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THE PASSOVER CEREMONY


 

1.            Bread

2.            Wine
3.            Foot Washing


The Passover service is among many things a time to remember that Christ died for us.  Christ said
ÖÖ.. do this in remembrance of Me."


The Passover ceremony is kept very seriously, and church members must come together. No eating of food or partying is to happen. The following verse shows just how important the ceremony is. This ceremony has to do with eternal life.

 

1Co 11:29  For he who eats and drinks unworthily eats and drinks condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

 

The Passover is a memorial service; it is kept in remembrance of Jesus Christís sacrifice. By keeping the Passover: we show Jesus Christís cruel death.

 

1Co 11:23  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

1Co 11:24  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

1Co 11:25  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

 

1Co 11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

 

It is also the time we remember that God brought the Israelites out of Egypt this must be remembered forever.

 

Exo 12:42  It is a night of solemn observance to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

 

Jesus took the Passover with His disciples one day early, as He had to die on the Passover day, at the time when the Passover lambs would be killed.  Jesus was the Passover Lamb.

 

Notice that the Jews were yet to take the Passover on the 14th, the day of the death of Christ.  The Jews were going to take the Passover that night, after sunset as God had ordained it forever.  Jesus had to take it one day early, because He would be dead the next night.  He was the Passover Lamb, He had to take it early.

 

Joh 18:28  Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.

 

The 14th of Nisan is the Passover day it is also the preparation day, on this day we prepare for the Passover service.  We make everything ready for this all important service.  We take the Passover service after sunset at the start of the 15th which is the first day of Unleavened Bread.

When we take the Passover service, we eat unleavened bread, we do not go back to eating leavened bread after the Passover service, because at the service it is the start of Unleavened Bread, it is the 1st Day of Unleavened Bread.  

 

Exo 12:18  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.

 

Deu 16:6  but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at twilight, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt.

 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God from the beginning. He loved righteousness, and lived in glory with His heavenly Father; Jesus had glory with the Father, He did not have Ďall powerí at that time. God the Father used Jesus to do the creating. Jesus agreed to divest Himself of His divinity, and be born as a human, so He could live a sinless life, and pay the penalty for the sins of mankind.

 

Christ was betrayed by Judas Iscariot, and also Christís own brother betrayed Him. Jesus was not aware that His brother would betray Him.

 

Imagine the time coming up to the death of Christ: He knew He would be betrayed by Iscariot. Christ knew full well what He was in for. The following verse shows He was well aware of the terrible beating, double crucifixion, and painful death.

 

Luk 22:42  saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.

 

On top of the betrayal that He knew about; Christ was also betrayed unexpectedly by His own brother.

 

Mat 26:50  And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you here? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.

 

EATING OF THE BREAD

 

The bread is to be blessed and broken.

 

Mar 14:22  And as they ate, Jesus took a loaf and blessed and broke it, and He gave to them and said, Take, eat; this is My body.

 

Joh 6:47  Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

Joh 6:48  I am the bread of life.

Joh 6:49  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

Joh 6:50  This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

Joh 6:52  The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

Joh 6:54  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:55  For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

Joh 6:56  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

Joh 6:57  As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

Joh 6:58  This is the bread which came down from heavenónot as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."

 

Eating the physical bread from Heaven did not give the Israelites eternal life: The manna is a symbol of the bread we eat when we have the earnest of the Spirit. This is food from God. Eating the spiritual bread from Heaven; means living our life as Jesus Christ lived on earth. By correctly eating the body of Christ: means we have eternal life inherent.

 

Joh 6:57  As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

Joh 6:58  This is the bread which came down from heavenónot as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."

 

Eating the symbols of Christís Body is showing God that we are prepared to live our lives as Christ lived His. Christ lived His life by the Father.   

 

1Co 11:23  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

1Co 11:24  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

 

Look at the transgressions, which are covered by the terrible beating, which Christ received, before being put to death.

 

Isa 53:4  Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions, {rebellion against true worship} He was bruised for our iniquities; {perversities, and immorality} The chastisement {correction} for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. {physical healing}

 

Godly peace is available because of the sacrifice of Christ.

 

Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

Christ died for our physical healing, and to receive that healing we must keep the Passover correctly.

 

1Co 11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

1Co 11:27  Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Co 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

1Co 11:29  For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1Co 11:30  For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.

 

We can be cured from every sin, both spiritual and physical, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

 

Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Isa 53:7  He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

 

Jesus died for our sins.

 

Isa 53:8  He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

 

The pain, and suffering, that Christ went through before His death, is beyond imagination. He was scourged [cruelly flogged] all His bones were out of joint. He was crucified, which is nailed on the cross; He was brought down from the cross, then crucified again.

 

Psa 22:14  I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.

Psa 22:15  My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.

Psa 22:16  For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;

Psa 22:17  I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.

Psa 22:18  They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.

 

Christís crucifixion and death paid the penalty for our sins. The second crucifixion had to occur so people who blaspheme the spirit will be cast into the lake of fire. This is also because of the great love that God and Christ have for mankind.

 

Heb 6:4  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Heb 6:5  and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

Heb 6:6  if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

 

Godly peace is available because of the sacrifice of Christ.

 

Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

God the Father has a plan for mankind to be saved. That plan included His Son being flogged, crucified twice: then put to death to atone for our sins.

 

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

 

Christ voluntarily laid down His life.

 

Joh 10:15  As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

Joh 10:18  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."

 

Eating the symbolic body of Christ has been part of the original Passover since the time of Moses. It has been part of the Passover ceremony when we had the earnest of the Spirit, and it is a necessary part of the complete Passover.

 

Mat 26:26  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."

 

Luk 22:19  And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

 

 

 

EAT THE BREAD




DRINKING OF THE WINE



Christ gave thanks for the wine.

 

Mar 14:23  Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

 

Luk 22:20  Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

 

1Co 11:25  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

1Co 11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.


Mat 26:28 
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.


Heb
9:16  For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.



Christís death ratified the new covenant.

 

Heb 10:16  "THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS I WILL WRITE THEM,"

 

Heb 9:28  so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

 

Eph 1:7  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

 

1Jn 1:5  This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1Jn 1:7  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 

Jesus Christís blood wipes away our sins if we live our life as Christ lived His.

 

Now we come to the drinking of the wine.

 

Mar 14:23  Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

Mar 14:24  And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.

Mar 14:25  Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."

 

 

DRINK THE WINE.

 

 

After drinking the wine Christ and the disciples continued to talk at the table.

 

Luk 22:29  And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,

Luk 22:30  that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

Luk 22:31  And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.

Luk 22:32  But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren."

Luk 22:33  But he said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death."

Luk 22:34  Then He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me."

Luk 22:35  And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing."

Luk 22:36  Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

Luk 22:37  For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: 'AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS.' For the things concerning Me have an end."

Luk 22:38  So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."

 

We have examined ourselves before this Passover. We must judge ourselves against Godís word and correct ourselves. Daniel was much loved by God. He chastened himself.

 

Dan 10:12  Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.

 

1Co 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

1Co 11:29  For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1Co 11:30  For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.

1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.

 

Christís suffering atoned for our rebellion against God, our immorality, our lack of peace. He also died for our healing spiritually and physically. Christ has atoned for the iniquity of us all.

 

By keeping this Passover we accept Christís death for all mankind, we acknowledge the great love of the Father who gave His son to pay the penalty for the sins of mankind.

 

Heb 12:2  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Christ died a cruel, undeserved death; that we may live forever.

 

When Christ was on the cross He cried to His Father.  The ninth hour is approximately 3pm so this was very shortly before He died.

 

Mat 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

 

Christ had to bear the sins of mankind by Himself, therefore, the Father had to allow Him to do this on His own, for a brief period.

 

Heb 1:3  who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

 

When Christ was betrayed: His first action was to ensure the safety of the disciples.

 

Joh 18:7  Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

Joh 18:8  Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

Joh 18:9  that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."

 

While carrying the cross: Christ worried about humanity.

 

Luk 23:27  And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him.

Luk 23:28  But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

Luk 23:29  For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!'

Luk 23:30  Then they will begin 'TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, "FALL ON US!" AND TO THE HILLS, "COVER US!" '

Luk 23:31  For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?"

 

When Christ was close to a cruel death: His thoughts were for His mother.

 

Joh 19:26  When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"

Joh 19:27  Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

 

All humanity has sinned, and earned eternal death. Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins, and because of that; all humanity may have eternal life, if they are willing to live as Christ lived. We can go from eternal death to eternal life. Christ also died for those who have been given eternal life, and blasphemed it. Christ carried the cross for those who refuse to carry it. These people can now go from eternal life to eternal death.

 

Prior to this terrible, double betrayal; Christ had instigated the foot washing, along with the new symbols of His body.

 

Joh 13:3  Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,

Joh 13:4  rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.

Joh 13:5  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

Joh 13:6  Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?"

Joh 13:7  Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."

 

Washing each others feet is a sign of humility, and being ready to take the Passover, but the following verses show that this ceremony is far more than washing physical dirt off.  In the days of the bible, it was a servantís duty to wash the feet of guests as they came into the house, in those days, people walked a lot on dusty roads and so their feet needed to be washed upon entering the house.  But for the Passover service, this washing of feet was a show of humility and willingness to be a servant.  

 

Joh 13:8  Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."

Joh 13:9  Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

Joh 13:10  Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."

 

Notice that Judas Iscariot is unclean because of his evil intentions, not because of having dirty feet.

 

Joh 13:11  For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

 

Foot washing stops people from elevating themselves, and brings humility and blessings.

 

Joh 13:12  So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

Joh 13:13  You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

Joh 13:14  If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Joh 13:15  For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

Joh 13:16  Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

Joh 13:17  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

 

Judas Iscariot was unclean.

 

Joh 13:18  "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS BREAD WITH ME HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'

 

Christ had the beautiful attitude of a humble servant.

 

Luk 22:27  For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.

 

We wash each otherís feet as a sign of humility; we must have the correct attitude. This shows God that we are in the right attitude to eat the Passover symbols. Notice the spiritual meaning of washing.

 

Psa 51:2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

Psa 51:7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

 

Eph 5:26  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

Eph 5:27  that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

 

We have to be washed by baptism and washed by Godís word.  So that we can be presented to God without spot and blemish. Being washed by the word of God is an ongoing part of our lives. Godís word will wash away our sins if we let it, so there is tremendous physical, and spiritual meaning to foot washing.

 

 

 

WASH EACH OTHERS FEET.

 

 

Joh 13:12  So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

Joh 13:13  You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

Joh 13:14  If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Joh 13:15  For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

Joh 13:16  Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

Joh 13:17  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Joh 13:18  "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS BREAD WITH ME HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'

Joh 13:19  Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.

Joh 13:20  Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

Joh 13:21  When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."

Joh 13:22  Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke.

Joh 13:23  Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Joh 13:24  Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.

Joh 13:25  Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"

Joh 13:26  Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Joh 13:27  Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

Joh 13:28  But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him.

Joh 13:29  For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

Joh 13:30  Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

Joh 13:31  So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

Joh 13:32  If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.

Joh 13:33  Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.

Joh 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Joh 13:35  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Joh 13:36  Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward."

Joh 13:37  Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake."

Joh 13:38  Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.

 

Joh 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me.

Joh 14:2  In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also.

Joh 14:4  And where I go you know, and the way you know.

Joh 14:5  Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You go, and how can we know the way?

Joh 14:6  Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.

Joh 14:7  If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also. And from now on you know Him and have seen Him.

Joh 14:8  Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.

Joh 14:9  Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father?

Joh 14:10  Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The Words that I speak to you I do not speak of Myself, but the Father who dwells in Me, He does the works.

Joh 14:11  Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the very works themselves.

Joh 14:12  Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me, the works that I do he shall do also, and greater works than these he shall do, because I go to My Father.

Joh 14:13  And whatever you may ask in My name, that I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Joh 14:14  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Joh 14:15  If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever,

Joh 14:17  the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you and shall be in you.

Joh 14:18  I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

Joh 14:19  "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.

Joh 14:20  At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

Joh 14:21  He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

Joh 14:22  Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"

Joh 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

Joh 14:24  He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.

Joh 14:25  "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.

Joh 14:26  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Joh 14:27  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Joh 14:28  You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.

Joh 14:29  "And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.

Joh 14:30  I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

Joh 14:31  But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

 

After the Passover service they sang a hymn.

 

Mat 26:30  And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.