1 Corinthians 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day… 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
To eat represents to do.
John 4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of… 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
To eat Jesus’ flesh and drink his blood represents living by his commandments.
In a figure we eat his flesh and drink his blood when we obey his commandments.
Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Those who have believed the gospel and been baptised into Christ are to live a new life by the commandments of Christ.
We are commanded to meet often to share bread and wine in remembrance of his sacrifice.
The bread and wine represent his commandments and the eating and drinking represents the doing of them.
As we eat of the bread and drink of the wine, we are commanded to examine ourselves to see whether we are living by his commandments
1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
I hope you find this helpful.