Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jesus at the Table

As Jesus and His disciples ate the Passover Feast, they were REMEMBERING.

They Remembered Gods Word, His Promise, and His Performance of those promises.

They spoke the words, prayers, and songs of their ancestors, of the ties to The Almighty God, of answered prayer, of deliverance.

These things had a new and special meaning for Jesus that none around Him even began to suspect.

Not only was He celebrating what had been, He was also celebrating what was about to be, as He became The Passover Lamb.

How it thrills me to think of Him at that table, serious yet joy filled, at the prospect of the end of the Finished Work. How, as He was speaking the old words, He was also prophesying the New Covenant!

How every word and bite had double meaning to Him, one under the old covenant, and one in the new. He even had said He was looking forward to this celebration with them!

Remembering the Finished Work of the New Covenant is exactly Jesus’ point of view as we press into the details of the meal…

Shine On!     Laurie

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The Night and Passover

The night He was betrayed…

But before that, before His betrayal

They were Celebrating the Passover.

Passover is the “passing over” of the angel of death over the House of Israel, the Children of God.

Death stopped, and was prevented from entering the abode or harming any/ all who had the Blood of the Lamb on their doorposts.

Death was prevented from touching those who were eating of the Lamb.

The Blood on the Door and the Meat Israel ate that night were from the same sacrifice, the same Lamb.

Jesus and His disciples were celebrating the Passover, not the exodus but the Passover. The exodus would come after the Passover, after death was not allowed to touch them.

It is a part of the REMEMBERING/ speaking that we do when we take Communion, the Bread and Wine which become something else as we think about and speak of Jesus and His Truth.

Good News! Death and destruction has no part of us in the New Creation that we are in Christ Jesus!

Shine On!     Laurie

Speaking Eating Communing

To commune.

To speak well of Jesus is a portion of what we do at Communion.

One of the ideas behind communion is to be present with…

As in, to be at a feast table with, in this case, Jesus Himself.

Communing is fellowship. Fellowship is talking (out loud), just like with us and our family and friends over coffee or a meal.

To take Communion is choosing to speak well of Jesus, remembering all He has done, and speaking about His finished work with Him.

It IS great medicine to our heat scorched souls (mind, will, and emotions).

It is the Living water, Bread of Life and the Blood of the New Covenant, which is the forgiveness of sin, and so much more.

To “eat” of Jesus the Bread of Life, is to think, consider, meditate, chew, on His Finished Work, His Words and Resurrection.

We do that as we take Communion and speak the words we know so well…

Shine On!     Laurie

To Speak Well of…

To Eulogize someone is to remember them kindly and speak well/ good of them. When  Jesus was at the Last Supper with His disciples, it is a part of what they were doing during their celebrations. During Passover they sang and spoke (Mat 26:30  And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. ) and most importantly remembered the Mighty Hand of God that saved them from death.

HE is our Victory!

Laurie

 

The “Passing Over”

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus and the disciples were celebrating the Passover.

Jesus was REMEMBERING, calling to mind, thinking of, speaking, and singing about the Passover.

The Passover (in part), is the “passing over” of the angel of death, over the House of Israel, Gods children, His chosen people, specifically due to the Blood of the Lamb on the doorposts.

It is the same for us when we take Communion, we REMEMBER our Passover Lamb by calling to mind, thinking of, speaking and singing about His Finished Work …

The Blood of the Lamb, which made us clean and keeps us safe

Jesus TOOK our sin, punishment, curse, condemnation, separation from God

Death and destruction, as a wage of sin, has been destroyed on our behalf

The curse as a penalty of all our choices in sin has been abolished

Because we are clean from sin and death, the Holy Spirit indwells us

Jesus is at home in us now, giving us His strength, wisdom, faith, and Truth

What a thought, what a revelation, death and destruction no longer have a right in my life! Death, lack and the curse, are all ways of stating the same thing, separation from God and His Blessing.

Lacking, dead or cursed… relationships, finances, health and on and on and on, are ABOLISHED! Judged and destroyed by Jesus Himself. Now that’s what I call Victory!!!

This is only a small taste of what was completed thru Jesus at the time of His Passion and Resurrection. Which is what we REMEMBER while taking Communion.

We are His Victory!

Laurie

Starting again…

Thank you to my dear friends! I appreciate your hearts and your encouragement! I am re-starting my blog, as the topic is truly my lifes blood. Condemnation of myself made me leave and Jesus setting me free has brought me back.
My name is Laurie and this blog is not about me, or my natural world, although some of that will be seen here.
At its heart, this blog is about Communion and the significance of the act of taking Communion. This blog is meant to be a beacon pointing to Jesus and His Finished Work at the Cross and our Victory in His Resurrection.

This is about Gods version of the Truth and Grace (that) came by Jesus Christ. It’s about getting us to the place where we no longer live in lack and powerlessness. It is Hope, Grace, Love, Mercy, and Power. Using the actual Holy Scriptures in their context and letting the Bible translate the Bible.
I hope to limit the word “I” and increase our awareness of just how big our God is! Having said that, I assure you that I can get things wrong, I can misunderstand with the best of them. If you have any questions about what you read here, I encourage you to ask God Himself, as He does honor honest doubt.
Starting a conversation with The One and Only is as easy as asking a question.
Ever His,
Laurie