KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread”.
We continue with the need to walk in love as a way of preserving our health. Our key scripture reveals that the cup which we bless and the bread we break are a communion with the blood and body of our Lord Jesus. He speaks further that although we are many, we are just one bread, represented by the bread we break. We are also one body which is Christ Jesus.
The mystery of the communion reveals the inseparable union that exists between us as Christians. This union establishes a covenant between us and the father through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament,(covenant) which is shed for many for the remission of sins”.
Love for one another is the binding power that keeps us as one. Ephesians 4:3 “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”. Any child of God who does not walk in love is destroying that oneness of the body of Christ.
This is something which must not happen. You therefore open yourself up to any attack of the enemy and God can do nothing about it, because you have sought to tear the body of Christ apart.
Dearly beloved it is a very serious thing for any Christian to walk out of love. In the light of this love is our nature so we could easily express love. The fruit of our recreated human spirit is love (Galatians 5:22)
The sad truth is that many Christians are living in bitterness towards one another. This happens mostly in the family system. When this happens culprits have no divine covering and are opened to any evil attack of the enemy, especially with sicknesses.
All Christians are one united in one body. We are bonded together in physical expression by love.I would endeavour to keep this unity of the Spirit through my love for one another.
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith”,
1 Corinthians 11:29-30 “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep”