Communion and Wine

In association with communion and communion meditations, please remember that the Bible never associates the word wine with communion:

During communion medications, please be respectful of guests and what the Bible says. Please do not add words to the Bible such as “wine” in association with communion. God would have used a word that could be translated to wine if it were any way important.

We know that the cup represents Jesus’ blood (e.g., John 6:53-58). We also know that Jesus’ body did not see decay (Acts 13:37). Something fermented such as wine, rotten fruit of the vine, cannot represent Jesus’ blood. The Passover bread itself was unleavened (Exodus 12:8) representing haste for the Exodus (Exodus 12:11) and also Jesus’ body for this Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7-8).

Jesus himself did not drink alcoholic wine. We know this because Jesus was sinless (Hebrews 4:15), even in the context of the Old Testament (Matthew 5:17-18): kings of Israel were instructed not to drink wine (Proverbs 31:4-5) and Jesus was King of Kings (e.g., 1 Timothy 6:14-15).

Jesus did not drink alcoholic wine since he was also high priest (Hebrews 4: 14) and his body the temple (John 2:19-21). Priests were instructed not to drink wine when they enter the tabernacle or inner court (Leviticus 10:9, Ezekiel 44:21). Jesus fulfilled this part of the Bible too.