On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, millions of worshipers will gather together after sundown to celebrate the Lord’s Evening Meal, otherwise known as the Memorial of Jesus’ Death. What is this celebration?
The Memorial is a meal commemorating the death of Jesus Christ; hence, a memorial of his death, the death that has had effects that are more far reaching than that of any other person. This is the only event that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to memorialize. It is also known as the Lord’s Supper, or the Lord’s Evening Meal.
Jesus set the standard for what he wanted his followers to do when he stated at Luke 22:19, “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” The Memorial draws our attention to the significance of what Jesus death means as well as the outworking of Jehovah’s purpose. The Memorial also helps us to appreciate with Jesus death and the sacrificial meaning of that most important event that Jehovah’s name was vindicated as part of the outworking of the first prophecy contained in the Bible, that of Genesis 3:15.
By his proving faithful to death under the most extreme circumstances, Jesus proved Satan the Devil to be the liar that he was and showed that unlike Adam and Eve, a perfect person could be completely faithful and choose Jehovah’s sovereignty over anything else Satan had to offer.
What is meaning of the bread and the wine served at the Memorial?
Jesus said of the meaning of the unleavened bread, “This means my body.” (Mark 14:24) What about the wine? Jesus said, “This means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many.” (Mark 14:24)
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