"We are not saved from our sins because a bunch of Roman soldiers arrested Jesus 
and beat Him and mocked Him and nailed Him to a cross. 
We are not saved from our sins because of what these Roman persecutors did to Jesus. 

We are saved from our sins because the Father and the Son, 
in complete unison, willingly went to the cross, 
and Christ took the cup filled with the fury of the wrath of God." 

- David Platt, Secret Church: The Cross of Christ

Awake, awake! Rise up, Jerusalem, 
you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath,
you who have drained to its dregs the goblet that makes people stagger.
Among all the children she bore there was none to guide her;
among all the children she reared there was none to take her by the hand.
These double calamities have come upon you - who can comfort you?
Ruin and destruction, famine and sword - who can console you?
Your children have fainted; they lie at every street corner, like antelope caught in a net.
They are filled with the wrath of the Lord, with the rebuke of your God.

Therefore hear this, you afflicted one, made drunk, but not with wine.

This is what your Sovereign Lord says, your God, who defends his people

"See, I have taken out of your hand the cup that made you stagger;
from that cup, the goblet of my wrath, 
you will never drink again."
Isaiah 51:17-22

Happy Easter.

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