Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Last Supper


Luke 22 v 8: "And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the Passover that we may eat."


Are you looking forward to Easter with its display of bunnies and chocolate eggs?  Easter is the celebration of the fertility goddess Oestre which is superimposed on the death and resurrection by pagans who want to deflect attention away from the power of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 2 v 8:  "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."

The princes refer to the demon rulers over this world whose god is Satan and whose followers are those who do not believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. No one knew what power would be released by the shed Blood of the Lamb to cover our sins for eternity and bring the forgiveness of God to set us free of the lies we have been sold.

The Last Supper is very significant as it was a Passover Seder which originated with the blood of lambs being painted on the doors of the Jew's houses in Egypt so that the angel of death would pass over their homes and only kill the firstborn in homes of the Egyptians.

For us it signifies that eternal death from sin has passed over us so we might be saved from Hell and given eternal life with God. The Blood of Jesus is God's atomic weapon against sin. Apply that Blood to your sins and they will be blotted out.

In the Last Supper Jesus instituted the Communion through the breaking of unleavened bread (leaven or yeast represents sin in the Passover) which is a symbol of His pure body. Take, eat for this is My Body, broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.

Eating the matzos has a powerful effect of bringing life and health into your body if you are a born again Christian. 1 Corinthians 11 v 27 says that anyone who eats this bread or drinks this blood (wine) unworthily is guilty of the death of Jesus. Very serious words. Only those who are without sin ie bloodwashed Christians are worthy to partake of the Communion.

Jesus took The Cup - it was the special Cup poured for Elijah and would only be drunk when the Messiah had come. It must have astonished the disciples andwas the signal for Judas to betray Him. So the Cup of Elijah became the cup that we drink from every time we take Communion. The Cup that signifies that the Son of God, the Jewish Messiah, is still present with us.

The Lord led me over 30 years ago to celebrate Passover at this time of year. I discovered some secrets that blessed me. Part of the ceremony involves 3 pieces of matzos being covered by a serviette. The middle piece is then broken in half and wrapped in a linen napkin and hidden under a cushion.

After the meal it is brought out again. The Jews may not realise it but that activity symbolises the trinity of God then the broken Son being wrapped in burial linen and placed in a burial chamber followed by the Resurrection! We always use this resurrected matzo in our final Communion ceremony together with the Cup of Elijah. Its a wonderful blessing. 

So don't be distracted by bunnies and chocolate eggs. Get serious with God and Jesus and your rewards will be great. This year Passover takes place on 15th April and is highlighted by a Bloodmoon eclipse a very rare event (visible from USA and Canada and S. America) which usually signifies big changes for Israel.

Prayer: Father God we feel Your sorrow at what was done to Jesus 2000 years ago and enter into Your thoughts. We glorify You for Your wondrous plan to use Him to save us all. We pray for Israel today to have their eyes opened to their Messiah who will soon come again to rescue us all and restore all things. In Jesus' name. Amen.