Break the Bread (Communion Song) the meaning

Break the Bread has a really deep picture beyond the obvious communion references. The song is a prophetic picture of Passover, which is where communion comes from.

"I remember your broken body" This is an obvious reference to the Lord when he said when you do this, do this in remembrance of me. This not only is a reference to remembering what Jesus did on the cross, and that his body was broken, but in Passover, this is symbolic because we break the bread in Passover. The bread is unleavened bread which symbolizes without sin. Even the song reference Break the Bread makes a reference that Jesus died without sin or blemish the bread is unleavened in Passover. So when we break the bread we remember that Jesus broke his body for us without sin.

"Your blood and tears so overcoming" The wine is an obvious reference that Jesus shed his blood for our sins. But in Passover also you dip the Karpas in saltwater symbolizing the tears that Jews had during their Egyptian slavery. I believe it also is a prophetic picture of the tears Jesus shed for us and for what he suffered. When I dip the Karpas in saltwater I think of the tears Jesus made for us and what he suffered through.

" I remember you took bitterness"  In Passover we dip the Karpas into the bitter herbs. I believe this is a prophetic picture of when Yeshua (Jesus) drank the wine mixed with gall. God willingly took our bitterness on the cross. This is what I remember when I dip the Karpas into the bitter herbs.

"You bore my pain You bore my sickness" This reference is an obvious reference to Isaiah 53:5 "The punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by our wounds we are healed"

"Break the Bread Drink the wine come sup with me " a reference to Rev 3:20 "Behold I stand at the door and knock if any man hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him and sup with him and he with me." I believe this is a prophetic picture of the Passover door and a reference to a intimate time when we take communion and the Lord sups with us. There is also a tradition in Passover of the child knocking on the door. I believe this also maybe a prophetic picture when Jesus is knocking on the door in Revelation..

"I remember your affliction your stripes and marks and all your piercings" is a reference to The Matzah bread in Passover the way it's baked is striped and is pierced. So when we take matzah bread we remember the piercing and stripes" Also another reference to Isaiah 53:5. 

" I remember the order of your redemption unfailing love" The word Seder means order. Not only does Passover celebrate the redemption of Jesus but the last cup symbolized the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Revelation 19:7–10. 

Also during in one of the Choruses bearly in the background you can hear " I long for the marriage of the lamb"

The bridge is interesting because I didn't write the bridge but I believe God knew what he was doing and tied it all in. The bridge says
"You are good Oh Lord, You are good to me, You're the Life in every Breath I Breathe." I believe this is a reference in Passover to the
Charoset we eat which God wants us to remember his Goodness. Charoset symbolizes his goodness to us the sweetness of God!


 

 

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