew He would be separated from the Father when He would take on our sins on the cross.