The Mystery of Holy Communion
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. - Luke 22:19-20
In the beginning, God gave tremendous authority to man. Five things he commissioned them to do: to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue, and dominate the earth. He literarily made man gods on earth. Disobedience made man to lose his place and fellowship (communion) with God. Misplacement of priority stole authority from man. That physical act was not without spiritual consequence; it brought death unto all men. God did not leave humanity without hope. He had in mind restoration and redemption because of His love for His creation. He, therefore, established this redemption in Jesus and provided a platform for reunion and communion through Him. The process of reconciliation with man started with the shedding of blood. Pending the arrival of His salvation package, in the person of Jesus, God in the interim had to permit the shedding of animal's blood.
The Lord could not have obtained the skins without first spilling animal's blood; the clothing reminded Him that their sins were covered and connotes divine acceptance. On the long run, Jesus came. Thank God for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; His acceptance into our lives and respect for the blood covenant create unlimited access to God and help in our time of needs. The Body and the Blood of Jesus settle the dispute between man and God once and for all and re-establish fellowship.
We are therefore enjoined to remember to invoke that covenant continually through the breaking of bread (the Holy Communion), which is key for our victory. The Communion reminds us always that the blood of Jesus is in our veins and that we are part of God's family. Therefore, all the resources of Heaven are made available to us. Communion is one way of prayerfully remembering Jesus until thoughts of Him push the thought of weakness, sickness, and death out of our mind and life. It gets rid of the attack of the devil in our lives.
As satanic realm operates a confederation and regularly practice sharing of human meat and blood in their attempt to service their demonic covenant, the believers are also called by Jesus to partake in the New Testament ordinance of Holy Communion. It neutralizes satanic assaults. Communion is an exchange of strength; you get Jesus strength in exchange for yours. Discerning the Lord's body brings restoration and health to our organs. The time of Communion gives an opportunity for self-examination and re-alignment of our lives with the Lord's expectation.
When therefore we re-align our lives and invoke the blood covenant by communion, the devil cannot curse our blessing. Next time you have the opportunity to 'break bread'-as an individual, a family or congregation, do it reflectively, purposefully and be expectant of a breakthrough.
Prayer: In the name of Jesus, I forbid and disallow every opposing activity of any satanic personalities with diabolical assignments concerning my life and family because I am in union with Christ by the reason of His blood. I am shielded, protected so I resist satanic activity in Jesus Name
Further Reading: Genesis 1:27, 28; Ephesian 2:13-14
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Jeremiah 37:1-38:28; 1 Timothy 6:1-21; Psalm 89:38-52; Proverbs 25:28