Text: Luke 22:14-20
“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.””
Have you noticed that Jesus, while in His earthly ministry, never changed water to wine, multiplied bread or stilled the storm every day but healed every time? This shows the importance of health. It is one major area that the devil is using to attack and oppress many, whether rich or poor, literate or illiterate. Most sicknesses have their root in the devil. That’s why Jesus made healing a major part of His salvation ministry. “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38).
Friends, the good news is that God has already made provision for our health in the redemptive plan, as shown in our memory verse. The disciples didn’t need any explanation on this. They knew how strong and healthy His body was, for they never heard of Him being down with sickness for one day or being oppressed of the devil; how He had healed so many by the touch of His hand; and even the touching of His garment had wroth wonders. So, they knew that eating the bread which represented His body meant receiving His life. Jesus wanted them to be imparted with His life, health and wholeness. It was a call to share in His victorious nature.
Did the apostles apply the lesson? The answer is obviously seen in what they did after the ascension of the Lord (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 20:11; 1 Cor 11:25). They constantly connected to His life and vitality through the breaking of bread.
As you also connect by faith, through the communion bread, your healing will spring forth speedily and years will be added to your life and life to your years in Jesus name.
1. Father, thank you for causing my healing to spring forth speedily as I eat the communion bread in Jesus name.
2. Father, thank you for adding years to my life and life to my years as I partake of the communion in Jesus name.
1. I connect to the body of the Lord Jesus through the communion bread and wine
2. I can’t touch Jesus physically but I can connect to Him by faith through the communion bread and wine