Emanna for 08/12/2020
Replacing the Feast of Passover with the Bread
Matt 26:26 ...Jesus took bread and blessed it, and He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is My body. 1 Cor 10:16 ...The bread which we break, is it not the fellowship of the body of Christ? (17) Seeing that there is one bread, we who are many are one Body; for we all partake of the one bread.
Words of Ministry
The bread of the Lord's table is a symbol signifying the Lord's physical body broken for us on the cross to release His life that we may participate in it. By participating in this life we become the mystical Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27), which is also signified by the bread of the table. Hence, by partaking of this bread, we have the fellowship of the Body of Christ. The bread on the table firstly signifies the Lord's physical body that was crucified on the cross. But after His resurrection, this body became mysterious, for it was enlarged into His mystical Body. According to John chapter two, the Jews killed His physical body, but it was resurrected in a mysterious way to become His mystical Body. The Lord's mystical Body comprises all of us. Therefore, when we see the bread at the Lord's table, we need to realize that it is a symbol both of the Lord's physical body and His mystical Body. For this reason, when we break the bread and eat it, we have the fellowship of the Lord's Body. All the members of Christ's mystical Body are represented in the loaf. Therefore, at His table, we enjoy not only the Lord Jesus, but also the believers. In other words, we enjoy Christ and the church. Both Christ and the church are our enjoyment.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 788, 790. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/15/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.