“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread” (1Cor 10:16, 17)
This morning we had our monthly Holy Communion Service. The Lord’s Table was set before us. It is the Lord’s Table, not any man’s table. The Lord Jesus Christ desired that we should partake from this blessed offer in remembrance of His Person, of His work on earth, of His death on the Cross. He knows that our memory is weak. We may forget the power of the Cross, of the Blood shed there. That is why He commanded that we should eat the bread and drink from the cup, the wine prepared. The word ‘cup’ means a drinking vessel appreciated only by him who is thirsty.
Are you thirsty to know God this morning? Are you hungry for revival? Are you longing for an encounter with God? Do you desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Then come to the Lord’s Table and partake, for that is why He died for.
The Lord’s Table is not ‘a snack’. It is life, healing and strength! It is also a Holy Communion, a Living Fellowship with the Holy Spirit and with the other saints in the Body of Christ. This Blessed Fellowship means that we, who are many, become ONE in Christ. There is a sharing of rights, responsibilities and privileges. Some may be rich and others may be poor; some may be educated and others jobless; but at the Lord’s Table we are ONE. The ground is level at the foot of the Cross. There is no boasting of any personal success. Only praise to Him who died to save us from sin!
Some denominations ignorantly encourage spiritual passivity. ‘Just open your mouth’- the priest says. He places the wafer in the mouth of the waiting man, the way the nurse gives polio vaccine. There is no faith required. They assume that the bread and the wine in the mouth will on their own miraculously become a form of medicine inside the body. But the Holy Communion is a spiritual exercise. You need faith to believe in Jesus and in His Blood shed at the Cross. You need more than an open mouth! You need an open spirit, an open heart!
May the mystery of Calvary and the power of His Blood heal, deliver and bless you this morning!
In Christ I declare:
Jesus Christ is God Almighty!
Jesus is my Savior and my Lord!
The Blood of Jesus has set me free from the wrath of God!
I am free! I am healed! I am delivered!
In Jesus name