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Memorial Celebration | Is It Observed Per Jesus’ Instructions By Jehovah’s Witnesses?

The answer is “no!”

Firstly, what Jesus and his disciples were observing was the Passover.

FACT: Passovers were NEVER celebrated in the temple or among large groups.

When one reads Luke 22:7-23, it can be seen that Jesus sent Peter and John to find a place to prepare so that he and his disciples can observe the Passover together. They found a room.

The Watchtower organization teaches that only those of the anointed remnant is to partake of the emblems. Jesus NEVER spoke of two classes of disciples: Those who were more privileged than others.

At Ephesians 4:4-6, we read …

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

There are not two bodies of disciples.

It should be noted where Jesus was when he observed the Passover with his disciples: In a small room.

How about it being a yearly observance? Does that make sense?

Jesus said that his disciples were to “do this in remembrance of me.” Where is it stated or implied that it would be every year? Why would his followers dedicate one day out of the year to “remember him?” What about the other 364 days? Is he forgotten?

Notice what the Apostle Paul says at 1 Cor 11:25

“In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Notice whenever!

Whenever can be at any interval. Every day. Every week. Every month. Every year. It is whenever! Whenever you sit down to have a meal in the day. Whenever or “as often.”

Watch my video as I delve a little deeper into the subject.

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R. Jerome Harris

No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.

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  1. Hi Jerome correct me if I’m wrong. But I was convinced that you had stated in a previous blog that the practice of breaking bread and drinking wine would finish at the death of the last apostle regards Roy

    1. I believe that such a commemoration is not for this time period but a future one. Yet, it would not be incorrect to state that the Passover commemoration meal would have ended with the death of the last “Chosen One” (Apostles) as Jesus shared it ONLY with them. There are no “Chosen Ones” or “Apostles” today. Any future Chosen Ones have yet to be chosen. That time period is far into the future.

      Because one self-proclaims themselves “Chosen Ones” does not make them such. Christ does the choosing and future Chosen Ones will be from persons who have already died and persons yet to be born.

      I would love to see and hear those claiming to be “Chosen Ones” or of the “Anointed” step forward and speak. What I DO see are individuals WITHIN particular RELIGIOUS organizations claiming to be such. Yet, Christ did not belong to ANY religious organization or system. He was WITHOUT OF THEM.

      So-called claims of being “Chosen” are false claims. I am not saying all of those persons are bad people. I am saying that they are in error. What are their powerful works as “Chosen Ones?” They have been very quiet and inactive on the world stage.

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    1. Hi Jerome thanks for the reply. The blog I was referring to I have found it was dated April 20th 2014. Titled Is Easter the
      teaching of Christ. Would you please explain this to me regards Roy

      1. Thank you for the question. No problem with this one. As I stated in my last reply, there are no Chosen Ones today. No NEW Apostles. As stated, Jesus shared that “last” Passover Meal with the ones he hand-picked, we know them as The Apostles. Even Judas Iscariot was there. He did not share this Passover meal with those who would later “become” disciples.

        Logically, after the last of the Apostles passed away, so would the practice of “do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) Again, Jesus commanded this of THEM.

        While the Bible does not indicate, the Apostle John (the receiver and writer of the Revelation) was probably the last Apostle to die and he was exiled on the penal Isle of Patmos. Some may argue that the Apostle Paul was the last Apostle. Paul was not of the original twelve and “he” declared himself an Apostle. Yet, Paul wrote many letters found in the Bible and he NEVER spoke of such a practice. Plus, Paul was not at the Passover Meal Jesus shared with his original chosen ones.

        We must look at patterns of practices. We must consider “who” Jesus was talking to.

        There is a Greater Passover that is yet to come. A time will “passover” this earth where the last restraint presenting itself as an obstacle to the coming down and establishment of God’s kingdom will be removed. Within that time period will be the Great Tribulation and then Armageddon. It will be a time period of great suffering and “testing” for those who are faithful to God and Christ. The faithful ones MUST go through it. Some will endure it, others will not.

        During THAT future time period, all of the original Apostles will have been resurrected back to life again on “earth.” In fact, they will be the first among the dead to be resurrected. The rest of us are resurrected sometime after them.

        Those Apostles, together again, will remember what Jesus told them, “Do this in remembrance of me.” During that great time of the test, it will be extremely important that they remember the sacrifice Jesus made on behalf of all of mankind. Since they will be leaders and men of influence over multitudes in those future days, they must set the example of steadfastness and faithfulness. Yet, in Revelation, we are told that some among them will turn over their inheritance and authority as “Kings of the Earth” and give it to the Beast. (Rev 17:12-14)

        So what Jesus shared with his Chosen Ones on that Passover long ago when he was alive, would have a greater application in a future time “dark” time period. Within that time period, it will be so bad it will be as if God has forsaken us all. Even in his dying words, Jesus taught. He said, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)”

        Many miss this. Jesus knew God did not forsake him. He remembered who sent him. He knew he had to die. What he said was for OUR benefit. He was teaching that a future time period would “Passover” the earth where many of the faithful will suffer and die terribly as he did. But we are to be reminded (remember) in those days, what Jesus did for us all when he gave up his body (bread) and shed his blood (wine) in our behalf.

        It is those future days where “do this in remembrance of me” will really be needed. At present, it is just a mindless ritual.

        Does it make sense to set aside one day out of the year to “do this in remembrance of me?” The “Day” Jesus is to be remembered is not a 24-hour day, but a future time period after his 1000-year kingdom will have ended. That is when things get interesting.

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