January 8, 2023
There Is Healing In Communion
"That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.” (1 Corinthians 11:30, ESV)
Everything we will ever need was purchased at Calvary and made available to us. Accessing everything made available to us through Calvary is what we, as believers, are challenged to grow in. I believe there is healing in communion!
Paul states that many are weak and ill, and some have died because they have received the Lord’s table in an unworthy manner without discerning the body of Christ. Paul does not write this, so we, as believers, go to a place of deep introspection. He is writing because of two abuses of the Lord’s table. One, people were being selfish. They were coming together, stuffing themselves, drinking too much, and neglecting the poor. Two, they were not discerning the body of Christ. When people are being selfish, they see the Lord’s table as being about them and not Him. When people are not discerning the Lord’s table, they are not thinking about what was purchased for them at Calvary. Therefore doubt and unbelief enter in. When doubt and unbelief fill one’s heart, one cannot receive what Christ provides.
Paul’s point was to lead the church back to the body and blood of Jesus, where all things are provided. If I can see what He provides, I can believe to receive what is mine in Christ. There He gets the glory!
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