He did the same with the cup after supper saying, "This cup is the new covenant written in my blood, blood poured out for you." Luke 22:20 (The Message) When we as Christians eat the bread & drink the wine, we remind Him (God) that as His children we have rights & privileges within His Family. Communion is our reminder that we are also under covenant to walk as His children. When we are in covenant with Yahweh, we are the head & not the tail. We are sons not servants. Blessings chase us, we don't chase them. The Lord blesses those who bless us and curses those who curse us. We are in covenant with Him that everything we touch multiplies. This is our inheritance and each time we take communion these promises come back to our remembrance & strengthens our faith in His provision for us. Our covenant was struck at the Cross but it legally becomes active when we partake of the elements (bread & wine). When we take communion, we are proclaiming loudly & clearly," What then shall we say to these things? if God is for us , who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 ... YES AND AMEN!!!
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.