Mark 10:38 “Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink…?”
Before you enter into a covenant relationship to partake of the Lords cup each day you must settle something in your heart about what the cup holds. Many will testify that the cup is full of rest, hope and peace. Yet one day as it touches their lips it tastes bitter and they quickly set it down thinking this can’t be the Lords cup. Others will testify that the true cup is one of suffering, trials, difficulties and adversities. There is often a notable lack of joy in those who see the cup as one of endless tests.
Matthew 26:27 And Jesus took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
I can testify that the cup is “new everyday”. It may be sweet in our mouth as revelation yet bitter in our stomach as it is tested and proven to become our heart reality. The pattern of faith is to give thanks before you know what the cup holds for that day. The walk of faith is to drink all of it trusting that it is a cup of eternal value. You drink from this cup with your spirit and it reveals the sovereignty of the Spirit over a soul in perfect submission.
2 Corinthians 6:10 “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
The fruit of this cup is a spontaneous life in the spirit. One moment can be joy unspeakable that can be received almost with a knowing that it is strength for the cup of intercession to bear the burden of the Lords heart that is to follow.
Hebrews 7:25 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them”