From Mark 14
Jesus predicts his oncoming death and resurrection. He knows what he is about to accomplish and is determined to make it so. Jesus is the king of the new Kingdom he is about to establish. Q. Do you like wine?
This post is part of my bible in a year series.
Passage and Comments
The Lord’s Supper is something all Christians practice and is a means of remembering Jesus’ death. Let’s have a look.
22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of 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 not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mk 14.22-25)
The meal replaces the Jewish passover because God’s people are called to recall and be involved in a greater saving event. Christ’s death and resurrection.
Jesus alludes to his death saying, ‘this is my blood’. Jesus blood inaugurates the new covenant which he is about to bring in and which all his people are now part of (Heb 9.18). A covenant basically sets forth an agreement between several parties where each makes various promises. What is good for us here is that this new covenant, ratified in Jesus’ blood guarantees that God will fulfill all his promises of salvation to us. Praise God.
The last line is interesting. Jesus seems to be looking forward to after his resurrection when once again he will drink the fruit of the vine in the inaugurated kingdom of God.
Jesus predicts his oncoming death and resurrection. He knows what he is about to accomplish and is determined to make it so. Jesus is the king of the new Kingdom he is about to establish. I hope we can all share the fruit of the vine with him when we meet face to face.
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