Grapes

More Thoughts About Communion - BREAD AND WINE

CONSIDER THE BREAD.

When Jesus was tempted in the Wilderness He answered "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matt 4:4, Luke4:4). Jesus quoted the Word of God, namely the Law in Deuteronomy. Of course Jesus is the
Word made flesh, the Living Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (John 1: 1-3, 14) John the
Baptist bore witness to this. (John 1:15, 32) Jesus called Himself the Bread of Life. (John 6:32 -35, 48 -
58) Our Lord reiterated this point at the Last Supper. (Matthew 26:27-29)

CONSIDER THE WINE

The first miracle Jesus performed was to turn the water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana.
(John 2:1-11) This was another indicator that He was part of the Godhead. God is the great I AM who
created time! Who else could create the fruit of the vine and transcend time to turn it into wine?
Our Redeemer further taught us at the Last Supper that He gave His blood for a new testament, a
new and better covenant and the symbol of communion wine signified this truth.(Matthew 26:27-
29) God made the Old Covenant. Who but God could make it a New Covenant?

CONSIDER THE WONDER

There is going to be another wedding feast when we get to our eternal home in heaven. (Rev. 19:9)
The bread and wine are physical symbols of Jesus reminding us of the New Covenant and the
spiritual work He completed on our behalf. We have an invitation to that great wedding feast! Jesus
wrote our invitation in His Blood!