THEME: PRIESTS TO GOD
“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.”
-Melchizedek the king of Salem and priest of God Most High brought out bread and wine to demonstrate a picture of Christ’s death and resurrection, and administration of the Holy Eucharist. In the Old Testament, the priest offered a sacrifice periodically for the sins of the people. Jesus then offered Himself once and for all for the sins of the entire mankind. Through this, Jesus instituted the last supper and calls us to participate in His body and blood in remembrance of Him. In Luke 22:19-20 we read that, “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me”. Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you”. This was a command that Jesus gave to His disciples and since we are also His disciples, and kings and priests to Him, we are called to administer the Lord’s supper as often as we can in remembrance of Him. As we take the Holy communion, each one should examine themselves and repent of their sins lest we take judgement upon ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:29). It is proper to also realize that the body and blood of Jesus brings about healing in our lives and offers us eternal life as Christ will raise us up at the last day (John 6:54).
Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins and resurrecting so that we may have life everlasting. Thank You for giving us the opportunity of taking Your body and blood through the Holy communion that brings about healing and an assurance of eternal life, we trust in You Jesus. Thank You for the promise that You will raise us up at the last day, Your love and mercy endures to all generations. Give us the wisdom to abide in You are in us as we observe the Passover feast. Our Father who at in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
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