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Nisan 13 and Keep Doing This in Remembrance of Me

April 3, 2015

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The first day of the Unleavened Bread now arrived, on which the Passover sacrifice must be offered; so Jesus sent Peter and John, saying: “Go and get the Passover ready for us to eat.” They said to him: “Where do you want us to get it ready?”  He said to them: “Look! When you enter into the city, a man carrying an earthenware water jar will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters. And say to the landlord of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you: “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ And that man will show you a large, furnished upper room. Get it ready there.” So they left and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared for the Passover.

Luke 22: 7-12

And accepting a cup, he gave thanks and said: “Take this and pass it from one to the other among yourselves,  for I tell you, from now on, I will not drink again from the product of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.” Also, he took a loaf,  gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body, which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” Also, he did the same with the cup after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.

Luke 22:17-20

“The Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.” 

Matthew 20:28

Remember, the Jewish day begins at sundown, so during the day today it’s Nisan 13. Jesus has made preparations for the celebration of the Passover but hasn’t shared the details with the apostles until now. In “The Greatest Man” book it suggests that perhaps this was to prevent Judas from alerting the chief priests as to their location. Now Jesus sends Peter and John from Bethany to make the final preparations for all 13 of them to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem.

The sun sets. Nisan 14 begins. Jesus washes the feet of his apostles, including Judas. After observing the Passover, Jesus dismisses Judas, who goes straight to the high priest, Caiaphas. Jesus then introduces an entirely new commemoration with his faithful apostles. The animal sacrifices under the Law Covenant are replaced by himself as the Lamb of God.  The New Covenant replaces the Law Covenant. Jesus instructs that all those who follow him to “keep doing this remembrance of” him. And so tonight all around the world as the sun goes down, we gather to do exactly that.

By the end of Nisan 14, Jesus will be dead.

You may like to read more on these topics: The Law Covenant and the New Covenant; The Passover and The Lamb of God; The Ransom Sacrifice of Jesus.Doodles076 copyirish invite 1 001 web

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I thought you might like to see the Memorial Invitation “as Gaeilge” .

For the first time ever, the Memorial is being held here in Ireland – in the Irish language!

(JW.ORG is also available in Irish and Irish Sign Language)

The translation department is in Galway, in my son’s congregation.

There’s very exciting work being done there in translating Bible literature

and some meetings and meeting parts are now being held regularly in Irish.Doodles076 copyjuno Pellucid Envelope web

The Vintage Butterfly Postage Stamps are available from Juno’s Place.

The full-sized 5.5″ Envelope above is included in today’s card download.

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