Robert D. Pace
The ushers have distributed the sacraments, no let us prepare our hearts to engage in this sacred Ordinance of Communion. The Lord’s Table speaks to us in many ways, but perhaps the most significant way it speaks is the emphasis it places on the Believer’s oneness with Christ. We are united with Christ in a holy and unique way:
Our “oneness with Christ” means we are partakers of His divine nature. The apostle said in 1 John 3:2, “Now we are sons of God.” This is made possible only by Christ’s Blood.
Being “one with Christ” means the promises of Scripture are assigned to the “heirs of God.”
Being “one with Christ” also indicates that, at the Lord’s Return, we will partake of His incorruptible and divine nature. All earthly constraints will disappear and we will live impervious to pain, pressure, fatigue, and death. At last, Christians will “be like Him”—glorified!
—1 Corinthians 11:23-26—
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; (24) and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” (25) In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (26) For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (NASB).