Holy Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is taken in remembrance of what our Savior our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. The bread represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and the cup represents His shed blood
Jesus implemented Holy Communion through the last supper He shared with His disciples.
He took bread and, when He had broken it, said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, He also took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
At the cross, God took all of our sicknesses and diseases and put them on Jesus’ originally perfect and healthy body, so that we can walk in divine health. The Bible says by His stripes, we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5, “But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be made whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”
He personally carried our sins in His body
1 Peter 2:24, “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live what is right. By His wounds, you are healed.”
There is healing in the bread when you partake in Holy Communion in remembrance of what Jesus did on the cross. In Luke 22:20, Jesus tells us that the cup is the “new covenant between God and His people,” an agreement confirmed with Jesus’ blood which was poured out as a sacrifice for you and for me. Apostle Paul tells us that the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:14, “Who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”
Besides being born again in Christ, Holy Communion is God’s ordained channel of healing and wholeness. He knew what He would accomplish through His sacrifice on the cross. Jesus wanted us conscious of how His body was broken so we could be made whole, and His blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. When we partake in Communion, we “proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” The bread is symbolic of His body and Jesus’ divine health and life flowing in our mortal bodies. When we drink from the cup, we are declaring that we are forgiven and have been made righteous. Jesus’ blood He shed on the cross gives us the right standing before God, and we can go boldly into God’s presence.
Holy Bible, The Power of The Holy Communion
Hebrew 4:16, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.”
Holy Communion is not a ritual to be observed, but a blessing to be received. When you eat the bread, by His stripes that fell on His back, your body is healed from the crown of your head to the very soles of your feet. In Jesus’ Name, say, “I believe and receive.” Then eat the bread. Next, take the cup in your hand and say: Lord Jesus, thank you for your precious blood. Your sin-free, disease-free, poverty-free life is in Your blood. Through your blood You shed on the cross, I am forgiven all my sins — past, present and future — and made completely righteous. Today, I celebrate and partake of the inheritance of the righteous, which is preservation, healing, wholeness and provision.
Thank you, Lord, for loving me. Now drink from the cup. Jesus has blessed us through His giving.