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More symbolism in the Seder Passover Meal

Part 5 Communion and the Last Supper:

The Cup of Deliverance:

Wine cup and bread

Bread and wine [1]

When the Israelites were in slavery in Egypt, Moses kept going to see Pharaoh and said: “God says: ‘Let my people go!’”
But ten times God had to send plagues upon Egypt to get Pharaoh to agree.

In the Seder Passover Meal everyone lifts up the second cup of wine – the Cup of Deliverance and holds it over their plate.
Then everyone dips their finger into the cup and drops a little wine onto their plate and this is repeated ten times to represent the ten plagues that God sent.

The head of the house then says a prayer like: “Blessed are you O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with your commandments and has commanded us to eat the unleavened bread”
They then take a sip from this cup.

The whole point of this Cup of Deliverance is that the Israelites were powerless and helpless.
But God stepped in and delivered them.

Isn’t that the same for us – we can’t save ourselves.
We are powerless and helpless – only God can give salvation, He will do it – God can free us!
Salvation is His work and we surrender to Him.

Jesus would have known that this Passover meal pointed to his own sacrifice.
Jesus’ death and resurrection is God’s plan to deliver us.

Are there any clues that Jesus used more than one cup at the last supper?

In Luke 22 it says:

“After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.” [2]

That was BEFORE breaking the bread. Then:

“he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” [3]

Then He picks up the cup after the bread:

“In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” [4]

So yes, there is a clue that Jesus used more than one cup, so He could have been using the symbolism of the different cups as in the Seder Meal.

Continued:
The amazing symbolism of the Matza and Aficoman in the Passover Seder Meal

Here is the complete series:

References:
[1] © Revgeo | Dreamstime.com – Bible, Bread And Cup Photo
[2] Luke 22:17
[3] Luke 22:19
[4] Luke 22:20

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