Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Lord is My Strength

We gather at the Lord’s Table to eat and drink. We do this so that we can grow strong in the Lord. Our nourishment is the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself. This meal presents the body and blood of Jesus to us. To some who are perishing, it is the savor of death unto death but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God unto eternal life.
          Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.
          When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it (this saying), he said unto them, “Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

          So, we partake of the Spirit by faith and the Lord is our Strength.

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