January 24, 2020 DCLM Daily Manna Devotional :- WORTHY PARTAKERS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020
TOPIC: WORTHY PARTAKERS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord” – (1 Corinthians 11:27)
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance bequeathed to the Church by the Lord, Jesus Christ before His death. The ordinance is meant to commemorate His death for our sins and also point to His second coming. It is also referred to as the Lord’s Table, Holy Communion, Eucharist and Holy Sacrament.
The ordinance was instituted to offer participants the opportunity to look back and remember the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary as an accomplished task to be celebrated. In addition, believers have the opportunity of thorough self-examination from time to time; as each participant looks inward and checks for any sin or things that can make them unworthy partakers, and by extension, unfit for heaven. Such things are properly dealt with and necessary restitution undertaken. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to look forward in anticipation of the Lord’s glorious return.
The way and manner the Lord’s Supper is celebrated should draw the attention of participants to Christ, not only to their sins, weaknesses and failures but for inward examination so as to purge all hidden iniquities; so as to prepare for the Lord’s return. Any participant must be born again and maintain a vital fellowship with the Lord. No believer, expecting the return of the Lord should be living in secret immorality, fraud, dishonesty, pride and keeping grudges or malice against fellow believers. Apostle Paul said people who participate at the table of the Lord in an unworthy manner are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. For such people, there will be divine judgment in form of sickness, physical weakness and death; while the worthy partakers will enjoy sound health, peace with God, prosperity and long life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Lord’s Supper should be taken worthily and in anticipation of His return.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: