Can we really drink of the cup that Jesus drink of? I mean, can we also bear the sufferings, the agony, the mocking, the trials, the tribulation that Jesus did go through prior to his death on the cross?
People tend to question God many times. Why me? Of all people God, despite my being faithful to you, why me?
People feel that sufferings is not normal in a Christian way of life and concerned more of the earthly gain for being godly as false ministers insinuate.
Jn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Rejoice therefore for having a life full of trials and tribulation which is your baptism of fire.
1 Pet 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:
1 Pet 4:13 But rejoice, seeing ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1 Pet 4:14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you. On their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
The reason why brethren in the churches of Galatia are reminded repeatedly by Apostle Paul.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Look at the phrase “As I have also told you in time past”. It is repeatedly said for us to remember specifically to those who are slow of hearing.
Heb 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
This way, we can differentiate who is of God and who is not.
John 8:47 He that is of God, heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Jas 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offendeth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
Those who are musically inclined are well aware of the ‘refrain’ in a song. The musical refrain is the “repeat”; the chorus, the bridge, the lick – accented by differentiated rhythm, synchronization, and sharp harmonic contrast. It’s the part you sing with more vibrato because it is familiar’ – the part you sing more loudly and confidently because you know all the words.
Like music, the holy spirit reminds us of the things already said to us by Jesus until such time that we are already familiar with the word. Until we abide with the word in unison.
Jn 14:26 But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.