23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you:
Great example to follow!
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed,
It is significant that before being rejected
(with complete knowledge it would happen),
The bread that represented His body,
the body that was born as a baby human,
grew and became a boy and a man
facing every temptation (with out sinning)
so He could take that perfect body
and make one final sacrifice
(on our behalf) before the Father
to atone for our sin,
and He wanted that body
to be ingested by us corporately,
to give us individually the strength we need
and to give us the bond of unity
that exists as we all partake together
in this glorious life given.
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
filled with the representation of His blood,
the blood that flowed through the veins of this
the blood that spilled out
as He was whipped and beaten
to bring us healing,
the blood that poured down His face
when the crown of thorns was placed on His head
this blood, that washes us whiter than snow,
this blood that seals our relationship with the Father,
He wanted us to take this,
to ingest and know His desire for healing and cleansing
inside and out.
And He wanted us to share this gift corporately,
to know we each have this treasure within us,
he took the cup,
saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood;
do this, whenever you drink it,
in remembrance of me.”
is the promise of eternity to spend with God,
the promise is secured, by our relationship with Christ,
and the gift He gave of His life,
This gift is lost on those who are not focused on the Giver.
This gift is too precious to receive casually.
This gift is meant to be our most holy focus,
It is why we have any hope,
it is the treasure store of God's wealth,
given for us.
It is Christ.
The Love of the Father
the Lover of our soul.
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.
33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. 34 Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
And when I come I will give further directions.