1 Corinthians 11 reminds us to not partake of communion in an unworthy manner. If we are not focused on Jesus, or in right standing with God, it becomes difficult to believe in, and proclaim over ourselves the benefits the bible says we receive because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. So, first take a moment to shift focus onto Abba Father and soak in His presence. You can do this by reading from His Word or listening to worship music.
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?1 Corinthians 10:16 [NKJV]
This passage in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, reminds us that there is a blessing attached to partaking of communion. Communion is not a ritual to be observed, but a blessing to be received. Expect to encounter and receive this blessing today.
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.1 Corinthians 11:23-26 [NKJV]
When we focus on the last verse above (v 26) we read that every time we take communion, we proclaim; Or in other words, we PROPHESY; When we take communion and PROCLAIM the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection, we are PROPHESYING over ourselves the message of the cross AND ALL the benefits the bible says we receive that are attached to that sacrificial and redemptive act, until He returns again.
In 1 Corinthians 1:18, Paul writes: To preach the message of the cross seems like sheer nonsense to those who are on their way to destruction, but to us who are being saved, it is the mighty power of God released within us. Not only do we have access to ALL the benefits, but we have power released within us to step out in faith and PROPHESY it over ourselves and our families.
When we take communion with that revelation:
- We are PROPHESYING the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection to the principalities and powers of darkness, and that they are defeated by the blood of Jesus!
- We are prophesying before all of heaven’s hosts that we are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that we believe he lived a sinless spotless life, and we believe that he gave himself as a sacrificial lamb for us. (John 3:16)
When we take communion:
- We are prophesying that by His stripes, we are healed.
- We are prophesying over ourselves the RESURRECTION POWER of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Resurrection Power is what raised Lazarus from death and restored his decomposing body.
- Resurrection Power brings LIFE back to dead cancerous cells in the human body.
- Resurrection Power delivers you out of the night season and restores your joy.
- Resurrection Power heals a sick heart from seasons of hope deferred.
When we take communion:
- We are prophesying that we are a new creation through Christ Jesus.
- We are prophesying that we abide in Him, and He abides in us.
So, the next time you take communion, partake expecting an encounter with God. It’s not an obligation or a religious ritual, but by faith we believe that when we take communion, a transaction happens in the Spiritual realm.
Lord Jesus, I [we] thank You for the life-union I [we] have with You, and that it is through this life-union with You that I [we] get all that we need to fulfill our destinies. I [We] come before You now with these communion elements, and I [we] BLESS this bread with what You say it is. LIFE. Jesus, I [we] bless this bread with Your RESURRECTION POWER. I [We] bless this bread with HEALING. I [We] bless this bread with WHOLENESS.
Lord Jesus, I [we] take these elements and I [we] remember your death, burial, and resurrection. I [We] remember that YOU pardon our inequities, YOU heal our sickness and pain, YOU deliver our lives from the pit, YOU crown our lives with loving kindness, YOU satisfy us with a FULL LIFE, YOU are our SHIELD OF PROTECTION when the enemy rises against us, and YOU renew our youth like that of the eagle. So I bless these elements with ALL of the benefits you say I will enjoy through the fullness of your salvation. As we take this into our bodies, release healing Lord Jesus, restore our souls, restore our strength, restore our bones, restore our mental sharpness, restore our joy, restore our youth like your Word says to that of an eagle. I attach my faith and believe that this is a spiritual transaction that brings healing in my body, wholeness to my soul, and will renew my youth and renew my strength like that of an eagle.
Lord Jesus, I bless my family and proclaim their God ordained destiny in the mighty name of Jesus. I release the resurrection power of Jesus over my spouse, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a thousand generations still to come through the coming ages, and I PROPHESY JESUS as the cornerstone in every single one’s lives.
You said Lord, that he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. So I THANK YOU for your sacrifice, and release this blessing NOW as we partake of this communion, in the mighty name of Jesus. AMEN