Preparedness is shaped by preparing.

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.

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, was ready to pay Holy blood for unholy men.

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.
Jesus IS "the bread of life!" (John 6:35)

The "cup" represented redemption.
It showed the redemption of the Jews from Egypt by lamb's blood;
but, also was a symbol of the redemption God would pay for ALL
men in His OWN BLOOD!
(See Isaiah 43:11, Jeremiah 31:31-33)

Yes, Jesus KNEW what those meant, and He was prepared to face
what came next.
He Who looked down through history saw:
the scoffing, the scowling, the rejection, the terrible crucifixion.

His heart was READY to pay that price for lost souls!
But He STILL went to the Mount of Olives to PRAY and PREPARE!

John 17 records that prayer.

Though He could have called 10,000 angels - He stayed to face the cross.
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 12:27-28)
His heart still needed prayer for prepared strength!

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

Are YOU prepared?
Are you prepared to TELL others that Jesus is LORD?

Our preparation begins with the commitment to surrender to Christ as
Lord of our life.
Then, those who are surrendered are COMMISSIONED to be
“ambassadors for Christ.” (2Cor. 5:20)
Then, we must continue to pray and study to "be ready always to give an answer to
every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you"
(1 Peter 3:15).

Are you prepared?
Are you preparing?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce