KEY SCRIPTURE: Mat 26:26 KJV “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.”
At the Passover feast, the Lord informed His disciples about the establishment of a new covenant between God and men, yet He stood on behalf of all men to cut this covenant. The irony again was that He was the object of the covenant. The terms of this covenant were that, He would die on behalf of men. Man would therefore be reconciled to God as a result.
His blood took away the sin of the world (John 1:29). Jesus’ blood obtained an eternal redemption for us. (Heb 9:12). His beaten and torn body was for our healing (Isaiah 53:5). All these benefits of the covenant can be ours if we know and believe that they are ours.
The observance of this sacred ordinance is so important to the believer and the Lord Jesus, such that the Lord revealed himself to Apostle Paul, some years after His death, and instructed him to inform the body of Christ about observing it 1st Corinth 11;23). According to the word of God, when the wine and the bread was blessed, it became a fellowship or communion with the blood and body of Christ.1 Corinthians 10:16. “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? “This means anytime we partake of the bread and wine, during the communion, we share in the very body and blood of our Lord Jesus. The blessings involved is unimaginable so long as we take it with this understanding.
When one takes the communion without discerning that he or she is fellowshipping with the blood and body of the Lord, he brings damnation on himself. The scriptures said those who err in this way may result in, weakness, sickness and even death.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”.
This implies those who partake of the body and blood of Jesus with that understand shall not be weak, sick and not die prematurely.
There are countless testimonies of healing for many who took the communion believing it is the body and blood of Jesus. The Lord said as often as you take it you are announcing His death till He comes back. 1 Corinth 11:26. Dear one, make the partaking of the communion very beneficial to you, by understanding these things.
Each time I partake of the communion I fellowship with the body and blood of Jesus. I therefore receive the benefit of divine strength, health and healing as well as a preservation of my life. Thanks be to God for giving us His Son who died for us.
Matthew 26:28. “For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. “
John 6:51. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.