The Last Supper – Matt 26:17-19 , Mark 14:12-16 , Luke 22:7-13
17On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Below are the pictures of the Upper Room in Jerusalem
The Lord’s Table unites everyone Christ has redeemed by His blood “out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9)
Prayer in Garden
30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
The word gethsamane means an Olive press … Jesus would often come to the garden he would kneel and pray .In the upper room he had the last supper
Prayer in Garden
36Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
These are the pictures from garden of Gathsemane on Mt.Olives in Jerusalem
Matt 26:26,28 — “This is my body” ; ” Drink from it , all of you ” For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
THE BLOOD, Jesus used the occasion of the passover meal to inaugurate the New Covenant. The Symbolism of the passover meal under the Old Covenant is fully satisfied through Christ’s crucifiction.The bread represents His body, which would be given and the cup His blood which would be shed for the forgiveness of sins.A new and eternal bond is estabished by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:25 –Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, throu faith to demonstrate His righteousness,because in His forbearance God had passed over tthe sins that were previoulsy commited.
Thank you Jesus for the atoning sacrify once and for all. Thanks for cleaning my sins, for forgiveness and for bringing me into your righteousness.
Glory to your Holy Name.