CHRIST OUR PASSOVER LAMB [IV]
Living Bread Nugget 1201 [Mark 14:22-25; Exodus 12:1-14]
Jesus Established the Eternal New Covenant
Mark 14:22-25 22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God [also, Matthew 26:26-30].
Jesus did away with the Jewish Passover by giving himself up to God as a perfect lamb, a clean offering to God for meeting the conditions of atonement by our Holy heavenly Father. As Jesus partook of the Passover, he pronounced a new covenant that is a better sacrifice acceptable to God. Jesus explained to them the big event they were witnessing; unfermented wine representing the blood of the New Testament which replaces the Old Testament blood of clean bulls and goats, and the bread representing his body broken for us. Hence the bible says his body and blood is a better testament laid on better promises. Therein lies the way for salvation; the blood of Jesus superseded and replaced the Jewish Passover for the redemption of the soul of man and his body was broken so that we can be made whole and partake with him in heaven with a resurrected body, the marriage supper of the lamb. Jesus had a heavenly body of flesh and bones when he appeared to his disciples before his final ascent to heaven.
Luke 24:39-40 39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
Notice that the fruit of the vine will be the symbol of remembrance at the marriage supper of the lamb and no bread would be broken as was done before the crucifixion and as is symbolized during Holy Communion. However, the bread is our symbol now because Jesus’ body was broken (he underwent pain and agony) for us to restore our health. Bread is not symbolized then because he is not going to die the second time. Moreover, there will be no more people to be rescued from the cures of sin imposed by Adam’s transgression. All that are rescued would have been rescued and all that have experienced the second death would have experienced death and eternal damnation to hell fire. Also, there will be no more curse, neither will there anymore be sickness as we would have eaten of the tree of life which gives everlasting life, renewing our health always in the new kingdom. Would you not want to be a part of this great assembly?
Rev 22:1-3 1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Prayer of Faith
1. Lord let me be a partaker in the marriage supper of the Lamb. I want to drink the fruit of the vine with you in your eternal kingdom in Jesus Name.
2. Lord I receive wholeness for my body, soul and spirit as I have partaken in previous Holy Communion and I as partake in future with my family and with your saints in the mighty Name of Jesus.