A Lord’s Supper Meditation
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” Colossians 3:1-3.
The thing that the Devil fears the most is an army of dead people. This Table represents many things, one of those is death to life. Here the death of Christ is proclaimed. Here our death in Christ is proclaimed.
The Lord’s Supper proclaims Christ’s death to the Father and it communicates Christ’s death to us. By the power and grace of the Holy Spirit, the Supper enables us to die more and more to sin and to live more and more for Christ.
This is what Satan fears. The Devil fears an army of Christians already dead to sin who are learning every week what it means to die more to sin and bondage.
In other words: people who are already dead cannot be stopped (Colossians 3:3). As Paul says, You are dead, and your life is hidden in Christ. You have nothing to fear on earth, for the One who holds the keys to death and Hades has your life with Him, and He has hidden it from all foes.
Satan does not want Christians who, with joy in their hearts, are willing to suffer for the Name of Christ. The Devil does not want willing martyrs that would transform the nations.
As we partake in the death of Christ at this Table, by faith, you have died with Christ and now we are called to live in Him.
So come, and welcome to Jesus Christ.