Yesterday we had a good fellowship at the lake park. It was a blessing to see so many loved ones, and children. We also had a communion before everyone left. Communion is a special time. It is a time to look forward too. Communion is a time to get right with the Lord and ask him to cleanse us with his love and forgiveness and mercy, by his blood. Communion is a wonderful time for Christians. Communion is a time to get right with others, who we may have wronged or offended. We need to teach our children that it is a serious time to stop and pray together, and that it is a Holy and important time to reverence and respect and worship the Lord. After all Communion is the only ceremony that Jesus commanded us to keep. “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”(1 Corinthians 11: 24-26).Jesus did not say how often we should do this, but he did say to do it often. We all need a refreshing from the Lord, and a renewing of the Holy Ghost, amen? “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”(Titus 3:5). Communion is like cleaning the house or our Spiritual house, which needs to be done often. Sometimes if there is no one else around you can have a little Communion with just you and God and Jesus and the Holy Ghost .Communion is a good time to claim a healing for our spirits and our bodies. The bread we break at Communion symbolizes Jesus’s body that was beaten and broken for our healing. “By his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5). To heal our bodies, it took his body. When you partake of the bread it shows that you have faith that his body was broken, beaten, and whipped for your healing. When you partake of the wine it shows that you have faith that his blood cleanses you from your sins. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1John1:7). “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, ” Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6: 47-63 ). A word of caution, don’t partake of Communion unless you have faith in the Blood and body of Jesus to save and heal you.” Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”(1 Corinthians 11:27-31). In many places in the world today it is not legal to get together and pray and study the Bible and have Communion. You could be imprisoned, or tortured, or even killed for having Communion. We need to be thankful for the freedoms we have and take advantage of them while we can, Amen? So have Communion often as Jesus told us too.Get a clean heart with GOD, and be renewed and refreshed as King David, “a man after God’s own heart” prayed.“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”(Psalm 51:10-12).
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.