What happened at Calvary?

teach_me_your_waysAnother scripture that has really helped me is 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 which says, For I have received from the Lord that which also I delivered unto you:

that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner also He took the cup when He had supped, saying, “This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death until He come.

Whenever there is communion or as some describe it as breaking of bread, these scriptures are read.

When I was a young Christian, I used to go to an Assembly in Harare every Saturday night for a Breaking of Bread service. The whole service was centred on the Lords table. The amazing thing is that the majority of the folk who attended those meetings are still serving the Lord today! I began to consider this and so every day as part of my quiet time I would break bread.

In many modern services, the attitude is: lets get it over and done with. But the most part of my prayer time was meditating on what Jesus did for me at Calvary where he hung on a cross and died for my sins. He did this willingly. It was not the Romans or the Jews that crucified Jesus He gave His body to be beaten and killed. It was an act of love for me.

I have begun to understand the cost of what Jesus went through, the pain both physical and spiritual that He suffered for me! I have realised Jesus took my sickness upon Himself (1Pet 2:24), 2000 years ago. It was not a small act that Jesus did for us, this was costly. How can I then even contemplate that sickness and disease was not taken care of by Jesus! The truth is Jesus has done everything for us, there is nothing more He needs to do. All we need is revelation knowledge to begin to appreciate and believe what happened 2000 years ago! – For previous columns in this series please see the website www.thezimbabwean.co.uk

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