Ahead of its Time

“And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.” (Deut. 32:14)
 
Deuteronomy 32 contains the Song of Moses – a psalm Moses gave to the Israelites just before his death. Written 1,400 years before Jesus walked this earth it refers to the ‘blood of grapes’ that God would give His people in the Promised Land. This is the first-time grape juice is referred to in this way.
 
1,400 years – that is almost 6 times longer than America has existed. The city of Thebes was the largest city in the world, the big news was that the Palace of Minos had been destroyed by fire, and the culture of the Tumulus was all the rage… in other words, a really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y long time ago.
 
And yet, God was already preparing the Jews for the day when the ‘blood of the grapes’ would call to mind the blood of the Savior leading us into His Promised Land.
 
“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 Cor 11:25)
 
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