Drinking the Cup in the Garden
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 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. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Remember that day when Jesus paid it all. It was an emotional day – crying from fear, pain anger and sadness.
God looks at sinful man (Elect) and is satisfied and God looks at Christ and is satisfied.
**What was God looking at?
1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation (satisfaction) for our sins
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Impeccability of Christ= Christ did not sin vs. Christ could not sin
And he went a little further, 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
We believe what was in this Cup contained the satisfaction.
**Most believe Christ was referring to his own death. Not True.
If Christ were perfect and died obediently–Would God be satisfied?
We believe what was in this Cup contained the satisfaction
Matt 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: –
Cain and Able were cursed.
Fruit of the ground was cursed
Gal. 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal. 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
When Jesus said, “let this cup pass from me,” he was not asking God to allow him to be removed from the suffering or death that he must experience to pay for our sins.
He was requesting that this Curse depart when it was finished!
The Curse was in the Cup
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
At the appropriate time when the work in finished, Father, remove this cup from me.