Jesus and their Deciples were gathered together .it was the Passover day, and in the evening Jesus was with his twelve Deciples on the table.Jesus knew that his Appointed time has come”-Mathew 23-17-29.
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”-Mathew ,36;27-28 ,“Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
What these verses means to us Jesus was offering his body and his blood for what reason.
The reason for which he offered his blood and body is for our salvation so that we should have eternal life.
What happened after this : Jesus was presented in front of the court and people were putting charges on him and finally in place of a murderer Jesus was sentenced crucification.
But what happened before crucification he was beaten badly,people make joke of him, insulted ,some spitted on his mouth.
If we can visualize this whole scenerio how does it feel.
The Lord Who is king of King and Lord of Lords and Son of Almighty God was suffering like this .all these things happening as per Christs words which he says to his Deciples “This is my body given for you” what he says “For you” .
Yes he gave his body for us ,even when he was beaten.and then he given the cup to them and said it is the blood which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Here what he refer and what we understand ,it’s when he shed blood when he crucified..
If we can feel it and imagine that scene.
it is the first step towards repentance of our sins and to be baptized through holy spirit .If we read (Matthew 3:11)John the Baptist said to people “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Jesus clearly mentioned that his blood is poured out for our sins, my sins and for those who accepted him as their saviour.
Jesus took the baptism of water from John,but what we understand that from that just to show the people he took that baptism fleshy to witness among people.
But what he says in to Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
Nicodemus was a member of Jewish Counsil.he came in the night and had conversation with Jesus and told him and even eccepted that he came from God and said no one could perform signs which you are doing if Almighty God is not with you ,and what should I do to go the kingdom of God ,
but what answer Jesus gave ,the answer Jesus gave him is the step towards the righteousness ,to be in holy spirit.
Jesus replied him that until you are born again you can not enter the kingdom of God.
The answer he gave was so Fleshly, though he was considered to be religious man.
He said that it means man has to again in his mother’s womb again and born.
No, that is not what being born again means. Jesus explains: “Unless anyone is born from water and spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) When Jesus was baptized and holy spirit descended upon him, he was thus born “from water and spirit.” At that time, there was an accompanying declaration from heaven: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.” (Matthew 3:16, 17) In this way, God announced that he had brought forth Jesus as a spiritual son having the prospect of entering into the heavenly Kingdom.
Jesus gives further information to Nicodemus regarding his special role as God’s human Son. Jesus says: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man must be lifted up, so that everyone believing in him may have everlasting life.”—John 3:14, 15.
Nicodemus has fearfully come to Jesus under cover of darkness. So it is interesting that Jesus closes his conversation with him by saying:”that the light came into the world but peple loved the darkness instead of light because their deeds are evil”.-(John 3:19-21)
I would like to share a small story here which my father in law told me.
In a small village there was a widow and his son lived.
they were very poor.there was a prayer service in the church in that village.
The boy was curious to hear the word of God ,so he asked his mother ,” Mother I want to go the church ,his mother said ok but after the service straight away come to the home,he said ok to his mom ,his mother gave him 1$(Rupees).
He happily went to the church and listened carefully what the Paster was preaching “ Pastor was preaching on (Matthew 11:28) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
When the service was over .the boy came out.and seen that there was a Fate ,lots of stalls we’re there ,Food , Decorations ,the boy visted every stalls ,then at last he stopped on one stall.the stall was selling posters.seen that there was a Fate ,lots of stalls we’re there ,Food , Decorations ,the boy visted every stalls ,then at last he stopped on one stall.the stall was selling posters.
He checked the poster and find one ,he asked the seller what is the price for this and seller told him that this is for 1$.he was disheartened because he was having only 75 cents ,25 cents he gave I tithe.,he asked the seller what is the price for this and seller told him that this is for 1$.he was disheartened because he was having only 75 cents ,25 cents he gave I tithe.
The seller asked him what happened then the boy said that he just have 75 cents ,seller told him don’t worry take it when next time you come give the remaining 25 cents.then the boy said that he just have 75 cents ,seller told him don’t worry take it when next time you come give the remaining 25 cents.
The boy was very happy and running towards his house ,whereas his mother was in tension why his son has not come ,she was standing at the door of their house and waiting for his son .,whereas his mother was in tension why his son has not come ,she was standing at the door of their house and waiting for his son .
Then after sometime he saw that his son is coming with both of his hands on back.sometime he saw that his son is coming with both of his hands on back.
She asked him what is there in your hand ,the boy said to his mother close your eyes and when I asked you to open ,then only open your eyes.,the boy said to his mother close your eyes and when I asked you to open ,then only open your eyes.
Her mother closed her eyes than boy opened that poster in front her mother and asked her to open her eyes.
When she opened ,what she was that it was a painting of a women carrying a bundle on her head and putting it in front of a cross.,what she was that it was a painting of a women carrying a bundle on her head and putting it in front of a cross.
What is the meaning of this story is until we will not repent or put the bundle of our sins ,our tentions,our Inequities our worldly desires.we will not be free from the bondage ,Christ only is able to free us from this bondage.
So we come before his cross and put that bundle which we are carrying and he will give you eternal joy , freedom of life , filled with Spritual gifts.
In him Salvation, Freedom,Forgiveness,and eternal life.
Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin.