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The Lord's Supper
13 reasons why it was impossible
for Jesus to "institute" or "activate" the Lord's Supper before the
Day of Pentecost. Because the truth is, Jesus only prophesied this
New Covenant command to His 11 Apostles at the last Passover meal.
1. At the last Passover meal, Jesus is simply prophesying the upcoming (post Pentecost) New Covenant Lord's Supper. At this time Jesus is only eating the "last" Passover meal with His 11 Apostles to fulfill the Law of Moses, He is not telling the Apostles what to do on the Sundays of the immediately following next 7 weeks (7 Sundays) between Passover and Pentecost.
2. When we partake of the Lord's Supper, we are remembering that Jesus Himself became the Passover Lamb. When Jesus prophesied the Lord's Supper to His 11 Apostles, He had not yet become the Passover Lamb.
3. Matthew 26:26, Mark 14:22,and Luke 22:19, were not on the "First Day of the week” (Sunday), they were on the Preparation Day (Friday) before the Sabbath (Saturday).
4. The following "First day of the week" after Passover, there was No church. There was No body (assembly) of Christ. There was No Miraculous Holy Spirit beginning of God's New Covenant (Acts 2:4). There was No Forgiveness of sins via His blood being preached. The only thing the Jews knew at that time was the Old Covenant Passover. Nobody was gathering to remember His physical Body or His church Body. They were all simply waiting in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given, exactly as Jesus had instructed them to.
Luke 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.
5. Passover was a "yearly" feast. If Jesus was giving specific "instructions" to the Apostles, they would have definitely waited one full year until the next Passover to partake in the "Bread" and "Cup" that they saw Jesus talking about. The Apostles knew that it was a sin to celebrate the Passover at any other time than on its designated days once a year. And they probably were not fully aware that Passover was about to be done away with. And they definitely did not believe that Jesus was going to be tomorrows sacrificial Passover Lamb. Therefore, for them to celebrate this Passover meal (not yet the Lord's Supper) again, on the immediate following Sundays, would have definitely been sinful in their eyes.
6. During this Passover time that Jesus was with the 11, Jesus had not yet died, so no one could remember his Death during this "supposed" Lord’s Supper. The Lord's Supper is specifically for remembering the sacrificial Crucifixion (Body and Blood) of Jesus Christ.
7. It is impossible to "obey" prophecy because prophecy never contains specifically defined instructions. Prophecy is never, present binding Covenant Law.
8. During the next 7 weeks after Passover, prior to the church being established on Pentecost, on the Sundays, when the Lord's Supper was supposedly to be eaten, there were no New Testament Christians to remember the death of Christ and the shedding of His Blood for the remission of their sins. There were no "literal" Christians to partake of the Lord's Supper until the church began on the Day of Pentecost.
9. The New Covenant “Gospel” had not been preached.
10. The New Testament “church” had not yet been established. There was no Body to be recognized. Jesus said we have to recognize the Body or we drink judgment upon ourselves.
1Corinthians 11:29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the Body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
11. No one was living the “Christian” life according to new covenant Doctrine.
12. Jesus was not yet Lord over His own Death. For this to be possible Jesus had to live a sinless life until He died, in order to be resurrected. Only then could He be 'remembered' as 'Lord' over Death. Just because Jesus could raise someone from the dead, did not at all, make Him Lord over death. Prophets raised the dead before. For a Lord's Table to exist, Jesus had to be Lord over Death. There was no “Lord’s” Table prior to Pentecost.
13. Jesus never, in any instance ever, gave any binding new covenant Law before the Cross. The Lord's Supper is binding new covenant Law that Paul received directly from Jesus Christ in Heaven.
Galatians 1:11-12 "I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ."
Please, don't mix up prophecy with binding new covenant Law.
Tell your friends now and save them at least ten years of Bible Study.
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