The 'Lord's Supper' is a spiritual meal of spiritual food and drink.
Bread = word of God
Wine = teaching
Christians in being directed to break bread and drink the cup are
being told to,
- Eat the Word of God
- Drink of its Teachings
Jesus Christ was the Word of God in human form. It was for this reason
that Christ told His followers that if they desired eternal life they
would have to eat of His flesh and drink of His blood.
This spiritual meal was designed to enable us to grow 'spiritually'.
To grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God.
In the temple of God the meal was symbolically presented on the golden
table, which was placed outside the veil on the north side.
Scripture advises us that those Christians who fail to partake of this
great supper in a proper manner are likely to become spiritually sick
and may even spiritually die.
Jesus in asking His disciples to 'do this in remembrance of Me' was
asking His disciples to honour His memory by paying due diligence to
the word and teaching of God.
Contrary to the understanding of most church groups Christ did not
intend to establish a new 'New Testament' ritual, nor was He asking
His followers to morbidly dwell on His suffering and death.
Rather, Christ and God were placing emphasis upon the need to read
and study the word of God, so as to ensure the presence of a continuing
process of growth in the lives of individuals striving for the kingdom