January 4th, 2019
Though the Personal Suffering Would Be Great, Jesus Was Willing
Luke 22:42 (KJB) Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
No human can even begin to imagine the immense suffering Jesus Christ willingly faced on Calvary. Did you know that the humanity, or the flesh of Jesus Christ, suffered just as you or I can experience in our flesh covered body? The Bible is descriptive in the events that lead to the death of Jesus Christ upon the cross at Calvary sparing no words in describing the immense agony and pain Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of evil men as was separated from God in physical death.
Jesus Christ could have refused this cup. He could have told God no! He could have chosen to be saved from facing death by a legion of heavenly angels. But Jesus did not refuse the will of His Father. Though it was personal and painful, there was no other place for Jesus Christ to be but in the will of God.
Not only did Jesus Christ identify with God, But He was also willing to die for advancing victory by fulfilling the will of His Father, who was God. Jesus Christ did not choose to hide Head in the sand or sit on the proverbial fence and dangle his feet in this world or ignore the cup God had placed before Him.
Jesus Christ stepped up to the plate willingly.
The same truth applies to you and me. We can be willing to identify with God and turn our pain into praises and prayers to God. In our weakest moment, God is supernaturally strong. He can do that which we cannot accomplish ourselves.