Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ- The Last Supper Foreshadowed.


The second instalment in my Prophecies series takes a look at the foreshadow of the Last Supper.

In Genesis 14:18 we read about a priest called Melchizedek who creates a picture of things to come at the Last Supper. Melchizedek is a mysterious character as his name appears in none of the genealogies that are listed in the Old Testament. No details are given as to who he is or where he's come from aside from what's mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20.

In these verses, Melchizedek is described in a way that foreshadows the roles and attributes of Jesus as the Messiah. He is said to be priest of God and King of Salem. "Salem" means "peace" and "Melchizedek" means "King of Righteousness." This is important in the study of Messianic prophecy because two of the Messianic titles that are listed elsewhere in the Bible are King of Righteousness and King of Peace.

Thanks to our righteous Saviour we have peace with God through His sacrifice on the Cross!
Prohecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ- The Last Supper Foreshadowed.

"Melchizedek the King brought out the bread and wine,
The Priest of the Most High would use this as a sign.
A foreshadow of things to come! It spoke a promise true,
The covenant through Jesus' blood would wash us all anew!"

Prophecy found in Genesis 14:18
"Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine;
he was the priest of God Most High."

Fulfillment found in Matthew 26:26-29
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,

“Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”"