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Favorite 28 Yeshua’s Supper

July 14, 2017

Synopsis of October 16, 2011….. The Lord’s Supper

The Body:

1 Corinthians 11:23-24 – “Yeshua, in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

The Manna
Numbers 11:7-8 – “Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. The people went about and gathered it, and ground it in mills or beat it in mortars . .”
The coriander seed has a shell that has furrows, resembling the stripes on Jesus after the whipping he received at Pontius Pilate’s command. Coriander has to be beaten or ground in a mill before it can be used for cooking or eating. Likewise, Jesus was crushed with the burden of the sin of the world in his Gethsēmanē and was bruised and beaten during the two trials.

Jesus spoke of the manna, revealing its true significance:
John 6:48-51 – “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

The Matzo
Exodus 12:8 – “And they shall eat the meat on that night, roasted over the fire, and matzos, with bitter herbs, shall they eat it.”
Matzo is a perfect picture of the body of Messiah. Matzo has no leaven. Leaven is a shadow and type of sin, and Yeshua knew no sin. Matzo also has stripes on it, representing the stripes Yeshua bore for our healing. Matzo also has dark splotches over it’s surface representing the bruises the he suffered for our iniquities. Matzo is also pierced so that it won’t curl up when baking representing the piercing that Yeshua suffered for our transgressions.

The Afikoman
In the Passover Seder meal the middle matzo is taken and broken in two. This is the portion that Yeshua broke during the Last Supper when He said, “This is my body that is broken for you”. One half of the broken Matzo, called the Afikoman, is wrapped in a white cloth and hidden to be found later in the meal, and hiding the middle matzo represents his burial. The nation of Israel has been taking the middle matzo, the afikoman, and doing this for centuries, not understanding that the Matzo that is broken, wrapped in a cloth, and buried is symbolic of Yeshua their Messiah.

The Blood:

Matthew 26:27-28 – “And when he had taken a cup and given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.”

The Paschal Lamb Covenant
The most common picture of the blood is the sacrificial blood of the Lamb poured out during the Passover sacrifices and shed by Christ on the cross. But, is there more to the blood than just this picture? Indeed there is:

The Abrahamic Covenant

In Genesis, Yahweh pledged to Abraham that if either Abraham or himself would break the covenant, then God alone would shed his blood to fulfill the terms of that covenant. Normally, both parties would be pledging their lives to the endurance of the covenant relationship but Yahweh is the only one who walks through the blood sacrifice. Only he will pay the price with His life and blood if the covenant is broken. Yeshua fulfilled this covenant when he shed his blood during the trials and ultimately on the cross.

The Wedding Covenant
In a Jewish marriage, the groom would establish and pay the purchase price for the bride. Yeshua paid the ultimate price by being crucified and shedding his blood. He would then offer the cup of betrothal (the blood covenant) to his prospective bride, thereby pledging his life to and for his bride. If the bride accepted this promise, she would then drink of the cup confirming that she, too, would pledge her life to and for her betrothed. In effect, both promised to shed their blood to fulfill the covenant.

Taking The Supper Rightly:

1 Corinthians 11:27-29 – “Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of Yeshua. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.”

If you are taking the bread without fully comprehending that Yeshua is the bread (Manna, Matzo, Afikoman), then perhaps you are taking the bread in an unworthy manner. If you are taking the cup without fully comprehending that Yeshua’s blood is the blood of the covenants (Paschal Lamb, Abrahamic, Betrothal) and that in taking the cup you are pledging your life to Yeshua just as he has given his life for you then perhaps you are taking the wine in an unworthy manner. Taking the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner brings judgment. Therefore, take the Yeshua’s Supper in a worthy manner, for the time grows short and one does not want to be found wanting when he returns.

 

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