1 Corinthians 11:25-26 NIV - In 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.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
The Passover meal featured several cups, each with a different title. The cup Jesus referred to was known as the Cup of Redemption. Now it is HIS Cup with redemption being written in His Blood. Every time we come to the Lord's Table, we "proclaim" the impact of the Lord's death which is our salvation and redemption, and that cost Him something. By taking the bread and the cup, we proclaim that Jesus purchased life for us, by pouring His out.
Hebrews 9:12 NKJV - Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
“The new covenant in my blood.” Every aspect of Salvation: Forgiveness, Eternal Life, Healing, Wholeness, Peace, Provision…EVERYTHING comes from His Hand. Like Prisoners, released by a Benefactor, we are utterly dependent upon Him. We have no breath, unless He gives us breath. We have no Hope, unless He gives us Hope. We have no Life, unless He gives us Life. But not only has He given us these things, He has done so lavishly!
Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV - In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us…
We are REDEEMED! We are Free! We have received abundantly more that we shall ever need of His Grace…lavishly so! He is a magnificent God and a wonderful Savior!
Dr. Tobey Montgomery