Proofs of the Resurrection: Passover and the Lord's Table
There are so many proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As you look at them, it builds your faith and stirs up the reality of his message. These proofs give us evidence for the truth of the gospel and make us impervious to the influence of the enemy’s lies. The change of Passover to the Lord’s table is our next proof. Remember what I shared with you about the Sabbath yesterday. Well, the Jews also had celebrated the Passover for 1200 years. It was introduced in the book of Exodus and they faithfully held onto it for 1200 years. Suddenly, it changed. Christians now celebrate the Lord’s Table. Communion. The Last Supper in its place. Jesus is the Passover lamb. A lamb’s blood is no longer needed for protection and sacrifice. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice. The Lord’s Table is now the place to remember the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). Christians can now look back at Passover and see how it showed whispers of grace that would ultimately be fulfilled through Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. We can enjoy the beauty of Passover and even celebrate it. But it’s no longer a requirement. Why? Because Jesus is alive! He has been raised from the dead. He is Lord over all. Jesus said to practice Communion regularly. So now faithful Christians do just that in remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection. Union life with Christ is one of the mysteriously powerful parts of the good news of Jesus Christ. We can abide in him and fellowship with him (John 15:7). We have been restored to the right relationship with the Creator of the universe. We can produce the fruit of his Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. How? His life is in me. And mine is in him. That’s the essence and meaning of the Lord’s Table. Or Communion. Co-union. And every time we eat and partake of the bread and wine, we partake of Jesus. Our risen and living Lord - forever!