WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Scripture: Matthew 20:22
In Matthew 20:22 we are told, “But Jesus answered and said, ‘You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ And they said to Him, ‘We are able.’” Jesus was going to possess the ultimate ascension becoming the ultimate authority and the ultimate power. By paying the price Jesus became the Judge of all the earth. It’s obvious and Jesus made it clear to James and John that the ascension path He was on had a parallel price tag of preparation and it was not to be embraced lightly. The end-time church has a place to walk with Jesus that is no light matter in its preparation. It is certainly not about achieving our very best in a short period of time. It is about character development! It is about becoming like Christ! Anything else is just a shortcut and authored by the enemy.