Hubby and I have been learning so much recently about how important and powerful it is to take communion. The church seems to have managed to reduce this act, as with so many others, to an almost meaningless ritual. And, in doing so, they have robbed the body of “the greatest inheritance of power and revelation that Jesus left us.” That quotation is from a book by Ana Mendez Ferrell entitled Eat My Flesh Drink My Blood. Her book is an amazing revelation of the power behind taking communion and the many benefits to believers, both physically and spiritually, in partaking of the bread and wine far more frequently than we are used to. Ana and her husband take communion every single day. Hubby and I have begun to do the same and, I can honestly say, we have reached the point where we “feel” God’s power as we partake of these holy elements.
Acts 2 vs 46 to 47 states the following:- “46 Day after day they met in the temple [area] continuing with one mind, and breaking bread in various private homes. They were eating their meals together with joy and generous hearts, 47 praising God continually, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were being saved.” (emphasis mine). When did breaking bread become something we only did once a month in church?
John 6 vs 51 to 54 is mindblowing:- “I am the Living Bread that came down out of heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior], he will live forever. And the Bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh (body). 52 Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” 53 And Jesus said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you believe in Me as Savior and believe in the saving power of My blood which will be shed for you], you do not have life in yourselves. 54 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] has eternal life [that is, now possesses it], and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.55 For My flesh is true [spiritual] food, and My blood is true [spiritual] drink. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] remains in Me, and I [in the same way remain] in him.” (emphasis mine).
The whole of John 6 is just amazing but the fact that our spirit requires food and drink the same way as our body does is reflected in verse 55. Surely we wouldn’t only feed our body once a month at church? Why do we starve our spirits of the flesh and blood that imparts to us not only the power of the blood but the dunamis power of the resurrection?
Just give it all some thought, read Ana’s book and see whether your spirit resonates with the information she imparts. I was blessed to find a blogger, Michael Basham of Starsword who had transcribed an amazingly powerful communion prayer by Ian Clayton –IAN CLAYTON’S Revolutionary Communion Prayer. Also on Mike Parson’s Sons of Issachar blog there is a post where you can download an incredible prayer to be used when taking communion.Communion Prayer
Eat His flesh, drink His blood, appreciate the magnitude of the sacrifice He made for you … just you … even if you were the only person in the universe, He would have died just for you.