Luke 22:11-15

Luke 22:11 (KJB)
And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

They were to follow this man to a certain home and wherever he goes in, then they are to contact the goodman or the owner of the house and tell him that Jesus and his disciples are going to celebrate the Passover there because Jesusí time was at hand. This man may have been a follower of Jesus and that is why he obeyed the request without hesitation. It is apparent that Jesus had made prior arrangements with this man for the use of the guest chamber. In Israel, it was a rule that if a home owner had a spare room, they were to allow people to celebrate the Passover in that room. Jesus was to be the host at the Passover and His disciples were to be the guests.

Luke 22:12 (KJB)
And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

This is the famous upper room where Jesus not only celebrated His last Passover but right on the heels of it, He instituted the Lordís Supper. The room would have already been furnished with a table and couches for 13 men to recline around the table. It was at this time that Jesus was showing His disciples that the end of the Mosaic law and all its ceremonies was at hand and now the new Covenant was about to begin. (Jer 31:31-34 KJV) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: {32} Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: {33} But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. {34} And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Luke 22:13 (KJB)
And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

Only these two disciples that Jesus had dispatched were to set everything up for the Passover meal, the rest were not involved in the preparation. The identity of the man whose home they celebrated the Passover in is not known. It was Peter and John who were the ones dispatched to get everything ready and they were successful in their task as everything was now ready. Everything was found according to the word of the Lord. This was another evidence of the omniscience of Jesus as He told them to look for a man carrying a pitcher of water.

Luke 22:14 (KJB)
And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

Now all the disciples were with Jesus at this time when He began the ceremony. Normally at the Passover meal, the father of the family or the chief man over the house would open the feast by pronouncing two blessings. Then the first cup of wine was drunk and then the food was brought in. After the first part of the song of praise had been sung, the second cup was drunk. The father or chief took the bread and pronounced a blessing, then broke it and shared it and only then was the Passover lamb consumed. After the meal was complete, a third cup of wine was drunk and then a concluding prayer of thanksgiving. Then finally the second part of the praise song was sung.

Luke 22:15 (KJB)
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

This was not going to be a normal Jewish Passover because Jesus had desired to eat this Passover meal with them to not only celebrate the last Passover but to teach the disciples the meaning of His death. In the upper room discourse in John 13-17, Jesus speaks about all the coming things which are going to happen including Heaven. This Passover would also be different because no longer would they celebrate it because at this meal Jesus was going to institute the Lordís Supper which replaced the Passover meal. The Lordís Supper was to be a remembrance of the first coming of Jesus and the looking forward to His return. He also wanted to spend some intimate time with them before His suffering. It was the fellowship that Jesus desired to have with them.

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