Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, IN THE BREAKING OF BREAD,… “.
- There are only two ORDINANCES! [things that God ordained for us to do]:
– BAPTISM and BREAKING OF BREAD!
- It was a special covenantal meal that Jesus had with His disciples!
Matthew 26:26-29And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
Mark 14:22-26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Luke 22:14-20When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
- We are instructed to continue sharing in this meal in remembrance of Jesus!
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
- It symbolises cleansing through the blood of Jesus and our receiving of the life of Jesus that WE RECEIVE BY FAITH!
As we eat the bread (which speaks of His body) and drink the cup (which speaks of His blood) it symbolises being cleansed in His blood and receiving His life into us. This is what happens at the moment of our conversion, and as we break bread we remind ourselves of what Jesus has done for us!
John 6:48 “I am the bread of life.
John 6:51 “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
John 6:53-54 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, 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 eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 6:56 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.”
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Thank you Andrew. It means a lot to me. I try to have communion on a daily basis (very early in the morning) and what a revelation that I truely experience the life that I have in Him!