Communion is the ONLY Ceremony that Jesus Christ Commanded us to keep; He said “Do this in remembrance of me.” Here is the way it works. When you get saved and born again, ALL of your sins are taken away ! “As far as the east is from the west,so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12). “And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: for I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” (Luke 22:14-20). The Wine is symbloic of The Blood of Jesus Christ which cleanses us from all our sins, and the Bread is Symbolic of his Body, that was beaten and whiped for the healing of our bodies.“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”(Psalm 32:1,2,5). The Bible says Not to confess your sins and ask for forgiveness from some Preacher or Priest who has no power to forgive you of your sins! But only to Jesus Christ who alone can forgive sins. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6), “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). By faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ and by his Grace we can get saved. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”(Ephesians 2:8-9). However when you sin after your saved you will have to give account for all your unconfessed and unrepented sins that you have not asked the Lord to forgive you for. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10). So if you don’t want to have a lot of sins to have to give account for after you are saved, you should have communion often as Jesus said to do. The doctrine of all your sins are cleansed past ,present, and future, needs some explanation, Yeah, if you ask him. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”(1John 1:8-9). When you are saved you are cleansed from all your sins. But then you keep sinning like everybody does, and your sins after you get saved will need to be forgiven, and cleansed also. You can never lose your salvation, (SEE: The Salvation Classes in www.answersintheword.com). Because your future sins after begin saved will all need to be forgiven and Communion is a great time to do this. Some of you, like me, will need to have Communion at least once a week or more. Here are some great verses to claim and share about the Blood of Jesus Christ when having Communion. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”(Hebrews 11:6). You need to take Communion by Faith, not doubting, or wavering. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”(Hebrews 4:16).“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”(Isaiah 1:18). “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”(Micah 7:19). “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.”(1John 1:7). Communion is also a great way to get right with others whom you may have hurt in some way, so the Lord can also forgive you. “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”(Matthew 6:14-15). “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.”(John15:3). So have Communion and get clean. “Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 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. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.“ (Psalm 51:9-14).
Here are some Powerful verse to claim when breaking and eating the Bread.“Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything to hard for me?”(Jeremiah 32:27). “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5&6).”Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”( Psalm 34:19). “Thus sayeth the Lord, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker. Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”( Isaiah 45:11).“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6). “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17)
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.