And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said. “Take and eat; This is My body”.
The bread given to the disciples to eat, during the Lord’s supper, is indicative of the Word of God. Eating it symbolizes that we must feast on the Word. Feasting requires that we read the word daily. We must then meditate on the word.
Meditation requires that we allocate time to reflect on the Word. It must be actively examined. Ask questions. Why. What. When. How. Who. Seek out the answers. Try to visualize any scenes. See yourself saying the words to someone. Actively use your imagination. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how it may be applied in your life. Seek to to identify the nature of God, man and the devil. Reflection can allow us to gain a deep understanding of the text. It allows it to come alive to us. It will provide sustenance for our spirit, our soul and discipline for our flesh.
The word is so important that Jesus declared that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). Jesus’ statement was so powerful it destroyed the argument of the Devil. It will do the same for you. It will empower you to triumph over every plan and plot of the enemy: temptations, disease, illnesses, torments, addictions,
Eating the word daily, builds the new man in Christ to become like Jesus Christ in thought, actions and deed (Joshua 1:7-8, Romans 12:2). It allows us to grow from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
We must read (see), hear and act on the Word of God (James 1:22-25). Action builds and sustains our faith. It also allows us to yield to the Spirit of God. The process births the fruit of the spirit – love – in us.
It is the working of both the Word and the blood that makes us more like Jesus. The blood cleanses us from sin (Matthew 26:27-28). While the Word transforms our thought process (the mind) and behavior so we become like Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)