What was in The Bitter Cup that Jesus had to Drink?
Matthew 26:37-46 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 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. 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.
What was in the Cup?
1)Betrayal or Rejection---Matthew 26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. 1)no one stood with Jesus 2)His ran in fever for their lives 3)Peter said he did not know him 4)no spoke up at his trail 5)no spoke up at the cross
2) He stood alone---Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 1)3 times he prayed alone 2) He faced the trial alone 3) He went to jail alone 4)He was beaten alone 5)He died on the cross alone
3) Suffering----Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 1) Pain 2) Shame 3) hungrier 4) fatigue 5) Thirst
4)Sin----2 Corinthians 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. 1) He died a sinner’s death 2) He took your place 3) He died for the whole world 4) Jesus worse distaste was for sin but he became sin 5)The weight of the sins of the world
5) The Father turned his back on the son---Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 1)Never had the father and the son not been one 2)The togetherness of the Father and son 3)For this on moment the father turned his back on Jesus 4)The Father and son had always done everything as one 5)Jesus allow this to happen for you and for me