Emanna for 10/27/2020

The Meaning of the Lord's Table--Fellowship and Oneness

Bible Verses

1 Cor 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the fellowship of the blood of Christ? 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

First Corinthians 10 has another expression for the bread- breaking meeting. It does not call it a supper but a table
[v. 21]
. The first thing signified by the Lord's table is fellowship. The supper is for us to remember the Lord, and the table is for us to have mutual fellowship one with another. The emphasis here is not just the drinking of the blood of Christ but a joint participation in this blood. This joint participation is the fellowship. The second meaning of the Lord's table is oneness. Here we see that God's children are one. We are the bread and this bread is the church. All of God's children are one in the same way that the bread is one. We have only one bread. Though this bread is broken up and is inside every one of us, it is still one bread in the Spirit. Christ, like the bread, is originally one. God dispenses a little Christ into you and a little into me. The one Christ is now scattered and is dwelling in the many members. Christ is spiritual. Though He is scattered, He is not divided; He is still one. God gives Christ to you and to me, but in the Spirit Christ is still one. The scattered bread is still one in the Spirit; it is not divided. This bread represents the oneness of God's church.

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. 267-269. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/27/2000) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.