HAPPY WITH CHURCH TODAY
“And He (Jesus) took the 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” (Lk 22:19)
Today we had a Holy Communion service. We remembered the Lord Jesus Christ. Only the children of God can remember Jesus! The unbelievers have nothing to remember. We remembered His Person, His Words and His Spirit. We wanted to do it right. The Holy Communion is not just a routine religious exercise but a deep spiritual act of worship. If taken correctly it imparts grace to the soul, it strengthens our faith and it heals our bodies. We needed a special attitude of the mind. We had to be sober as we meditate afresh upon the greatest price paid for our salvation. It was life for life! It was death for death! Jesus died for our sins! Greater love man does not have than to lay down his life for his friends. Jesus calls us ‘Friends’. Therefore, In Christ, because of the Blood shed on the Cross ‘I am a friend of God’! Halleluiah! Let us never stop to wonder as we feel the power of eternal life, of such an amazing grace!
This is the Gospel that saves sinners: Jesus Christ is both God and Man. For thirty three years He walked on earth with a body like ours. The only difference is that His body was sinless. He was tempted like us at all points but He never sinned. God the Father sent His only begotten Son to be a sacrifice for sinners. Jesus died so that we live! He became sin that we may become the righteousness of God. He became cursed for our sake, for anyone hanging on a tree is cursed. The Son never encountered the wrath of God the Father. But on that Cross, because God hates sin, the anger of God came with full force on Him. That is why Jesus died! Not for His sins but for mine! What manner of love is this? A thousand tongues cannot sing its praise! Oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!
The Blood of Jesus is precious and powerful. Even if you sell planet earth, with the sun, the moon and the stars, you cannot buy a drop of the Blood of Jesus. Love is not for sale! The Blood is powerful not only against sin, but against satan who is the master of sin. The blood of Jesus is the only weapon that can destroy satan (Rev 12:11). As a Man, Jesus was granted entrance in heaven because of the offering of His Blood. As a God, heaven is always His home. But as a Man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus used His Blood as the ‘key’ to open heaven’s gate. He did it for Himself and for us. We need to have faith that the same Blood has opened heaven to us!
Today we remembered our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! But you may ask: Is it possible that we forget Jesus? ‘Yes’ is the answer. To forget it means that your memory has failed in some areas. Spiritually speaking, to forget it means that you have abandoned a life giving revelation, that you have given up hope in a particular promise of God; that you stopped waiting for God to perform His Word. To forget it means that you stopped expecting the miracle the Word accomplishes in those who believe. To remember it means to think again, to exercise the power of your mind once more. It means to bring something ‘from the back to the front’ of your mind. It means to bring that information closer to your attention, to make it a priority, until your emotions are stirred once more and love blooms in ‘the mental desert’. To remember is a mental effort. Lazy people forget easily and are slow to remember. God complains that His people forget Him easily. “Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number” (Jer 2:32). True ‘love does not remember the past wrongs’ but never forgets the good times, the blessed moments of intimacy when words touch the heart and kindness heals the wounded soul (1Cor 13:5).
Now we shall keep quiet as we partake in the blessed Holy Communion… Peace! Be still! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!