Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DAY 48: Eat & Drink!
“And 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.” - Matthew 26:26-29
Today, you are going to take the Lord’s Supper. You might have to go out and get some bread, some wine or some grape juice (whatever your persuasion), but the bottom line is that you are going to DO what the Lord said, “Take & Eat... Drink from it!”
First of all, get some elements for communion, see if you can find unleavened bread (matza) of some kind and a wine or grape juice. It doesn’t have to be a little taste, you could actually have a nice hunk of bread or a big glass of the wine/juice. But get everything together and find a quiet place to remember and reflect on the Lord’s command.
“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.” - Luke 22:19
Take 5 minutes and ponder the sacrifice that Jesus made in His body for you and your healing! When you’ve really got it in your head, eat and REMEMBER what He did for you!
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” - Isaiah 53:5
Take 5 minutes and reflect on the wine/juice in the cup. See how it runs red and reflect on the shed blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
“In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” - Luke 22:20
Take 5 minutes and ACTIVELY ask the Holy Spirit to bring to your attention any area on your life that is NOT under the influence/benefit of BOTH the broken body and shed blood of Jesus!
Now, go take on the day, LIVING in the reality of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus!