IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME
"...in remembrance of me,...", Luke 11:25.
Remembrance is a very important thing in our lives, both
physical and spiritual. Some have stated what they 'call
to memory' - - - others say 'Don't you remember . . . .?' Remembrance
is the opposite of forgetting. Did you learn counting,
multiplication tables, language, and history by memorizing?
And, don't you utilize that knowledge by remembering? Jesus
wants us to remember, not only His name but what He did
for us in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension for us.
Two ordinances were given to the New Testament churches
- - - they were: baptism of saved ones, and ". . . the Lord's Supper,
I Corinthians 11:20. In baptism, the saved one is yielded
to the administrater picturing death; in the immersion in water
the burial is depicted; and then the subject is raised in likeness
of Jesus' resurrection. Those who forget to read the Bible
and lack authority to practice the ordinance, have changed
it to their own liking and convenience - - - to say it saves a sinner.
The Lord gives us His Word - - - we can read it in an undiluted
version - - - we should remember Him and follow it.
The Lord's supper is a testimony of Him - - - it depicts the
broken body and shed blood at Calvary, on the cross. We are
to remember that it is our only hope for the hereafter.
It may be a surprise to notice how often we are reminded
in the Bible to remember:
(1) the early arriving ones at the empty tomb were told by two to
remember what Jesus had told them days before, Luke 24:1-6-7.
(2) Peter calls attention to fellow believers to remember eight great
things listed in 2 Peter 1:5-7, 12.
(3) Timothy was admonished to put the brethern in remembrance of "the words
of faith and of good doctrine," I Timothy 4:6. There are more, but these suffice
to clearly see that we need to keep remembering the source of our hope.
You can remember by being reminded: by fellow saints; you can also be reminded
by the study of the Word; and, you can be one who helps others to be reminded of
God's great Grace toward us in giving us a Saviour, His Spirit, and the Bible. DDH
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