by Pastor David Grey
“For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord’s death until He comes [again].” — 1 Corinthians 11:26 AMP
We come to the Lord’s Table to remember His death, the magnitude of its cost, and the reason He did it. At the same time, we must remember that His purpose was not simply to purchase a ticket out of hell for everyone who wants one. He came to provide life for those who would “hunger and thirst after righteousness.”
He died that those who believe might “have life and have it more abundantly.” Sadly, it would seem, many of us fail to experience that abundant life. This is not my personal observation, alone.
In his book, “The Ministry of Intercession: A Plea for More Prayer,” Andrew Murray wrote that “the great danger is living under the law and serving God in the strength of the flesh. With the great majority of Christians it appears to be the state in which they remain all their lives. They do not know that all failure (to live a Godly life) can have but one cause: men seek to do themselves what grace alone can do in them… what grace most certainly will do.”
In other words, Rev. Murray is saying that many attempt to live the Christian life in our own strength rather than by walking in the Spirit. They do this because they have not truly believed that one absolutely cannot live the Christian life apart from Him.
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