THE COMMUNION

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“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:” 1 Corinthians 11:23

 

To properly understand what Apostle Paul was trying to communicate, let us read the verses following our memory verse. “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. 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 oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-26). Let us see where Apostle Paul spoke from. “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. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:26-29).

That was the Last Supper Jesus had with His disciples before He went to the cross. There He introduced them to a powerful covenant, one to be established by the breaking of His body and the shedding of His blood. It was an eye opener to what the communion represented in the lives of believers. The communion spoke of life; it spoke of oneness with Jesus; it spoke of unity in the body of Christ; it spoke of healing and health for the spirit, soul and body; it spoke of dominion over the oppressions of darkness; above all, it spoke of forgiveness and cleansing from sin.

In preparation for Good Friday tomorrow, let us be reminded of the power in the communion. Today is a day to reflect on the body of Jesus that was broken for you and His blood that was shed for you. Did he allow Himself go through that in vain? Know that, for the broken body and shed blood of Jesus to have effect in your life, you must be born again. Until you belong to Him, His flesh and body will not benefit you.
FURTHER STUDY
Matthew 26:1-50

PRAISE REPORT
Healed of projected paralysis
I traveled to the village to see my people. On the day I was to leave the village back to town, I had an attack. I couldn’t raise my body again. One part of my body was paralyzed; I couldn’t stand or walk again to the extent I had to use my buttocks when going down a staircase. I got my oil of gladness and started using it in prayers. Before long, the projection returned back to sender. I can now stand and walk on my own without the assistance of anybody. Praise God.
– Mrs. Chidinma A.

PRAYER POINT
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Lord Jesus, I thank You for choosing to offer Your body to be broken and Your blood to be shed for me. Amen
2. [Get your communion blood of Jesus and declare as you take it…] As I take the blood of Jesus, I decree life in every fibre of my being and cell of my blood.
3. As I take the blood of Jesus, death is banished from me and the works of my hands in Jesus name.
4. As I take the blood of Jesus, whatever is not found in Jesus, will not be found in my life in Jesus name.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.

[Raise other prayer points as you are led]

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