“Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Mark 14:25
Jesus made important predictions of near future things at this last Passover meal. He foretold of his imminent betrayal, and the traitor left the room and did the deed. He said his body would be broken and blood spent, and in a day it was. Then he predicted to all in earshot they would abandon him, and they scattered like sheep within hours. After proudly exclaiming his undying devotion, Peter denied Jesus as vehemently as he claimed he would defend him (three times). And did the remaining eleven disciples join him in Galilee after his resurrection? Yes they did (Matthew 28:16). Five for five.
Lest we forget in Mark 8:31, Jesus set the stage for what was in store for him with this sweeping summary:
And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Accordingly, is there anything more we need to know to believe in him? Is he not now alive and positioned to enjoy the fruit of the vine again someday with us? Is there any denying that he will return just as he left?