There is power resonating from the words: “Eat My flesh and drink My blood.” Inside communion is the key to eternal life.
The first time that bread and wine are mentioned in Scripture, we see a priest of the Most High – Melchizedek King of Salem. He brings out bread and wine to Abram in Genesis 14:18. By this point, Abram had obeyed the Lord in leaving Babylon. He already had come to the land, which God had shown him (Genesis 12:1). He had continued on to Egypt for a short time due to famine in the promised land (Genesis 13:1). BTW – This speaks of him going back into the world during a time of testing when spiritual things were neither quick, easy or abundant.
This time when Abram received the bread and wine from Melchizedek was just prior to Abram’s name being changed to Abraham (Genesis 17:5). Has anyone received their name changed yet?
Recall from our previous post in this series that the Babylonian Kings needed to be dethroned by Abram before he could receive the ministry of Melchizedek. We also must first conquer the rulership of the Babylonian practices and mindsets in our own lives before we can be commissioned by God Himself into the Order of Melchizedek.
The principle of communion in the breaking of the bread and the pouring out of the wine is about overcoming to the end to the subduing of self in order to receive your new name:
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a NEW NAME written which no one knows except him who receives it” (Revelation 2:17 NKJV).
“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My NEW NAME” (Revelation 3:12 NKJV).
Yeshua said that the communion elements were literally His Body and His Blood: “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; THIS IS MY BODY.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For THIS IS MY BLOOD of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:26-28 NKJV).
There is a technology in the spiritual dimensions of communion that’s a mystery which will transform your life into its fullness. Hidden within the bread and wine – the body and blood of Yeshua – is the secret to doing the greater works of John 14:12. By taking communion daily, it opens up your spiritual eyes to see Yeshua face-to-face in a greater measure as well as enabling you to possess your spiritual and material inheritance in His Kingdom.
When Yeshua declared in Matthew 26:29: “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom,” He is speaking of the time when we enter the Kingdom of God through an authentic salvation experience (genuine repentance and commitment to follow Yeshua the Messiah as Lord and Savior) and the Spirit of God unites with the spirit of man transforming that person into a new creation. From that moment on, Christ in you, the hope of glory, will grow and be strengthened through spiritual food, which is the flesh and blood of Yeshua as well as the Word of God.
The elements of the bread and wine will always appear the same in the natural, but in the invisible realm the Body and the Blood of Yeshua are really there. Our spirit will literally drink of His Blood and will become one with His Body (Flesh). Our spirit will literally absorb the life of God, and we become blended together little by little until we are totally consumed within Him, and He within us – becoming one spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Our Promised Land is a supernatural life where heaven is a tangible reality. The bread and wine causes the supernatural Kingdom of God to descend among us. It’s a link that unites heaven and earth. The unfathomable mystery of heaven and earth being united in the same body is portrayed in Yeshua when He walked this earth as the Son of God.
When Yeshua was conceived, the Heavenly Father’s nature was fused with that of the woman. Blood can only be transmitted through the seed of man to the egg of the woman. In Yeshua’s case, the Father put His life in the form of blood into the womb of Mary. He used the instrument of His blood to unite human and divine nature. Eternity penetrated time and inhabited a body for the first time at Yeshua’s conception. This is ETERNAL LIFE. Not only are we talking about a life that does not die, but the very nature of God penetrating our humanity and uniting us with Him. The Son of God became flesh and dwelt among us, and He continues to become flesh through His Body, specifically those in the Order of Melchizedek that are made like unto the Son of God (Hebrews 7:3).
Yeshua did not speak haphazardly. When He said: “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink” (John 6:35), He was about to introduce an extremely powerful technology of His Spirit. In order for our spirit to live and stay strong, it must eat every day just like our body. He was establishing here a way of life of continual invigorating fellowship, not a ritual. Had He wanted us to take on communion monthly or yearly, He would have used a different concept.
When we take communion daily, it requires that we examine our hearts and behaviors. It is through His mystical body (us) that God governs and brings His Kingdom to earth. Discerning the body correctly is essential to our relationship with the Father. Taking communion every day will open your eyes to the fact that the body of the Lord was broken for us not only on the cross because of His great love for us, but we need to grasp the understanding as to what our sins produced in the physical body of Christ.
Hear His voice: “This is my body which was broken because of you.” Your sin and my sin crucified the Son of God.
As the primitive church broke bread, they remembered what their sins had done to the body of the Lord. In Hebrew, the words “in memory of me” means vividly reliving an event as if it were happening at that moment. Breaking bread daily in their houses was something that deeply impacted how they knew and loved Yeshua.
So not only is communion a great tool to infuse eternal life into us, but it’s a vital ingredient to our being free from our body of sin. One main reason that God hates sin so much is because it blocks our communion with Him. God had to provide some spiritual technology so powerful that it would redeem everything that sin had destroyed. Not only that, but it must also satisfy the cry of His own righteousness and justice, which demands payment for transgression. Only one thing held this power. This one thing was the love of God that flows from the fountain of redemption through the shed blood of the Lamb.
I can go on and on, but I will refer you to one of the best resources I’ve come across for the taking on communion, which is Ana Mendez Ferrell’s book: “Eat My Flesh Drink My Blood”: http://www.amazon.com/Eat-My-Flesh-Drink-Blood/dp/1933163119/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393344539&sr=1-1&keywords=ana+mendez+ferrell
Just know when we consult that whole counsel of Scripture that God has established an everlasting foundation that those who are under the protection of the blood of the sacrifice cannot be touched by death (Exodus 12:12-13). In this Kingdom Day, we will see this corruptible putting on incorruption, and this mortality putting on immortality (1 Corinthians 15: 53). Those who truly believe in the Name of the Son of God will know eternal life being a priest forever in the Order of Melchizedek (1 John 5:13; Hebrews 5:6; 6:20; 7:17,21).
~ Robin Main
Originally published on February 25, 2014 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/637591839646647/?type=1&theater
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