Holy communion and healing
Memory Verse: Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
The Lord’s Supper is probably the only “drug” Jesus prescribed for healing. The Lord’s Supper, also known as The Holy Communion, heals physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is a deep communion with the great Physician, the Great Provider and the Great Deliverer. It took place at night.
When an organ in the body goes bad, doctors might recommend a transplant. God started it all – Eze. 36:26; Jer.32: 39; Heb.10: 16. God promised us a new heart. We need a compassionate good heart of flesh to replace the stone-hard and wicked heart of sinful man. The crucifixion of Christ made a new heart of flesh available – Rom. 11:16-18. The Holy Communion is a transfusion that flushes out all impurities and foreign harmful organisms from our system.
A Service Of Remembrance
Twice in our Bible passage, Jesus asked us to do this in remembrance of Him. We should remember the direct consequences of making contact with Jesus in the past.
A few examples:
• Matt. 8:1-3 – a leper was healed, when Jesus touched him.
• John 9:1-7 – a man born blind was healed, when Jesus touched his eyes with mud.
• Mark 5:35-42 – Jesus took the daughter of Jairus by the hand and she was raised from the dead.
• Luke 7:11-16 – Jesus touched the pier carrying the dead son of the widow of Nain and he was raised from the dead.
As you take the Lord’s Supper, every incurable disease will disappear, everything dead and wasted will come alive, and joy will replace sorrow. Death will give way to life. Light will dispel darkness. Abundance will drive out lack. In short, the contact will bring all round victory and prosperity in the precious name of Jesus.
Jesus wants you to remember the invitation He gave in John 7:37-39 that any man that thirsts should come to Him and drink from the well of life. All those who drink in faith, out of their bellies shall flow rivers of living waters. Whatever He has done before, He can do again. He does not change – Heb. 13:8. Commune often and be renewed and refreshed in body, soul and spirit in Jesus’ name.