I especially like this one from Mattheus Stomer, another Agony in the Garden, like El Greco, he has the disciples in the background, although they don’t appear to be asleep. He has captured the angel pointing to the cup that Jesus will eventually drink.
I like Hebrew Studies and they can deep, I like to keep things simple. Remember, Jesus said traditions made God’s word of no effect in some instances. Many religious people go through the motions and many more don’t even understand why we do what we do.
To celebrate the Passover there are four cups of wine or grape juice poured, the reasons are much the same, though they vary in explanations. Passover commemorates the freedom from captivity, there is the Passover lamb which for us is Jesus. Like the lamb’s blood was put on the doorpost for death tp pass, it is like His blood over us.
The four cups of Passover are an integral part of the Passover celebration. They stand for each of the four promises the Lord makes to His people in Exodus 6:6-7. And there is even a fifth one, we will talk about later.
The Cup of Sanctification
I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. This is also a healing promise.
The Cup of Deliverance
I will rescue you from their bondage.
The Cup of Redemption
I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.
The Cup of Praise
I will take you as My people.
Jesus ministry on earth defined all these promises, and He actually fulfilled all the law and promises, the only perfect man and worthy sacrifice.
Jesus sanctifies us. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. (John 17:19).
Jesus delivers us. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32).
Jesus redeems us. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5).
Jesus is our joy. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. (John 15:11).
And that last cup which I believe may relate to the one in the Garden of Gethsemane, was the cup of Elijah. It was pour in the ceremony and left in the center of the table for Elijah. It is was left for the children to watch to see if Elijah was there drinking it suppose, much like looking for treasure in the afikomen bag, hidden in the matzah bread, which is a symbol of His body, pierced, bruised, looking a little scorched. Jesus did not remain in hell, He took the keys and was raised from the dead.
When John the Baptist came, they thought He was Elijah, they thought Jesus was. They were disappointed, although he was the Messiah, He was not delivering them they we they thought He would. So He drank the cup , whether or not it was Elijah’s. I don’t know for sure.
Elijah and Enoch never died, Elijah left in a chariot, and Enoch just disappeared, all a type of Rapture or cating away, which is what I believe Jesus will do before His Second Coming and defeating the AntiChrist. these events are ever closer, so don’t be afraid of Communion.
Just know you are a believer, entitled to the promises, heirs of salvation. You inherited because He died not when you do. Remember to proclaim His death until He comes, know it is for healing and forgiveness, don’t be a willing sinner or abuse His grace.
There is also the phrase Dayenu, pronounced di- ay- nu. It is a song sung at Passover, it means that it would have been enough. And it it would to be freed from slavery, but God did more. Much more. And so did Jesus, His last word, tetelestai, ” It is finished. “, paid in full, would have been enough, not going to hell, but like His Father He did much more.
And also I do believe Elijah and Enoch will be the two witnesses of Revelation, who come to teach the Jews and are executed.
May God bless you and I hope this explains, Passover, and the Lord’s Supper.