The Word and God were both at the beginning, but the Word is the utterance of God.
Jn 1:1-5, Prov. 8:22-30, Jn 1:1-4
Proverbs 8:22-30 (Read Below)
[j]Before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning,
Before the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills was I brought forth;
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields,
Nor the [k]beginning of the dust of the world.
When he [l]established the heavens, I was there:
When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,
When he made firm the skies above,
When the fountains of the deep became strong,
When he gave to the sea [m]its bound,
That the waters should not transgress his commandment,
When he [n]marked out the foundations of the earth;
Then I was by him, as a master workman;
And I [o]was daily his delight,
[p]Rejoicing always before him,
[q]Rejoicing in his habitable earth;
And my delight was with the sons of men.
The word Cup is often used metaphorically signifying trials and uncertainties.
This was a trying crisis so Jesus sought the Father’s guidance, willing to abide by divine decisions.
Luke 22:41-44 (Read Below)
41 And he was parted from them about a stone’s cast; and he kneeled down and prayed, 42 saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43 [a]And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground
Jesus said to Simon Peter, am I not to drink the Cup that the Father has given me? Jn 18:11
Jesus said how will the scripture be fulfilled, that say this is the way it must be. Mt 26: 54
Predestined (Isaiah 53: 1-12)
Isaiah 53: 4-8 (Read Below)
4 Surely he hath borne our [f]griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath [g]laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. 8
THE PRAYER OF JESUS
Jesus prayed for the disciples, their followers, and us
John 17: 20-21(Read Below)
20 Neither for these only do I [a]pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that thou didst send me.
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Written By: Patricia Brooks