Jesus could have chose not to suffer the pain and suffering of the cross experience.
He could have rebuked the devil out of all the Pharisees who were crucifying him.
He could have called for legends of angels to assist him. Instead he chose the will of his Father, to drink of the cup the Father gave him to drink.
Without His obedience unto death of flesh, there would have been no resurrection nor any redemption…. think about it, are we above our LORD and Master?
Jesus rebuked Peter and called him Satan when he tried to stop the will of God, Jesus was not submitting to the crucifying the flesh because he had a demon, he was submitting to the will of his Father, to overcome death, hell, and the grave!
In fact, that’s why Jesus rebuked Peter and called him Satan when he tried to stop the work of the cross in his life!
Not everything is a demon, some things we battle is plain out flesh nature we were all born with and there is a big difference!
The true sheep are following the true shepherd Jesus and the path he designed for us to walk the very one he went before us to make as the forerunner son to bring many more sons/ daughters unto the same glory of the kingdom.
There is no other way! Jesus is the only way the truth and the life and his sheep follow him!
Jesus taught us unless a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abides alone but, if it dies it then will bring forth fruit! (unto righteousness) He said except we eat of his flesh and drink of his blood we have no life in us.
He said, “This is My body broken for you,” and He passed the bread and the wine.
How many can share in the communion of his suffering and partake it in with him?
To many want to skip this apart of the process saying, Father, can we skip this part, can you let this cup pass from me but, how many are willing to drink it?
“”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,”Matthew 20:22.
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 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,”1 Peter 4:12-14.
“If we suffer, we shall reign with him, if we deny him, he will also deny us,”2 Timothy 2:12.
“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God,”Acts 14:22.
“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.
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”Matthew 26:53.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him ENDURED THE CROSS, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God,”Hebrews 12:12.
“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see,”Revelation 3:13.
“And he saith unto them, “Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father,”“Matthew 20:23.
~ Kimberly Fuller