Emanna for 08/13/2020
Remembering the Lord by Eating and Drinking Him
Luke 22:19 says, "And He took a loaf and gave thanks, and He broke it and gave it to them saying, This is My body which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
Words of Ministry
As we have pointed out, this bread signifies the Lord's body to nourish us. When Christians attend holy communion today, they do not have the realization that they are taking the Lord Jesus into them as their nourishment. He told us to remember Him by eating the bread and drinking the cup. This is not just a remembrance, but also an enjoyment of the Lord. To partake of the Lord's table in this way is to eat and drink of Him. According to this verse, we are to eat in remembrance of the Lord. Thus, the genuine remembrance is not to review the story of the Lord's life, but to eat Him, to take Him in. For the symbol of His body, the Lord did not use a grain of wheat, but a loaf. A loaf signifies that many grains have passed through a long process to become bread. Firstly, the seed is sown into the field. Then it grows and produces many grains. After the wheat is harvested, the grains are ground into fine flour that is blended into a lump and baked in an oven to make a loaf of bread. Only then do we have a loaf of bread to eat. As a grain of wheat (John 12:24), the Lord Jesus passed through such a process until He eventually became the bread on the table for us to eat. Every time we come to the Lord's table we should have this realization. We should be able to say, "Lord, today You are our bread because You have been processed for us. Now You are the bread on the table for us to eat."
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 789-790. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/16/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.