I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes


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I’ve had this post on my mind for a long time… maybe years.

Look at this statement that Jesus Christ said as He was sharing the cup of wine with His disciples at the last supper

I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” – Matt 26:29

For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” – Luke 22:18

Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” – Mark 14:25

Here it the scene… visually… in it He is saying HE WILL NOT DRINK of the vine again UNTIL… and take note of the UNTIL…

I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes

Now let me show you something… when did he drink next?

DID He drink?

“And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.” – Matt 27:33-34

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said,  ‘I thirst!’  Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there;  and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.  So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said,  ‘It is finished!’  And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” – John 19:28-30

Initially Jesus Christ refused to drink the gall and sour wine, then He deliberately said He was thirsty and when they offered Him wine He did take of the wine.

Why did He refuse the gall and wine? The word GALL comes from the Greek word chole (Strong’s Concordance #G5521) which means POISON, and as such was very bitter. Christ refused to drink the poison.

But He DID drink the wine. The verse says He “received” the sour wine… and previously He had said He would only drink wine when… THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMES.

Are you getting this?

The Kingdom of God came to us all on the cross… but as Heb 4:2 says we heard the message but it DID NOT BENEFIT us because we did not mix it with our faith.

We have lived through the dark ages and countless wars and incredible suffering all unnecessarily. UNNECESSARILY. We simply have to believe that the Kingdom of God CAME when He drank that wine on the cross.

As we begin to believe that, then like Abram, we set out on a journey to that place. We start from where we are and we journey towards the fulfillment of His Kingdom having come to us. It’s dependent on our choice – like Abram’s choice – to believe that God’s words are true.

UPDATE: 19 June 2014

Please take a look at this post: The Lord’s Prayer.

Lets focus on “Thy kingdom come G2064.”

Throughout my whole life I’ve heard people pray that in this way “Your Kingdom come… at some time… in the future… dear Lord please don’t let it take too long to come!”

But that word “come G2064″ is not in the future tense. Its not even in the present tense. Its past tense… meaning… when you say these words of the prayer you are declaring that it HAS arrived.

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8 responses to “I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes

  1. so what does this mean? I mean if his kingdom has come while he was still on the cross why do we pray your kingdom come your will be done?

    • Thanks for this great question Anonymous!

      Please take a look at this post: The Lord’s Prayer

      Lets focus on “Thy kingdom come G2064.”

      Throughout my whole life I’ve heard people pray that in this way “Your Kingdom come… at some time… in the future… dear Lord please don’t let it take too long to come!”

      But that word “come G2064″ is not in the future tense. Its not even in the present tense. Its past tense… meaning… when you say these words of the prayer you are declaring that it HAS arrived.

      God bless you!
      Mark.

    • It came at that moment. We can enter in by faith. We can also receive it by faith. As Jesus said “The Kingdom is at hand”. What we need to do I’is enter in by faith.

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  4. Outstanding Post! The ending especially. We must mix the Bible with our faith. When we add faith, beyond wonderful things begin to happen! my pastor was just talking about Abram the other, great example and confirmation! right on Mark! Blessings!

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