By Martin Cisneros
Father, we thank You for having compassion on the weak because You saw our Lord Jesus even having to sweat out one of these bodies, circumstances not entirely different from our own, in terms of people dynamics, appetite categories, emotional extremes and ranges, deceptive religious crowds, deceptive politicians, and anything else there is to get through this life, setting the example, regarding. Father, we thank You for faith that overcomes the world, faith that pleases You, according to Hebrews 11:6 and 1John 5:1-5. Thank You, Father, that by faith we won't see death, according to the book of Hebrews declaring we've got a better Covenant established upon better promises than even Enoch and Elijah had [in their different generations] to walk in, and what Lord Jesus said in the Gospel of John about those that walk in His Word as diligently as He walked in Yours. In Remembrance of Him, in the way He'd Remember You, we are gathered together today to celebrate the New Testament Passover, according to Matthew 26 and 1Corinthians 5. The New Testament doesn't say it's annual for us, but speaks in terms of our doing so with frequency as the usage of Bread is followed through the New Testament, St. Paul says "as often as you do this" in 1Corinthians 11, and that Christ is the substance of these things, according to Colossians 2, instead of clocks, calendars, days, times, and seasons.
The same night in which Lord Jesus was betrayed, He took Bread, blessed it, broke it, and distributed it to the disciples saying "This is My Body Broken for you," so we eat this in Remembrance of Him.
After He'd supped, He took the Cup, blessed it, and handed it to the others saying "This is the New Testament in My Blood, shed for many for the Exodus from sin," so we drink this in Remembrance of Him.
Father, in Jesus' Name, we eat this Bread and Drink this Cup in full EXPECTATION of every promise of Yours to us being fulfilled in our lives. Father, we arise from here without question, without doubt, and without hesitation, anxiety, or thoughtfulness about how You'll fulfill Your part of the New Testament where our lives are concerned in bringing forth the Word made flesh through our lives again, as You did originally in Old Bethlehem that was a picture of this aspect of our Covenant-keeping/Faith-keeping with You in the House of Bread of our lives after we first believed with our hearts and confessed with our mouths that Jesus is Lord of our lives and You raised Him from the dead to lead us into the Promised Land of a global faith in our One God, our One Lord Jesus Christ, and our One Holy Spirit that Communes with us. Father, we thank You for fulfilling every promise that pertains to our lives in this world and our participation in the divine nature in this world, so that in this world, we're zero different from Christ Jesus in all essential matters and points, according to 1John 2:6 and 1John 4:17, among many other passages of Scripture. Father, we thank You for the circumcision of the heart that we have in Christ, according to Colossians 2:11, that Christ our Passover is slain for us, according to 1Corinthians 5:7, and that all 2Corinthians 9 grace is abounding towards us so that not only is Psalm 112 the reality of our lives, but so is Revelation 5:13 and Hosea 2:18 in Jesus' Name! Amen!!