Saturday, May 24, 2014
By Odon Bulamba
Mathew 26: 2; 24:26,
Who should we believe? Jesus before he left, he picked up the bread and blessed it and then broke it and said, “Remember this, this is my body. Do this in remembrance of me. This is my cup, do this to remember me”.
Because we forget sometimes, Jesus tells us to come to communion to remember. Because people sometimes invite us to the wrong place and say Jesus is here, we get mixed up and that is why Jesus tells us to come to communion to remember. Sometimes we read the bible and we don’t understand it and it’s because we forget to remember the signs God gave us. That is why Jesus tells us to come to communion to remember.
Luke 24: 2. The disciples of Jesus were walking and suddenly Jesus was walking among them and they could not recognize Him because their eyes were covered. When the men with Jesus reached their home, it was time now to have dinner. He took the bread and blessed it and after blessing it he broke it. After breaking it, small pieces fell off from the bread and at that moment their eyes were opened. They recognized Jesus and remembered their lord.
You have to remember how Jesus blessed the bread and how he broke it. The way Jesus broke the bread was unique and that is why those two disciples remembered Him. They remembered the way He broke bread. What do you remember? Do you only remember Jesus sitting at the table? That is not enough because sitting with Jesus was not enough to recognize Him. It wasn’t until the bread was broken.
1 Cor 12:27. We are the body of Jesus. “Lord I want to be broken, break me as you broke that bread, break my arrogance, my attitude”. When you break the bread, you can see the inside which looks different and soft compared to the outside. It also smells good and tastes yummy compared to outside. Many only eat the inside and not the outside because flies can land on the outside. When Jesus breaks you and me, this is what should be seen. Ask your lord now to break you if you are a part of the body of Jesus. It might hurt because some types of bread are really tough and hard to break but tell Jesus you want to be broken.
Then Jesus disappeared, and the bread was broken only in front of two not thousands. Jesus may only choose to reveal the true meaning of bread to some.
Then the disciples said He was alive but many thought the body was stolen from the tomb. Thomas testified the Jesus that we broke the bread with today is a different Jesus to the one we saw before the cross. He is an “alive” Jesus and not a dead Jesus. If I am a part of this body, I am alive with him. Because Jesus is not a part of the dead, I should also not be a part of the dead. I should be alive with Him.
This is the body given to you in order to be broken. The body that you have, has to be broken. That is why Paul says in Corinthians, if you are a sinner do not eat the bread because if you do, you might become sick or die. Let’s pray for God to make us ready first.
Then Jesus said the wine represents His blood, take it in order to remember. The blood of Jesus is to remove our sins. The blood of Jesus. Imagine if I said brother Peter, we have to eat your flesh and drink your blood. The police will come and call us cannibals.
Can you eat flesh of brother Peter? No I will run away. But for Jesus, He approaches us to say this is just a symbol and you have to understand the meaning of eating my body and drinking my blood. The world may misunderstand/misinterpret it and think it is crazy but there is power behind it to bring healing from sin.
Before Jesus broke the bread, He blessed it first. Even if you are going through hardship with problems, God has made you sick, or poor or rejected, remember He blessed you first. Although I am going through this, I am blessed, although I am suffering I am blessed.
Ask God to break you. Galations 5: tell god which fruit of the flesh you have and ask God to break those from you.