Bitter Cup of Judgment

In the following piece, Jeremiah is speaking to the Ammonites (modern day Iran). In this piece God is speaking about the cup of Judgement. People try to get away from the punishment of their deeds, but eventually everything catches up to you. We understand that Jesus came to take that cup away from us. We read:

And he [Jesus] took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
Luke 22:17 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/luk.22.17.KJV

This cup represent Jesus’ blood which was spilled to clean us from our sins. Therefore, we need to drink from this cup (communion) so that we can profess Jesus’ blood over us, to clean us from our sins.

But not everyone is keen on the word of God. In Jeremiah’s time God promised the cup of Judgement over the Ammonite people. This is the words Jeremiah used:

For thus saith the Lord ; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. Jeremiah 49:12 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/jer.49.12.KJV

This cup of Judgement leaves a bitter taste to the stomach. Yet, Jesus had to face this cup, for us. He did not deserve the punishment of the cross, but still prayed for God, His Father’s will in His life.

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Mark 14:36 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mrk.14.36.KJV

We see in the latest news that Iran blames Israel for the fires at Natanz nucleur plant. This kind of unsupported claims can increase the hostilities between the two countries. Please see the following article that I found:

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-07-05/israel-says-not-necessarily-behind-all-iran-nuclear-site-incidents

I have heard a rumour from the Lord , and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her [Israel], and rise up to the battle.
Jeremiah 49:14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jer.49.14.KJV

As we already know that everything written in the bible happens in cycles. What happened in the past, therefore, is predicted for the future. But this time the scene will not be the same. Previously they had to face the king of Babylon (God’s servant- see previous blogs), instead they will face:

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her [Israel]: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Jeremiah 49:19 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jer.49.19.KJV

Who, indeed?

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Revelation 5:2‭-‬7 KJV

https://bible.com/bible/1/rev.5.2-7.KJV

My prayer today: My dear Lord God, this cup is bitter, but in your mercy give us the strength to face this time of turmoil that are upon us. Cover us with the blood of the Lord Most High. #GodCanDoThis

Published by juanitasamuels

I've recently graduated from Massey University with a BA in Creative Writing. I am a follower of Christ and wish to spread some hope in this world of ours. I live with my husband and two boys in Auckland, New Zealand.

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