Hi, I’m Jeffrey Levinson with GOD TV and welcome to God Today. Today I’d like to talk to you a little bit about communion. Give you some context for communion. Communion is mentioned throughout the Gospels. I’m going to read you this scripture and give you a little context. Because I believe what it really says is that Jesus wants to commune with us – often.
It says, “Jesus, on the night He was betrayed took the bread and when He had given thanks He broke it and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ The same way He had also taken the cup after supper saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’”
You know, we often have communion at church. It happens once a month or whenever it happens and the pastor will expound on the communion. But, very often they forget the first part of the bread and the wine. The first part is the bread. “He took the bread and gave thanks.” The thanks He gave is a Hebrew blessing, it says, “Blessed is He who brings forth the bread of the earth.” That’s the context. And then He says, “I am that bread. Take, eat in remembrance of me. And likewise with the wine.” So, likewise, He blessed the wine. The blessing for the wine is, “Blessed is He who brings forth the fruit of the vine. I am that fruit. Take, eat, this is the blood of the new covenant. As often as you do this, do this in remembrance of me.”
So, how do we know the Lord wants to commune with us? It’s simple. He says, “As often as you do this.” It could mean, because it happened on the Passover (one of the high holidays in the Jewish tradition), “as often as you do this” could mean He wants you to do this once a year, on the Passover. “Do this in remembrance of me”. But, He says, “as often as you do this, as often as you bless the bread, bless the wine”. So, it could mean on the Sabbath when they bless the wine and the bread. Do it once a week – 52 times a year. But, in scripture, it shows that when He was resurrected and He was having a meal and they didn’t recognize who He was and He said the blessing over the bread – they recognized Him in that instant. So, it could mean every time you bless the bread and wine, perhaps at every meal. Do this in remembrance of me. And I believe the Lord wants to commune with us every day. He’s looking for us to mention His name. To be with us, to put us in His heart and put Him in our heart. I think it’s important that we take communion as often as possible.
I’d like to pray with you that He would commune with you and you would commune with Him. Everyday. On a daily basis. Father, we just give you praise for whoever is watching this that they would know you and you would know them. That they would ask you into their hearts every day. You would commune with them on a daily basis. I’m Jeffrey Levinson and this is God Today.