How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day today?
Do you have Holy Communion at your home? Before the pandemic, my church in Seoul used to have a monthly Holy Communion. I’ve heard many servants of the Lord talk about Holy Communion. Especially when the pandemic is around, taking His body and blood is essential, more so as we are living in the last days. In some Korean churches, they don’t allow those who were not baptized in the water or children to take Holy Communion and I think it is based on the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 11:27~30:
Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
Yet I learned that taking His body and blood in an unworthy manner is not to believe the bread and the vine juice we take is really His body and blood, but to think it’s just normal bread and vine juice. I agree with it. If we take a tiny bit of biscuit and one sip or two of vine juice, believing the Lord’s body and precious blood would heal and deliver us, we take it in a worthy manner.
After hearing many preachers’ encouragement to take Holy Communion with family at home every day, I tried to do it for a while. But I was not consistent. Then, one day when I had my haircut, I talked about Holy Communion to my Christian hairdresser. She shared a testimony that she read. A Christian lady had a husband who was in hospital for lung cancer. His doctor said “No hope.” On one Sunday, she took her portion of bread and vine juice during the Holy Communion in her church, not taking them for herself, but she brought them to her husband on the hospital bed. After he took the body and the blood of Jesus, he was miraculously healed!
And my hairdresser continued with another testimony. Her pastor ministers to those who are under demonic influence and casts out demons. One day, the pastor had the Holy Communion with a person under demonic influence. After taking the Lord’s body and blood, the evil spirit inside the person said, “Ouch! It’s so hot. I feel like I’m scorched to death!” At the end of the day, the evil spirit didn’t come out, but it said out loud that the blood of Jesus gave it burning feeling! Do you believe the power of His body and precious blood? I was so encouraged to do the Holy Communion regularly at home and most importantly to believe the resurrecting power of His body and blood.
Soon enough, my mom had a tooth ache which came and went regularly. As she didn’t want to go to dentist, I used to get her medicines from pharmacy. This time, it lasted quite long even with the medicine. So, I had the Holy Communion with her, asking Him to heal her and believing He would do. Thankfully, a few days after we did the daily Holy Communion, she was healed. Praise the Lord!
I know the Lord sometimes heals us through doctors in His sovereignty, yet I pray that you and I do the Holy Communion in a worthy manner, remembering the Lord and the new covenant in His blood, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.