Communion, A Time Of Intimacy
I had a dream just before waking the morning of 09/09/2016 . In the dream I was seated at a small square table and in front of me was a loaf of bread and a glass of wine. Sitting across from me was the Lord Jesus.
I am not going to get into a dispute as to whether the cup contained grape juice or wine as that had no bearing on the dream whatsoever.
The dream, I believe was the Lord’s heart’s desire for intimacy with me and not me alone but with each one of His children.
Communion was never supposed to be a separate event but part of a celebration meal known as the Lord’s supper as described by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 11. It was a celebration of the finished work of the Lord on the cross.
Paul describes Communion as follows:
1Co 10:16 — 1Co 10:17
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.
Communion is a time of celebration as we remember what the Lord has done for us but it is also a time of intimacy with the Lord and with each other. I heard it said that the cross has both a vertical and a horizontal beam. The vertical restored our relationship with God and the horizontal restored our relationship with each other.