For He is Risen Just As He Said!
The ageless account of the cruel death of Jesus on the cross at Calvary still rings in the ears of believers around the world. The night before Jesus was crucified, He called His disciples together for "one last meal together" in the upper room of a place prepared just for them. ( Luke 22). It was here He ushered in the 'new covenant' that was to 'over-ride' the original covenant the Jewish people had honored for those many years.
The bread and juice "represented" His body and blood that would be broken, crushed and spilled, shed for the 'sins of the world'. And as Jesus passed the elements to them, it was a solemn reminder to what was to come, but also the great cost of our redemption. It cost the Messiah His life, crucified as a criminal on a cross, that man might be forgiven, set free from the bondage of sin.