And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you. Luke 22:19-20 NIV
Communion. When you look the word up in the dictionary it explains the definition as a sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings. Communion for us as believers however is so much more!!! It is interesting to see that Father God forbid people in the Old Testament to drink blood. But in the New Testament Jesus directly express that His Body is meat indeed and His Blood is drink indeed. The reason why God said they were not to drink the blood was because the “life was in the blood.” Take sincere thought about that because God never changes and today because of Jesus’s Blood we have LIFE, real life spiritually and physically. The Blood also has and is the cause and reason for our redemption and forgiveness of sins.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace Ephesians 1:7 NIV
Another scripture reveals that this redemption is not temporary but ETERNAL.
With His own blood–not the blood of goats and calves–He entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever. Hebrews 9:12 New Living Translation
We also receive the benefits of The Lord’s Body which was broken for us. This breaking was from head to toe and the worst part was not done by man but by God the Father Himself as He punished Jesus for OUR sins. All of the Father’s wrath was released upon Jesus’s Body in addition to the crown of thorns, the beatings which stripped every ounce of skin off of Jesus’s back making His back one big stripe. By that stripe we were healed. By all the things He suffered He succored once and for all our eternal salvation, eternal redemption, our eternal inheritance and eternal life. That Life is the greek word aionios which means to have the same quality of life as God Himself. This is what Jesus’s sacrifice and death, burial and resurrection has purchased for us.
Jesus said as often as you do it do it in remembrance of Me. This does not mean to just think about Jesus wonderful Savior. This means to remember all the beatings, the thorns, the fiery judgement of God that was placed upon Him while He hung and all that He took for YOU!!! Then realize because Jesus has already been punished with all those things you can never be punished with sickness, disease, poverty, lack and any other curse of the law or evil things. The Passover is a type and shadow of communion but it only used a lamb. But by doing that the children of Israel came out rich and not one feeble person among them regardless of age or what their condition was prior to the Passover and their Exodus from Egypt. The Lord told them something very interesting to do when they ate the Passover meal.
These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the LORD’s Passover. Exodus 12:11 New Living Translation
In other words once you eat this Passover meal be ready to be delivered and step out of Egypt immediately. This is the same way that we are to do today. When you take Communion because of the finished work of Christ be sure to take it from and with an attitude of your victory that has already been given you in Christ. If you have a physical challenge take it KNOWING you are healed!!! If you have a financial challenge take it declaring and KNOWING that God the Father HAS supplied all your need and dreams and desires according to His riches in glory. Why? Because on the Cross Jesus became poor to that you might be made RICH!!! He became sin so that you would be made righteous. You are not going to be righteous YOU ARE!! If you were not Jesus could not have been raised. The Word of God says He was raised for our justification or being made righteous. Be sure to rightly discern the Lord’s Body and that does not mean checking yourself to see if you have any sins or anything against anyone. That is an erroneous teaching. To rightly discern His Body means knowing what His Body has bought and purchased for you and that is complete and total SHALOM. All your sins have been forgiven and covered by Jesus’s Blood. So take Communion conscious of Jesus and all that He has done and provided for you.
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!