Today’s message ( and every Sunday) will be on the gospel message for today with a message after: MARK 14:12-16,22-26
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
2 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 “This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
26 Then after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Although all parts of this Gospel are important, the most important part of this Gospel is the blood of the covenant Jesus is fulfilling with His Own Blood and establishing spiritual cleansing of consciousness and communion, fulfilling the covenant and promise set by God with Moses. This is The Last Supper, which took place on the Jewish Feast of Unleavened Bread, which was the night after Passover, which celebrates Israel being delivered from slavery in Egypt, Jesus is also announcing his his own body and blood as the new covenant. Unblemished before God, as a living sacrifice and has offered it for many.
It is through this covenant that we are cleansed from dead works and uplifted in the spiritual renewal and promises of God and Jesus Christ. It is not just a cleansing of consciousness and one of hope, it is a promise and a grace, given to us by God and through the love of Jesus Christ who loves us all and is for all to receive.
Accepting Jesus in our hearts is one way to partake in spiritual communion. You can ask Jesus to be in your heart and for His body and blood or ask for spiritual communion with him (if needed, ask for forgiveness or cleansing of sin). Another way is accepting and inviting and receiving him in church . Many churches offer communion as a way to receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior within our body, mind, heart, soul and spirit. This communion is still offered today and every day (at many masses throughout the day!) through communion and as disciples; by asking Jesus to be in our hearts, accepting His word in the Gospels as Truth, and becoming heirs, listeners and doers and delivers of the Word.
Holy is the Lord , who has sacrificed his blood for the kingdom. Let all rejoice in this , for it is through communion and partaking of communion that all are uplifted to the joy of the Lord. Jesus is the Holy and Living Sacrifice who overcame death. We are all happy to offer a blessing of joy and abundance for this is what you accept when you accept the body and blood of Christ Jesus. His offering and Grace unto thee is offered to all who will receive, and knowing that He is the True Son of God is what our hearts have been ready to hear. We angels rejoice in the unblemished Word of God and is meant for everyone who asks of Him. Do not be afraid to come before the throne, for many have been unbelievers and have come before the Throne prostrate in disbelief of the Mercy of God. Go then and make your hearts be glad , for many rejoice in the knowing that the Lord is with each of you and has been placed in all hearts . For this is the Second Coming, it is the accepting of all through Jesus and worthy is the Lamb of God and His Living Gospel. Jesus will come again in truth as it is written but partaking in the feast before that time is being offered and is why many rejoice this day and every day , knowing that God’s Goodness is beyond measure. The Angels
In Jesus Name