WHAT’S IN THIS CUP?
Dec 21, 2019
What’s in this cup Father? Is there any way this can pass me by? Is there any other way?! Three times, I too, asked of My Father if there was any other way. I was fully Divine, yet fully human, and therefore, you must believe Me when I say, I know what you are experiencing. I know your heart and your struggles, as I too have drunk the cup, the ultimate cup of sacrifice- that to which nothing can compare.
Daughter of Zion, it is He who has purchased you with My blood. He who ransomed you and drank the cup of suffering and sorrow, so that you too could be with Me eternally, as you have chosen to also drink the cup of My suffering. When offered this cup, you drank its dregs, although I told you at the time, you could not fully understand what you were accepting. This cup represents the burden of your submission. This cup contains many jewels of wisdom which will be found for those who seek it. Your trust was placed in Me and you agreed to be emptied of everything- emptied of you, emptied of anything that has meaning in this life. Those who call themselves Mine are not only asked to believe in Me, but suffer with Me. The humbling that is necessary prepares you for great deliverance My beloved.
When you are most comfortable in this life, if I were to ask you, will you die now for Me? Would you say yes? And when you have had enough of this life and its trials and sufferings- sorrows that seem unceasing and just want to be removed from this realm, and I were to ask you now, will you live? What would your answer be? To truly live is to die to all here, and to die to all here is to live with Me eternally. There is always a spiritual benefit to you drinking of this cup, to your yes and amen when I ask more and more of you. Your afflictions- although grievous are preparing you for eternity with Me, and giving you more opportunities to glorify Me in this your journey. When that which is perfect is come, you will have more understanding. Allow My grace each day to be sufficient. That which is unknown now will soon be known.
You have asked for the full measure of faith to be given to you in this life, that which was purposed for you from the beginning. Your steadfastness of mind and heart when afflicted, regardless of how those trials come, is one of the greatest opportunities I offer you to grow in this faith. Little maturity is attained when life is easy and comfortable. But when I raise a storm, or permit the enemy to send wave after wave against you, remember the cup that you drank. Remember the suffering of your Messiah, and your suffering will be nothing in comparison to what has been given for you. You will then achieve the position of full emptiness and surrender, contriteness and humility of heart. This, then, is the vessel that is the host that I will pour all of Myself into- the instrument that will then be wielded mightily in this last hour in order that many will be saved. This is the patience of the saints.
Your perspective is imperative. I have taught you to pray to see things from My Kingdom perspective, not the carnal mindset, and then I will show you that afflictions are often the trials of extraordinary grace. Your hope is not laid up here, it is in another life. I have My purposes for all I do and all I allow. You have My word, I will finish the work I have begun, so I ask of you not to hinder the process. I know this is hard to hear, but pray to see in the spirit, and again, not from your limited perspective.
Do not despair, do not lose hope. Believe that I am at your side through it all. My ways are not your ways. My providence is just and wise, and I do no wrong thing. Consider affliction as a mercy through which I mature you and mold you more and more into My image when you submit. The trials of this life will continue to come, and many times become increasingly hotter, this furnace of affliction until the desired results are achieved. This is My way and it is perfect, although not completely understood.
My way requires self-denial- not your will but My will be done. Many will be persecuted and suffer reproach. Many of you will suffer physically and be tormented. When you are weak, it is then that I am made strong. The way of My cross is the way of offense to those who are lost, as they can’t see that the way of suffering leads to eternal glory. I will ask you to forsake yourself, your way of life, your ambitions, this world, your expectations, everything to follow in My footsteps. In doing these things, you will be set free.
I have raised up an army of saints, My remnant, who will astound the world with My glory! Great exploits and manifestations will be seen everywhere, as the light of My love explodes through you in all the earth. You are My vessels who have been tried in the fire, tested and purified, molded into My image and then sent out to show the world who I Am!
So, daughter of Zion rejoice! Rejoice in that you are invited to share in the sufferings of your Messiah! Rejoice in that this is not your home, and that you have My word that I am coming for My Bride, My Beloved, very very soon. Your weeping only endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning. I am here. I am perfect love. I am with you in the ashes of this life, and I will never leave you. I have hedged you in on all sides. I have sent My angels regarding you. You are arrows in My quiver, and although the hordes of hell rise against you, they will not prevail! Rest in My promises, as My words are engraved upon your heart. Cling to Me and stay close to My heart and watch what I am about to do in your day! There has never been another time like what you are about to see, as the Kingdom of Heaven invades earth through My chosen crown jewels. I am at the door. Believe and be still, knowing the King has written your names on the palm of My hand.
I love you, I love you..
Micah 4:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
1 Corinthians 13:10
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 Corinthians 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:8
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
1 Peter 4:16
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
2 Corinthians 4:11
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 12:10
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
1 Peter 2:21
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
2 Timothy 3:12
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
1 Corinthians 4:12-13
12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1 Peter 4:14
14 If ye be 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.
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
2 Timothy 2:12
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2 Corinthians 12:7-8
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord
16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.