For many people communion is just a religious tradition. Too often the real meaning is missed. God has ordained communion as a key channel of health and wholeness. When Jesus died on the cross, He took your sins and sickness so you could be healed and forgiven.
Communion is a two-fold application:
-The Wine (symbolic of His blood)
-The Bread (symbolic of His body).
When you partake of the wine – you should do so knowing that you are forgiven. There’s nothing you can do or have done that cannot be forgiven – the blood of Jesus conquers all of it He is the ultimate redeemer.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” – Ephesians 1:7
The devil likes to get people to think they are unworthy to partake. Remember, Jesus loves you. It sounds simple, and we say we know that, but sometimes our actions are contradictory. By fully knowing Jesus loves you, you can freely and confidently present Him with your sickness and sins so you will be rehabilitated, forgiven and restored, and rejuvenated.
Jesus never leaves us. When you drink the wine, the power of Jesus can residing inside you through the Holy Spirit is real – we witnessed this last week with some amazing testimonies at the end of service. Anxiety was lifted. Pain was removed. If you missed last week’s service, go to the GLC Facebook page and watch it – the power of communion is real! It represents everything Jesus did for us at Calvary!
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” – Matthew 26:26
The bread is directly connected to healing provided for us through Jesus. By eating the bread, you acknowledge the torment Jesus endured to deliver you from the evils of the world – addiction, fear, poverty, temptation, sickness and disease among others. Don’t just go through the motions – believe and receive as you take the body of Christ.
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.” – Isiah 53:4
In this verse, pay attention to the words. The griefs and sorrows referenced symbolize sickness and pain. Now look at the next verse:
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. – Isiah 53:5
Religion will have you believe that if you commit a certain sin, or forget to confess a sin, judgment will fall upon you. First off, sin is sin. There is no one sin greater than another. Let’s look at Corinthians 11:29:
“For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” – Corinthians 11:29:
This does not mean if you have sin in your life, don’t come to the table. If this were true, no one would show up! All who come to the table are unworthy, but are made worthy only by His blood!
Partaking unworthily means failure to understand the significance of the Lord’s body you are eating and drinking. The manner in which we partake will determine whether we experience the benefits of the Lord’s body. Communion is not just some religious tradition to be observed – it’s a blessing to be received. Don’t miss out on the gifts He sacrificed for you.