Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Eucharist. The Real Deal. Part 12

What about the prophecy of Jesus the Christ? How is Jesus connected to this sacrificial offering of bread and wine? In Genesis 14:18 "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High." Melchizedek was a priestly king , just as Jesus is. Psalms 110:3-4 "Your people will offer themselves freely on the day you lead your host upon the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning like dew your youth will come to you. The Lord has sworn and will never change his mind, 'You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.'" This is reiterated in Hebrews 7:15-17 "This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become a priest, not according to a legal requirement concerning bodily descent but by the power of an indestructible life. For it is witnessed of him, 'Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek.'"
Christ made perfect the Sacrifice the Jews offered on Passover. How? By becoming the sacrifice offered up. Jesus is the Lamb of God!! Also, Jesus Christ, the Priestly King, of the order of Melchizedek. Jesus made perfect the offering of bread and wine. How? By becoming the bread and wine offered up. Jesus Christ is the bread of Life.
The Eucharist offered at Mass is the only explanation for the prophesy in Malachi. "For from the rising of the sun to it's setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 1:11)

This is the end of My apology of the Eucharist. But If this notion of the Eucharist is real, there would be mention of it in the early church. Refuting and condemning the belief of the Real Presence, or confirming and encouraging the belief in the Real Presence. Next we will see what the Church Fathers said on the issue of the Real Presence.
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