Emanna for 10/28/2020
The Bread Declaring the Believers' Oneness
1 Cor 10:17 Seeing that there is one bread, we who are many are one Body; for we all partake of the one bread. 12:12 For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ.
Words of Ministry
The basic element of the Lord's table is the bread. This bread is very crucial. In a general sense, this bread represents all God's children. In a particular sense, it represents God's children in a particular locality. If some of God's children gather together and see only themselves and if their bread only includes the few of them, that bread is too small. It is not inclusive enough. The bread must include all of God's children in a locality; it must represent the church in that locality. This is not all. The bread must also include all of God's children on earth. We must see that this bread declares the oneness among God's children. If we want to establish a church that is our own, our bread is too small and cannot represent the whole church. If there is a table in a place and those attending that table cannot say, "We who are many are one Body," we cannot partake of that bread because that is not the Lord's table. We must remember the Lord, and our hearts must be open to the brothers and sisters each time we break bread. All God's children, as long as they are redeemed by the precious blood, are included in this one bread. Our hearts need to be enlarged by the Lord; they need to be as large as the bread. Though we are many, we are one bread. Even those brothers and sisters who are not breaking bread with us are also included in this bread. This bread does not allow us to be narrow people.
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. 269-270. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/28/2000) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.