What happened on that Thursday?

John 13:1-16
Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not everyone was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

What we see here is Jesus washing his Disciples' feet. 
Jesus being their Lord and Teacher goes ahead to washes the feet of his disciples. If you read the chapter in detail you will understand the principle that no leader does what Jesus did. No master would wash the feet of their followers. This is the first of Jesus' leadership model! 

Meanwhile there was a strife between the disciples, it was about who is the best out of all 12 of them. That is when Jesus goes ahead and washes their feet as an example. 
Humility is what we learn here! 
This is a sign of great humility. 
The more down to earth you are, the greater you are.

John 14:15-16
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.(A) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

Here Jesus tells his disciples that he will come back and will  leave the Holy Spirit with them. 

We often think of bread and wine when we think of Communion. 
What they did there was a Jewish ritual that was done since the time of Moses’  called the Jewish Passover. 

At that time Jesus tells them that one of them will deceive him. 
Jesus knew everything that was about  to happen to him. 


In the Jewish Passover is that there were 3 sets of bread that represented Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

Not only that but there would be 4 cups and the 4th cup would be placed upside down. 
And Jesus goes on to take the bread that was kept in the middle. 

When Abraham goes to sacrifice Issac to God, Issac is replaced by a lamb, that lamb is Jesus. 

Jesus takes the second bread and says, “Take this in remembrance of me” 
And coming to the cups, Jesus takes the fourth cup that  is placed upside down. The Jews believed that when the saviour comes he would take the fourth cup! 
The cup that was kept upside down was used on that day by Jesus. Then they go on to Worship and walk towards the garden of Gethsemane and on that day Jesus had a different reason to go there. 
When they reached Jesus began to pray but all the disciples fell asleep but Jesus kept talking to his father. 

To understand more you can refer to 
•Matthew 26: 16-30
•Mark 14:12-26
•John 3:1-30
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Dr. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Dr. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.

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