The Riverbank Lent 2011 Devotional Plan
"The Journey to the Cross”
Day 25: Reading – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Focus: Verse 23 For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread; 24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord’s death till he come.
Communion is fellowship, one that mustn’t be taken for granted or observed frivolously. It is important to remember that the next time one partakes of the Lord’s body and blood; one must do so orderly, properly, as often as possible with gratitude and understanding. It is an act of proclamation, an act whereby one publicly reveals an internal conviction. A public statement, show, support and identification with Christ’s death. For believers the cross is a place of divine exchange and we must acknowledge that without the Lord’s death there wouldn’t have been a resurrection. See, our today would have remained bleak, dark, painful and hopeless but the Lord’s death provided hope, a future, and freedom from sin, joy, redemption, salvation, deliverance, healing, victory and much more.
I pray that you will boldly proclaim the Lord’s death of often as you can in Jesus Name, Amen