The Bible tells us of God’s longing heart for communion and fellowship.
Ask yourself, Why do we have the story of creation? the life of Abraham? and so many other wonderful stories in the Bible? Why does Scripture deal with Israel so much? Why does it tell of the manger, the cross, and the open tomb?
The cause and purpose of all these stories is God’s longing heart for communion and fellowship.
Fellowship and communion with God is the heartbeat of the Christian faith. The whole sum and substance of the Bible revelation is God’s eternal, immutable plan to have companionship with mankind. This truth is told in the words: “Holy Communion.”
Close to the heart of God is the fact, a group of hell deserving sinners ( you and me), are brought into fellowship and communion with His love.
Deuteronomy 32:9 says, “The Lord’s portion is His people” the Hebrew word which is translated as “portion” in the King James, means “particular trophy.” The Church, “the Body of Christ,” is God’s trophy!
Ephesians 2:7 tells us, “That in the ages [throughout eternity] to come He might show [God will show] exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us [the Church] through Christ Jesus.”
From the introduction to the grand finale of God’s Word it is a constant presentation of God’s eternal purpose, to have communion with mankind!
Colossians 1:27 says, “God has planned to give a vision of the full wonder and splendor of His secret plan for the Sons of men. And this secret is simply this Christ in you!”
So, Why would God give His Son as a ransom for sin? The Scripture teaches, “To make a full atonement that we might live daily and eternally in fellowship and Holy Communion with Him.”
Christ’s earnest prayer was. In (John 17:21, 23) that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
When we speak of “Holy Communion,” we are not thinking of the table, the linen, the glasses, or even the elements, but rather, we are thinking of ordinance itself. Because in this ordinance is the plan and purpose of God from eternity to eternity. The longing of God’s heart from the Garden of Eden to this present time is to have communion with man.
The Lord’s Supper is a time of intimate communion. Here, our soul has contact with God, remembering the death and suffering of our Savior. We gather at this the Lord’s Table. Here is, where we draw near to our Heavenly Father and have Communion with Him.
We should emphasise this intimate communion we have with God and His nearness at this sacred moment. But, remember our communion doesnt endure for a moment, it is a miracle that elevates us to a better, more consecrated, life.
As we look at contents of the cup, we are reminded of Christ’s shed blood, His suffering on cross for us. We examine ourselves and ask for wholeness of body, soul and spirit. Here, we renew our consecration to God.
sometimes we call communion the “Last Supper,” however, in reality, I think it is the “First Supper.” It is called the “Last Supper” because it was the last time Jesus’ disciples ate the Passover Feast with Him. Every year, from Israel’s exodus from Egypt to Christ’s Crucifixion, Jews had celebrated the Passover. It was first commemorated that night the “angel of death passed over blood-sprinkled doorways in Egypt.”
1 Corinthians 5:7 tells us that, “Christ, our Passover, is sacrificed for us.”
The Lord’s Supper supersedes [takes the place of] that Jewish Passover. It spoke of the true Paschal Lamb (Sacrificial lamb), Jesus Christ.
Holy Communion was given as a very simple ceremony. Luke 22:19-20 reads, “And He [Jesus] took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me’ Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, `This cup is the New Covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.’”
Church stand with me as I pray and we take the emblems together
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