Communion and the End Times – Day 7

I just want to say thanks for the responses, the comments, the facebook messages.  They mean so much and I’m so glad that you’re learning and relaying this amazing foundation of our faith.  I’m learning so much with you and my confidence to talk to people about communion is growing as I understand this more.  Instead of just blundering along saying it’s important, I have a real solid answer.  Now that’s studying to show yourself approved.    Today I’m delving into Communion and the End Times.  Is this something you’ve ever thought about?  This was a theme we explored at our wedding, because I realised how similar a Jewish Betrothal scene was to the Supper of the Lamb.

At our wedding we shared communion, as many people do at their weddings.  I guess because it’s such an important covenant between Christ and the church, we see it as a beautiful thing to share at our weddings, as they are the beginning of a covenant between a woman and man, but there’s more.


A Jewish betrothal is a beautiful picture of Christ and the Bride.  We were a little extreme in our wedding and acted out this whole picture; from the husband going to the father and offering a brideprice.  Stephen offered my Dad camels and he refused asking for 2 John Deere tractors instead, but on a serious side:


“Once the bride price was agreed on, the groom to be would offer a cup of wine.  IN accepting this cup she would agree to the covenant.  In the same way, God the Father, sought out a bride for His son.  With His own life the Son paid the brideprice and with His own blood He sealed the covenant.”Sharing Communion at our Wedding

At this point Stephen offered me a cup of grape juice, which I accepted, and then he said, “ You are now set apart and consecrated to me.  I am going to prepare a place for you.  I will come for you when it is ready.  I will not drink again of this cup, until I drink it with you.”


See at the last Supper, Jesus was also sealing us as His bride as He then went and paid the ultimate price for us, and he’s not drinking of the cup again until He comes back for us.  He’s gone to prepare a place for us, and we’re declaring that to ourselves when we take communion.  What a precious reminder.


If you would like to read more about our wedding, and how it really impacted a lot of our non-Christian friends who attended, please you’re welcome to.  Every wedding is special, and it mirrors our covenant with Christ and that’s why that attack on marriage is so strong.

I’m going to leave it there for today and tomorrow we’re going to delve into another book entitled ‘The Meal that Heals’ by Perry Stone Jr.  It is so very deep and rich in ancient Jewish traditions and how Jesus fulfilled them all at the cross.  I hope you can join me.  Blessings.

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My name is Elizabeth Ainsworth, a wife and mother in QLD Australia who shares her ponderings of faith at Where Deep Calls to Deep

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