The best defense is a good what?
What is the offense of our faith? Our salvation testimony
Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers.
For Our Salvation
Each time we gather to celebrate communion, we are part of what we could call a simulcast, that is going on both globally and celestially. We are all focused on the same One who as the Lamb of God died for our sins on the Cross.
Globally, we are part of every confessing believer, in every genuine church that honors Christ as the Divine, Virgin-born, Son of God whose Vicarious, Substitutionary, sacrificial death completely paid the price for our sins.
When Jesus instituted the celebration of the Lord’s Supper for His Church, He began a tie that would bind all believers, through all the ages together. When we proclaim Christ’s death on our behalf, and in our place, we are confessing that we are a part of those who will someday surround the Throne.
Meets at the Cross
Before the Cross all sacrifices offered in faith looked forward to the sacrifice of Christ.
For some Christ was portrayed in the substitute sacrificed at the Tabernacle, or at the Temple..
For some Christ was portrayed in the substitute sacrificed on an altar before there was any Tabernacle.
For some it was believing that only God could forgive and save them.
Since the Cross, we look back at the price He paid in His own Body on the Tree.
But whether before or after, for all who meet in Heaven: it is about the Cross
That is also the tie that binds every one of us believers at the Table to Christ and to each other. We share that amazing connection—we have a common confession with every individual believing servant of God alive today: either on earth or in Heaven.
By that one very powerful link with all the churches around the world that are faithfully following Christ's Word—we are celebrating a Communion of confessing Christ.
Throughout all the history of Christ's church, we with them:
As we open to I Corinthians 11:23-26 please notice what our Lord Jesus instructed Paul to point each believer to do at Communion—the link that ties us all: past, present, and future. Please stand as we listen to the voice of God:
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. NKJV
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