The Passover With the Disciples
Matthew 26:17-30 -On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will You have us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.’ ” 19 The disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.
20 When evening came, He sat down with the twelve. 21 And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”
22 They were very sorrowful, and each of them began saying to Him, “Lord, is it I?”
23 He answered and said, “He who has dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me. 24 The Son of Man goes as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”
25 Then Judas, who betrayed Him, answered, “Master, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”
The Lord’s Supper
26 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take and eat. This is My body.”
27 Then He took the cup, and after He gave thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Knowing that He would be crucified the following day as was prophesied hundreds of years prior by the prophets of old, Jesus along with his Disciples on the night before He was crucified, gathered together in a upper room for their final meal together.
The meal that Jesus shared with His disciples was a simple one that consisted of bread and wine.
This bread and wine previously reminds the Jews of their redemption from 400 years of Egyptian bondage and slavery. Having posted the ‘BLOOD” on the doorpost of their homes that night God delivered them out of the hands of the enemy.
The symbolic meaning of the last supper on the night before Jesus crucifixion was a symbol of redemption for ALL of humanity.
John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him
BREAD-Vs#26 - Take and eat. This is My body.”
WINE-Vs#27-28 “Drink of it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Having break bread and drinking of the wine with His disciples, Jesus left them with this reminder that is found in vs# 29- I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
Oh what a promise to them that believe! One day in heaven there will be a GREAT feast amongst Jesus and the people of God in heaven.
As often as we partake of the Lord’s supper, we MUST remember Calvary for it was on that old ruggard cross over 2k years ago on Golgotha’s Hill is where the penalty of sin and death was defeated on our behalf by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. YES, JUST FOR YOU AND FOR ME!
REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET WHAT CHRIST DID FOR YOU PEOPLE OF GOD!
1 Corinthians 11:26 - For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
On the night of His crucifixion the bread and wine symbolically represented Jesus’ body and His blood.
Jesus spoke these words concerning the bread that He had broken to eat with His disciples in vs#26-“Take and eat. This is My body.”
The Lord’s Supper is a good time to stop and reflect on what Jesus has given us in His death.
As we ponder on the goodness of Christ and Resurrection Sunday we are reminded to do so daily with a spirit of humility and a grateful heart and spirit. Yes, this should be our posture before the Lord our God daily in thanksgiving for ALL he Has and continues to do on our behalf.
Jesus IS indeed God’s eternal payment for humanity sin sick soul problem. He took upon Himself ALL of our sin, past, present and future by way of death through the shedding of His blood on the crosS.
Thank You Lord for ALL You have done to set me free! Thank You Lord for Jesus Christ, He who had no sin, but took upon mine so that I may live forever with You in eternity!
Thank You Jesus for shedding your blood for the remission of my sins!
Thank You Lord!
Your Servant Debra