Scripture: “As they ate, Jesus took the bread and blessed it, tore it, and gave it to his disciples. He said to them, “Receive this; it is my body.” Then taking the cup of wine and giving praises to the Father, he declared the new covenant with them. And as each one drank from the cup, he said to them, “This is my blood, which seals the new covenant poured out for many. I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the day comes when we drink it together in the kingdom realm of my Father.” – Mark 14:22-25 (TPT).
Meditate: We see in the above Scripture, Jesus sharing Communion with His Twelve Disciples. Although the Greek word klao means to “break bread,” it is better understood as tearing a round loaf of flatbread in half. The symbolism of this communion meal was fulfilled by Jesus giving us His body on the cross.
Believers today now feast, not on the crucified body of Jesus, but on the substance of the glorified body of the resurrected Christ. A few Greek manuscripts do not have the word “new”. It is included in the Aramaic and the majority of Greek texts. This new covenant is a better covenant because it is established on better promises. In this new covenant, God freely gives us forgiveness, life, salvation, and every heavenly spiritual blessing. Check Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 8:6-13; 9:16–17.
Jesus serves His disciples the bread and the cup (the blood or wine), which means He is serving us His death and resurrection. This is now our feast and our constant supply of life, check John 6:51. We are now in the “realm of the kingdom of God”. The Holy Spirit brings us into the body of Christ and into the reality of God’s kingdom realm. It is growing and increasing in scope, and every time believers drink of the cup of communion, Jesus is present with us. It is the Lord’s Table, not ours.
This was a prophecy of what would happen in just a matter of days from then, as believers would break bread together in remembrance of what Jesus had done for them. Check Acts 2:42. Jesus now drinks it with us in a new way, and not just once a year at Passover, but every time we worship Him by taking communion. Yes, I urge you dear ones, “Do this as often as you can!”
In closing, I’ll leave you with these blessed Scriptures to meditate and be encouraged:
“I promise you that the next time we drink this wine, we will be together in the feast of God’s kingdom realm.” Then he lifted up a loaf, and after praying a prayer of thanksgiving to God, he gave each of his apostles a piece of bread, saying, “This loaf is my body, which is now being offered to you. Always eat it to remember me.” After supper was over, he lifted the cup again and said, “This cup is my blood of the new covenant I make with you, and it will be poured out soon for all of you.” – Luke 22:18-20 (TPT).
“For I received from the Lord Himself that which I passed on to you [it was given to me personally], that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was treacherously delivered up and while His betrayal was in progress took bread, And when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and said, Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. Similarly when supper was ended, He took the cup also, saying, This cup is the new covenant [ratified and established] in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink [it], to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord’s death until He comes [again].” – 1Corinthians 11:23-26 (AMPC).