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 Proclaim this....

I've been encouraged recently to meditate on this passage from Heb 2:14-18.

It struck me that Jesus could have picked a number of things for us to remember Him by. Could've picked the miracles, His deity, His glory, His accomplishments etc. He could've picked alot of glorious ways for us to remember Him. But he asked us to remember His flesh and blood, the same as ours (Heb 2), the lowest common denominator.

What to Christ was the most humbling part of condescending to us, is to us the most glorious and gracious gift He gave. If it were not for the flesh and blood, we'd have no legitimate redeemer. And it is that flesh and blood that reminds us each time we take communion, that it was the very same as ours, therefore fit to be offered up in our place....

Heb 2:14 ¶ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

1 Cor 11:23 ¶ For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

I know it's the simplest of points. But it has struck me lately the importance of why Christ wanted his 'flesh and blood' to be remembered above all else and proclaimed until he returns.

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