Also called: ‘The Lord’s Supper’ and ‘The Last Supper.’
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Communion is a commemoration of The Last Supper, which was instituted by Jesus in what was known as The Upper Room in Jerusalem, on the evening before He paid the ultimate penalty of death on behalf of all of humanity, in approximately 33AD. Following three days and nights in a tomb, He rose to life, defeating death for all time, which means that permanent death has gone forever, for every person who loves Jesus and our Father GOD. This was the greatest world changing event ever. We are faced with inevitable death in this world, but Jesus will resurrect all of His believing, faithful followers, to eternal life.
Jesus ultimate fulfilment and completion of the blood sacrificial system, gave open opportunity for every member of humanity to become a believer in Jesus’ sacrificial death, His resurrection back to life, and to accept Him as their Lord and Saviour.
We repeat this last supper that we call communion, as a commemoration, as often as we choose to, in loving remembrance of Jesus. He suffered sacrificially to the extreme, for the whole of humanity. GOD, through Jesus, carried this out as the ultimate expression of HIS supreme Love.
We can now know Jesus the true Messiah, as our Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, brother, and best friend.
Engaging in regular Communion, as a re-enactment of the Last Supper, keeps us in close intimate relationship with Jesus until His second coming to retrieve all of GOD’s children.
When we are born again we become a new creation, and members of GOD’s family, and as such we can appreciate deeply and meaningfully being able to participate in this very significant intimacy.
Each time we partake of communion we can focus on Jesus’ life of teaching, healing, casting out demons, raising people from death, and what His crucifixion accomplished on behalf of humanity. Jesus second coming will be the ultimate culmination of GOD’s plan of redemption and salvation.
When you participate in communion, also known as a re-enactment of The Last Supper; reflect and meditate, reflect on its significance, and Jesus time and presence on Earth, His teaching and preaching, His healing, casting out demons, and releasing people from the curse of demonic presence. His sacrificial suffering before and during His cruel crucifixion to pay our death penalty; followed by His rising to life again forever.
The bread represents Jesus’ body, and in eating the bread we are taking within us all that He represents. Jesus was and always is the bread of life. We are remembering Him with love and respect, for His earthly life, and ministry, His sacrificial death, and resurrection on behalf of humanity, His presence, and our relationship. We are consuming the significance of Jesus’ life on Earth.
The wine or grape juice represents Jesus blood which He shed for and on behalf of humanity. This was the supreme culmination and purpose of the blood sacrificial system which GOD had instituted. His blood represents the sealing of the New Covenant. This is the precious outcome and magnificent completion of the blood sacrificial system. For four thousand years, the blood of a lamb was required for the atonement for sins, from the time of Adam and Eve’s dreadful disobedience in the Garden of Eden, until Jesus’ cruel suffering, death, and crucifixion at the hands of humanity, resulting in the shedding of His blood. The blood of a lamb was no longer required as a shadow of things to come, pointing forwards to the occasion when GOD’s own Son Jesus would become the perfect sacrifice.
Life is in the blood of every living creature and this adds further significance to Jesus having shed His perfect blood representing His perfect life and perfect love for us. His existence is eternal, and for humanity He broke that for three days, then GOD restored eternal life to Him.
These symbols of bread and wine of that evening of Jesus Last Supper on Earth, represent GOD’s unconditional love for humanity.
Jesus was and forever is, the Perfect Lamb of GOD.
Thank you Jesus and Father GOD for Jesus’ supreme sacrifice as an act of ultimate and absolute love.
Thank You Jesus for Your time on Earth. Thank You for all Your teaching, healing, casting out demons, and imparting wisdom. Thank You for Your love, kindness, and caring.
Thank You for introducing communion with You, through bread and wine as tokens representing Your body and blood, at Your Last Supper, on the night before Your crucifixion.
Thank You for your instruction to repeat it as often as we choose in memory of You. This we do, and also to celebrate and honour You, and our relationship with You.
Thank You FATHER, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, for YOUR magnificent plan of redemption, for Jesus to come to Earth to fulfil it, and do everything He has done for us. Thank YOU also for resurrecting Him from death by returning life to Him after three days in the tomb.
Thank YOU that in and through Jesus, believers can look forward to being resurrected as He was, in a perfect eternal – immortal body, to live as members of YOUR eternal Family.
Thank YOU for Jesus fulfilling everything to enable all of humanity to choose eternal life in YOUR kingdom by believing His death and resurrection and acknowledging and choosing Him personally as Lord and Saviour.
Matthew 26:26-30 ‘While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.’
Mark 14:22-25 ‘While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of GOD.”
Luke 22:18-20 ‘Jesus said “I tell you I will not drink again 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 given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”
John 3:16-18 ‘For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For GOD did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world though Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned in the Name of GOD’s one and only Son.’
John 6:32-35 ‘Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is My FATHERWHO give you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of GOD is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:44-59 “No one can come to Me (Jesus) unless the FATHER WHO sent Me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by GOD.’ Everyone who has heard the FATHER and learned from HIM comes to Me. No one has seen the FATHER except the One Who is from GOD; only He has seen the FATHER. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell 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 them up at the last day. For My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me and I in him. Just as the living FATHER sent Me and I live because of the FATHER, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.’
John 13:1-5 & 12-17 ‘It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for Him to leave this world and go to the FATHER. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the FATHER had put all things under His power, and that He had come from GOD and was returning to GOD; so He got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him.’
‘When He had finished washing their feet, He put on His clothes and returned to His place. “Do you not understand what I have done for you.?” He asked them. “You call Me ‘Teacher and Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than their master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent them. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20; and 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 all record the Last Supper. In John 6:50-58 Jesus described the principles of the Last Supper, while He was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 ‘Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break, a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.’
1 Corinthians 11:23-29 ‘For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said “This is My body, which is for you, do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgement on themselves.’
GOD’s judgement applies to all who are not covered by Jesus as Lord of their life. Therefore, standing on your own without the covering of Jesus, means that GOD cannot see you as being worthy of heaven and eternal life.
The Power of Communion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL28rBDRJFo#t=105.935438 28.5 minutes