Last weekend I had the opportunity to have Communion with a group of Sisters. The way it happened was TOTALLY God! Earlier, I was praying and thinking on unforgiveness. I was thinking also about how some people take communion with unforgiveness in their hearts and how unholy it is to do so. I asked the Lord to Shine His Holy light in any darkness hidden in me so that I would not hold any unforgiveness because I felt like we would be doing communion.
I went on in my day and thought nothing more. Just resting in the Peace that the Lord heard my heart and prayer. Saturday we all came together and sat around the table just discussing our day. The 2 ladies I was with at that moment both shared how they were thinking on communion as well. We thought on it for a bit and another lady who was running behind called in and said “I stopped at the store because God put in my Spirit to do Communion.”
We laughed and gave God the Glory.
During prayer time and sharing, we started to go over how important it is to not harbor unforgiveness in our hearts while partaking in the Lords Supper.
Unforgiveness is division. Now there should be division like in 1 Corinthians 11:19 but not division among the Church Body. Division among the Church Body, for example, would be backbiting, gossiping, intentional unkindness and lack of compassion. I know there is SO much more then this, I’m just giving a few examples of what I have been experiencing lately. All these examples of division is sowing discord among the Body of Christ.
While we were sharing about unforgiveness and the Lord Supper, I started to think about all the sickness and disease going on around us is. How there is a long list of the sick and shut-in being constantly prayed for week after week. Doesn’t the Word Heal? Didn’t our Savior Jesus wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes WE ARE HEALED. Isaiah 53:5
I believe the Word. I believe It! So because I believe It, I speak the Word and expect It to accomplish what It said It will do. I also believe that unforgiveness hinders us from getting healing and our prayers answered.
In 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 it says:
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
Just stop for a one minute…. examine yourself. Have you taken Holy Communion aka The Lords Supper out of religiousness (every 1st Sunday because that’s the norm in the some parts of the United States) with no thought of examining yourself? Or have you partook in the Last Supper knowing you had an offense against another brother or sister in Christ?
I had to examine myself when I gathered with my Sisters for the Lords Supper. Before we did take, we all confessed our sins to one another so that we can pray and lift up one another praying in the Holy Spirit so that He will Heal us.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I believe He Heard the Prayers and hearts that evening. The peace was overwhelming and still with me.
Be healed today. Don’t allow your healing and prayers to be hindered any longer! BE HEALED! Partake with a Clean Heart His Holy Blood and Body.