The Real Healing Power Of Holy Communion
I believe that the blood of Jesus forgives sins.
I believe that the 39 stripes upon His back paid for our healing.
However I think people miss the real healing power of the communion table by being self-focused on only what it can do for them personally.
They focus on their personal forgiveness.
They focus on their personal healing but totally miss the power of communion to heal a hurting local body of Christ.
Notice these words from Paul in this passage.
- For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together.
- First, I hear that there are divisions among you when you meet as a church
- When you meet together, you are not really interested in the Lord’s Supper.
- Or do you really want to disgrace God’s church
- For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself
- So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord’s Supper, wait for each other.
Nowhere in the context of these statements is there one reference to the personal individual. It all has to do with the way people are behaving with one another. It has to do with community life.
The real healing power of the holy communion table is its ability to bring forgiveness and reconciliation to brothers and sisters that are divided and estranged from one another.
When you get your focus off of self and onto the selflessness of Jesus, dividing walls crumble.
The people that you are bent out of shape with are the people that Jesus died for. They are the ones that the blood was shed for. They are the ones that He took those 39 stripes for.
If you come to the communion table with unfinished business with your brother or sister, then you are not remembering what was done for them.
You are not remembering the sacrifice of Jesus. You are not doing it in remembrance of Him. You are not behaving the same way that He behaved.
He laid it all down for them and we are to do the same out of remembrance for what He did. The purpose of communion is to remember what Jesus did for all of us.
The next time you take communion, think about whether or not you are rightly discerning the body of Christ. Think about what does holy communion mean.
That means whether or not you are honoring all of those that Jesus died for. If not, then it is time to take care of business before you partake of the Lord’s Supper.
And that my friends is the true power of Holy Communion.
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