Christ in the Kingdom of His Suffering....

“But the LORD is with Me as a Mighty Terrible One: Therefore My persecutors shall stumble and they shall not prevail: They shall greatly be ashamed for they shall not prosper (against His Anointed, Ps2:2,4): their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.  But, O LORD of hosts, that triest The Righteous and seest the reins and the heart, Let Me see Thy vengeance upon them: for unto Thee have I opened My cause. Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for He hath delivered the soul of His Poor from the hand of evildoers.” Jr20:11-13.  “He shall vex them in His sore displeasure”, Ps2:5b.


All right, mock me for quoting this as of Jesus Christ.  Then hear, you mockers, this:


“For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the Law of sin and death.... God sending His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin.... for what the Law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh (of Him).... condemned sin in the flesh (of Him): that the Righteousness of the Law (Jesus Christ) might be fulfilled....”

No word of this Scripture lets go of the Person of Jesus Christ; it speaks every word of Christ in His Father’s Kingdom, the Kingdom of His Suffering.


“By the circumcision of Christ buried with Him in baptism WHEREIN.... risen.... through the faith of the operation of God who hath raised Him from the dead.... blotting out the court order against us which condemned us— He took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers He made a show of them triumphing over them IN IT.” “In it”, that is, “triumphing over them.... by the Circumcision of Christ”— in His suffering, by His dying and death and resurrection from.... the dead! Without which conflict and victory through suffering there had been no Kingdom of God.

“For the Son of Man goeth (forth into battle) as it is written of Him.... for this is my blood (‘to haima mou’) of the Covenant (of My Suffering, the Covenant of Grace).... I will by no means from now drink out of this-(cup)-of-the-fruit-of-the-vine, until that day when I drink it (‘auto’ > ‘to haima mou tehs diathehkehs’) with you new (‘kainon’) in My Father’s Kingdom.” “That day”, had just begun! That “Cup” – The Blood of Covenant – “from now” Jesus had begun to empty— here, “in that day”, “Thy Will be done!” “I drink”— the Present!