Emanna for 10/23/2020

The Significance of the Lord's Supper (1)

Bible Verses

1 Cor 11:24 And having given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is given for you; this do unto the remembrance of Me. (25) Similarly also the cup after they had dined, saying, This cup is the new covenant established in My blood; this do, as often as you drink it, unto the remembrance of Me.

Words of Ministry

[Part 1 of 2]
...the first significance of the supper is to remember the Lord. The Lord knows that we will forget Him. Although the grace we received is so great and the redemption we received so wonderful, our experience tells us that it is easy for man to forget Him. He is much greater than we are; we could never fathom His greatness. We do not add benefit to Him by remembering Him. Still, for our sake, He said, "This do...unto the remembrance of Me." The Lord has condescended Himself and has beckoned us to remember Him. He first condescended Himself to be our Savior. He also condescended Himself to win our hearts and gain our remembrance. He does not want us to forget Him. He desires that week after week we continuously live before Him and remember Him. He asks this so that we may gain spiritual blessings from Him. The Lord wants us to remember Him; this is His request in love. If we do not always remember Him and place His redemption before us, we will easily be entangled with things of the world. There will easily be quarrels among God's children. Our loss will indeed be very great. This is why the Lord wants us to remember Him. We are blessed when we remember Him. This is one way to receive His blessing. We receive the Lord's grace through remembering Him.
[continued tomorrow]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 262-263. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/8/2000) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.