None have been as He 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.

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.
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 was prepared!

He Who looked down through history saw:
the scoffing, the scowling, the rejection, the terrible crucifixion.
But He was READY to pay that price for lost souls!

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)

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

In that prayer, Jesus pled 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)

Are YOU prepared?
Are you prepared to tell ALL you see and know 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)

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce