When Christ says: “This do, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me”, He teaches that
- The Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated frequently and continually in His Church until He returns on the Last Day.
- It is to be celebrated in accordance with His institution.
- The visible means are to be consecrated by repeating the words of institution.
1 Cor. 11:26: For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.
Acts 2:42: They continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Luther: “Let those who would be Christians make ready to receive this venerable Sacrament often.”