Jesus first took communion with His disciples and said, “Do this… in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthian 11:25). When we take communion, we are remembering Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The bread and wine are physical, visible reminders of Jesus’ body that was broken and His sinless blood that was shed in our place. Communion celebrates God's love, Christ's obedience and the spiritual transaction that occurred when Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
When we partake in communion we bring ourselves before God and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It serves as a reminder of our abundant life here on earth that we receive as christians. A life of authority, power, provision, protection, divine health, healing, forgiveness of sins, victory over death and our adoption into our heavenly family. All of these promises are attached to a new covenant sealed with the blood of Jesus.