Some storms will come. But we (who have received Jesus into our hearts)
have been given authority and the tools to protect those around us
and all that is ours. But that authority does no good if you don’t use it.
~REBUKING THE STORM~
Those of us, who have a covenant with The Father by asking Jesus into our hearts, have the right, because we have now been made the Righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. It’s nothing we did! It is what The Father did for us when we accepted Jesus into our hearts. Righteousness means we have right standing with God. Our debts/sin were paid by Jesus, so now we can boldly come to The Throne and stand in front of God and make our request be made known to Him. Hebrews 4:14-16, and Jesus is at God’s right hand making intercession for us. One way to approach the Throne of God is through prayer. Another way is to take Communion at home. That’s right you and your family can take Communion at home! When there are storms approaching (of any kind) take Communion over it and command it to dissipate in the Name of Jesus. How do we receive Communion? A group of people can partake or an individual, because one person plus God makes two! When we take Communion we are honoring, celebrating and paying tribute to what The Lord Jesus Christ did for us. Holy Communion is a way to intimately come into the presence of The Father. We practice it in our home often, especially when a problem or concern is approaching or has manifested. Some ask if it is okay to take Communion at home since most people this day and age do it at Church. It’s almost like there’s a mystic surrounding it. Well it is time to take it back. The early Christians met at homes to fellowship and “break bread” or observe The Lord’s last supper, you know Communion. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-24 we see Paul addressing the Corinthian Church concerning the taking of the Lord's Supper. That is Communion. On the night when he was betrayed, The Lord Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me." In the same way, He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of My Blood. Do this in remembrance of Me as often as you drink it."
Below are suggestions on how to begin practicing
the magnificent gift of Communion we've been
given of The LORD in your own home.
Pour grape juice in a glass to share, if someone present is ill it is not imperative
to share a single glass. Get together small portions of crackers or bread,
enough for everyone. Pass out the bread to all who are present.
At this point acknowledge aloud by welcoming Jesus and what you are
asking Him to be a part of and what you're praying for.
Storm - natural or spiritual, healing, finances, family, future etc...
We also suggest at this point to lay out in front of you,
in a straight line down towards you the following...
The Blood of Jesus (glass of grape juice)
The Body of Jesus (bread/cracker)
As you do Communion tell what ever it is,
storm, lack, sickness etc.. that it has to go through...
The Word of God,
The Blood of Jesus and
The Body of Jesus Christ
before it can get to you!
- Now, before you take Communion examine your hearts. Read 1 Corinthians 11: 27-33. It says not to take Communion unworthily but to examine your hearts, see were you have “missed the mark,” ask forgiveness then you’re ready.
- The person administrating Communion should now read Luke 22:19, "And He (Jesus) took the bread, gave thanks (now give thanks for the Body of Christ) and break it, and give it to them, repeating what Jesus said, "This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
- Everyone eats the cracker or bread at this time.
- After the bread has been eaten, Read Luke 22:20, "In the same way, after supper He (Jesus) took the cup, saying, "This cup is the New Covenant in My Blood, which is poured out for you." Then thank The Father for the Blood of Jesus. The cup is now passed to each person to take a sip, don’t forget to receive it yourself when the glass comes back to you.
God inhabits the praises of His people.
Close with thanksgiving or even singing songs of praise together.
That’s it, you can add more according to what is in The Word,
but this is the basic way to partake of The Lord’s Supper.
-Pastors Bruce and Marilyn Biesel