Eucharist

One of the many things that separate me from traditional churches views, ones that regularly (need I say … routinely?) present “Communion” or the Sacrament of the Eucharist, is my interpretation of the serving of bread and wine at the Last Supper.

Don’t get me started (at least here and now) about the Jewish Seder meal, because there is a tradition of bread and wine in that meal that Christians mostly do not understand, but when Jesus said “take, eat, this is my body, eat this in remembrance of me,” he meant more than, “Hey guys, let’s start a new tradition … call it a New Covenant … and eat bread with me in it, so future people can think I am in their bellies.”

Bread symbolizes the Law of Moses, the Torah, the Psalms, the books of the prophets, and (after Jesus) the New Testament scriptures.  We must feed on the words written.  We must digest them and find nourishment from them.  As a show of our commitment to serving the One God, we must act to learn these things, just as children learn things in Sunday School.  That is the meaning of eating bread that is unleavened.  That is the meaning of eating wafers (or broken saltine crackers) to remember Jesus.  Still, that knowledge is not enough.  We need the wine.

Wine is sold in liquor stores, which are known as places where “spirits” are sold.  Drinking wine makes us lose some degree of control of our intellectual mind, so we loosen up and feel the vibes tingling throughout our bodies.  This is why, on the Day of Pentecost, the disciples were thought to be drunk, when they were filled with the Holy Spirit.  The wine of the Eucharist symbolizes the elevation of stored knowledge of religious matters (learned from books), to the point of understanding as never before.  It is an epiphany squared.  It is stepping aside so the Holy Spirit can rush in and overtake us, leading us to understand from a holy, heart-centered, emotional connection with God.  Thus, the bread leads one to experience the spirit.

I feel it is important that all Christians think about this concept.  Too often I have encountered members of churches that seemed to be elevated by church pageantry and wafer and wine tastings.  They are nowhere close to being filled with the Holy Spirit, and a love of God, as they are filled with love of a Church and symbolic actions they do not fully understand.  For that reason, I have named this blog “Our Daily Bread.”  I have other things I could add along this line of enlightenment.

Please let me know you thoughts on this.

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About rtippett97

I have an ability to understand Nostradamus in a way that no one else can. I can translate and interpret what he wrote in the letters and verses of The Prophecies, in such a way that can be logically defended. That ability has led me to find that I am able to understand the books of the Holy Bible in ways I never imagined I could. None of this talent has come to me through educational institutions or seminaries, as everything dawns upon me. No one has taught me what I understand. My understanding is purely by divine assistance, which I did not seek to possess, but which I wholeheartedly welcome. Because I do not have this ability to keep to myself, I write freely about those translations and interpretations that come to me, so others may find how they too can understand how Nostradamus was a prophet of God and how Christianity is now failing Christ, just as the children of Israel failed God. Understanding what I have to offer is the only chance this world has for survival. If you would like to ask questions and take the time to seriously discuss this topic, feel free to send me an email or post a comment on one of my blog articles.
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