Good morning CommunionConnection family. I pray you enter today blessed in the Lord. In today’s post we’ll look at communion from the angle of the tent of meeting and the temple.
In Exodus 25:23-30 the Lord gives Moses the design to put a table in the tent of meeting that will end up holding the showbread described in v30. As with the tent, the temple which was built, also had the table with the bread. Whether the tent or the temple, the placement of this table was in the area called the holy place.
This is one of the most exciting features of communion. I’d like to thank my Pastor and friend Chad Ricketts for the revelation and passion he has surrounding this subject. The table of showbread is also called the bread of His presence. So when we take part in communion not only are we “remembering His death until He comes” 1 Cor. 11:26, but we are partaking of His presence.
After Jesus had been crucified and had risen we have a picture recounted for us of two disciples walking with Him on the road to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-32. When the two had persuaded Him to join them for a meal they’re eyes were opened when Jesus took the bread and broke it (v 30-31). We as well, have the opportunity to experience His presence when we partake in the bread.
I would like to encourage you to join us on the podcast to take communion Sunday mornings as we take the elements as a group. While taking the bread allow your focus to rest on the presence of Jesus. In Psalm 16:11 we are told that “in His presence there is fullness of joy.” Who among us couldn’t use more joy in our lives. After all, “the joy of the Lord is our strength” Nehemiah 8:10.
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