What Is The Holy Communion?
The Holy Communion, known also as the Lord’s Supper, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people.
The holy communion consist of two items viz:
- The bread which represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and;
- The cup which represents His shed blood.
While Jesus walked on earth, He was vibrant, and His body was full of life and health; Jesus was never sick. However, on his journey to the cross, He was badly scourged by the Roman soldiers, and His body was torn as He hung on the cross. At the cross, God also took all our sicknesses and diseases and put them on Jesus’ originally perfect and healthy body. This action by implication means that we can now walk in divine health. That is why the Bible says by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24).
According to Luke 22:20, Jesus tells us that the cup is the “new covenant in My blood”, and the apostle Paul tells us that the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7).
Why Do Believers Partake Of The Holy Communion?
In addition to being born again, and in Christ, a healthy body and mind are the greatest blessings anyone can have. And the Holy Communion is God’s ordained channel of healing and wholeness.
On the night that He was betrayed, Jesus ate His last supper with His disciples. Jesus instituted the Holy Communion on the night that He was betrayed. Heate His last supper with His disciples. This he did, knowing what He would accomplish through His sacrifice on the cross – (Luke 22:19 – 20, 1 Corinthians 11:24 – 25).
His loving instruction is that we are to remember Him as we partake of the Holy Communion. Jesus wanted us conscious of how His body was broken for our wholeness, and His blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. And whenever we partake in this consciousness, we “proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Today, when we partake of the bread, we are declaring that Jesus’ health and divine life flows in our mortal bodies. And when we partake of the cup, we are declaring that we are forgiven and have been made righteous. Jesus’ blood gives us right standing before God, and we can go boldly into God’s presence (Hebrews 4:16). When we pray, we can be sure that God hears us!
Wednesday Communion Service: Come & Partake of the Lord’s Table
As a Commission, we share in the Lord’s body in a Holy communion every Wednesday evening.
Join us every Wednesday for the midweek service from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Come fasting as we will be breaking our fast with the communion in the church service.
JESUS IS LORD!