Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? – John 18:11
The life of Jesus could be summed up as an expression of unconditional love. He chose to die. He wasn’t cajoled into it. It was the highest height of love ever displayed in human history and after which none is incomparable. Jesus is the only One who laid down His life and was able to take it up. Anyone can choose to die in place of another but only Jesus can lay down His life and take it up again in resurrection. The Bible says that without the shedding of the blood, there is no remission of sin. Jesus knew this long before it was written in the Holy Book. Hence, He chose to drink the cup of God’s fury against the wickedness and filthiness of man, to appease the heart of God towards man.
Jesus had been dining and wining with His Disciples before His crucifixion. Long before He came to the world and even few hours to His crucifixion, He knew He had to drink the ultimate cup. When a man’s cup of iniquity becomes full due to his heedless stand to align himself with the ordinance of God, the wrath of God will certainly visit him. However, by virtue of Jesus drinking the ultimate cup of God’s wrath, we gained divine identity and membership of the household of faith and also citizenship in heaven, all because Jesus paid it all.
Know that anyone who despises the gift of salvation while living a sinful life is only doing him or herself a disservice. Such fellow will have to drink the cup of God’s wrath because he chooses to despise the redemptive work, which Jesus wrought on the Cross. You never can tell when the cup of your iniquity becomes full if you keep living at variance with God’s word.
If you will repent today and acknowledge that Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath for your sin, so your sins could be blotted out and that you might be clothed in white, as a symbol of righteousness, your life will certainly bring sweet fragrance to God and not trigger His vengeance for your disobedience. May the cup which Jesus drank for the redemption of humanity not be poured upon your life in expression of God’s wrath against you, even as you choose to align your ways with God today, in Jesus name  
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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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