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The Last Supper



The last supper


By putting together the following accounts of the same event, much comes to light.

Compare Matthew 26:19-30; Mark 14:16-26; Luke 22:13-38; John 13:1- 14:31

Partaking of the wine and unleavened bread signifies acknowledging Jesus' ransom sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins - But not sins against his father (Jehovah) as only Jehovah can forgive those. Compare Matthew 12:31,32; Zechariah 3:1-7)

It can not be ruled out that Judas was not eating and drinking with them. Judas must have been gone at the time that Jesus made a different covenant with his loyal disciples for a kingdom, a little later that night, as brought out in Luke 22:28-30. Judas was working toward betraying Jesus.

The "new covenant" mentioned in Luke 22:19-20 is not the same as the "covenant" mentioned in verses 28-30 of the same chapter. The "new covenant" was for the forgiveness of sins of many. With the forgiveness of sins via a perfect sacrifice, in this case, Jesus' body, there is no need for any more sacrifices. Compare Daniel 9:27b where it states that "At the half of the week he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease."

The act of eating and drinking of the bread and wine does not differentiate between those who will rule with Christ or not. It's about remembering the value of his perfect sacrifice for everybody. That is why he was sent. As John 3:17 brings out, Jesus was sent for the world, not just those to rule with him. His perfect sacrifice and the value it has for all of mankind is what the meal is about. The covenant to those 11 loyal remaining disciples was made later, as mentioned earlier.

There is NO evidence that substitutes were used such as "wafers." Simply put, unleavened bread and wine were used and it could be done anytime as it is brought out by Paul's thoughts at 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 11:20-34




  Copyright 2018; Dale Arthur Beckman, Jr.; All rights reserved. -  *Most scriptures quoted are from the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Reference Edition 1984) unless otherwise noted and have been copied by hand and yet need proof-reading. See my channel on Youtube.com for some of the latest information and please have a blessed day :)