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House Assemblies and the Breaking of Bread with Wine

The appointed times of the Torah foreshadow realities found in the Messiah,

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food, drink, feast, new moon, or Shabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, the reality, however, is found in the Messiah

Colossians 2:16-17

Such as the appointed time of the Passover, which the Messiah fulfilled by becoming the perfect lamb sacrifice that the Torah required,

Your lamb shall be perfect… 

Exodus 12:5

but with the precious blood of the Messiah, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot

1 Peter 1:19

God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 

2 Corinthians 5:21

…For the Messiah, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

1 Corinthians 5:7

Which had to be a lamb “son of the year”, which means the first to be born in a year, which the Messiah fulfilled because he was the firstborn of creation,

Your lamb shall be… a male son of the year… 

Exodus 12:5

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Colossians 1:15

And the bones of the Passover lamb could not be broken, which the Messiah fulfilled because his bones were not broken,

Do not break any of the bones.

Exodus 12:46

These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,”

John 19:36

He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken

Psalm 34:20

And the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed in New Moon One Day 14 in the afternoon in the time before the evening, which the Messiah fulfilled by dying on the day the Passover lamb was killed around 3:00pm, which is the 9th Jewish hour,

you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this new moon, when the all the assemblies of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs in the time before evening.

Exodus 12:5-6

In the first new moon, on the fourteenth day of the new moon in the time before evening, is the Passover of Yehovah.

Leviticus 23:5

And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Yeshua cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” And Yeshua cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his airflow

Matthew 27:44-50

And the Passover lamb had to be eaten in a house, and could not be taken outside the house,

It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the flesh outside the house

Exodus 12:46

Which foreshadows another reality found in the Messiah, that the supper he established before his death, with the bread symbolizing his flesh, and the wine symbolizing his blood,

So Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has aeonial life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live to the aeon.”

John 6:53-58

And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

Mark 14:22-24

Must take place in a house, which is what the Torah reveals as the place where the Passover lamb must be symbolically eaten, which is why the former believers not only assembled in their houses, but they also “broke bread” in their houses, which is the supper Yeshua established, which also has other names, “the Lord’s Supper”, “the Master’s Supper”, “communion”, “eucharist”, and “the breaking of bread”,

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Luke 22:19

Now as they were eating, Yeshua took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

Matthew 26:26

The brethren thus assembled in their houses, and Apphia the beloved, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and the assembly in your house:

Philemon 1:2

salute ye those in Laodicea — brethren, and Nymphas, and the assembly in his house;

Colossians 4:15

and the assembly at their house; salute Epaenetus, my beloved, who is first-fruit of Achaia to the Messiah.

Romans 16:5

Salute you do the assemblies of Asia; salute you much in the Master do Aquilas and Priscilla, with the assembly in their house;

1 Corinthians 16:19

When therefore you assemble yourselves together, it is not the Master’s supper that you eat.

1 Corinthians 11:20

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:42

And it is in the house where believers must assemble, daily or as often as possible, and in their houses each time they assemble participate in the supper Yeshua established,

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,

Acts 2:46

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Hebrews 10:25

In which case, the bread to be used for this supper can be leavened to improve its flavor, for Yeshua established his supper before the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which began on New Moon One Day 15 in the night after the Passover lamb was killed, which implies he ate leavened bread on the evening of the “day of preparation”, which is why there is a distinction between “unleavened bread”, which is the Greek word “azumos”, and the Greek word “artos” for leavened bread, which is the bread Yeshua broke,

And before day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrifice the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?

Mark 14:12

Now before the feast of the Passover, Yeshua knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper… after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Yeshua said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Yeshua was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor.

John 13:1-29

For the Torah commands that bread be leavened on certain appointed times, such as the first fruits offering of wheat, which occurs at Pentecost,

You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a new gift offering to Yehovah. You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked with leaven, as first fruits to Yehovah.

Leviticus 23:16-17

And in other appointed times the Torah commands that bread not be leavened, such as in Feast of Unleavened Bread, which began in the night the Passover lamb was eaten after it was sacrificed, and that all yeast also had to be removed from the house, which foreshadows another reality found in the Messiah, that a man must completely stop sinning and remove all items used for sin in his house before he participates in the supper of Yeshua, and this is what is meant with “eating in an unworthy manner”,

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:15

Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For the Messiah, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the feast, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Master’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Master. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have fallen asleep. But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.

1 Corinthians 11:26-31

And there may only be one piece of bread that is broken off and given to each believer, symbolizing the one body of the Messiah given to all,

The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of the Messiah? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

And the drink to be used for this set-apart supper must be red wine, which is an alcoholic drink, to symbolize the blood of the Messiah, and every believer must drink from it moderately, which is why Paul warned against anyone becoming drunk from this drink,

For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the assembly of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. For I received from the Master what I also delivered to you, that the the Master Yeshua on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

1 Corinthians 11:21-25

And just as with the one piece of bread, all believers must drink from one cup,

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of the Messiah?

1 Corinthians 10:16

And all believers must wait on each other to eat the bread and drink the wine together at the same time, which is not intended to be a large meal in of itself, so if anyone is hungry, let him eat before assembling and participating in this set-apart supper,

Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest your coming together be for judgment. The rest I will set in order whenever I come.

1 Corinthians 11:33-34

And the cooking of the bread and the pouring of the wine into the cup must be measured in accordance to how many believers will participate in the supper, so that none is thrown in the trash or poured down the drain, for these elements have become the representation of the body and blood of the Messiah, which is what is also foreshadowed by the command that each household must be counted for each lamb, so that the meat of the lamb does not go to waste,

Speak unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this new moon let each man take a lamb according to the families of the fathers, a lamb per family; And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall divide the lamb… it is the Passover of Yehovah.

Exodus 12:3-11

And if the number of believers in one assembly becomes too large for one house, then let it divide into two houses, with newly appointed leaders, and so on,

On account of this I left you in Crete, that you might set in order the things lacking and might appoint elders in every town, as I directed you, if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having believing children, not under accusation of debauchery, or insubordinate. For it behooves the overseer to be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not quick tempered, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, set-apart, and disciplined; holding to the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to convict those contradicting it

Titus 1:5-9

And in each assembly, while each believer participates in this set-apart supper, let there also be singing of songs, lessons taught, words of revelation spoken, men speaking in a different language through the power of the anointing with an interpreter, all to build up the assembly, and all in an orderly way,

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a language, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

1 Corinthians 14:26

And wives must also keep silent during this time of assembly,

the wives should keep silent in the assemblies. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Torah also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a wife to speak in the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

About the author

Christian Gaviria Alvarez

A teacher of righteousness based on the Torah of God, through belief in Yeshua HaMashiach. Raised as a Gentile through the dispersion of the twelve tribes of Israel among the nations, but a descendant of Abraham not just from belief in the Mashiach, but also from Sephardi ancestors. Born in Florida, United States of America. Currently living in Medellin, Colombia. Formerly a software developer as a profession. Expecting the second coming of the Mashiach in the Year 6000 YB, which will be the 120th Yovel, which will be around 2026 AD. Establishing an assembly in Medellin in preparation for the second coming of the Mashiach. Teaching humility by absolute dry fasting and selling possessions and properties to reduce yourself to what you need, repentance by obeying the Torah, bearing good fruit by giving to the poor and doing good works, removing the mark of the beast by getting rid of all paper money and fiat currency, and perfection by receiving the airflow of God.

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