None have been as Jesus was.
None have stayed as He stayed.
None have paid what He paid.
None have commissioned as He commissioned.

Luke 22:19-20
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them,
saying,This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament
in my blood, which is shed for you.

John 17:18
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

Light from the Word.

Thursday: Preparation Day.

Jesus was prepared to pay the awful cost of our salvation.
As Messiah, Christ - He was committed to being our need!
He, being God in flesh, paid Holy blood for unholy men.

Though He could have called 10,000 angels - He stayed to face the cross.

His heart was prepared!
For He had said, "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say?
Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Father, glorify thy name."
(John 12:27-18)

Yes, Jesus was PREPARED! But now it was time to prepare the disciples!

The Matzah, the "bread" cakes in the Seder, represented:
affliction, freedom, and anticipation.
It was a symbol of Messiah fulfilling all for those who love Him.
What the disciples DIDN'T know about that bread was:
Jesus IS "the bread of life!" (John 6:35)

The "cup" represented redemption.
It had for centuries shown the redemption of the Jews from Egypt.
But, what the disciples DIDN'T know was,
that cup also was a symbol of the redemption God would pay in
( Isaiah 43:11, Jeremiah 31:31-33)

After supper, they went to the Mount of Olives.
There, Jesus prayed.
John 17 records that prayer.

In that prayer, Jesus pleads for ALL who come surrendering to Him as Lord.
And, He states, "As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have
I also sent them into the world."
(John 17:18) above.

Jesus was preparing for THOSE disciples to make OTHER disciples!

Are YOU prepared?
Are you prepared to tell ALL you see and know that Jesus is LORD?

That preparation begins with the commitment to surrender to Christ as
Lord of your life.
Then, those who are surrendered are COMMISSIONED to be
“ambassadors for Christ.” (2Cor. 5:20)

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce