“Do this in remembrance of me.” Matthew 26:17-46
Every time a believer takes communion, they honor Jesus and the sacrifice He made for humankind.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.” ~Mark 14:22-25
Jesus became the Sacrificial Lamb. In stead of having to ask for forgiveness by sacrificing a lamb each time, Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice.
But the disciples still didn’t understand and Jesus told them that they would all “fall away.”
Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” ~Matthew 26:33-34
What? Another betrayal? First Judas, then Peter? Peter, to whom Jesus said that he’d build the church upon his “rock.” Not Peter.
After dinner, Jesus went with the disciples to the Mount of Olives and at the Garden of Gethsemane where He told his disciples to wait for Him while He went to pray by himself.
Jesus knew what was going to happen to Him. He also knew that it was His destiny and it was going to be painful.
“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me,” Jesus prayed.
But then He said, “Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Jesus said this twice.
God’s will be done. Not my will, but God’s will. That is what every God-fearing, God-respecting believer needs to understand. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
How can you know what God’s will is for your life? Pray. Talk to God. Then Listen for His answer.
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