Posted Byon Wednesday, July 13, 2016
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is My body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink you all of it; For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink hereafter of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:26-29
There is something here that is more than our simply partaking of “communion,” and then we are finished. Rather, we are to do something as we partake, that will be projected by the Holy Spirit into eternity.
Jesus took the bread and gave thanks. He was not giving thanks only for the “bread” that He had in His hand. Rather, He was giving thanks for the privilege of “being” that bread. As He gave thanks at this communion table, He again surrendered to go to Calvary to “become” broken bread, and to give Himself to be meat for us, so that we could eat of Him and live.
When He took the cup, He did not drink of it, but He gave it to them saying, “Drink you all of it.” There is reason for Him placing an emphasis on “all of it.” If we also will drink all that is in “our cup,” we will never be sorry.
When Jesus offers this “cup” to us, and we are then asked by Him to go through some hard thing, or to endure some suffering or trial, and we push this cup from us, we will later regret that we did so. We will be pushing from us the very thing that He has sent into our life to cause us to “become” that which will satisfy His heart in eternity.
“But I say to you, I will not drink hereafter of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
Some months ago, the Lord kept saying to me, “Give me to drink, give me to drink.” I did not understand what this meant, and I could not get any understanding in my spirit, as to what the Lord was asking for. Then one day, the Lord asked me to have communion. I slipped out and bought a bottle of grape juice and some crackers, and then became quiet before the Lord. I said, “Lord, I do not know what You desire or mean by ‘Give Me to drink.’ I cannot give You the communion that You desire, until You tell me what You mean.”