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I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.

Psalm 116:13
chalice and plate

While Peter, James and John slept in Gethsemane; Jesus prayed.

Jesus said, ” Abba, Father, everything is possible for you.  Take this cup from me. Yet not my will, but what you will.” Mark 14:36

The High Priests used to take the blood of the sacrificial animals into the Holy of Holies, behind the veil, once a year to assure forgiveness of the sins of the Israelites. Here they would sprinkle this blood from the cup onto the cover of the Ark of the Covenant–where God was said to dwell. I’m sure they went with fear and trepidation, knowing if they actually saw God–they would surely die.

Likewise, after supper, Jesus took the cup and said “this cup is the New Covenant in my blood,

which is poured out for you.”

Jesus filled this cup for us, not with the blood of animals they chose, but with His perfect blood from the Lamb of God’s choice. Our resurrected Savior, Himself, took His own blood through the torn veil and with confidence of completing His work on Earth, presented it to His Father–our Heavenly Father.

And sat at His right hand.

Jesus said, “It is finished”

And we take the cup, as He did so long ago, to remember what Jesus did for us. The cup of the New Covenant in His blood. We will drink from His saving cup and pray–Return to us the joy of Your salvation.

There is power in the blood of Jesus!

Jo Lewis