Not Your Burial, It’s Your Baptism 5
… So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; Mark 10:39
Bible Reading: Exo 14:15-23
That baptism is applicable to sufferings and life challenges was demonstrated by the Lord in Mar 10:38-39. The sons of Zebedee had approached him to request for special privileges or positions to be reserved for them in His coming glory or Kingdom.
He opined that they did not know what they asked for, the reason being that for every glory there are prices to be paid or responsibilities to be fulfilled. These disciples did not know that, hence their request.
Jesus asked them if they were able to drink the cup which he drink and be baptised with the baptism that He was baptised with. The cup and the baptism were used in the context to refer to the passion or sufferings that Jesus would go through.
The brothers responded that they were able. They were willing to go through anything to accomplish the desire of being at his sides in the kingdom.
Jesus told them that they will indeed be baptised with the baptism; they will indeed be submerged and immersed into calamities and affliction that will be overwhelming.
To be part of the coming kingdom, you will go through many tribulations. We can only reign with Him after we have successfully gone through sufferings for His sake.
It may be avoidable either by turning back or by using alternative options, if there is.
Everyone that will live a life that agrees with God will be baptised through trying times, 2 Tim 3:12.
The trying times are only passages into the joy ahead.
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