Grace, It’s For Everyone
June 16, 2013
Participating in Communion
June 19, 2013
Grace, It’s For Everyone
June 16, 2013
Participating in Communion
June 19, 2013

The Breaking of Bread

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27 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto
them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.

28
 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went:
and he made as though he would have gone further.

29
 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening,
and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

30
 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them,
he took bread, and blessed
it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him;
and he vanished out of their sight.
32
 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way, and while
he opened to us the scriptures?”

Luke 24:27-32

You’re probably familiar with the above passage, but please look carefully at verses 30-31. This was after Jesus’ resurrection before He went to His Heavenly Father. Jesus had completed the requirement for sin by giving His sinless life for man. Past, present, and future sins of everyone was paid on the Cross. In this passage the disciples weren’t quite sure what was going on yet. They knew Jesus was no longer in the tomb, but they didn’t understand fully all that Jesus had told them until He met with them on the road and sat down to a meal with them. It wasn’t until He took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them that they suddenly realized who He was. They immediately received the revelation of WHO Jesus is when they broke bread.

The bread represented His body on the Cross, broken for us. Even today in our churches we embrace the emblems of Communion by taking the bread and the cup, symbolizing His death, burial, and resurrection, the New Covenant in His Blood.  Recognize, too, that the bread is also represented in scriptures as the Word of God. Jesus is the Word (John 1:1).

The Word of God was broken for you (1 Corinthians 11:24). Through His life, Jesus provides your complete salvation, healing, wholeness, wellness, peace—everything you lack in yourself. When you see God’s provision to you through Jesus, you’ll want to enjoy the Bread of Life more and more.

Let the true Bread of Life feed you today. In the breaking of bread, God’s Word, there is a greater revelation of who Jesus is and what He has done for you. Take, eat of Him.