The Wonders of The Holy Communion

The Wonders of The Holy Communion
“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?”— 1 Corinthians 10:16 (KJV).

The Holy Communion is not a tradition laid down by men as some erroneously think: It is rather a direct revelation from Jesus Christ to His church (1 Corinthians 11:23). As such, there are so many wonders (for instance healings, deliverance, anointing, empowerment, promotions, advancements in careers and businesses et cetera) we can experience by partaking of the body and the blood of Jesus Christ. But why is it that many, though partaking in this holy sacrament every now and then, fail to encounter the wonders that the Holy Communion brings?

The Book of Matthew 15 verse 1-9 gives us a clear insight as to why many deny themselves from experiencing the wonders of the Holy Communion. The scripture says it is because of traditions. In other words, many take the Holy Communion traditionally—with preconceived traditional understanding of the Holy Communion rather than what it really is and what it can do on the bases of revelation of God’s word. Thus with their fleshly interpretation they have made the holy communion, a sacrament loaded with wonders, of none effect and powerless in their lives.

Now, what is the main tradition which people believe in and practice which has robbed the holy communion of its power? The scriptures in 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 say, many take the Holy Communion “unworthily” and without proper “examination” of themselves. It is good to note that the phrase “eat and drink unworthily” in verse 27 has nothing to do whether you are a sinner as many mistakenly put it. It’s very sad to see the church stopping sinners from taking the Holy Communion. Who told you that we should stop them? Don’t you know that the first men who took the Holy Communion were Jesus’ disciples who were sinners by then since Jesus had not saved them yet? (Matthew 26:26).

Drinking and eating the Holy Communion “unworthily” simply means participating in the Holy Communion without proper “respect” or “value” or “honour” to it. This, therefore, should you do when you take the holy communion if you desire to experience the wonders therein: Don’t eat it and drink it as a mere drink and food in your mouth. Treat the Holy Communion with honour as the real blood and body of Jesus Christ then you will experience the wonders in it.

The Bible says, the cup of the holy communion isn’t just a mere cup but the cup full of blessings and the bread you take isn’t just a mere piece in your mouth, it is the bread which enables you to participate in who Jesus is (1 Corinthians 10:16).

Do you think you can commune with Jesus and remain the same? Do you think your situation can stand upon the contact with the blood and the body of Jesus? You see, we miss it because tradition has wrongly taught us that the drink and the bread we take are just a mere representation and not the real body and blood of Jesus. That shouldn’t be the way you look at the Holy Communion!

One beautiful thing about the Holy Communion: It is the highest level of the ministration of Jesus Christ– what has refused the prayer? What has refused the word of revelation? Or have you gone from one ministry to another looking for solutions? The Holy Communion will answer that. Holy communion is like a seed– Once you plant a seed in the ground you don’t really need to do anything for it to germinate: it does that on its own: so does the holy communion once you partake of it, it is able to bless, to heal, to deliver, to promote and to do any other thing you may be trusting God to do.

 

This message was taught by Apostle Joseph Ziba, President and Founder of Fountain of Victory Church International

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