Our health is one of the greatest blessings that we can have. Do you agree with that? Is there anyone in this world who wouldn’t ask for a healthy body and a sound mind? We can have all the riches that this world has to offer, but if we don’t have our health, how can we enjoy them? We can have the greatest family in the world, with lots of children and grandchildren, but if we aren’t healthy, we can’t have a good family life? When we are sick, we are miserable. We don’t care about anyone or anything, we just want to be well. We will do anything to be healthy. We will pay any amount of money to be well, but money can’t buy our health. Money can buy the best doctors, the best medical procedures, and it can buy the best medicines, money can’t buy your health.
The Lord wants you to be healed. It is in His plan. He wants you to be well, so that you can enjoy life. How do I know this? Jesus came to deliver you from the curse!
What was the one thing that Jesus did all the time during His ministry? Did He walk on the water all the time? Did He calm the storms all the time? What did Jesus do wherever He went? He healed the sick!
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38 NKJV)
Communion is what we are talking about, then what does Communion have to do with what we just read? What is Communion and why do we take it? Do we take Communion because it is a ritual or do we take it because it is a traditional thing we do in church? Why do we eat the bread and drink the grape juice or wine? Is the bread, just bread or is the juice, just juice?
I want you to understand the real reason why Christian’s take Communion. I want you to know the truth of why Communion is so powerful! I want you to see why Communion brings healing to your body! I want you to partake of the true “Fountain of Life.”
To understand everything about Communion, we have to take a trip back in time. Our trip through time takes us to the time when Adam sinned. During this time, just after the fall of mankind, the earth was going through devastation because of sin. Judgement had fallen upon mankind. Man was aging, because of sickness and disease, and death. Love was being replaced by fear. These curses were the results of sin. God never intended that man was to die. He never wanted us to age. He never wanted us to be sick or have any diseases. It wasn’t in His plan. This was why He sent His Son. He sent Jesus to take all of our sins, all of our sicknesses and all of our diseases on His body and die so that the curse was paid in full. This is also why Jesus established Communion. Communion was established to offset the judgement that is in the world. Communion is the supernatural way that health and wholeness can enter into our bodies. The world around us is becoming sicker and weaker, but I believe that as we partake more in Communion in faith, we will continue to become stronger and healthier.
The early church knew the meaning of Communion. They knew how powerful Communion was. They didn’t just take Communion at services as a ritual, because they broke bread from house to house. (Acts 2:46) When the disciples met for services, they met for “Breaking Bread.” (Acts 20:7) The church came together to have Communion, because they knew what power was in the Lord’s Supper. They knew what healing virtue was inside the “Breaking of the Bread.” We must go back to our roots and begin taking Communion in this way. We are not to just take Communion at church or on special occasions, we are to also take Communion in our homes, at work, school or anywhere we choose. We take Communion in remembrance of what Jesus did for us.
1 Corinthians 11:23-24, “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”” Jesus sacrificed His body, having His body beaten and broken for us, so that we will be healthy and whole. We must always be mindful of what Jesus has already done, when we break the bread. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV)
When we take the cup, we should look at the cup and see what it means. The cup represents the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross. I like to look at the liquid in the cup and I see that it doesn’t represent the just the blood, but it represents the love that had been shed for me. This is the blood that was shed for me for redemption from sin, sickness and disease. This is the love of the Son so that I can have access to the the Father. “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28 NKJV)
“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,” (Colossians 2:13 NKJV)
Why then are Christian’s sick? If God wants us to be well and Jesus’ body was broken for us so that we can be healed, why are we sick and suffer from diseases? You know as well as I do that there are many Christian people who are in the fight for their lives. They are battling cancer, the coronavirus, and other serious illnesses. Maybe someone that is reading this knows someone or they themselves is in this battle. I want you to know this, it is okay to have doubts and questions. Jesus knows what you are going through, and He wants you to know that He is right by your side. I know that in your present suffering, you doubt that He is there, but He said, He will never leave you, nor forsake you. He knows that it is hard for you to trust Him, when you are in such distress, and He understands this. He is your best hope! “God is your refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1, NKJV)
Let me share with you the story of three young men who believed God could take them through anything. Daniel chapter three records their ordeal. You see, they worshipped God and they refused to worship anyone else. These three young men were “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.” A king by the name of Nebuchadnezzar, had erected a statue of himself and he declared this, “Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”” (Daniel 3:4-6 NKJV) As the story goes, these three men refused to worship the image, and they were bound and thrown into the fire. Remember what I said earlier, I told you that God said that He will never leave you, nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He never left these three young men, matter-a-fact, He even went into the fire with them. “Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he arose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”” (Daniel 3:24-25 NKJV) Even though, these three men were going through a “Firey Trial,” (No pun intended) God was still with them. Amazed by what he had seen, King Nebuchadnezzar called the young men to come out of the firey furnace, because he could see that the fire could not hurt them. Not a hair on their bodies had been singed, their clothing wasn’t burnt, in fact, there wasn’t even the smell of smoke upon them. Because of what the king had witnessed, he declared and proclaimed that the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego was the One and true God and it was Him only that should be worshipped.
Jesus said, “Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
How do we escape from being weak and sick? As I said before, there are many Christians who are in this battle. Paul may have discovered the “reason why!” He said, “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.” (1 Corinthians 11:29-30 NKJV) I want you to notice that Paul gave a “reason” not “reasons.” I am not saying this is why Christians are weak and sick, I am only pointing you back to what the Word says. This is a good thing…it shows us a way to avoid getting sick.
The “reason” that Paul is talking about, is “Not Discerning the Lord’s Body!” If we look into Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for discerning is “diakrino” (pronounced dee-ak-ree’-no), the word means “To make a distinction.” There are many who believe that Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sin, but there are many who do not understand that Jesus’ body had to be broken for our bodies to become whole. There are even those who bring the bread and the wine together as one, saying that they both are for the remission of sin, instead of separating the two.
Jesus didn’t just suffer and die for your sins, He also did it so that you would be healed. Look at this, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” (Psalms 103:2-3 NKJV) Jesus removed all of your sins and He healed all of your diseases. What Paul was saying, is that failure to discern (failure to make a distinction) of what Jesus’ body was broken for. Jesus’ body was broken in order for yours to be made well. Because people aren’t discerning, this leaves many Christian people weak, sick and dying prematurely.
If there are those who don’t understand why Jesus’ body had to be broken and they are weak, sick and dying prematurely, then the opposite must also be true, if we discern (make a distinction) that Jesus’s body was broken so that we are healed, then we should gain strength, become well and live an abundant life, when we partake of the bread at Holy Communion.
Every time that you partake of Christ’s body, you are eating health, vitality, strength and life. If sickness or disease is in your body, then it will be supernaturally removed. If your body is deteriorating because of disease or sickness, it will be reversed. All pain will have to go. This may not come to you instantly, but you can be assured it will come. Why? Because all of this is the finished works of Jesus.
My friends, God has prepared a table for you. He has prepared a table in the presence of your enemies. This table wasn’t prepared with human hands. This table was prepared by the perfect One. It cannot fail, because it was prepared with the nail scarred hands of Jesus. The hands that were nailed to the cross for you. Jesus prepared this table in the presence of your enemies (sickness and disease) and Jesus is calling for you to come and eat the bread and drink the wine so that you can remember what He has prepared for you. He has given you, life abundantly. He has healed your body! He has has redeemed you! He has made you righteous and He has made it possible for you to be in the Father’s presence. All He wants you to do is to come and partake of this Holy Communion and receive everything that Jesus has already done.
I challenge you! I challenge you to take communion daily wherever you are and then testify of what God does for you.