There’s a common misconception and even incorrect teaching and interpretations of taking Communion. My entire life I always heard, “becareful not to take communion if you have any sin in your heart, because if you take it unworthily you will bring judgement on yourself and you can die.”
Well my goodness, most of us feel unworthy pretty darn often! I was often too scared to take communion for fear I had something in me I didn’t know about. In fact, I remember attending a church and they refused to let me take communion because I wasn’t a member and he didn’t know if I was in right standing with God. (Even he was afraid I might bring judgement on myself) What pastor wants that on their hands!?
This seriously grieved my heart, I didn’t understand. If Jesus told us to take communion regularly, then why was it so complicated to do? It made me want to start studying it. So I have been.
I believe this is one of the biggest lies the enemy uses to keep Christians from partaking. WHY??? Because just like the song says, “there is power, power wonder working power in the blood” and the body!!
So check this out!!
When Paul was talking in 1 Cor 11:27-29, NKJV
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and [a]blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks [b]in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the [c]Lord’s body.
The word “unworthily” in this case describes the ACTION of eating and drinking. It is not describing the PERSON who is eating or drinking. So Paul was not saying if you are an unworthy person do not partake. He was saying that we should not partake in an unworthy MANNER. The scripture is actually talking about being sick because they do not discern the body correctly. That means they were doing it out of religious obligation, but never really understanding what the bread and blood meant. So by treating the Holy Communion as a ritual, they missed out on the blessings:) So in order to receive healing, we just need to recognize the sacrifice at the cross. His broken body, and His shed blood was for our healing!! (Teaching from Joseph Prince Ministry)
So again if you NEED healing, in any area, start taking communion!! He died so that you could LIVE!!
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