The act of communion in many churches focuses on the miraculous transformation of the Bread and the Wine, the Eucharist. The Greek origin of the word literally means “thanksgiving” and the Apostles were encouraged to look at the benefits of the Bread and Wine as they related to Jesus Christ. However, tradition and mysticism have confused the meaning of the significance the death of Christ.
Many non-Christians find the service, ritual revolting because of the theological corruption.
The Purpose of the Lords Evening Meal or Last Supper is to convey to all humankind that Jesus died faithful to his father, he had shown that his life answered Satan’s challenge, proved the devil is a liar and he could now offer his body in exchange for the sins of humankind.
What Did Jesus Mean?
He took unleavened bread, gave thanks for it and then broke so that all the Apostles would share. What did he say the Bread signified? “This means my body” His Perfect body, sinless and complete and through this one persons death the debt could be paid. Romans 6: 23 “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Matthew 20: 28 “Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.”
Simply put Jesus made reference to the fact that his life, and blood covered the debt for what was lost and created an opportunity for those who want to be restored to perfection the means to gain forgiveness of their sins.
There is a deeper significance to the event, the reasons why we commemorate this event so the encouragement is to study, think about and of course let the Bible explain why The Body of Christ and his Blood of the covenant have such great meaning in our time.
The Memorial of Christs Death will not continue forever, once God’s Kingdom is enthroned on Earth and humanity is serving the creator the need for our annual review will diminish.
We need to search for truth and not tradition, we need to find the right pathway and not be sucked into rites and ceremonies, find the freedom that comes from understanding the real significance of Christs Death, his Body and Blood. There is a local venue you can attend to hear a detailed explanation use this link.