It was a wonderful day to be in the House of the Lord. We had a wonderful worship service here at Northeast Baptist Church. Above all powers, above all kings…like a rose, trampled on the ground, you took the fall and thought of me above all.
Our message was titled, “The New Covenant in Christ.” Pastor Joey took us through Luke 22: 14-23. He spoke on the occasion of the “Lord’s Supper.” You have seen the painting by Leonardo da Vinci, titled “The Last Supper,” with Jesus sitting at the table with the Disciples. More correctly they were probably sitting on the floor or reclining at the table. They were celebrating the Passover, the same Passover that God instituted through Moses the eve before the Israelites prepared to escape Egypt. They were given very specific instructions as to what and how they were to prepare everything: the lamb, the unleavened bread, the blood on the doorpost, so the Death Angle could “Passover” the Israelite’s homes as it took the life of the first borns in Egypt. Jesus would be the final “Passover Lamb”. In Egypt, the first born male would be sacrificed by the Death Angel. Jesus was God’s first born son – His beloved son; His one and only. As Jesus is preparing the meal, He is actually preparing the Disciples for His death. He was the bread: the stripes on the bread were the lashings He would be given. The breaking of the bread was His body, being broken. The cup was His blood, poured out for us. As we take the Lord’s Supper we are to examine ourselves and prepare our hearts to accept tis New Covenant that scripture speaks of in Heb. 8:7-8. The covenant God made with man in the Garden was not complete, but the covenant through Jesus was. He was the final sacrifice; He completed God’s plan. Have you allowed Him to complete that covenant in you? In Rev. 3:20, Jesus tells John, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens it, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (NASB). In essence, if we open our heart and let Jesus in, He will come and live within us and we will live in Him.