We sing Hallelujah the Lamb has overcome
Forever He is glorified, Forever He is lifted high,
Forever He is risen, He is alive.
Kari Jobe – Forever – You can find the song here.
I feel sometimes in our Christian walk we don’t realise how much has been overcome and the tools we’ve been given to overcome through Christ. Over the past 5 years I’ve been involved in numerous prayer ministries and seen great breakthrough in people’s lives, but communion is such a powerful, simple tool that can be between you and God, if you have no one to be with, or you can participate together.
Today we are digging into Chapter 2 of Perry Stone Jr’s book, the Meal that Heals to look at ‘Carrying What you Do not Have to Carry.’
“Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
In the natural something stained red with blood would take a whole lot of bleach to get out, sometimes I despair of getting stains out of my toddlers clothes, but this Scripture is so much deeper than that.
On the day of Atonement in the Old Testament there were two goats presented to the Lord, one would be slain and the other would be the scape goat that was led into the wilderness with a scarlet thread tied around it’s horns, when it was a long way out of the city it would be pushed over a cliff, and this is what I didn’t realise, but a crimson thread tied to the Temple door would supernaturally turn white when this happened. What rich imagery God uses in the Bible, with so much woven in together.
This chapter in Perry Stone’s book is so rich in this sort of imagery and background that I really urge you to buy it yourself, as I’m just not going to do it justice and I don’t want to be writing it out word for word. It talks about Christ on the cross and the two men on either side and the symbolism of what that actually meant. Who was Barrabas and why was that important? There’s more to that story that we’ve never heard, and what was the importance of what Jesus went through in the garden of Gethsemane? I’ve read this chapter 3 times now and just barely grasping the depth of it all.
If this new covenant is better than the old covenant that was just a shadow and God offered healing and health to the Israelites back then, whether they chose to walk in it or not, we have so much exploring to do to walk in the fullness of our covenant, and I’m beginning to understand that verse
2 Timothy 2:15
‘Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
There are so many things that we are carrying that we have not been asked to carry because Jesus did. Communion is for our physical health but also our emotional health. If you’re taking communion and you have issues in this area, whether they are chemical or hormonal imbalance, depression from circumstance or spiritual attack, Jesus want’s to heal it. He carried it, and I know He can because He’s healed me from this and my sister. Not only is His body powerful for our healing but if it has a spiritual root, remember we’ve discussed on day 5 how afraid the demonic are of us pleading His blood over our lives and our minds.
“The chastisement of our peace was upon Him.” Isaiah 53:3. Maybe you need to pray out loud as you are taking communion and say:
“Thank you that the chastisement of my peace was upon You, Thank you that you were oppressed and afflicted for my freedom”
Just read through the Scripture and declare it as regularly as you are taking your medicine, because communion can be our spiritual medicine. Would you like to listen to Perry himself sharing on this topic? Here.
“You amaze me, redeem me, You call me as Your own” Kari Jobe ‘I Am Not Alone’
“Let us experience the glory of Your goodness” Kari Jobe ‘Holy Spirit’