Communion is a robust instrument that offers us therapeutic and wholeness. To grasp the aim of communion let me begin to start with.
God made Man to have authority and dominion over the earth, and when Adam disobeyed God and selected to obey the satan, after which Devil turned man’s ruler and owned man’s authority.
What’s man, that thou artwork aware of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him somewhat decrease than the angels, and hast topped him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy fingers; thou hast put all issues beneath his toes. Devil turned the ruler over earth, the one to have man’s dominion and authority over the planet. As a result of God follows His personal guidelines and gave the planet to man, He couldn’t go in as God and take again the planet from Devil. So with a view to restore man to the rightful place of ruler, God made a blood covenant with man.
A blood covenant was between 2 folks or teams, and the aim was to trade strengths for what the opposite was weak in. It was sealed within the shed blood of every chief from every group. Due to the covenant, Jesus may deliver God’s assist to man by way of the Holy Spirit. The trade was God who was NOT a person may come to earth within the type OF A MAN Jesus and provides man their rightful place as Lord ( beneath Lord of Jesus) of the earth. Man in flip obtained Gods assist in the type of the Holy Spirit.
It helped each teams of individuals, one group is likely to be good farmers, however they stored getting beat up by neighbors and dropping their livestock. The second group is likely to be nice warriors, however not have fertile floor to develop their meals. So they might make a covenant: one getting meals and the opposite, safety.
Right here is the way it labored:
Alternate energy and weak point for the opposite group’s energy and weak point.
1. Alternate weapons—an emblem of giving one another their energy. Now the enemies of 1 are the enemies of each.
2. Alternate coats: an emblem of my authority. All I’ve is yours and yours is mine.
three. Alternate names: they might lower themselves and intermingle their blood to point out loyalty. They now have been one.
Then they sacrificed an animal and walked by way of the blood. They stood within the center, saying curses and blessings to one another.
four. Every individual pronounced blessings/guarantees to one another that might by no means be damaged.
5. Every group pronounced curses/penalty to one another. Demise, if the guarantees have been damaged. They even stated by what curse they might die.
6. They ate a covenant meal collectively of bread and wine, which confirmed their willingness to put down their lives for one another. (That is now the symbols of communion)
The bread represented their flesh and the wine their blood. Let me present you what I imply. That is the place this story begins. It’s the story of a person named Abraham and his household. Abraham had a covenant like this and that is his story. Abraham had a “Blood Covenant” and his covenant accomplice was GOD.
Abraham’s a part of the covenant was to do imagine God. Later got here legal guidelines known as Levitical legal guidelines
One of many guidelines of the covenant is that no matter your covenant accomplice did, you have to be keen to do it too. God requested Abraham to sacrifice his first-born son as a substitute of a lamb. Abraham obeyed and was keen to kill his son. This meant that God now was required by covenant regulation to additionally sacrifice His first-born Son. Now keep in mind, in the event you broke your facet of the covenant, the penalty was loss of life.
Abraham and his kids broke the covenant…. however God stated, “I do not need you to die. No, as a substitute YOU kill an animal in YOUR PLACE.”
Later, God change the Levitical’ guidelines with the 10 Commandments, You continue to needed to sacrifice an animal in the event you broke one rule. (These legal guidelines have been a shadow of Jesus. These legal guidelines confirmed man they may by no means be adequate to maintain the regulation. So in time God gave the sacrifice that was legally required of the regulation that might perpetually make receivers of the covenant “Good Sufficient”)
Abraham obtained outdated and died, however the covenant nonetheless went on. In time, the youngsters of Abraham have been beneath slavery in Egypt they usually needed to go make a sacrifice to God, their covenant accomplice, however the slave masters would not allow them to go. So, one of many curses (or plagues) got here on the land. Was that each one the first-born kids and animals would die at midnight. To guard His kids who had a covenant with Him, God stated to sacrifice a lamb, smear its blood in your door, and the loss of life angel will PASS OVER your own home and might’t contact anybody in your own home. That blood was a reminder or an indication of the blood covenant that God had with Abraham and his kids. This occasion is named “The Passover.” God did this as a result of He was bond by His Covenant to guard His Covenant companions.
Go forward in time; God was now able to sacrifice His Son. So He despatched Jesus to earth. He lived an ideal, sinless life, however was murdered; He went to hell, paid our penalty for breaking our covenant…. BUT three days later, after He died, He rose from the lifeless. This occasion is named Easter. He rose from the lifeless to and went to take a seat on the suitable hand of God, Than He ship again the Holy Spirit to as a seal of the new covenant and to empower us to implement the brand new covenant.
He modified the rule from the 10 instructions to 2 guidelines. To BELIEVE on the title of Jesus and to stroll in Gods ‘ LOVE.
Easter is about how God despatched His Son Jesus to pay the worth for our sins, and the way He went to hell for us, and three days later rose from the lifeless, having victory over the satan. Then He went to heaven, despatched again the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit so we could possibly be reunited with God and change into a part of God’s household, and implement the defeat of the satan. Jesus was our sacrificial lamb. The Holy Spirit is the Covenant promise of the NEW Covenant.
Gal three:29 says we’re Abraham’s seed, so we’re a part of this covenant. Although you and I and everybody are responsible for breaking the regulation and we should always die, we’re free as a result of Jesus, God’s Son, turned our sacrificial lamb. …all issues are purified with blood and with out shedding of blood there is no such thing as a remission. We do not even have the curse for breaking the regulation anymore. As we speak, the outdated covenant is fulfilled by Jesus, and we have now a greater covenant within the New Testomony.
Now once we take communion we’re doing it as a reminder that we have now a NEW Covenant sealed with the Blood of Jesus. The Covenant is between Jesus and God. We’re partnered in with Jesus by accepting His free present of salvation He paid for us by dying on the cross for all our sins.
After we drink the wine it’s a consultant of the Blood of Jesus dying for us. All our lifetime of sins are forgiven. We’ll by no means be taken out of Gods fingers. We’re His perpetually. After we eat the bread it’s a consultant of the physique that was damaged for you. He took all of your illness, weak point, sorrow and grief’s on the cross so you can be healed and wholesome. After we know all that He did for us on the cross we’ll obtain therapeutic for our physique, spirit and soul once we take communion as a substitute of being sick just like the world. Communion is a robust instrument that may be loved each day!
Excerpts from, “Feed My Individuals Pleasure:Kingdom Dwelling For Finish Occasions Vol 1” Free Kindle guide Obtainable Dec 25-27 at Amazon.