God sent his son to die for the remission of our sins, and by the shedding of his blood we enter a potent covenant with him. Our covenant with God has legal implications-meaning we are bound by the terms of our agreement, irrespective of the circumstances. God expects us to use this covenant to our advantage. When
We understand the importance of the Passover, revisited by Jesus in the New Testament through the communion; we will be able to withstand the devices of the devil.
In Isaiah 53: 1-5, the prophet spoke about the purpose of the coming of Christ. Jesus came to deal with the root of sin. Before Christ, sin could only be atoned for, but because of Christ death man sins are remitted, taken away totally. Jesus took away sin and its consequences.
At Passover, Jesus broke bread (His body) and gave it to his disciples to eat, and told them to do this in remembrance of Him. We should take the communion to remember the significance of the sacrificial death of Jesus, when we do this, we invoke his power afresh. We must constantly remember that we were redeemed. The Israelites who did not remember the day they were redeemed before the consequences of forgetting. Psalm 78: 41-42
The communion is meant to remind us of how our redemption came about. Psalm 103 highlights the key things we need to remember.
- He forgives us all our iniquities
- He heals all our diseases
- He crowns us with loving kindness and tender mercies
- He satisfies our mouth with good things so that our youth is renewed like the eagle
- He executes righteousness and justice for all those who are oppressed