Monday, November 25, 2013

Remember My...


1 Corinthians 11:24 (NKJV)  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

The last word of this verse, "Me", comes from a Greek word pronounced, "Em-os"(1). A more accurate translation of this word would be, "My", but it does not seem to fit; "do this in remembrance of My". It seems to require another word to follow.

When I noticed this, I took a deeper look at this word in its original Greek spelling, using a tool called, an "Interlinear Scripture Analyzer"(1). I discovered this word is recorded thirteen times in the Bible; eight times quoting Jesus.

The Bible records Jesus using this word three times referring to communion (Lu. 22:19, 1 Co. 11:23 & 24). Jesus said in John 8:43, "My speech". Then in John 8:56, He said, "My day". In John 14:27---"My peace". John 17:13, "My joy", and in John 17:24, "My glory".

My speech
My day
My peace
My joy
My glory

When I have communion, I like to remember everything it means. Now when I replace the word Me with the word My, I remember the things Jesus said (His speech), I remember this is His day---the time of the new covenant---not the old one. I remember He wants me to experience His peace and joy.

I also remember that because of what Jesus did, I can come into His glory and commune personally with Him. Even His glory is for me to enjoy.

Jesus said in John 16:15, "All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you." Jesus provided us with all these attributes on the cross and so many more. When you break bread, remember the word at the end is My. Do not stop there but fill in the blank because Jesus said, "everything of Mine is yours".

Be blessed!
(1) ISA Interlinear Scripture Analyzer copyright AndrĂ© del Mol 201. ISA (Basic) can be downloaded free @ http://www.scripture4all.org/

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