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Little nine year old Rachel seems pretty proud of the fact that she gets to drink wine on Passover.  Why do we drink wine on Passover anyway?  And why do we drink four full cups? 

The four cups represent the four-fold promise which the Lord made to the Israelites in Egypt.  Exodus 6:6-7 records the promise.  The Lord assured the Jews they would be freed from servitude in the following words:   "I will bring you forth" (cup of santification), "I will deliver you" (cup of judgement), "I will redeem you" (cup of redemption), and "I will take you" (cup of praise).

Which cup do you think was the one that Yeshua (Jesus) said:  "For this is my blood, which ratifies the New Covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many, so that they may have their sins forgiven" Matthew 26:28.  If you guessed the "cup of redemption", then you guessed right!

The last cup is rightly called the "cup of praise" because after drinking four cups of wine, you are really in a mood to praise!

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