introduction

a background about the HOly Communion. this background is for the sake of non-believers reading this blog.

background of the Holy Communion by Jesus Christ:

Luke 22:20

In the same way, after the supper he (Jesus) took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Jesus literally referred the wine as His blood.

1 Corinthians 10:16

Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 11:24-26

24and when he (Jesus) had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

the Revelation

  • on your hands are two things, broken bread and a cup of blood.
  •  the broken bread shows this: a vessel was broken.
  • the cup shows this: a new vessel was CREATED to contain the blood shed from the broken vessel.
  • in God’s eyes, we are the new cup/creation. the ONLY creation that contains the blood of Christ inside us.
  • in man’s eyes, you can say this: we share the same blood as Jesus, hence He is our Brother and God our Father. we have the same blood flowing inside us.
  • it is a family thing.

the cup is filled is that you may see how God will not hold back Himself from pouring into you His blood.

Pictures from the Old Testament

in fact in the book of Leviticles, the pouring of the blood of the offering shows us what God wants us to see:

  1. Leviticus 4:7The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
  2. Leviticus 4:18He is to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
  3. Leviticus 4:25Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
  4. Leviticus 4:30Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.

in fact, in that book alone, there are many instances that say about the blood being poured out at the base of the altar.

why at the base of the altar (cross)?

  • this is because earlier on we said that a vessel was broken that the NEW one may be filled. we are at the foot of the cross spiritually when we confessed that He is Savior.
  • the truth is this: we are not just filled till the brim with His blood.
  • the blood of the Lamb of God overflows till it covers us. the book of leviticles never say how much the blood is.
  • God wants us to have an idea of never-ceasing amount such that those who are filled by him with His blood, will run over with it.

in Psalm 23 (verse 5: You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows), the Lord said that He prepared for us a table and Psalmist David says my cup runs over.

note that he said oil and finish that sentence with my cup overflows! 

oil means anointing also! Anointing comes with the blood! got blood, got anointing!

Pictures from the New Testament

in Cor 10:14-22, the cup is said to be taken from the Lord’s table.

see, from the previous text, we know that David even described himself as a cup. so do Paul when he said he is like a drink offering, being poured out.
2 Timothy 4:6For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.

Paul understood the pouring out of drink – it means departure
Jesus also wants us to know – the New cup that you are holding means that the Original Vessel has departed to be with the Father bodily.

this is also why Paul said:

1 Corinthians 11:26

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Summary

moreover, David said that surely Goodness and mercy will hunt him down.

this is after he said my cup runs over.

when you BECOME A NEW CREATION, MERCY AND GOODNESS CONFIRM WILL HUNT YOU DOWN.

who ask you to be covered by the blood of the lamb? i’m sorry that you got no choice but to be hunted down by goodness and mercy.

Jesus keeps you,
Elson