KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 6:51 KJV “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world”.
In our previous study we learnt that, the communion, means to fellowship, participate, associate and intercourse.
To have communion with the body and blood of Jesus, means to fellowship, or to associate with the blood and body of Jesus.
It simply means becoming one with the body and blood of Jesus. The implication of this is enormous. How on earth will you want stay away from participating?
Let’s get into the biblical teachings on this subject and help ourselves with what the bible says. The laws of biblical interpretation say for proper interpretation of scripture we must always keep faith with the meaning of the context. That is do not bring an idea that does not agree with the context of the passage. Our passage for discussion is 1 Corinth 11:23-34. We would first consider the issue of the frequency of having this ordinance. Some say it should be done, only once in the year, whiles others claim it should be held once in a month, and there are many like the Roman Catholic Church which observes it every day. The scripture is, 1Corinth 11:26 KJV ” For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come “. In this scripture the bible says as often as it is taken. This gives an open time span for its observance.
We now consider the issue of unworthy eating that brings damnation on to the individual.
The scriptures for consideration are as follows 1Corinth 11:27, 28 KJV ” 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. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup”.
The scripture says he must examine himself AND THEN EAT. If it was about unworthiness of the person, then when he examines himself and finds himself not worthy, he must stay away. The word said after examining himself he must eat. The examination was to correct his approach and not to disqualify him.
The bible said whosoever shall drink or eat unworthily. The bible did not say, whosoever is unworthy that eats. The unworthiness comes from the way the individual takes it, and not the individual who is unworthy. This clearly shows he meant the attitude with which the person approaches the communion and not how unworthy he or she is. This is clearly stated in the following verse.1Co 11:29 KJV For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. The scripture says the one who eats unworthily, HOW? He does not discern the LORD’S BODY AND BLOOD. This word ‘discern’ is the Greek word ‘diakrino’, which means to distinguish, or separate or judge. That means they do not acknowledge the bread and wine as Holy body and blood of Jesus, invested with the same power in the living Christ.
(Note, I am not in any way encouraging sinful lifestyle, I only want to be truthful to God’s own revelation)
If one approaches the communion as ordinary bread and wine, He is making the blood and body of Jesus as something common and so eats to his or her own damnation. IF HE SHOULD SEPERATE IT FROM OTHER FOODS AND SEES IT AS HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS, then the life and power in the blood will flow to him.
Dear ministers, pastors, or heads of ministries please objectively consider these things and help your congregation from lots of weaknesses, diseases and satanic power. To be continued.
THOUGHT: GET RID OF THE TRADITIONAL INTEPRETATION OF THE WORD AND LET THE BIBLE SPEAK FOR ITSELF.
1Co 11:33 KJV” Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
1Corinth 10:21 KJV “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”