Did you know that through the finished work of the cross, if we choose to live in Christ Jesus, by faith, we will tap into and activate the very same life source that lives in Him? In fact, Jesus said that whoever continues to feed on Him, will be empowered to live like Him, on this earth!
John 6:57, “Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.”
During one of the sessions of the very powerful “Faith on Fire” live television broadcasts, Evangelist Johnathan Shuttlesworth taught on the significance of communion for every born-again believer. He mentioned some biblical truths on communion that indicate how Jesus went through all He did on the cross, for a very intentional purpose. While we live here on earth, Jesus has made a way for His supernatural life to operate in us. He did this, so that we can live victoriously in this life as people who daily overcome the world - just as He has overcome the world. 1 John 4:17 says, “In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.”
In this letter, I want to show you that there is a way to partake of the life of Jesus, by faith, through communion, that will add or contribute to our lives the essence of Who He is! The very same source of supernatural life that flowed in Jesus while He walked on earth, is the same life that quickened His mortal body and raised Him from the dead, and it’s the same life that has caused Him to be seated, victoriously, in heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:20,21). And when we partake of communion, we are declaring by faith, that the very same life and power of the resurrected Christ lives in and empowers us! It’s that simple, and the results of understanding this truth, are nothing less than profound.
I’m going to briefly summarise the significance of the bread and wine that we partake of during communion. To get the full benefit of the message, I encourage you to download the Faith Broadcasting Network App from the App Store, on your electronic device. When you select the Faith on Fire icon, you will be able to locate this teaching by Jonathan, and believe me, it will be well worth your while!
So let’s take a look at the significance of eating the bread that resembles the body of Jesus that was broken for us.
- The life source of God that flows in the body of Jesus has the power to neutralise all poison in our systems. The healing power of God is one of the great covenant benefits we can expect to work in our bodies, as we constantly renew our minds to who we are in Him, and Who He is in us! (2 Kings 4:38-41; Psalm 103:3)
- Because of our covenant connection with God, through the broken body of Jesus, we can expect Devine intervention and help from above, to deliver us out of trouble. (Exodus 12:21-23; Psalm 107:19)
- Partaking of communion is a spiritual meal that reminds us of the life of the Spirit of God that is infused into our spirits, and has set us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
There is great significance in drinking the wine that resembles the blood of Jesus, shed for us too.
- Just as the blood of the lamb was painted on the door posts of the Israelites’ homes in Egypt to protect them against the angel of death; so the blood of Jesus acts as our protective agent against anything that has the intention to bring us harm.
- The resurrection life that flows in the blood of Jesus, by faith, flows in every born-again believer, giving us the power to have eternal life in Him. (John 11:25)
- The blood of Jesus was shed to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and put us in right standing with God. (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 3:24-25).
What an unearned privilege it is for us to live in, and serve a God, Who fully gave Himself to see us reconciled to Him. And by His grace, He has enabled us to live in the fullest measure of His life and victory, while we are in this world.
Through His finished work on the cross, Jesus has made a way for us to live just like He is now. This truth is more than we could have ever wished or asked for, and certainly more than we deserve. Let's decide to lay hold of it by faith, and intentionally live in the full benefit of what Jesus has done for us.
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