“Take, Eat, Drink”

December 21, 2017

“Take, Eat, Drink”

Blessings folk!

Jesus and His disciples, the twelve, were having a meal…breaking bread together.
It was not the Passover meal proper.
It was at the beginning of Nisan 14, the day of preparation.
The Passover lamb would be killed later in the day at 3 pm.

Jesus had just told the disciples that one of them would betray Him.
Then, Jesus does this…

Mar 14:22-25

While they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.”

And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

“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.”

Jesus presented the symbolism of the new covenant.
The covenant prophesied by Isaiah, Jeremiah, et. al.

Many have sought to align elements of the Jewish Seder with these actions.
Though similar - bread, drink - they are not the same.
Jesus was in the process of fulfilling the Word of the Lord as to the New Covenant.

The bread pictured His Body which would soon be broken.
The cup pictured His blood of the covenant which would be poured out for many.

His Body.
His Blood.
For many.

Eat of His Body.
Drink of HIs Blood.

John 6:53
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.