Holy Communion

“This is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”  1 Corinthians 11:24 NKJV

Here are three reasons you need to partake of Holy Communion: (1) To make you grace-minded.  No one will ever stand in heaven and say, “Look what Jesus and I have accomplished.”  If you had to pay one penny of your sin debt, it would make you a co-redeemer with Christ.  What an offence to the cross! (See Eph 2:8-9).  Hymnist Horatio Spatford wrote: “My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought.  My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more.  Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!”  (2) To keep you sensitive to sin. “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself” (1Cor 11:28-29 NKJV).

You say, “If I sin and take communion, does that mean I’m drinking damnation?”  No, it’s the “manner” in which you approach God that counts.  You don’t have to avoid the communion cup; you need only confess your sin, then drink deeply with gratitude.  (3) To keep you focused on Christ’s return.  “I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God” (Mk 14:25 NKJV).  Every communion service brings you one step closer to the greatest communion service of all: the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven (see Rev 19:7).  Are you planning on being there?

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today