I want to share with you today about the power of communion. Most people are familiar with communion but generally only partake of communion on special occasions. I want to show you the power in private communion.
The word communion itself means partnership, participation, intercourse and fellowship. Just from the definition you can see that communion is a very intimate thing, it literally represents becoming one with Jesus.
It is also called the Cup of Blessing, which means the seal of the covenant, you can understand how a seal works, it covers, protects what is inside and lets nothing of the outside in.
In Luke 22, we find Jesus greatly desired to eat this meal with His disciples before He went to the cross. Communion is all about the cross and what Jesus accomplished there, for me communion still holds great mysteries however, I have seen the power of the communion meal in my own life over and over again.
1 Corinthians 10:16 says the cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, it is not the communion of the body of Christ?
What this scripture is saying is when we drink of our communion cup, whether you use grape juice or wine, you are drinking, becoming one with, fellowshipping with and becoming a partner with the blood of Christ. When you eat the bread, you are becoming one with, fellowshipping with and becoming a partner with the body of Christ. When you do that, you become one with all He accomplished at the cross. You become partners with prosperity, healing, wholeness, soundness of mind and every other thing Jesus took back at the cross.
You become one with Him who bought back your entrance to live in the Garden of Eden and enjoy the good life Jesus has for you, the life He died to give you. That’s what you partner with in communion.
And you remember Him, the One who bought it all back for us, you honor Him, Jesus, you honor His body and His blood and as you do, all that was purchased at the cross is once again sealed for you. The seal is applied as you partake of communion.
For me personally, communion has often broken the hold of the enemy in my life when it seemed nothing else was working, especially where healing is concerned. I want to tell about such a time.
Several years ago, I was bitten by a brown recluse spider. The very next day, my leg began to swell. Since I am not one who runs immediately to the doctor, I took it to God and ask what I should do about this. He told me to trust Him. So I did. Over the next few days my leg began to look like something that needed to be removed. My family was coming by daily to tell me if I didn’t do something I would have to have my leg cut off. A nurse came by and told me if I saw streaks going up my leg that would mean the poison had entered my blood stream and there would be no saving my leg at that point.
After several days, the fever in my leg was almost unbearable, I had streaks up my leg from the poison in my blood and the pain was incredible. My leg was twice the size of my other leg, quite a sight to behold. I continued to confess Gods Word and His faithfulness. One night, when I thought I couldn’t stand it anymore, I cried out to God and said ‘You are going to have to do something here; my daughter is beginning to worry.’ He said ‘take communion.’
That night, I took communion; I received afresh all Jesus had purchased through His body for me. I remembered Him and I sealed that covenant, once again with His precious blood. Then I went to bed, with my leg the same way it was before communion.
The next morning when I awoke, my leg was normal, you couldn’t even tell I had ever been bitten, expect for a small speck which I still have on my leg today. Through the finished work of the cross, represented by communion and the seal of His blood, every symptom left and wholeness came back to my leg.
You know, all those people who had told me I was nuts and I would lose my leg came once again to see me the following day, they stood in awe at the faithfulness of my God. God got all the glory.
Communion is powerful. Jesus desires that we partake of it often and I agree, the power of communion is unlimited. It brings you closer to Jesus, you become one with Him, you partner with Him, you fellowship with Him and most of all you remember what He did for you and you not only receive it but seal it with the power of communion.
Take some time out this week for communion, you and Jesus in oneness, there’s nothing else like it.