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Healing Through Communion

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mandy3381

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Good Morning everyone,
I was searching the internet this morning looking for some information on anointing with oil(have some major personal issues needing prayer over)when i came across this article. I decided to copy it and get people's thought on it.
Some churches frown against taking communion at home while others don't.
What are your views?
Blessings
Mandy



Healing Through Communion
by Linda Josef

Although the Lord has many ways of healing, surely one of the most precious comes from observance of Communion. Through Communion, people have been healed of cancer, diabetes, Epstein-Barr virus, and more. Recently, Sid Roth interviewed Dr. John Miller, a chiropractor who has studied the power of Communion to heal for more than 20 years.

Dr. Miller said, “Communion is a powerful source of healing that has been overlooked by the church. I took Communion all my life and never once thought about it in connection with healing. Then, one day, as I was reading 1 Corinthians 11: 28-30, I saw that sickness can come from not recognizing or discerning the body of the Lord. The way a believer takes Communion can directly affect his or her health.

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 11:27-30, New International Version, emphasis added).


“As I researched this passage, I learned that Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper, originated in Jesus’ last observance of Passover, the night before His crucifixion. During that meal, Jesus shared a cup of wine, and said it was the new covenant in His blood, for the forgiveness of our sins. He also broke bread and said it represented His body.

“As I meditated on the symbolism of the broken bread, His body, I thought about the 39 stripes He received when He was scourged. He had literally taken the beating due us for our sin. I realized that discerning the body of the Lord meant our focus should be on the Lord. He had already paid the price for our healing by the scourging He experienced, and that we do not have to be sick!

“Isaiah talked about a coming Messiah who would take our sins and our sicknesses onto His own body. Chapter 53 of the book of Isaiah describes what the ancient rabbis referred to as the leprous Messiah, because early portions of the chapter talk about His being marred or disfigured by all the sin and disease of humanity.


Surely our griefs [sickness, Heb.] He Himself bore, and our sorrows [Heb., pains] He carried….But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5, New American Standard version, emphasis added.)


“This passage is repeated in Matthew 8:17 and in 1 Peter 2:24 because it is so important. Jesus took our sin and died to pay the price, and by the wounds in His body, we have been healed. When we discern His body, we are to consider this important fact.

“In the Communion supper, the Lord provided two elements, wine and bread As we take the wine, which represents His blood, we are forgiven of our sin. As we eat the bread, we are healed in our bodies. God gave us this physical ceremony in Communion, for the healing of our physical bodies, as well as for the forgiveness of our sins.

“Many people are healed once they understand and believe this. For example, Troy Miller, no relation, is a pastor in Florida who had cancer of the kidney. He lay dying in a hospital bed. The Lord spoke to his mother, telling her to take the Communion elements of bread and wine to him in the hospital. When he took Communion, the cancer immediately began disappearing from Troy’s body.

“To give another example, a car racing friend of mine had been in a bad crash, which he had survived, but which had cost him his peripheral vision. One night when he was visiting at my house, I explained the healing power of Communion to him. It was late at night, about two o’clock in the morning, when we decided to break bread together. As he meditated on the truth of healing through the wounds of Jesus, the lamb of God, his peripheral vision came back.

“All healing is not immediate. In fact, most healing takes place gradually. I tell people to take Communion just like it was a medicine, three times a day. You can do it by yourself, in your own home or where ever you are. You do not need any special bread or wine, because it is your faith that is the key, not the material objects you have.”

Dr. Miller said, “If we take Communion on regular basis, daily or even several times a day, we can take it believing in progressive healing. This is good for people who just do not have the faith to receive immediate, total healing, and it builds their faith because they can see small, progressive improvements. The important thing is to take Communion in faith, recognizing signs of improvement.

“One young lady was brought to me who was dying from Epstein Barr virus. The virus has destroyed 39% of her liver, and she was very ill. She began taking communion three times a day, discerning the Lord’s body, broken for her healing. A year later, she was in perfect health, with no trace of the virus in her blood.
“I myself was healed of chronic headaches which had developed from a head injury. Every day I took a large hunk of bread and chewed it bite-by-bite, meditating on the mystery of exchanging my sickness with Jesus wholeness, because all my diseases were placed on Him. He paid the price for my wholeness.

“Faith is the key to unlocking all of the promises of God. Jesus said, “What things so ever you desire, believe you receive them and you shall have them.” If we take Communion in faith, then we enter not only into forgiveness of sin, but also healing for our body.

During the radio interview, Sid commented, “This is a powerful teaching. From now on, I will be taking Communion every day, eating the bread slowly while meditating on the awesome love of the Messiah.”

We are free from all curses through the Messiah. Discerning His body, broken for us, is one of the most precious ways we have of expressing that faith.


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``everyone that is hungry, (lwkyw yty) , "let him come and eat", and everyone that hath need or ought, let him keep the passover.''

1 Corinthians 1: 23-32 23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." 25In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

27Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. 32When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

Let us look at the meaning of the word REMEMBER in communion or the Lords Supper.

Let us do this in REMEMBRANCE of Jesus and the price He paid for our freedom. Let us REMEMBER or RECONNECT ourselves (the body of Christ) to JESUS CHRIST THE HEAD of His Church. In a different usage of the word REMEMBER let us NOW be reconnected to Jesus who is the Head of His body. So now through communion get your body, soul and spirit reconnected to Jesus by taking the bread and eating the health and healing paid for by His bruised body which was broken for us so that our body does not have to be broken. His shed blood was spilt so that we may enjoy the freedom of His love for us and the forgiveness of sins and the rejuvenation of our spirit, soul and body. So by partaking of the communion meal you bring complete healing to your spirit, soul and body. Let us now be remembered to Him who is our head. Come eat and drink and enjoy the price that was paid for your freedom. Fear not the religious spirit of condemnation and destruction that so easily stops the reconnection of the body of Christ to its correct HEAD, JESUS the only Head of the Church. <>< <>< <><

CHRIST THE HEALER: by F. F. Bosworth


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Leonard

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Hear, hear!

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I'd say unless a person is fully saved through Jesus christ they are not suppose to be in communion. THat is suppose to be for people who are saved. If they are saved, I am sure with faith they can be healed when asking the lord.

THe lord does the healing amen!

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I'd say unless a person is fully saved through Jesus christ they are not suppose to be in communion. THat is suppose to be for people who are saved. If they are saved, I am sure with faith they can be healed when asking the lord.

THe lord does the healing amen!


Evening Brandi
thanks for your response!. Im sure whoever wrote this article was talking about those who are already saved.
Just mentioning that we who are christian can take communion at home in our personal lives as a part of our daily walk with christ.
To me, it seems to make my walk more personal.. taking communion daily during my quiet and study time makes me think on his sacrafice.
Any more comments??

God Bless
Mandy

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In scripture there is absolutely no guarantees of healing or success or health or wealth or any worldly advantage because we have faith in Christ or take communion in the proper way (which I won't even go into as the proper way has been defined for centuries, what do you think discerning the Body means?). I find it distasteful that people would come to communion to share His grace and promise for some sort of personal gain.

In fact Christ calls us to suffer for His sake. Our faith is not some sort of deal we make with Jesus to heal us or to help us in this world. If it were heathens like Bill Gates or Donald Trump would be the greatest Christians.

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In scripture there is absolutely no guarantees of healing or success or health or wealth or any worldly advantage because we have faith in Christ or take communion in the proper way (which I won't even go into as the proper way has been defined for centuries, what do you think discerning the Body means?). I find it distasteful that people would come to communion to share His grace and promise for some sort of personal gain.

In fact Christ calls us to suffer for His sake. Our faith is not some sort of deal we make with Jesus to heal us or to help us in this world. If it were heathens like Bill Gates or Donald Trump would be the greatest Christians.

I agree with Smalcald. I'm certainly not anti-communion but it seems as if it's simply being treated as the latest "thing" such water from the Jordan River, prayer cloths anointed by some big-name minister, etc. We should be taking communion because Jesus said to do it in remembrance of Him, not for some purported health benefits.

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In scripture there is absolutely no guarantees of healing or success or health or wealth or any worldly advantage because we have faith in Christ or take communion in the proper way (which I won't even go into as the proper way has been defined for centuries, what do you think discerning the Body means?). I find it distasteful that people would come to communion to share His grace and promise for some sort of personal gain.

In fact Christ calls us to suffer for His sake. Our faith is not some sort of deal we make with Jesus to heal us or to help us in this world. If it were heathens like Bill Gates or Donald Trump would be the greatest Christians.


I agree with you on this. I personally did not like the article. I am sure its great to take commuion daily though.

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I think it an interesting, positive, and very uplifting article. The Lord wants us to understand why He died for us. I do not think it is so much that we are partaking just for selfish personal gain but simply that we WILL personally gain as we consider the exchange that He made for us. I really appreciate you sharing the article. I love anything that lifts up the cross of Christ and takes us into the purpose of his death. He died that we might live. Taking communion in this way helps us to realize that exchange. And yes. Certainly we can take communion privately just as we can pray and read the Bible privately. It is all made beneficial and lively by the power of the Holy Spirit through faith. Praise his Lovely Name. He has given us so many avenues to receive his blessing.

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:) Hi Mandy loved the article. Sister keep trusting the Lord for you healing. I have had many breakthroughs in my personal life by taking communion privately and in meeting situations were communion was served. God bless, keep looking to Jesus. :wub:

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Hi Mandy. Didn't see the article before this but have experienced the healing and delivering power of Jesus by having communion in my home.
God Bless.

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Brandli5 said,
I am sure its great to take commuion daily though.


Offered daily at Catholic Churches across the world! :thumbsup:

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Mandy,

Loved the article :thumbsup:
Thank you for posting it !

God Bless
:)




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