The Christian life is an all-round life of victory. We have a repertoire of weaponry from which we can engage different challenges in all shapes and sizes and win all the time. To be one dimensional in life is to under-utilize the benefits which we have in Christ. It also means to be predictable and conservative, which in itself is a recipe for a stagnant life. We need to get the revelation of all that we have at our disposal so as to live victoriously whatever the case.
One of the greatest ordinances Christ gave was that we should have communion as often as we can. Whereas many do partake of the Lord’s Supper, there are many who are oblivious of its implications and benefits. The contemporary word used for the Lord’s Supper is Holy Communion derived from its implication; through eating and drinking, we commune with God and this a ‘holy’ meal, so to say. Jesus said;
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven — not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:53-58.
This was a hard message to those who heard it and many left, but Jesus meant it. Through Holy Communion, we fellowship and abide in Christ. Just as we fellowship through prayer, worship, and fasting, by eating His body and drinking His blood we are also fellowshiping with Him. The life of God in us is activated, when done with this awareness; we become conscious of our supernatural life.
When many fall sick, the obvious response will be to pray. When a doctor announces the presence of an ‘incurable’ disease, they add on fasting with praying. This is good and commendable, but when it becomes the only remedy, you become one-dimensional. Communion is an ordinance for our wholeness. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26. All the benefits of the Lord’s death are proclaimed by your act of taking Holy Communion. At the cross Jesus disarmed principalities (Colossians 2:15), He was wounded for our transgression, the chastisement of our peace was laid upon Him and by His stripes we were healed (Isaiah 53:5). This is what you proclaim whenever you partake of the Holy Communion. This is not just a church program but an ordinance and a weapon against sickness, confusion, restlessness and poverty. It was at the cross that all the consequences of sins were fully paid for. As often as we partake Holy Communion this is what we proclaim; letting the devil know that we know that he is defeated. You are endorsing Christ’s victory and releasing your faith to appropriate the benefits of the cross.
The next time you feel weak and sickly, maybe partaking of the Lord’s Supper will be the remedy. Holy Communion is to be taken as often as you can. It can be served in the comfort of your sitting room by yourself without the help of your Pastor. Religion has clothed Holy Communion with lots of regulations that Jesus did not institute. Communion should be taken by believers as often as they can, which means there are no special days on which it should be taken and special groups to serve it. The local assemblies (Churches) have their own program and serve it according to their vision and schedule; however, as a believer you can enjoy it in your home. The blood of Jesus is the blood of the Passover lamb; every evil will pass over you once you partake of it in faith. Holy Communion is not just taken to fulfill a religious ritual, but it should be taken in faith. Have you ever realized that Jesus served it before He had died; before His body was broken and His blood was shed for the remission of sins? But this is what He said;
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28.
Because He was speaking by faith, while still His body was whole and His blood not yet shed, He counted it as an accomplished fact. So regardless of what elements you use, have faith that that is Jesus’ body that was broken for you and His blood that was shed for you. It will internally cleanse your body; your blood will be cleansed from every virus, bacteria and all infections. Your body; muscles, tissues, sinews and skin, will be made whole by eating the body of Jesus. This is not conclusive, but the first part of a two part article. Holy Communion is so powerful and once taken in faith it will usher you into supernatural living.
~ Robert Ssesanga
Pastor Robert Ssesanga founded Aflame Gospel Ministries and is Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. An author and speaker, he travels internationally preaching the Gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has impacted many lives in many nations. His passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.