Until That Day- Matthew 26:29
Introduction: August 24, 1916 – Spurgeon preached.
I. A Promised Abstention
“I will not drink of this fruit of the vine”
Cf. Matt 27:34 - they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.
A. Giving up comfort- what’s a little suffering for the sake of fellowship with Christ? Phil 3:8 - More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
B. Being Sober minded – 1 Peter 5:8- Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
II. An Definitive Expectation
“from now on until that day”
This point…that day
What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.
III. A Faith in Resurrection
“when I drink it new with you”
A. Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Rev 19:6-9 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Heb 11:19 Abraham considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
B. Paul said without resurrection our faith is meaningless and our preaching is in vain. I Cor 15.
C. With you- Lo I am with you always- His desire to be w/ us.
IV. An Eternal Dominion/Destination
“in My Father’s kingdom”
Spurgeon said, “Because He had more work to do”
We have more work to do in winning souls. Great Commission. As we remember, let’s not wait. As we celebrate, let’s not hesitate. As we honor this moment, let’s not make excuses to throw aside the high calling of the the Father’s Kingdom.
Matt 28: 18-20 All Authority… therefore Go.