Monday, November 24, 2014

+DEV+ Our Messiah, Our Communion

Date: November 24, 2014 12:12 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Our Messiah, Our Communion

Our Messiah, Our Communion

" this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19

Scripture Focus: Exodus 12:14; Luke 22:1-20

The night before our Messiah Jesus was to endure His suffering on the cross, He assembled Himself with His beloved disciples to share in the Passover. The Passover was part of the Old Testament Law, one of those very special Appointed Times that the Lord gave to Israel on her yearly calendar. "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD - a lasting ordinance" (Exodus 12:14). 

As they were all enjoying their Passover seder (the holiday ritual meal) in that upper room in Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago, "...Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take it; this is my body.' Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. 'This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many...'" (Mark 14:22-24). 

When we observe the Lord's Supper, remember His death upon the cross and the picture God gave us in the Passover of a "lasting ordinance" for all His people.

Insight: Clothe yourselves with meekness and be renewed in faith - that is, the flesh of the Lord. And in love - that is, the blood of Jesus Christ. (Ignatius)

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