Monday, August 1, 2011

THE BETTER MEAL Tuesday 2 August

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come” (1 Cor. 11:26).

READ: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

When Daniel and his three friends ate a simple meal of water and beans, they were physically and mentally better than their counterparts who had access to the king’s table (Dan 1:11-17). The best meal is one that boosts you physically and mentally. And there is no better meal that can accomplish this than the body of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:24 says, “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me”. The Holy Communion bread symbolizes the body of Jesus. John 6:51 says those who eat His body shall live. They shall be healthy and strong. In the same vein, there is no better drink than the blood of Jesus Christ. Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul”. From this scripture, we can safely say that the life of Jesus Christ was in His blood and since Jesus Christ is God, it means the blood of Jesus Christ is God’s blood. Also, since the life of God is in that blood, whenever you drink the blood of Jesus, you are drinking the life of God.

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Rom 8:11). When the life of God comes in contact with an unhealthy body, it transfers divine life and health into it. Are you sick? As you partake of the next Communion, divine life shall surge into you. You shall be quickened. The blood of Jesus will not only make you healthy, but also make you vitally strong, in line with the experience of the Israelites (Psalm 105:37). If you become sick or weaker whenever you take the Holy Communion, it could mean that there is something in your life that violates the rules of partaking in the uncommon meal. The Holy Communion helps to uncover hidden sins in the life of the communicant. This is why you must examine yourself before eating the meal. Has the Communion been bringing you life or sickness?


ACTION POINT
Bind the spirit of accident and declare our roads and major highways accident free.

Bible in One year: Lam. 3-5, Phil 1