How Healing Comes – Avenue #10 (continued)

I felt like revisiting the subject of healing through Communion, the remembrance of Jesus’ Body, given for us. We know that our sins were washed away by His blood, symbolized by the wine. The bread therefore must symbolize the other part of the Atonement, namely, our healing. That’s why the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 103: 2-3,

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

These are two benefits of the Lord towards us – the forgiveness of sins and healing of diseases. As if to underline this thought, Isaiah prophetically says in Chapter 53: 4,

4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

This is the point where some folks to begin to mutter about “spiritual” healing, not physical. But your spirit needs to be born again, not healed. It’s your body and sometimes your soul (or mind) that need healing.

So if you are sick, take communion often take it reverently. Consider Jesus’ body, beaten and wounded for you, that you might be healed. Take it in church or privately, as I earlier mentioned.

I’m not sure where some folks got the idea that only ‘priests’ can give communion, but that is the tradition of men. It is not biblically supported. You can also take communion with your family, a small group, or alone. Only do it reverently, recognizing His Body given for your healing, and be thankful.

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