The Eucharist and Priesthood - The New Blood Covenant
Luke 22:19 - Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body,
He Took the Bread, Broke it and said, THIS IS MY BODY.
Jesus for me is the way, the truth and the life. I believe HIM.
That the bread he took and showed it, said THIS IS MY BODY. I believe him.
It could be another person, says it is not the Body of Christ.
We respect them, but we believe Christ.
So you see its not a fictional Body, or symbolic, a body of lies,
See what’s next,
“which will be given for you;”
It’s the same Body that’s given for the salvation of the world. Its real, not symbolic.
Then we want to observe, not just anyone can do the Eucharist.
Only those that were given the order, also known as the Priestly Order.
“do this in memory of me.”
This is the Order. Priestly Order. Do this in memory of me, because I command it. Thats what this means.
Here we see the Eucharist as the Catholic Church teaches.
Bread, which is the Body of Christ. Not a fake body. The same Body that was given for the salvation of the world.
And only the Apostles of Christ that were given this order could celebrate this Eucharist. Not just any person can celebrate if they have not received the order.
It has to be the new priests that Christ left.
How do we know they are Priests?
Luke 22: 20 - And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
There’s a new Covenant in His Blood, the old covenant was with animal sacrifice. The New Covenant is with the Sacrifice of Christ.
Who offered the sacrifice? The Priest
Here Christ says “DO THIS’> the Bread and Wine, His Body and Blood, as sacrifice.
Do this, he’s naming them Priest. Then, New Sacrifice, the Body of Christ, Blood of Christ.
Offered by those Christ left, Ordained. Do This.
And the Bible says just as Christ did this with Bread and Wine, he came to do away with the Old covenant.
He removed the Old Covenant and changed to the new Covenant.
which will be shed for you.
Not just anyone can
Hebrews 10:8-10 - First he says, “Sacrifices and offerings, holocausts and sin offerings, you neither desired nor delighted in.” These are offered according to the law.
This is Old Testament,
He established New,
Then he says, “Behold, I come to do your will.” He takes away the first to establish the second.
Established what the Catholic Church keeps doing. If God established
By this “will,” we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Christ left a New Priesthood.
Hebrews 5:1 - Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
Hebrews 7:11-12- If, then, perfection came through the levitical priesthood, on the basis of which the people received the law, what need would there still have been for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not reckoned according to the order of Aaron?
When there is a change of priesthood, there is necessarily a change of law as well.
Here it doesn’t say eliminated, it changed.
No longer in the order of Aaron.
Before it was animal sacrifice, Now it is Bread and Wine in the Order of Melchizedek.
Genesis 14:18- Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. He was a priest of God Most High.
When Christ says DO THIS. He is ordaining the Priests.
1 Corinthians 11: 23 - Tradition of the Institution.
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread,
and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord.
A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup.
For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.
John 6:45- 69 - It is written in the prophets:
‘They shall all be taught by God.’
Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.
Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;z
this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.
* s If we sin deliberately after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains sacrifice for sins
but a fearful prospect of judgment and a flaming fire that is going to consume the adversaries.t
Anyone who rejects the law of Moses* is put to death without pity on the testimony of two or three witnesses.u
Do you not think that a much worse punishment is due the one who has contempt for the Son of God, considers unclean the covenant-blood by which he was consecrated, and insults the spirit of grace?v
We know the one who said:
“Vengeance is mine; I will repay,”
“The Lord will judge his people.”w
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.