The Power Of Communion

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

The Power Of Communion
by Pastor Dony McGuire & Dr. Paul Graden

Last   month, Dr. Paul Graden brought us a wonderful teaching at our Sunday Worship   Celebration on the concepts and power of communion. He shared a somewhat lost   principle of the early church, in that they shared communion daily, often   multiple times a day, in their homes with those who were coming into   “the faith” as well as those who were already in “the faith.” I’ve   taken some of his teachings and broken them down in an attempt to awaken us   to some fresh realities about this all-important ordinance of our faith.

In that   time, communion typically took place prior to a meal and was preceded by a   “blessing,” much like Jesus blessed the bread before He broke it at   the Last Supper. The apostles devoted themselves to this (Acts 2:42). They   did this daily in homes (Acts 2:46). We see the Apostle Paul practicing this   also (Acts 20:11).

It wasn’t   until Rome took over the church in 313 AD that communion was restricted to   the church and the requirement for a priest to administer it started.   Interestingly enough, they allowed the “blessing” to remain at   home, which we now call “grace.” Before Rome banned communion at   home, there were hardly any records of sick or infirmed people in the church.   The only reason a “Christian” suffered illness was because they did   not understand what communion was really about. This is clearly   recorded in 1 Cor 11:28-32.

The church   had been instructed to walk in love (1 Cor 13), but they had failed to repent   to one another. Thus, some were receiving communion in an unworthy manner.   The result was that many were weak and sick, and many died. All because they   did not discern the Lord’s Body! The Corinthians missed Paul’s point. We can   learn from their misjudgment and heed Paul’s advice by understanding what   communion is about and starting off by judging ourselves first, bringing our   failings to God, repenting, receiving forgiveness and moving forward.

Communion   is paralleled with the Israelites preparation for the Exodus. They   slaughtered a lamb and its blood was applied to the doorpost to protect the   firstborn son from death. This was a typology of Jesus’ blood that would   protect us from death, as He promised us eternal life if we partake of   communion (John 6:53-54). Then the Israelites were instructed to eat the   flesh of the lamb. The next morning, millions of them left Egypt and not a   single one of them were sick or feeble! They continued taking communion daily   by eating of the “manna” (bread) that was supernaturally provided   by God.

Similarly,   Jesus instructs us to eat of His flesh and drink His blood (John 6:53-54). In   verse 56, Jesus promises that, when we do this, we will continually dwell in   Him. Luke described the promise a little differently by describing our   dwelling in Him as having our spiritual eyes opened (Luke 24:30-35).

We should   keep in mind that communion is not a “magic pill”; it must be   combined with faith (Hebrews 11:6). It is a symbol of God’s covenant with us.

God’s   grace is allowing us this glimpse “under the hood” through the   science of quantum physics. Quantum physics has been called the “Science   of Heaven Invading Earth.” The best part is that God’s grace is   communicating this complex message in terms that we all can understand.   Quantum physicists have discovered so much information that relates to   this–too much to briefly share here. But here are a couple of things to chew   on:

1. Our DNA   produces Bio-Photons, which they describe as a ball of light inside of us and   an aura of light particles outside of us. They are controlled by our thoughts   and emotions and have the ability to change our molecular structure. So, when   we partake of communion, we ingest the bread and juice. Our bodies begin to   absorb the elements into our cells and bloodstream. In faith, we believe that   the bread and juice become the blood and the body of our Lord Jesus Christ when   we partake of these elements. If we can wrap our minds around our faith, then   we have to take this a step further and realize this also introduces the very   DNA of God into our bodies and changes our DNA to His. When this happens,   diseases are healed and wholeness comes. So we should do this daily, and/or   as often as we will, and mix it with our faith.

2.   Scientists tell us that we literally phase in and out of this physical world   3,500 times per minute. Where are we when we phase out? Ephesians 2:6 tells   us that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Imagine the simple act   of taking communion “by faith” opening our spiritual eyes and allowing us to   become aware that we live in heaven and earth simultaneously! Then we will   see and hear God clearly and wonderfully. Then we will do as Jesus did and   only say what the Father says and do what we see the Father doing (John   5:19).

Yes, I   understand how complex these thoughts might seem in context to the way some   of us were raised, and I also understand many of us were led to believe   quantum physicists and scientists were on the opposite side of the spectrum   when it comes to the separation of the church and the world. But many of   today’s quantum physicists and scientists are believers also and are looking   for answers as to why many in the church seem to be powerless, sick and   diseased.

We can   accept the words of Jesus “by faith” and believe that when we partake of the   elements of communion “by faith,” then we’re ingesting His flesh and His   blood into our bodies. I also believe it’s within our ability to comprehend   this and then understand because He is God’s Son, we become partakers of the   DNA of His Father who is also our Father!!!


For that   reason, I am asking that our church family enter into a season of taking   communion daily. Believing that when we do this by faith, we are becoming   partakers of the very life of God. No sickness or disease can exist where the   life of God exists. It’s our opportunity to step into a new realm of   understanding knowing that God the Father is not afraid to share His very   life with all of His children.

I am so   thankful for the grace of God allowing me to partake of His supernatural   Kingdom today and effect the world around me in a powerful way for Jesus. My   prayer is that you will join me and we will build a unified church as we   truly become the Body of Christ.

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!