During the last supper in Mathew 26:17-29, while Jesus was reclining at the table with his twelve disciples, he told them that “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
Each one declining that it wouldn’t be them, Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Mathew 6:26-28, tells us that while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
According to the bible, Christians, partake of Holy Communion in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus that was broken and poured at the cross.
Taking Holy Communion does not only remind us of his suffering but also shows us the amount of love Jesus had for us.
However to be able to share the blood and body of Jesus Christ, one must be born again. In other words must have gone through a self-examination, repentance, and confession.
Jesus sacrificed his life for us so that we could have eternal life. Therefore, as Christians take Holy Communion, they proclaim the eternal life in heaven thatJesus Christ prepared for us to enjoy in the life after through his death and resurrection.
Believers also celebrate as they are reminded that his resurrection led us in triumphant life and gloryas well as the depth to which Jesus descended on earth to suffer as a sinner for our sins.
The Holy Communion also reminds us of the width of his arms spread on the cross to bring all humankind into his embrace.
As we partake, we joyfully proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes again.
In John 6:53-54, Jesus tells us that unless one eats his body and drink his blood, we have no life.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.”
He adds in John 6:54-56 that his body is food and his blood, a drink. Whoever ate his body and drunk his blood abides in him and he will do so with us too.
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”
By receiving the spiritual flesh and blood, Christ lives in us and us in him. We also learn that we must take the Holy Communion since only with the life of Christ in us, we have eternal life and will resurrect on the last day.
Scriptures teach us that through Holy Communion, we also connect with Jesus Christ not only in the memory of his death, but in the spiritual life he gives to us.
The bible also teaches us that in the experience of taking the Holy Communion, Christ is present to meet and strengthen his people.