Sabbath Day (Gen 2: 1 =3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, April 04, 2020
In Messiah’s name: “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:” (Jn 6: 51)
This coming Tues. April 07/20, many Christian groups and individuals who observe the Creator-God’s weekly Sabbath and his annual holy day Sabbaths will be observing the “Last Supper”. This service calls to memory Messiah’s sacrificial death on the eve before the killing of the Passover lamb in ancient Israel.
Catholics, Christians and most Sabbath-keeping assemblies believe Messiah’s “last supper” was a “Passover meal:” eaten with unleavened bread.and wine.as symbols of his body and blood.. According to the scriptures, this was not the case, as revealed by the faulty and inexact terms of “time” re the Passover and the “description of food” eaten during the “last supper”.
Here’s Biblical TIME proof #1. Not A Passover Meal: (Matt.26: verse 2)
Messiah said: “Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” (the term “after” can also be rendered as “in”, according to the Greek definition , Strong’s G#3326)
Explanation: Messiah stated that In two days time will be the feast of passover.
In the meantime, “the chief priests and scribes were planning to kill him. But they decided not to because of (the coming) ” feast day” – meaning the 1st day of unleavened bread which is a High Holy Day Sabbath. (Matt.26: 4- 5)
Thus, Messiah and his disciples did not eat a Passover meal two days before the actual Passover day. He was killed on the Passover day!
Biblical TIME-proof #2. Matt.26: verse 17
(17) “Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?”
Notice in verse 17, the term “first” (G#4413) can be translated as “before”, while the term “prepare”(G#2090) can be translated as “make ready” or “provide”.
Explanation (a more accurate rendering) “Now before the day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where will thou that we prepare (make ready/provide) for thee to eat the Passover?”
The Messiah told them where to make ready the passover and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them. (Matt.26: 18 – 19)
Biblical TIME-proof #3. Matt.26: verse 20
“Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.” (Matt.26: 20)
Explanation: Notice it is the evening (late afternoon) of the day before the actual killing of the passover lamb. It was during the daytime, before the day of the Passover, that the disciples prepared and made ready. And, in the evening, Messiah then sat down to eat with his disciples.
Food-proof #1 Matt.26: verse 26
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.” (Matt.26: 26)
Explanaation: The term “bread”, in the above text, is the English for the Greek term “artos” #740 which means “a raised loaf” – leaven bread.
Messiah and his disciples were eating leaven bread not unleavened. The Greek term for “unleavened bread” is “azumos” #106.
Food-proof #2 1 Cor.11 verse 23, 24
Quote Paul: “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread” (verse 23)
(24) “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
Explanation: Notice Paul states that Messiah “took bread” (“artos” – a raised loaf, leaven) as also indicated above in Matt26 verse 26. It was not unleavened bread (“azumos”).
In conclusion, Messiah and his disciples ate “the Last Supper”, containing leavened bread, the evening before the killing of the Passover lamb the next day – the very day Messiah was crucified.
This topic is not a salvational issue, however, it is the truth!
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth — God’s Word Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142)