Thursday, August 26, 2010

Let's Talk About Communion

Holy Communion not just Communion. Not just a tradition. When we receive Holy Communion we should do so fully understanding what it means, not doing just because the church is having communion that day. And also Holy Communion can be taken as often as you need to. If it be 3 times a day, or once a day or twice a week, what I am saying is that there is no set time for Holy Communion. There is no where that says it can only be taken once a day, or the third Sunday of the month. Who is putting limits on what Christ told us to do, and said as often as you do this, do in remeberance of Me? He didn't say now don't use Me all up and only take Me once a day, or save Me so I will be more special to you if you only partake once a month??? That all comes down to men's ideas and ways of doing this.

The truth of the matter is this. Jesus died on the cross and when we take Holy Communion we are remembering His death on that cross and the sacrifices that He died for. The benefits that we receive when we take Holy Communion are many, salvation, healing, wholeness, peace, prosperity, in other words everything that He died for.

Another religeous cow we need to slaughter is this. We have at some time or other probably been taught not to take communion if we are unworthy. This comes from scripture found in 1 Cor. 11 v 27.

1 Cor 11 v 27.....Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.....

The word unworthy in this scripture is an adverb referring to the way they were eating the Lord's supper. They were just chowing down on the bread and getting drunk on the wine with no reverance to the Lord and that this was His body and His blood. They were eating out of habit and not thinking about the Lord and what the wine (blood) and bread (body) represented.

Jesus blood washed you when He hung on the cross, once you have accepted Him, you can never be thought of as unworthy ever again. You are only thought of as a child of the Most High God and Jesus says you are worthy of His blood. So who is to tell you that you are not? AMEN!

Just as tithing is God's provision to remove the curse from our finances, so is Holy Communion His provision to allow us to walk in divine health, wholeness, peace, free from sickness, diseases, aging prematurely, being weak.

When we partake of Holy Communion, we are to remember what Christ did for us on the cross. The blood (wine) we drink is for our forgiveness of our sins that He died for, the body (bread) that we eat represents His stripes, that took away our sickness and disease. By His stripes we WERE healed. When we fail to understand this when we take the elements of Holy Communion then we are making light of the work Jesus paid for on the cross for us.

Here is a little tid-bit about the Jewish bread Matzah. The bread is made unleavened representing no sin, it is pierced with holes and striped, representing Jesus' body being pierced and the stripes He bore for us, next the bread is baked and burnt around the edges representing the full fury of God's wrath for the sins of the whole world as they fell upon Jesus and His body was burned. The fire should have fell on us. but Jesus endured it for us. You can find this bread at the grocery stores to use for your Holy Communion.

Oh yeh, that's right, you do not need a Pastor or a Priest or a Eucharistic Minister to give you Holy Communion. Jesus never said, go find a priest or a pastor to give you your Holy Communion. You can do this on your own and as often as you like as long as you do it in a worthy manner.

1 Cor. 11 v 26....For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death til He comes.......

Here is a prayer to help you get started receiving Holy Communion on your own or with your family as often as you need to.

Hold the bread in your hands and say this:

Thank you Jesus, for Your broken body. It is for my healing, my spouse's healing and my children's healing. Thank you that by Your stripes, by the beatings You bore, by the lashes which fell on Your back , we are completely healed. I believe and I receive. (Eat the bread)

Now, take the cup in your hand and say this:

Thank you Jesus, for the new covenant cut in Your blood. Your blood has brought me forgiveness, and washes me from every sin. I thank You that Your blood has made me righteous. And as I drink, I celebrate and partake of the inheritance of the righteous, which is preservation, healing, wholeness, and prosperity. (Take the cup)

Thank you Jesus, I love You because You first loved me. AMEN!

If you are struggling with anything in any area of your life. Jesus has already taken care of it for you. Take of His body and His blood and receive from Him through Holy Communion what He has already paid for, for you. If you need to take 3 times a day just like medicine then take 3 times a day. This is God's medicine, you can not overdose on it. AMEN!

Here are some channels to help you get through what you are dealing with, whether it be health issues, finance issues, relationship issues, whatever it might be. Use God's channels to get you through to the other side with the Victory.

1.) Pray, pray in the spirit. Are you baptized in the Holy Spirit?
2.) Search His word for what He says about your situation. His word is truth, and knowledge of His word will set you free.
3.) Take Holy Communion over it. See the finished work on the cross when you partake.


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