The last supper (Matthew 26:26-35) | back

 26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Representing the body that would receive the stripes at crucifixion while we get the healing.

 27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; He gave thanks to the cup of His own blood.

 28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The blood and sealing of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of multitudes. The old covenant, and all blood ordinances nailed to the cross at the crucifixion. (Exodus 24:8, Hebrews 10, Hosea 6:6). All God desires is your love.

 29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. The King of Kings when it is reestablished.

 30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. What hymn did they sing? The hallelujah Psalm. (Psalms 115, 116, 117).

 31Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. Tonight you will all desert me, for it is written in the scriptures. (Zechariah 13:6-7). Everything is planned by God. No surprises and no coincidences. Even the apostles scattered. I believe this is a sign to show us how important it will be for us to stand in the end times.

 32But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. Christ even told them where He was going and they were surprised when He showed up there.

 33Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Peter declared, "if everyone else deserts you, I won't." Peter was strong, but would still deny Christ.

 34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Christ told Peter straight up that this very night, he would deny Him three times. Do you think that would have offended Peter? Of course it did!

 35Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. "I would die first" Peter insisted, and all the other apostles said the same thing.