Holy Communion Demystified
The resurrection of Jesus reveals how we should be approaching our battles in life. It is the power that the Father demonstrated through Jesus Christ in defeating the enemy. If the resurrection power won against the master of all enemies of our lives, the devil, we are assured that all other enemies can be defeated as well.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
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 often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
There are a few things you need to understand about the Holy Communion before you partake of it:
1. The body was broken
The body of Jesus was broken for your wholeness, completeness, and perfection. The breaking symbolizes that every time you take the broken body you are perfected in all areas of your life.
2. Take it often
As you take the Holy Communion often you reenact the death of Jesus. You call to remembrance the sufferings and death of Jesus and the victories thereof.
The danger of taking it often without understanding is that it becomes a religious ritual with no effect on your life.
Consequences follow such a lack of understanding.
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.”
Drinking the cup unworthily means doing it without due honor and reverence. If you do so, you become guilty of the body and the blood such that they stop working for you.
3. The New Testament
When you partake in the blood of the communion you participate in the New Testament since Jesus called it “This cup is the new testament in my blood…”
15 “And for this cause, he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Jesus mediated the New Testament so that we should live a life just like His. A life without sickness, poverty, failure, defeat, and so on. A “testament” is a “will” that comes into effect only when the testator dies. Blood is a seal that the testator is dead. Hence, when you partake of the blood of Jesus you are proclaiming that “the man whose blood I am carrying is dead and the testament must be enforced.”
In the Old Testament evil seemed to be more powerful than good. That is why lepers were quarantined so that they should not defile others. Contrarily, the New Testament gives the saints the mandate to cleanse the lepers (Mathews 10:8).
This signifies that in the New Testament what you have inside is more forceful than what is outside.
That is why the blood of the communion you drinking today will affect and perfect everything concerning your life. Just give it a go-ahead to fix every matter.