When Was Jesus Born Part Four

We established Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and had all the trait of human being and He was without sin.

In Luke 2:8-11 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

John Gil wrote, the angel said unto them; fear not, &c.] For he was not a messenger of bad, but of good tidings: for behold, I bring you good tidings; tidings, that were both wonderful and amazing, and therefore a behold is prefixed to them, as well as to excite to attention; and which were good news, and glad tidings, for such the birth of Christ..

Reformed Bible Study wrote; The shepherd were “prevented them from keeping the ceremonial law. The sin offering was enacted from God as a payment for sins unintentionally or intentionally founded in Leviticus 5 since all have sin the shepherd should being included.

For example, the Jewish leader would not enter headquarters of Pilate in fear defiling themselves while taking the Passover. The purpose of partaking of the Passover is that God set His people free from the bondage of slavery from the Egyptians. Where God told the Israelites to sacrifice a spotless lamb and mark on their doorposts and lintels with its blood (Exodus 12:21–22). Then, when the Lord passed through the nation, He would “pass over ” the households that showed the blood post prevent household for being put to death by angel who pass throughout the land king all the oldest soon. Later on Jesus redeemed humanity from curse of sin. Scripture declare, —that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. For we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God for Jews only? Is He not also for Gentiles? Yes, for Gentiles too,

Romans 3:22,28-29

In short, the Angel visited the shepherd to ensure them that they are part of salvation plan.

Luke 2:11 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Dr John Gil wrote, the angels brought the tidings of it to the shepherds. The particular day, and it may be, month and year, in which Christ was born, cannot be certainly known; but this we may be sure of, it was in the fulness of time, and at the exact season fixed upon between God and Christ in the council.

Furthermore he wrote, the good will and amazing love of God to man is displayed, and the promises and prophecies relating to him fulfilled; and the work of plished, and so matter of great joy: not carnal, but spiritual; not feigned, but real; not temporary, but lasting;

Luke 2:11 Savour: This is one of only two places in the gospels where Christ is referred to as “Savior”—the other being John 4:42, where the men of Sychar confessed Him as “Savior of the world.” Jesus means the Lord is salvation” The Hebrew is Jehoshua meaning Jehovah is salvation In short Jesus means Savour, Where Joseph and Mary were commanded by Gabriel to their first born Son Jesus found in Luke 1:31 and Matthew 1:21

Messiah the Lord; Messiah comes from the Hebrew word mashiach and Greek word is Christos or, in English, Christ, meaning the anointed one or chosen one. The Free Dictionary defines it; the anticipated saviour of the Jews or a leader or savior of a particular group or cause. The Old Testament, people were anointed for the positions of prophet, priest, and king. God told Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as Israel’s prophet 1 Kings 19:16). Aaron was anointed as the first high priest of Israel (Leviticus 8:12.

But, the Old Testament predicted a coming Deliverer, chosen by God to redeem Israel Isaiah 42:1; 61:1–3. This Deliverer the Jews called the Messiah. Where Jesus Himself would declare in Luke 4:17–21; John 4:25–26 that he was the Messiah. The Apostle Peter declared Jesus as the Messiah in Matthew 16:16. Jesus proved beyond shadow of a doubt when He arose from the dead Acts 10:39–43. He accomplished this salvation through His death and resurrection (John 12:32; John 3:16).

Lord means “master”—but it is also the word used to translate the covenant name of God meaning LORD or YHWH. Here (and in most of its NT occurrences), it is used in the latter sense, as a title of deity. NKJV Bible wrote The word Lord was the title of a ruler. The meaning of the word is defined by Peter in Acts 2:30–36. Jesus is destined to sit and distribute salvation’s benefits from God’s side, ruling with the Father. Holman commentary wrote,” This title referred to the holy, unspeakable personal name of God himself. This baby in the manger was God He, with all power and all authorities under heaven would be redeemed mankind from it cursed. Believer Bible Commentary,” This Baby was a Savior who is Christ the Lord! Here, we have a theology in miniature. First, He is a Savior, which is expressed in His name, Jesus. Then, He is Christ, the Anointed of God, the Messiah of Israel. Finally, He is the Lord; God manifests in the flesh.

Believer Bible Commentary summary it up, “That very day, in nearby Bethlehem, a Baby had been born. This Baby was a Savior, which is Christ the Lord! Here, we have a theology in miniature. First, He is a Savior, which is expressed in His name, Jesus. Then, He is Christ, the Anointed of God, the Messiah of Israel. Finally, He is the Lord; God manifest in the flesh.”

Dr John Gil wrote, the good will and amazing love of God to man is displayed, and the promises and prophecies relating to him fulfilled; and the work of plished, and so matter of great joy: not carnal, but spiritual; not feigned, but real; not temporary, but lasting;

John Gil wrote, hence his name is called Jesus, because he saves from sin, from Satan, from the law, from the world, from death, and hell, and wrath to come, and from every enemy.

Dr Joh Gil wrote In Isa.9:3, 6-7 to all the chosen people of God, whether Jews or Gentiles, whom God has taken to be his covenant-people, and has given to his son, as such, to redeem and save; to these the incarnation of Christ, with all the benefits resulting from it, is the cause of great joy, when they are made a willing people in the day of Christ’s power

Since Jesus ascended into heaven in Acts 1:9, established His church in Acts 2, approximately three billions believe in Jesus Christ and still growing. The Apostle John looked up, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

This is God gift to civilization and that why I celebrated the birth of on Christmas Day, and continue commemorated His birthday

When Was Jesus Born Part Three

In previously two blogs we establish scripture does not give the day of Jesus or the month when He was born, but clearly. He existed in scripture, and the historical record established Him as a critical figure in History, and obviously, He was born. We also look at history of 25th December, and why we are celebrating. Jesus’ birthday the 25th of December.

We should examine scripture

Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.

Luke 2:77 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Likely because many were returning to this ancient town to register in the census order by Augustus. Or may mean that the innkeeper did not want them there resulting from her pregnancy. A typical inn small town during New Testament was one room guest house where the innkeeper would provide food and drink for the lodger. Where the traveling caravans, including the people, and their animals provided shelter for them where the animal would discharged their order. The Greek word is “kataluma meaning an inn, lodging place.

Dr Charles Stanley wrote,” Amazingly, God stepped into this world not as the reigning King with pomp and ceremony, but as the humble Child who was wrapped in simple swaddling clothes. Far from a royal crib, Jesus’ first resting place was a primitive feeding trough.

Dr John Gil wrote: God’s first-born: and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes, which shows that he was in all things made like unto us, excepted in sin.

In Hebrews 2:16-18 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII): Christ’s incarnation was in time, and after that many of the brethren existed; and it was only for their sakes that he assumed human nature; and therefore it was proper he should be like them in that nature, in all things: in all the essentials of it.

Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII):That are not sinful; for it did not behove him to be like them in sin, nor in sickness, and in diseases of the body: and in all temptations; though in some things his differ from theirs; none of his arose from within; and those from without could make no impression on him: and in sufferings, that there might be a conformity between the head and members; though there is in some things a difference; his sufferings were by way of punishment, and were attended with wrath, and were meritorious, which can’t be said of theirs; but that he should have an human nature, as to its essence and perfection, like to theirs, was necessary it was proper he should be truly and really man, as well as truly God, that he might be a merciful and faithful high-priest;

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.

In Hebrews 4:15, 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Hebrews 4:15 (ENTVIIII): Ver. 15. For we have not an high-priest, &c.] That is cruel and unmerciful; the saints have an high-priest, but not such an one: which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; such as bodily diseases and wants, persecutions from men, and the temptations of Satan; under all which Christ sympathizes with his people; and which sympathy of his arises from his knowledge and experience of these things, and the share he has had of them, and from that union there is between him and his people: and it is not a bare sympathy, but is attended with his assistance, support, and deliverance; and the consideration of it is of great comfort to the saints: but was in all points tempted like as we are; of the temptations of Christ, and of the saints.

. As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)

For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring. Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.

“And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.” (Luke 1:56)

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23)

Supernatural conception, but otherwise a normal process of embryonic/fetal development prior to birth

For example John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.”. He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.

Jesus clearly displayed all the human emotions. Here it begins to get a little more difficult for us. . He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled,” and in John 13:21, he is “troubled in his spirit.” The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry. In Mark13;32, “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows–neither the angels in heaven nor the Son–except the Father.

Jesus suffered and experienced physical death, Luke 23;46 Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last.”

Another reason Jesus had to be fully human is that God established the necessity of the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Only a perfect human—Jesus Christ—could perfectly keep the law and perfectly fulfill the law, thereby redeeming us from that guilt.

Christ Only as man can Jesus truly represent men to God. He understands our lives because He has lived it also. Because He understands, coming to Him we “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”

Lastly while on the cross He felt every human emotional physical pain imagine for example Jesus stated My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All mankind and His Father fell upon Him>

Believer Bible wrote The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although the Lord Jesus had no sins of His own, He took our sins upon Himself. He voluntarily assumed responsibility to pay the penalty of all our iniquities. The debt we owed was charged to His account, and He willingly became surety for it all.

He began in a manger, and ended on the cross, and along the way and along the way bad where way His head.

In sum it up 1John 2;1-2 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

1 John 2:2 (ENTVIIII): For the sins of us who now believe, and are Jews: and not for ours only; but for the sins of Old-Testament saints, and of those who shall hereafter

Dr John Gil The love of God, free love, love that cannot be matched: herein it is manifested, as before; this is a clear evidence of it, an undoubted proof, and puts it out of all question: not that we loved God: the love of God is antecedent to the love of his people; it was when theirs was not; when they were without love to him, yea, enemies in their minds, by wicked works, and even enmity itself, and therefore was not procured by theirs; but on the contrary, their love to him is caused by his love to them; hence his love, and a continuance in it, do not depend on theirs; nor does it vary according to theirs; wherefore there is good reason to believe it will continue, and never be removed.

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When Was Jesus Born Part Two

We established that Jesus was not born on 25th December, and even thou it, was a pagan practice even thou the Christian leader enacts Jesus birthday on that day and we should continue to celebrated His on 25th of December. So I am really ok with celebrating His birthday on that day.

The question is when was Jesus born? Since scripture, and historian proven that Jesus did existed.

Someone I knew did some math came up with date when Jesus was born. It was in middle of September or October known as the month of Tishri. According to Jewish calendar this was time where Yom Kippur known as the day of atonement where the high priest enter the Holy Of Holy, and offer a yearly sacrifice for sins of the people and his household. It was most important holiday in the Jewish year. Found in Leviticus 16:6-10 on the seventh month, and the tenth day of the month.For on that day he shall provide atonement for society to cleanse them from their all sins before the LORD.

While there other person thinks, Jesus was born in Nissan {March or April.}. Where Passover was celebrated. When the Israelite people were liberated from the bondage of slavery from the Egyptians. Both important event in Jewish culture

Jesus declares 17 “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. Matthew 5:17-18

The Jewish people had seven mayor festival

1. Passover (Pesach) – Nisan 14-15

2. Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) – Nisan 15-22

3. First Fruits (Yom habikkurim) – Nisan 16-17

4. Pentecost (Shavu’ot) – Sivan 6-7

5. Trumpets (Yom Teru’ah) – Tishri 1

6. Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Tishri 10

7. Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Tishri 15-22

8. Jesus fulfilled Passover, unleavened bread First-fruits,

9. Pentecostal.

10. Passover, and unleavened bread was Jesus death on the cross. The first fruits was His resurrection, and Pentecostal, where He established His church. The feast of trumpets and feast tabernacle is His second coming.

In which leave us with us the Day of atonement, or bettor known as Yorn Kipper. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur usually fell in September or October each year. The reconciliation of God through the sacrificial-death of goat, lamb, bull, later on Jesus Christ took their place these sacrifice was required

Mark Slick wrote, No one knows for sure what was the month–nor does the Bible mention which day or month when Jesus was born. Various theories have been raised that put Jesus’ birth in March, April, October, and September. But no one knows for sure. He also believe that JESUS was born on first day Yom Kippur He wrote Jesus was born on the 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles!  In the year 5 BCE, this fell in the month of September.”

The biblical accounts point to the fall of the year as the most likely time of Jesus’ birth.

Gotta question,Those who propose that Jesus was born in September make their case using the following points: first, at the time of Jesus’ birth, there were shepherds in the fields watching their flocks (Luke 2:8).The weather was too cold and was rainy season.

Remember, the sheep were offered as sin-offering during Passover, the Day of Atonement, and as a daily sacrifice. The average low temperature in Bethlehem in December is in the low-to-mid-forties—the same as Jacksonville, Florida or Vancouver. The sheep and shepherd would adapted weather, and found shelter if it rain.

Second, the idea of a September birth of Jesus includes a consideration of the census affecting Mary and Joseph (Luke 2:1–4). Some argue that Roman censuses would not have been taken in winter, as cold temperatures and poor road conditions would have made participation in a census difficult.

The Roman Government was not concern about the cold temperatures and poor road conditions only their edict to obey by their subject, and soldiers

Third, and most significant, the theory that Jesus was born in September depends on the timing of John the Baptist’s birth. These biblical facts lay the groundwork: John’s father, a priest named Zechariah, was taking his turn to serve in the temple when the angel Gabriel appeared to him and announced that Elizabeth, Zechariah’s wife, would conceive a son (Luke 1:8–13). After Zechariah returned home, his wife conceived, just as the angel had said (Luke 1:23–24).

Note that He does not say that He enters the Holy of Holy. However, it he does say that he entered the temple of the Lord, to burn incense only priest in line Aaron performed this task nor does say what day when He entered the temple when performed this task.
To understand the important of burning incense you need to read Exodus 29-30 understand the duty of priest; in chapter 30 verses 7- 8;  Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps. 8 When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations .
In (1 Chronicles 24:7–18) David setup a priestly divisions and instituted during Solomon’s reign. However, the Babylonian exile required a “reset” of the divisions and their rotation (Ezra 2). Zechariah’s division could have served in mid-June, but other sources calculate Abijah’s course to have ended on October 9 of that same year.

When Jesus gave up His Spirit

In Matthew 27:51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. In Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.

The time of year that Jesus was born is a matter of some debate, but the exact timing of Jesus’ birth is nothing to be dogmatic about, given the Bible’s lack of detail on the subject.

The apostle Paul proclaimed, “When the set time had dully come, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship” (Galatians 4:4-5). And we read in the Gospel of Mark, “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the news of God. ‘The time has come,’ He said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Matthew 1:14-15).

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When Was Jesus Born Part One

When Was Jesus Born Part One

The Bible does not provide the exact day or even the same year in which Jesus was born in Bethlehem.‘When He was born. It describes two events surrounding his birth that lead many to conclude that he was not born on December 25.

Shortly before Jesus was born, Caesar Augustus issued a decree ordering “all the inhabited earth to be registered.” Everyone had to register in “his city,” which might have required a journey of a week or more. (Luke 2:1-3)

It was difficult to travel on the road during the winter month. Got a question wrote that Roman censuses would not have been taken in winter, as cold temperatures and poor road conditions would have made participation in a census difficult. However, others point out that Roman officials were not all that concerned with the burdens they placed on the citizenry. It was either obey Caesar or else; ease and convenience did not factor into the law-making process.

Also Shepherd were “living out of doors and keeping watches in the night over their flocks.” (Luke 2:8) in December, it was the rainy season and likely the sheep and shepherd sought shelter during inclement weather

Since scripture does not provide the day or month of Jesus birth Than why do we celebrate His on December 25? The Encyclopædia Britannica says that church leaders probably chose it “to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun,’” at the time of the winter solstice. According to The Encyclopedia Americana, many scholars believe that this was done “to make Christianity more meaningful to pagan converts.”

.December 25th was always a Pagan Holiday. For literally thousands of years before Christians claimed ownership of December 25th, it was a Pagan holiday celebrating the Sun God, Sol Invictus, which concluded their annual winter festival of Saturnalia. Saturnalia was a week-long Roman festival honouring the god Saturn; since it started on December 17 Until December 25th

On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official religion alongside the traditional Roman cults

Although winter is the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the December Solstice marks the “turning of the Sun,” and the days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the lighter days to come and nature’s continuing cycle have been common throughout cultures and history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the December Solstice. The winter and summer solstice. The daylight becomes longer.

Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in 312 and sanctioned Christianity. Church leaders made efforts to appropriate the winter-solstice holidays and achieve a more seamless conversion to Christianity for the emperor’s subjects. In rationalizing the celebration of Jesus’ birthday in late December, church leaders may have argued that since the world Pope Julius declared 25th December as Jesus birthday around 350 AD

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My mother once told me. The reason Moses burial site or Jesus’ birthday was not recorded in the scripture because we would’ve memorial it, and built a shrine around these sites, and humanity would’ve been more occupied. Instead of the task at hand, proclaiming the gospel. Maybe the reason the four gospels did not show the date of Jesus’s birth is perhaps they were more focused on why He came. As Scripture states, “ The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to our sons and us forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”

The Bible does not provide the exact day or even the same year in which Jesus was born in Bethlehem Dr. Like, the noted historian, did not record the date, nor the month of Jesus’s birth. Although the Jewish people kept a precise record and had Jesus’s birth records on hand, and Dr. Luke had access to them He could easily record the date of Jesus’ birth.

Another factor that Mary the mother of Jesus would have remembered the day Jesus was born and likely told Dr. Luke this while investigating Jesus’ life. Since he was known to do a thorough investigation, Dr. Luke declared , “just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us. 3 It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence.” Why did he leave this out of his from his account?

A better question would have being, why did Jesus come into the world in the first place? What is more important, the reason He came or His birthday?

Mary proclaims, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in my savour,

Zachariah prophesying, “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel because He has visited and provided redemption for His people, He has raised a horn of salvation for His people. To give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Luke1;47,69,77.

In Matthew 1:21, She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus because He will save His people from their sins.”In John 1:29,36 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! another verse saidWhen he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

briefnet.com wroteThe main focus of the New Testament writers is not the date of Jesus’ birth, but that God the Father has sent His son at just the right time in all of history to accomplish His saving purposes and thus fulfill His promise. The apostle Paul proclaimed, “When the set time had dully come, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship” (Galatians 4:4-5). And we read in the Gospel of Mark, “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the news of God. ‘The time has come,’ He said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Matthew 1:14-15).

To me, celebrating Jesus on the twenty-fifth of December is a good thing even though it is a pagan holiday. Why not celebrate Jesus’s birthday , the greatest gift God gave to humanity, by sending His one and only Son Jesus Christ in the world to redeemed humankind from our sins.

RC Sproul wrote these words; That question comes up every year at Christmas time. In the first place, there’s no direct biblical commandment to celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. There’s nothing in the Bible that would even indicate that Jesus was born on December 25. There’s much in The New Testament narratives that would suggest that it didn’t happen during that time of year.

On the twenty-fifth of December in the Roman Empire, there was a pagan holiday that was linked to mystery religions; the pagans celebrated their festival on December 25. The Christians didn’t want to take part in that, and so they said, “While everybody else is celebrating this pagan thing, we’re going to have our celebration. We’re going to celebrate the thing that’s most important in our lives, the incarnation of God, the birth of Jesus Christ. So this is going to be a time of joyous festivities, celebration and worship of our God and King.”

I can’t think of anything more pleasing to Christ than the church celebrating his birthday every year. Keep in mind that the whole principle of annual festival and celebration is deeply rooted in ancient Jewish tradition. In the Old Testament, for example, it revealed the Messiah would come to redeem the Jewish people. I believed Jesus is the true Messiah meaning anointed one, or chosen one, or liberator.

The reason why Jesus came into this world is to redeemed humanity from the curse of Adam and Eve’s of sins.

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Leviticus 5:5-13

If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he must confess he has committed that sin. He must bring his restitution for the wrong he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin. “But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist his head at the back of the neck without severing it. Then he will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven. “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He is to bring it to the priest, who will take a handful from it as its memorial portion and burn it on the altar along with the fire offerings to the Lord; it is a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf concerning the sin he has committed in any of these cases, and he will be forgiven. The rest will belong to the priest, like the grain offering.

In Genesis 3:21 Than God killed an animal and made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed to provides a substitute as atonement for their sins Even though God put a curse on humankind, he also provided a substitute out of love for Adam and Eve. Who sinned, Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember, humanity fell into sin, not the animals. The skin is meaning covering of humanity’s sins since God hates sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

SIN ASSUMES MANY FORMS. It may be of the voice or the finger, by word or deed. It may be by forcible repression of the truth or by a careless voluble utterance. It may be incurred in connection with the noblest or the lowest parts of God’s creation.

TRADITIONAL FORM OF CONFESSION. The sacrifice was so set, as that the offerer, standing with his face towards the west, laid his two hands between his horns and confessed his sin over a sin offering and his trespass over a trespass offering. His confession was on this wise: ‘ I have sinned, I have done grievously, I have rebelled and done thus and thus, but I return by repentance before thee, and let this be my expiration.” I pray thee, O Lord; I have sinned, I have transgressed, I have rebelled, I have (here the person specified the particular sin which he had committed, and for which he wanted expiation); hut now I repent, and let this be my expiration.

It shall be forgiven him.” The deed done cannot be undone, but its consequences may be averted. God treats the believer as if he had never sinned; his iniquities are cast behind the back of Deity and remembered no more.

Three types of sacrifice required for the sin offering, a female lamb or goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and two quarts of fine flour with no olive oil or frankincense on it.

There is thus typically set forth the freedom with which acceptance through the great propitiation is offered to all without respect of persons. The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

In -Leviticus 5 :9 , And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

Note in verse 11 two quarts of fine flour.

Scripture state, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. So why is this sin offering?

Believer commentary wrote, If the offering was fine flour, the priest took a handful of it and burned it on the altar of burnt offering. He burned it over other offerings involving the shedding of blood, thus giving it the character of a sin offering.

Leviticus 5:6 (Calvin commentary wrote: that the poor and needy are not to be pressed beyond the extent of their means; nay, the different grades of offering are appointed, so that he to whom it was not convenient to offer two turtledoves, or pigeons, might be quit for a small measure of flour. Hence we infer that God’s only design was to shew the one true means of reconciliation to the people, that they might have recourse to the Mediator and His sacrifice; for the poor are here commanded to offer either two turtle-doves, or a small quantity of meal, which would propitiate God towards them

The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Even the poorest is part salvation plans. It, shows how they are intended to represent the same great subject its show No CLASS OF THE COMMUNITY IS DEBARRED FROM AN ATONEMENT BY LACK OF MEANS. Regard is here paid to the resources of the humblest ranks.

In short there is provision for the needy, and the helpless and they part of the salvation plan. For example when Jesus went into the temple on Passover, and saw moneychanger selling oxens, sheeps, and doves. He made a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables in. In John 2: 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Believer Commentary wrote, The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. Goats, Lambs, Dove, or Pigeons, and fine flours were meant as sinner offerings to God not to be sold to make a profits.

Later on, Jesus would replace these animals and fine flour and would come, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! These animals and fine flour no longer was requires as a sin offering because God was satisfied with the payment when Jesus purchase mankind’s sins on the cross.

As scripture declares, the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sins

In the New Testament it states;

1. Confession of sin. We must all say, as we all can say, “Father, I have sinned” Luke 15:21 Romans 10:10; John 1:9.

2. One offering that all can plead. No need of lamb, or goat, or turtle-dove, or even the humble measure of flour. The rich and the poor of the land may say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” for they have but to plead the one Great and All-sufficient ,Sacrifice that has been presented, once for all Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 3:18 , and they will find mercy of the Lord. The richest can do no more; the poorest need do no less.

3. An open throne of grace. “In Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and access with confidence” Ephesians 3:11-12

In Hebrews 9:11-14 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living.

4. In Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Leviticus 5:5-13

If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he must confess he has committed that sin. He must bring his restitution for the wrong he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin. “But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist his head at the back of the neck without severing it. Then he will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven. “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He is to bring it to the priest, who will take a handful from it as its memorial portion and burn it on the altar along with the fire offerings to the Lord; it is a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf concerning the sin he has committed in any of these cases, and he will be forgiven. The rest will belong to the priest, like the grain offering.

In Genesis 3:21 Than God killed an animal and made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed to provides a substitute as atonement for their sins Even though God put a curse on humankind, he also provided a substitute out of love for Adam and Eve. Who sinned, Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember, humanity fell into sin, not the animals. The skin is meaning covering of humanity’s sins since God hates sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

SIN ASSUMES MANY FORMS. It may be of the voice or the finger, by word or deed. It may be by forcible repression of the truth or by a careless voluble utterance. It may be incurred in connection with the noblest or the lowest parts of God’s creation.

TRADITIONAL FORM OF CONFESSION. The sacrifice was so set, as that the offerer, standing with his face towards the west, laid his two hands between his horns and confessed his sin over a sin offering and his trespass over a trespass offering. His confession was on this wise: ‘ I have sinned, I have done grievously, I have rebelled and done thus and thus, but I return by repentance before thee, and let this be my expiration.” I pray thee, O Lord; I have sinned, I have transgressed, I have rebelled, I have (here the person specified the particular sin which he had committed, and for which he wanted expiation); hut now I repent, and let this be my expiration.

It shall be forgiven him.” The deed done cannot be undone, but its consequences may be averted. God treats the believer as if he had never sinned; his iniquities are cast behind the back of Deity and remembered no more.

Three types of sacrifice required for the sin offering, a female lamb or goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and two quarts of fine flour with no olive oil or frankincense on it.

There is thus typically set forth the freedom with which acceptance through the great propitiation is offered to all without respect of persons. The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

In -Leviticus 5 :9 , And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

Note in verse 11 two quarts of fine flour.

Scripture state, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. So why is this sin offering?

Believer commentary wrote, If the offering was fine flour, the priest took a handful of it and burned it on the altar of burnt offering. He burned it over other offerings involving the shedding of blood, thus giving it the character of a sin offering.

Leviticus 5:6 (Calvin commentary wrote: that the poor and needy are not to be pressed beyond the extent of their means; nay, the different grades of offering are appointed, so that he to whom it was not convenient to offer two turtledoves, or pigeons, might be quit for a small measure of flour. Hence we infer that God’s only design was to shew the one true means of reconciliation to the people, that they might have recourse to the Mediator and His sacrifice; for the poor are here commanded to offer either two turtle-doves, or a small quantity of meal, which would propitiate God towards them

The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Even the poorest is part salvation plans. It, shows how they are intended to represent the same great subject its show No CLASS OF THE COMMUNITY IS DEBARRED FROM AN ATONEMENT BY LACK OF MEANS. Regard is here paid to the resources of the humblest ranks.

In short there is provision for the needy, and the helpless and they part of the salvation plan. For example when Jesus went into the temple on Passover, and saw moneychanger selling oxens, sheeps, and doves. He made a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables in. In John 2: 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Believer Commentary wrote, The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. Goats, Lambs, Dove, or Pigeons, and fine flours were meant as sinner offerings to God not to be sold to make a profits.

Later on, Jesus would replace these animals and fine flour and would come, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! These animals and fine flour no longer was requires as a sin offering because God was satisfied with the payment when Jesus purchase mankind’s sins on the cross.

As scripture declares, the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sins

In the New Testament it states;

1. Confession of sin. We must all say, as we all can say, “Father, I have sinned” Luke 15:21 Romans 10:10; John 1:9.

2. One offering that all can plead. No need of lamb, or goat, or turtle-dove, or even the humble measure of flour. The rich and the poor of the land may say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” for they have but to plead the one Great and All-sufficient ,Sacrifice that has been presented, once for all Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 3:18 , and they will find mercy of the Lord. The richest can do no more; the poorest need do no less.

3. An open throne of grace. “In Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and access with confidence” Ephesians 3:11-12

In Hebrews 9:11-14 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living.

4. In Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.

Two Goats And Christ

Two Goats

“When the high priest in Arron slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because it is surrounded by their impurities. No one may be in the tent of meeting from the time he enters to make atonement in the most holy place until he leaves after he has made atonement for himself, his household, and the whole assembly of Israel. Then he will go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the altar, he is to present the live male goat. Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites’ wrongdoings and rebellious acts—all their sins. He is to put them on the goat’s head and send it away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there. “Then Aaron is to enter the tent of meeting, take off the linen garments he wore when he entered the most holy place, and leave them there. He will bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes. Then he must go out and sacrifice his burnt offering and the people’s burnt offering; he will make atonement for himself and for the people. The man who released the goat for azazel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought into the most holy place to make atonement, must be brought outside the camp and their hide, flesh, and dung burned up. The one who burns them is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. “This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you are to practice self-denial and do no work, both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.

Leviticus 16:15-24,26-29

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http://graceandknowledge.faithweb.com/lev16.html

Each year (Yom Kippur) Meaning day of attonement the high priest performed an elaborate ceremony consisting of four sacrificial animals . He offered a ram as a burnt offering, a bullock as a sin offering for the high priest and his household, and two goats together as a sin offering

In Leviticus 16:5 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering. One was kill as sin offering, his blood sprinkle on the mercy seat and in front of it. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because their impurities surround it.

He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the alter.

There’s phase that often use among friends or those who commit a felony when they’re in trouble and one them get caught they not to rat out on their friends the phase is called the escape goat; Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as; one that bears the blame for others; for example, The CEO was made the scapegoat for the company’s failures. Believe or not the Bible has escape goat Found in Leviticus 16:8. dictionary.com Defines escape goat A Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head.

Free Dictionary defines; A live goat over whose head Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel on the Day of Atonement. The goat, symbolically bearing their sins, was then sent into the wilderness.

Merriam dictionary defines; a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur

Aftter Aaron will casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for azazel, he is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with itter by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel

In Leviticus 16:7 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.

After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for Azazel,( meaning an evil spirit depart into the wilderness, or commonly known as goat departure taking the people sins into the wilderness). The high priest is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with it by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel.

(Calvin commentary wrote And he shall not take the two goats. A twofold mode of expiation is here presented to us; for one of the two goats was offered in sacrifice according to the provisions of the Law, the other was sent away.

Furthermore he wrote, the fulfilment of both figures, however, was manifested in Christ, since He was both the Lamb of God, whose offering blotted out the sins of the world, and, that He might be as an of scouring.

Where does Christ fit in this picture? What is the of important the two goats, and it role play in the salvation plans?

God intended the law He gave through Moses to point the Israelites to their future Messiah, and perhaps nowhere is this seen more plainly than in the animal sacrifices,

Jesus needed a blueprint as Jesus declares, Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the; prophets I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Since the ceremonial law is essential part of God salvation plan.Jesus had to fulfil the moral and ceremonial law to fulfill the statute require by God.

Clark Commentary wrote, ”That it pointed out the Lord Jesus dying for our sins and rising again for our justification; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. Two goats are brought, one to be slain as a sacrifice for sin, the other to have the transgressions of the people confessed over his head, and then to be sent away into the wilderness. The animal by this act was represented as bearing away or carrying off the sins of the people.The goat therefore that was slain prefigured his human nature and its death; the goat that escaped pointed out his resurrection. The one shows the atonement for sin, as the ground of justification; the other Christ’s victory, and the total removal of sin in the sanctification of the soul. ”

Got a question wrote, Christ is the complete atonement for our sins. In many ways, He embodies each aspect of the Day of Atonement. We are told that He is our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14). He is also the “Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8) as a sacrifice for our sins. And He is our scapegoat. Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Our sins were laid on Christ – He bore our sins just as the scapegoat bore the sins of the Israelites. Isaiah 53:6 prophesies Christ’s acceptance of the sin burden: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” After the sins were laid on the scapegoat, it was considered unclean and driven into the wilderness. In essence, the goat was cast out. The same happened to Jesus. He was crucified outside of the city. “He was despised and rejected by men … He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:3a, 12). Jesus embodied what the scapegoat represented – the removal of sins from the perpetrators.

But God wants us to have that assurance so that we can enter into close relationship with Him. So, some 40 years before the Temple was destroyed, He provided a once-and-for-all scapegoat who suffered and died a horrific death on a wooden cross.

He has already taken the blame for all of our wrongdoing. But we must acknowledge him as God’s scapegoat, the atonement for our sins.

As scriptures declares, ”Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins”.

Unlike the scapegoat,Jesus sacfrice is good for all time, rather than needing to be repeated from year to year.as scripture declares. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin [offerings] by the sacrifice of himself. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/issues-v21-n01/the-ultimate-scapegoat

https://www.gotquestions.org/Azazel-scapegoat.html

The Lord Supper And The Passover

Exodus 12;5,7,12-13

Take a]lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

The roots of the supper extend back into the Old Testament to its parallel account, the Passover. The Passover, was a memorial of physical deliverance through a blood sacrifice. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of spiritual deliverance from sin »Wordy Phrase: by means of by means of a blood sacrifice. The Passover is an anticipation of the future fulfillment the Lord’ Supper.

Scriptures declares, Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year, you shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and apply it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, and and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. In Exodus12;12-13 it states 12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

When Stephen preached, in Acts chapter 7, he draws a very distinct parallel between Moses and the Lord Jesus, commenting on the fact that they were both deliverers. They both came. They both were rejected by their own people.

So when we look at the story of Moses, we’re looking at something that is designed to represent the Lord Jesus Christ.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

For example, in 1 Corinthians 5; 7 it states, For Christ, I s our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed for our sins. It is a beautiful picture of the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

God gave Moses instructions concerning the Passover account, and the told them they were to take a lamb. Now, he says they were to take a lamb without blemish. That is important because,, the lamb is illustrative of the Lord Jesus Christ. Peter says in the first chapter of his epistle that we were redeemed, not with flesh and blood, not with gold, silver, and precious stones, but we were redeemed with a lamb, without spot, and without blemish. In other words, the Lord Jesus Christ, is a lamb without blemish. The Apostle Peter also wrote sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.

God said, “On tonight, I’m going to pass through the land of Egypt and I’m going to smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.” Notice the words “pass through” in verse 13. In v 13 when I see the blood I will pass over you.” I will pass through the land, but when I see the blood I will pass over you. The Hebrew word for Passover is pacach, is a verb that means “to hover over.” Has the idea of protection not omission?

So that what God is saying is that when I see the blood I will hover over you and when the destroying angel comes, I will protect you from the destroying angel.

IN fact, there was death in every household not only death in the houses of the Egyptians, but death also in the houses of the Israelites. In the case of Egyptians who did not have the blood on The two side posts nor on the lentil above, it meant the death of the firstborn, for the angel entered the house and slew the firstborn. As they said later, we are all dead men.

In the case of the Israelites, there was death on the doorpost. The blood of the slain lamb, sprinkled on the side of the door and above it. So, there was death on every house, judgment everywhere. Some were delivered by the judgment upon the lamb; while others were lost because they refused to put blood on the door post lamb.

In 1 Peter 1; 5 You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. He also declared sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe the good news, when we apply the blood. Someone has said, “It wasn’t the lamb that saved, it wasn’t the shed blood that saved, it was the shed blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorpost that saved.” The fact that there is a Lamb of God does not save anyone.

One thing you can be sure of is that safety resides in the blood of Christ when He shed His blood on Calvary’s cross for our sins. And the person whose has faith in Him. Where He took our sin. Where He has taken the blood of that sacrifice and put it on the upper door post of his heart, that person is safe by the blood of Christ. He is safe as an apostle or as a prophet if the death of the Lord Jesus Christ is his ground of their hope.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

When dealing with mankind sin all humanity is guilty as charged whether for 10 days, guilty for 30 days, guilty for 60 days, guilty for one year, guilty for life guilty. Damnation means absolute and everlasting damnation. All suffering in the next life; therefore, of which the sufficient and justifying reason is guilt, must continue as long as the reason continues. And the reason is everlasting. The man who is guilty today is guilty tomorrow. The man who is guilty today is guilty ten years from now. And the man who is guilty ten years from now is guilty throughout eternity. Time does not convert guilty into innocence. If it were possible for a man to come into the presence of an eternal God after having sinned, except for divine redemption.

We are sinners and lost, and it is only when the divine spirit works in our hearts, causes us to see our condition and causes us to flee to the cross where He shed His blood that we receive a new heart and a new life and the forgiveness of sins.

The Last Passover The First Lord Supper

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will. Matthew 26:26-28,39 

Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them, and so they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many. 25 I assure you: I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new wayin the kingdom of God.” After singing psalms, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mark 14:23-26

And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you. 21 But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me! 22 For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed! Luke 22:19-22

Now we turn to the last Passover. And remember, the preliminary lessons we went over last week in the First Passover. The Lord has given us two ordinances:

BBaptism and the Lord’s Supper., we celebrate our entrance into our Christian life. In the second, we celebrate our continuance in the Christian life. Baptism is experienced once. The Lord’s Supper we observe constantly. It is the only act for which the Lord Jesus gave special direction. It is also sometimes. We overlooked that the very name, “Lord’s Supper,” tends to emphasize the importance of it.

It is a very fitting one because the Lord is the host and we are the guests at this meal. The importance of the Lord’s Supper is highlighted by the fact that in the New Testament as well as in the writings of the early church fathers, it seems to have been the highlight of the corporate worship of the church. In Acts 20;7 it states  And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread. Also state In Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

The highlights of the Lord’s Supper, we said, go back to the Passover. The Passover is a memorial of Israel’s deliverance from physical bondage in Egypt. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of our spiritual deliverance from bondage to sin. The Passover was observed in anticipation of the future, when the Lamb of God would come.

When the Lord Jesus had come, and this was the final Passover. The Lord Supper took it placed; the Passover service lost its validity thereafter. No valid Passovers have ever been enjoyed since that one, for the age changed, the fulfillment had come, the Lamb had come, the Lamb had been sacrificed; no further need for the offering of animals – lambs – in sacrifice.

When we sit at the Lord’s table, the apostle tells us, we observe the Lord’s Supper until he should come, so that it, too, is observed in the view of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is the beautiful relationship between the Passover service and the Lord’s Supper. They is extremely important.

When John the Baptist said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world,” he was, no doubt, relying upon that teaching of the lamb that goes back to Exodus 12, and Isaiah 53.

Now that’s an amazing thing because, remember, Israel was told to observe this ceremony forever, but here is the Lord Jesus saying don’t remember the Passover account any longer, remember me! In other words, it is an expression of the sense of sovereignty over all things that he possessed by virtue of what he would do. He was able, in a sense, to do away with the Passover service and install in its place the observance of the Lord’s Supper. And the amazing thing is that these godly, devoted Jewish men – true believers – believed him and followed him. And the remainder of the church has been following him. In short, Jesus became Passover lamb and replace Passover to the Lord Supper

In Mark14;22-25 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then, he gave it to his followers and said, “Take it; this is my body.”

23 Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers, and they all drank from the cup.

24 Then Jesus said, “This is my blood that is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many. 25 I tell you the truth; I will not drink of this fruit of the vine again until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

This was known as the first Lord Supper that took place of the Passover. The word atonement is the most important word in Christian theology. In the Christian context, atonement refers to what Christ did in his death, restoring the shattered relationship between sinners and a holy God. And the price of his death is the means of the atonement. For example Jesus stated, For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45. Jesus wilily went to the cross and sacrifice Himself on it to atone mankind for their sins

For Jesus take our place He needed to keep the moral and the Jewish ceremonial laws. Jesus declares “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. In John 17; 4 I have glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do. Dr Lewis Johnson wrote the Lord Jesus lived perfectly under the law. He had to carry out that Passover service with immaculate perfection. Not one thing could be out of line with the Old Testament teaching. Probably no one observed the Passover more perfectly than as our Lord did with the apostles, carrying out all of Moses’ injunctions absolutely perfectly, he fulfilled the law.

V 22 Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, “Take it; this is my body.”

John Gil commentary wrote, “in Luke ’tis added, which is given for you; that is, unto death, as a sacrifice for sin; and by the Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. 11:24 which is broken for you; as that bread then was, and so expressive of his wounds, bruises, sufferings, and death, for them? This is the bread of affliction, which our fathers ate in the land of Egypt.” Not that they thought that was the selfsame bread, but that it resembled it, and was a representation of the affliction and distress their fathers were in at that time: to which some think our Lord here alludes: though rather, the reference is to the Passover lamb, which is frequently, in Jewish writings, called the body of the lamb; thus, mention being made of the bringing of the herbs, the unleavened bread, and the sauce Charoseth, with other things to the master of the house, ’tis addeds: “and in the sanctuary (whilst that stood) they bring unto him, the body of the lamb.” Again, elsewheret ’tis said, “They bring a table furnished, and on it the bitter herbs and other greens, and the unleavened bread, and the sauce, , and the body of the paschal lamb.” And a little furthermore, “He recites the blessing, blessed art thou O Lord, &c. for the eating of the Passover, and he eats, of the body of the Passover.”

And now it is, as if Christ had said, you have had the body of the lamb set before you, and have eaten of it, in commemoration of the deliverance out of Egypt, and as a type of me the true Passover, quickly to be sacrificed; and this rite of eating the body of the paschal lamb is now to cease; and I do here by this bread, in an emblematical way, set before you my body, which is to be given to obtain spiritual deliverance, and eternal redemption for you; in remembrance of which, you, and all my followers in successive generations, are to take and eat of it, till I come. The words, take, eat, shew that Christ did not put the bread into the mouths of the disciples, but they took it in their hands and ate it; expressive of taking and receiving Christ by the hand of faith, and feeding on him in a spiritual manner. S Lewis Johnson wrote, Now the bread is taken first because the bread suggests the means to the atoning death, the incarnation. The bread is taken; he is himself the bread of life, and that bread is broken. He took the bread, and he broke it. Bread was normally broken, but it was a beautiful figure, and our Lord used it of the death that he would die. And so he took the bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it. That of course, is intended to stress the fact that he must die.

Now I want you to notice that he not only took the bread, and he not only broke it, but he gave it to the disciples. So, the Lord Jesus Christ took the bread, he broke the bread, he gave it to the disciples in a visible picture of what God does in the salvation of men. He takes the initiative. He carries out the work. He conveys it to us. He gives us the responsiveness in order that we may respond to the divine initiative. So, the Lord Jesus Christ took the bread, he broke the bread, he gave it to the disciples in a visible picture of what God does in the salvation of men. He takes the initiative. He carries out the work. He conveys it to us. He gives us the responsiveness in order that we may respond to the divine initiative. As scriptures declares, There is none that doth good, no not one. There is none righteous, no not one seek after God.

I am prepared to believe that there is a communication of great blessing to us as we sit and reflect under the Spirit’s guidance upon the saving work of Jesus Christ in those elements.

V 23-24 Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers, and they all drank from the cup.  Then Jesus said, “This is my blood which is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many.

J Gil wrote, “For this is my blood of the New Testament. That is, the red wine in the cup, was an emblem and representation of his precious blood, whereby was exhibited a new dispensation, or administration of the covenant of grace; and by which it was ratified and confirmed; and whereby all the blessings of it, such as peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life, come to the people of God: the allusion is to the first covenant, and the book of it being sprinkled with the blood of bulls, and therefore called the blood of the covenant, Exodus 24:8. But the second covenant, or the new administration of the covenant of grace, for which reason it is called the New Testament, is exhibited and established in the blood of Christ the testator. It was usual, even among the Heathens, to make and confirm their covenants by drinking human blood, and that sometimes mixed with wine. Which is shed for many, for the remission of sins; that is, was very shortly to be shed, and since has been, for all the elect of God; for the many that were ordained to eternal life, and the many that were given to Christ, the many that are justified by him, and the many sons he’ll bring to glory: whereby the full forgiveness of all their sins was procured, in a way consistent with, and honourable to the justice of God; full satisfaction being made to the law of God. for all their transgressions or sins.

Note This blood is poured out for many, or In Matthew 26;28 it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Dr Johnson wrote, “We believe the good news, when we apply the blood. Someone has said, “It wasn’t the lamb that saved, it wasn’t the shed blood that saved, it was the shed blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorpost that saved.” The fact that there is a Lamb of God does not save anyone.”

We are sinners and lost, and it is only when the divine spirit works in our hearts, causes us to see our condition and causes us to flee to Christ who shed His blood on Calvary’s cross that we will receive a new heart and a new life and the forgiveness of sins.

Note Luke 22;19 Do this in remembrance of Me, Zondervan Commentary wrote, Christ’s command would be a remembrance and a proclamation of the deliverance of believers from the bondage of sin through Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

Matthew Henry wrote, And this we do in remembrance of what he did for us, when he died for us, and for a memorial of what we do, in making ourselves partakers of him, and joining ourselves to him in an everlasting covenant; like the stone, Joshua set up for a witness, Josh. 24:27.

Dr Johnson wrote, “Have you not noticed this? The Lord Jesus Christ does not ask us to remember his life. He hasn’t asked us to remember the miracles that he performed. He doesn’t even ask us – at least this case, in this fundamental place – to remember his ethical system, but this is one of those preeminent things that he has said. Our Lord’s desire is that his death would be remembered, and remembered in this sense that he’s the true Passover lamb under whose blood there is safety, and our duty, suggested by the duty of those Israelites, is to put our fingers into the blood of that cross on Calvary’s sacrifice, spiritually, and sprinkle that blood of that cross on Calvary’s sacrifice, spiritually, and sprinkle that blood upon the doorposts of our hearts, that we may have a relationship with him.

There is one thing that pleases Him To sit at the Lord’s table and reflect under the Spirit’s guidance for the things that he has accomplished for me – that pleases him. In fact, the whole realm of salvation seems to be comprehended in the bread and the wine,Jesus that I AM the true Passover lamb redeemed Mankind from Adam curse.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior, the sacrifice has been offered. You may flee to the cross and receive the gift of eternal life.

The Apostle Paul On The Lord Supper

1 Corinthians 11,17-34

Verse 24-25 states This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Note in remembrance of me it state twice

Dr Johnson wrote“Take and eat.” And he said, “Drink ye all of this.” In other words, we’re simply to look back and remember, but we’re actually to enter into the experience of appropriation.

John MacArthur wrote Commemorating the Lord’s Supper was a regular and cherished practice in the early church, by which believers remembered their Savior’s death and celebrated their common salvation and eternal life which reflected their perfect spiritual oneness. the blood of Christ.

John Gill wrote this do ye as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me; of his soul’s being poured out unto death; of his blood being shed for the remission of sins; and of his great love in giving himself an atoning sacrifice to divine justice, and laying such a foundation for solid peace and joy in the hearts of his people.

27-30  So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep..

Verse 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

In the Corinthian assembly, eating and drinking in an unworthy manner meant eating and drinking excessively at the communal meal, so that other brothers went hungry. Other unworthily forms of partaking could be imagined, but it is only a sin in the manner of partaking communion that is spoken of.

In 1 Corinthians 11 20-21 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, 21 for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. Therefore, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk.

One of the disorderly things that were taking place in Corinth was the disorder at the Lord’s table. It was the custom in those days, to observe a meal which was called the Love Feast.

The Corinthian people in the Apostle Paul celebrate the Love feast. Where a shared or communal meal somewhat like a potluck in present-day churches. Paul’s rebuke of the love feasts of Corinth concerns the gluttony, drunkenness, and selfishness exhibited by some in the church: “For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry; while another gets drunk.Paul stated Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing?” 1 Corinthians 11:21–22. These love feasts were without love, and Paul says their holding of the feasts were “not for the better but for the worse. One in the Corinthian church was not sharing their food but enjoying their own private feasts while others had nothing to eat; some were even getting drunk.

The Lord’s Supper is an opportunity to worship the Savior, remember His sacrifice, and “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes “

1 Corinthians 11:26. Some of the Corinthians were using the occasion of the Lord’s Supper and the love feasts to satisfy their fleshly desires, turning what was spiritual and holy into something carnal and corrupted. The aim of agape love is benefit others; the misbehavior at the early church’s love feasts worked strongly against that purpose.

Dr Johnson wrote the apostles; however, speak very strongly against getting drunk, and the fact that they used wine for the Lord’s Supper was a reflection of their own practice. They usually drank wine with their meals.

Inside itself there I isn’t any wrong enjoying a meal with other fellow believers or drinking little bit wine with your meal. However, the Lord Supper was to be observed, and was solemn an event. Where you would come to the table to remember what Christ accomplishes on the cross. Where He took mankind sins, and replace with His Righteousness, we reflect on His sacrifice, and atoning work because of our sins. So, it was a very serious and solemn thing. In our struggle, we judge sin to be sin and war against it. It is precisely this struggle that is a vindication of our position with Christ and a manifestation of our need for communion as an act of dependence upon His work and grace. When you sit, and the bread is passed to you and the wine is passed to you, you reflect upon the fact that you are the recipient of the work that is done for you.

In fact, when our Lord said, as he took the bread and gave it to him and said, “Take, eat, this is my body,” and when he said, “This cup (when he took the wine) is the new covenant in my blood, this do as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of me” he was saying to them as plainly as it could be said, I must die sacrificially. I must die sacrificially, I am the Lamb of God to which Israel has looked forward for all of these centuries.

The Lord Supper was to be observed for all who believe in Christ since there isn’t no distinction. The poor, the rich the least, and the greatest are invite to the Lord table. But, in the case of some of these meetings, the wealthier people who also had better food would observe the common meal before the common people came.

The result being that by the time the people gathered for the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the richer ones and the wealthier ones had already eaten their meals and had eaten the better food as well. And the result was that some who were very poor came and did not have anything. In addition, some of those that had drunk the wine were drunken, and so the disorders at the Lord’s table had caused discipline to be exercised by the Lord God.

For example in Jude 12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

Nadab and Abihu sons of Aaron the oldest son offered a strange fire meaning a unauthorized, foreign, or profane.” God not only rejected their sacrifice; He found it so offensive that He consumed the two men with fire.That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. Remember you have homes to eat and to drink, is not the sleep of snoring; it is the sleep of death).

It could be that those taking the communion elements needed to be fully aware that they represent the sacrifice of Christ by which we are redeemed from sin. Therefore, to participate in communion while not understanding this would be to take it in an unworthy manner.

Another possibility is that taking the supper with willful, unconfessed sin would be in an unworthy manner.

1. The earlier context of 1 Cor. 11 seems to suggest that taking communion in an unworthy manner means to do so while you have a problem with another Christian with whom you are not reconciled.

2. Another view is that some Corinthians were using the communion supper as an opportunity for self-indulgence, which is why Paul mentioned about how some got drunk in verse 21.

3. The fifth view is that both elements (bread and wine) must be taken, not just one (bread or wine) since Christ commanded that both be taken. This would, incidentally, invalidate the Roman Catholic practice of taking the wafer only.

4. The final view is that the person taking communion must be worthy in order to take it. But this view, however, is dangerous because no one is worthy to take communion supper. Our worthiness comes from Christ, not ourselves.

As Jesus declares,For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather together you will not come under judgment.

28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.

It seems most probable that Paul is telling people to examine their motives, make sure there is no dissension with other believers, to take the supper solemnly, and they were to rightly understand that it represents the sacrifice of Christ.

We should examine our hearts and repent of our sins. And if we find unrepentant sin, we should bring it to Jesus, receive forgiveness, and then take communion. If you’re afraid you’ve sinned, but can’t remember what you did, confess your general sinfulness and partake. We should not let fear of unknown sins keep us from the table. That kind of fear drives us away from Christ, not to him.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV®)

Remember, at the end of the day, none of us are worthy in ourselves. We only find our worthiness in Christ, and empowered and enabled by the Holy Spirit, we can take communion in a worthy manner. So if you know Christ, you are worthy and may partake.

After I pray, and we begin to serve, please use this time to examine yourself but also as a time to remember your worthiness is found in Jesus Christ.

In 1964 CRC liturgical form it state However, the Lord admonishes those who do not believe or have not repented to abstain from the holy supper so as not to eat and drink judgment on themselves. Therefore we also charge those who willfully continue in their sins to keep themselves from the table of the Lord *(such as all who trust in any form of superstition; all who honor images or pray to saints; all who despise God’s Word or the holy sacraments; all who take God’s name in vain; all who violate the sanctity of the Lord’s Day; all who are disobedient to those in authority over them; all drunkards, gamblers, murderers, thieves, adulterers, liars, and unchaste persons). To all such we say in the name of the Lord that as long as they remain unrepentant and unbelieving, they have no part in the kingdom of God.

However, this solemn warning is not intended, beloved in the Lord, to discourage the contrite believer, for we do not come to this supper claiming any merit in ourselves. On the contrary, we come testifying that we seek our salvation apart from ourselves in Jesus Christ. By this testimony we humbly confess that we are full of sin and worthy of death. By this testimony we also confess that we believe the sure promise of God: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” 1John 1:9. This promise assures us that no sin or weakness which still remains in us against our will can hinder us from being received by God in grace at his table as worthy partakers of this holy food and drink.

*Thus assured, let us at the appointed hour come with quiet conscience and fullness of faith to keep this sacramental feast which our Lord appointed to be a continual memorial of his atoning death until he comes again.

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Verse 24-25 Do this in remembrance of Me.”26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Also in Verse 28 So a man should examine himself; in this way he should eat the bread and drink from the cup

Matthew Henry wrote It was to show forth Christ’s death, to declare and publish it. It is not barely in remembrance of Christ, of what he has done and suffered, that this ordinance was instituted; but to commemorate, to celebrate, his glorious condescension and grace in our redemption. We declare his death to be our life, the spring of all our comforts and hopes. And we glory in such a declaration; we show forth his death, and spread it before God, as our accepted sacrifice and ransom. We set it in view of our own faith, for our own comfort and quickening; and we own before the world, by this very service, that we are the disciples of Christ, who trust in him alone for salvation and acceptance with God.

(4.) It is moreover hinted here, concerning this ordinance, That it should be frequent: As often as you eat this bread, etc. Our bodily meals return often; we cannot maintain life and health without this. And it is fit that this spiritual diet should be taken often tool The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s day, if not every day when they assembled for worship. [2.] That it must be perpetual. It is to be celebrated till the Lord shall come; till he shall come the second time, without sin, for the salvation of those that believe, and to judge the world. This is our warrant for keeping this feast. It was our Lord’s will that we should thus celebrate the memorials of his death and passion, till he come in his own glory, and the Father’s glory, with his holy angels, and put an end to the present state of things, and his own mediatorial administration, by passing the final sentence. Note, The Lord’s supper is not a temporary, but a standing and perpetual ordinance.

He points out the duty of those who would come to the Lord’s table. 1. In general: Let a man examine himself (Rom. 11:28), try and approve himself. Let him consider the sacred intention of this holy ordinance, its nature, and use, and compare his own views in attending on it and his disposition of mind for it; and, when he has approved himself to his own conscience in the sight of God, then let him attend. Such self-examination is necessary to a right attendance at this holy ordinance.

Note, Those who, through weakness of understanding, cannot try themselves, are by no means fit to eat of this bread and drink of this cup; nor those who, upon a fair trial, have just ground to charge themselves with impenitency, unbelief, and alienation from the life of God. Those should have the wedding-garment on who would be welcome at this marriage-feast—grace in habit, and grace in exercise.

2. The duty of those who were yet unpunished for their profanation of this ordinance: If we would judge ourselves, we should not be considered, Rom. 11:31. If we would thoroughly search and explore ourselves, and condemn and correct what we find amiss, we should prevent divine judgments.

Note, To be exact and severe on ourselves and our own conduct is the most proper way in the world not to fall under the just severity of our heavenly Father. We must not judge others, lest we be judged (Matt. 7:1); but we must judge ourselves, to prevent our being judged and condemned by God. We may be critical as to ourselves, but should be very candid in judging others.

Note The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s day in Acts 20;7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Calvin commentary ( Luke 24:1; John 20:1,) it shall very well agree, that on the morrow after the Sabbath they came together. Furthermore he wrote, To break bread. Though breaking of bread doth sometimes signify among the Hebrews a domestically banquet, yet do I expound the same of the Holy Supper in this place, being moved with two reasons. For seeing we may easily gather by that which followe that there was no small multitude gathered together there, it is unlikely that there could any supper be prepared in a private house. Again, Luke will afterward declare that Paul took bread not at supper time, but after midnight.

J Gil wrote when the disciples came together to break bread; not to eat a common meal, or to make a feast, or grand entertainment for the apostle and his company, before they departed; but, as the Syriac version renders it, to break the eucharist, by which the Lord’s supper. The body of Christ, which is symbolically and emblematically held forth in the bread at the Lord’s table.

Gangel, K.O wrote .The break bread” (klasai arton means to have meal) as the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Dr Lewis Johnson, wrote The Lord’s table was the other thing that characterized the early church. They had a Spirit-led flexible meeting, and they observed the Lord’s table every Sunday. In the didache,{i a Christian manual} an ancient document which contains two parts: Concerning breaking of thebread. “On the Lord’s day, come together, break bread and give thanks, having first confessed your sins, so that your sacrifice may be pure. Anyone who has a dispute with another, must not join your assembly until they have been reconciled, so that your sacrifice may not be defiled, for this is the sacrifice spoken of by the Lord: “

Acts 20;7 Note On the first day of the week also in Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Along in

In Acts 2;46 they broke bread from house to house.

It not stating every Sunday even thou I believe we should observe the Lord Supper every Sunday

While some churches observe it ¼, and need to be member of church participate in the Lord Supper.

The current church I am attending observe once a month and allow all who believe in Christ, participate in the Lord Supper. They strongly urge you to abstain from the Lord Supper if you have any unresolved issue with anyone.

While the Roman Catholic celebrate Eucharist they have every time they have Mass  you need to be Catholic to part of the Eucharist

Most of our evangelical churches observe the Lord’s supper either quarterly or monthly.

My personal view I’ll take the Lord Supper at the church I attend which is Phipott Memorial where I am member if I am attending another church I’ll refrain from taking of the bread, and cup however I still will reflect on what Jesus accomplished on the cross

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The Lord Jesus did not partake of the bread. He did not drink the wine. He didn’t eat the bread; he did not drink the wine. The reason is obvious. He had no sins for which to receive forgiveness. So, it is he who divides to them. He takes the elements and gives to them and says divide among yourselves. It is your responsibility, for we are the sinners. He is the sinless, sovereign Savior. He does not partake, because he does not need forgiveness of sins. He is the one dispensing the forgiveness of sins. So, he gave it to them. He gave it to them to drink.

Now, we do not believe that the forgiveness of sins comes through the partaking of the elements any more than that the forgiveness of sins comes from the waters of baptism, which we shall see tonight in our meeting. But, those things are expressive of the things that have happened to us, and so every time we take the bread.

I close with this story told by Dr H A Ironside. Well, at this meeting, there was a Japanese who had come, a friend of one of the members. His name was Yataro Yamaguchi. And since he was with him, he asked whether he might come and sit at the Lord’s table, too. And he was given permission to come. He was told, Dr. Ironside said, that only those who know and love the Lord could participate at the table; that is, could take the elements. Well, the meeting was an open meeting in which the men stood on their feet and expressed their praise and Thanksgiving, and they sang hymns together and they prayed, and they ministered the word. And in the midst of the service, Mr. Yamaguchi arose on his feet and he said, “I like to pray.”

He said, “O God, I all broke up. One whole year I fight you. I fight you hard against your Holy Spirit. O God, I cannot fight any more. I see your people eat the bread, drink the wine, tell how Jesus dies for sinner like me. O God, I give up. I take him now for my Savior. Forgive all my sin. Save me now for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”

Well, Dr. Ironside said, “Naturally, it didn’t spoil our meeting.” As a matter of fact, when the meeting concluded, there was not a dry eye in the place. As scripture declares, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.” Now, every body is unworthy. He’s not saying that there are some who are worthy to eat the supper, and some are unworthy, because all believers are unworthy. We are all sinners.

The late John Stott wrote Who am I? What is I?The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignities because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling I what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.

The Lord supper is a reminder that it was Jesus shed blood that redeemed me from Adam curse, and that why partakes in the Lord Supper. As Jesus declares do this in remembrance of me?

My God My God Why Have Forsaken Me

Matthew 27;46. To About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá[ sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”/

In Mark 15:34 And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

In Matthew 27:45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land.

In Mark 15:33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

When Jesus was hanging on the cross when it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. This darkness was a supernatural event since darkness came over the whole land. It was foretold by the prophet in the Old Testament For example, in Isaiah 5:30,13;10 it states,When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds in Amos 8:9,“I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.Why did God allow darkness to occur. In the Bible darkness means judgement from and God. For example when darkness fell over the Eghypt for 3 days just before the death of oldest son throughout the land. Nonetheless, darkness at the crucifixion was God judgment on sin. Where all of mankind sin fell upon Jesus, and God Father view Jesus as the worst sinner in world. John Baptist started, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” John 1:29 Jesus was the paschal lamb.

In Mark 15:34 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Oxford Bible Church wrote,”What could be so much more terrible that made him scream? In a moment your sins, my sins and the sins of the whole world were put on him and God the Father and God the Holy-Spirit turned their backs on him. He had lived a perfect holy life, hating sin-but now the sin of the world was placed on him. Jesus took our place and bore our sins. He suffered the punishment that we deserved and which justice demanded. He died as a Sin-Offering and paid the penalty for our sin. The wrath and judgement of God that we deserved now fell upon him. (Isa 53:6). In the 3 hours of DARKNESS he suffered the equivalent of eternal hell. He had lived in the fellowship and Presence of God his whole life, even from eternity, but now for the first time he was in darkness, separated from God’s presence and blessing (spiritual death) 
Now he drank fully the cup of God’s Wrath upon sin. (John 18:11) This is the horror that caused him to scream the words: 
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps 22:1)”

Why did it seem like God turned His back on Jesus? 
Because: Thou are HOLY  Since God is holy He can have nothing to do with sin. At that moment: He who knew no sin was made SIN for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2Cor 5:21). 
So now the full force of God’s righteous and holy anger fell on Jesus. We cannot imagine the horror he had to suffer on the account of our sin.

These words were spoken from the cross to God to reveal that flowing out from the cross GODWARD, was a propitiation, satisfying God’s Justice and appeasing His anger upon sin Jesus bore the sin of the whole world so that forgiveness and salvation is available to all through Christ.

In Psalm 22;1 is the fulfillment of Matthew 27;46 and Mark 15:34 in both its agony and its victory. Jesus knew great pain and suffering (both physical and emotional) in His life, but had never known separation from His Father; now He does. There was a significant sense in which Jesus rightly felt forsaken by God the Father at this moment. Why? Because God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him 2 Corinthians 5:21.

In Mark 15:34 And at three, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Note at three o’clock or the 9th hour Jesus cried out my God My God have for shaken. Why at 3 o’clock in Exodus 12:6 You are to keep male lamb until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight.

When God instituted the Passover, He commanded that the paschal lamb should be slain on the 14th day (Passover) “at evening” that is, during the time after the sun passed its zenith (~3 PM), and extending until sunset.Also in must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where Yahweh your God chooses to have His name dwell. Do this in the evening as the sun sets at the same time of day you departed from Egypt.

Deuteronomy 16:6 must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where Yahweh your God chooses to have His name dwell. Do this in the evening as the sun sets at the same time of day you departed from Egypt. Where the family would put bloodon door post so angel of death would Passover them.

In John 1:29 John Baptist stated, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” Jesus became the paschal lamb. To be called a Lamb of God means that God gave Jesus to be killed like a lamb for our sins so we could live forever. Just like the lamb on each Passover day, Jesus was taken to the altar. Blameless and sinless, He became sin for each one of us.

Jesus declared, It is finished.” The Bible tells us that He gave up the spirit. His life was taken. in John 19:28-30 The Greek word is Tetelestai the verb teleo, which means “to bring to an end, to complete, to accomplish or paid in full.He was declaring the debt owed to His Father was wiped away completely and forever. Not that Jesus wiped away any debt that He owed to the Father; rather, Jesus eliminated the debt owed by mankind—the debt of sin. Jesus died victor and accomplish His work what came to do.

Believer Bible wrote, For three hours, the earth has been enveloped in thick darkness. Now “Immanuel’s orphaned cry” echoes through the universe: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Behind the poignant question lies an awful reality—the suffering Savior actually was, literally and completely, forsaken byw God. The Eternal Son who had always been the object of His Father’s delight was now abandoned. The Perfect Man who unfailingly did the will of God experienced the terrible desolation of being cut off from God.

The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although

The Wareen Weirsbe wrote The opening words of the psalm immediately transport us to the cross in Matthew 27;46 and Mark 15:34, for Jesus quoted them at the close of a three-hour period of darkness . “I am not alone,” Jesus had told His disciples, “because the Father is with me” John 16:32, and yet He cried out that the Lord had forsaken Him. When He spoke these words, He had been engaged in a mysterious transaction with the Father, dying for the sins of the world. On the cross, Jesus was “made sin” a and made “a curse” Gal. 3:13 for us. In some inexplicable way He experienced what condemned lost sinners experience “away from the presence of the Lord.

Two Symbol Of The Cross and Its Meaning

Ever notice that church and the fallen comrades or soldiers use the cross as symbol, and they use the symbol is the cross for different reasons; however, they’re are remarkably similarity. One died to set us free from the tyranny of our sin. While the other sacrifice themselves to set us free from the tyranny of the oppressor who trying to overtake the world. Both willingly went to serve, and obeyed their commanding officer. Both eventualities liberated the people from their dictators. Both were not responsible for the cause and effect of what happened. The first is the fallen soldiers; the second is Jesus Christ.

First, the solider or militaries who were men or women that enlisted in the army, navy, or air force, and were trained for combat. In the event of a threat these, men and women were willing go into harm way to protect the laws of land because they value their freedom.

While Canada and United States is known for the land of the free. They both have laws that give the citizens the right to express their religious beliefs, and worship God openly and we’re protect them from being persecuted. The laws that the government enacted laws are designed to protect the people not harm them. When we openly disagree with the laws, and politicians we able to voices are concerns. When justice is not melded properly, we’re able appeal the decision without being concern mistreated. Both countries can vote for the politicians in or out the office without any blood shed.

Many countries are governed by dictators, and they are the law, and they decide what is best for the people. Some dictators hate the American way, and want to destroy it, and level the to ground, and impose their oppressive law upon on our freedom. There’re times when war is a called for evil, where you need to eradicate the evil by sending men and women into harm way like removing tumour from your body regrettably these brave men and women are casualties of war, and their blood is shed and they sacrifice themselves, and they should be honor and remembered for their bravery. Corporal Nathan Cirillo is great example honoring the fallen solider. He was shot by terrorist while on duty at a ceremonial sentry duty.

In her novelette Where ever Go Martha Tigchelaar – Turkstra wrote these words, “These were days of great anxiety on the home front, for our parents and our church. Our concern was for boys as dad and mom lovingly called them. Needless to say, many prayers went up for each one of them. On May 4th, and 5th, 1945 the Germans finally withdrew the troops. Uncle Wilfred travel throughout Holland. That was time of great rejoicing our family in Holland, to actually hear, to touch, and see a Turkstra clan in a Canadian uniform. Many Canadians have fallen in the battle to free Holland, and thousands lay buried there. This was truly amazing. Hedser Turkstra, a cousin, told Wilford that Dad’s debt to his family –incurred years earlier to make the move to Canada –was now settled because three of his sons had joined in the fight to free Holland.”

Throughout North America and Europe there’re many grave sites with crosses on them, in remembrance of the fallen soldiers who fought so bravely and were willing to sacrifice their lives for sake of our freedom! Never forget these brave men and women who fought and sacrifice themselves for our freedom!

Jesus Christ And The Cross S Symbol Of Forgiveness

The God Man That Knew No Sin

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5; 21