Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Don't skip the bread!

When sickness tries to come your way...
The last time we celebrated holy communion in our church, a bunch of people got healed! It was awesome!
Some were healed while listening to the teaching about 1 Corinthians 12, some while partaking in holy communion, some afterwards during prayer. Well, whatever the case, when you need healing in your body any moment is fine!
We drink the wine in remembrance of Jesus' blood that flowed for the forgiveness of our sins. But what do we eat the bread for? The bread symbolizes the body of Jesus that was bruised for the healing of our diseases. It is by His wounds (or stripes) that we received healing. Blood alone was not enough, there was whipping and torture, something they never did with the sacrificial animals in the Old Testament. If there was ever one person who clearly understood that, it was the prophet Isaiah. He wrote: Surely, he took up our infirmities. I love that word 'surely'.

We are forgiven and we are healed! Does that mean we never sin again? No, but it should not take us down. Does that mean we will never be sick again? No, but it should not take us down. Whether sin or sickness tries to come our way, we should immediately take part in holy communion (wherever we are) and read Jesus' words over our situation. His promises are life!
Maybe you find it hard to believe this because you experience a sickness that just won't go away. Don't give up, keep digging in the word and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you about the matter. It might also help to meditate on 1 Corinthians 12:28-31. If it was possible for people to become sick and sometimes even die because they participated in holy communion in a unworthy manner, I feel free to say that it is surely possible to get healed when we participate in a worthy manner! Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter!


  1. So wonderful. I can think of several others who would benefit from your post too.. passing along. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree with Lorrie. I had never realised that Holy Communion could impart healing of the body as well as the soul.
    I have a friend who really needs bodily healing. I will pass this on,
    Many thanks and blessings, Marja,

  3. Pass it on Lorrie and Wyn, it's too important not to...
    THANKS dear ladies!


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