For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till He comes. --1 Corinthians 11:26 (KJV)
Do you ever find yourself being nonchalant, laid back, or just indifferent while eating the bread and drinking the cup of communion?
Did you know communion time is not just a ritual?
Look at the words “you do show,” above. The original Greek word “show” means to “proclaim.” "Proclaim" means to declare publicly, decree, preach, and announce. We are putting our faith to work every time we come together to celebrate communion. Faith speaks! By faith we should be proclaiming, declaring and confessing faith-filled words to ourselves and the others gathered with us; we should purposely be speaking to our bodies that we are well; and we should be speaking to our minds and hearts that Jesus paid the price for us to be forgiven, cleansed and healed.
Let’s have our hearts full of thanksgiving for the price Jesus paid for us— a price we no longer have to pay. The next time we come together, we can celebrate what Jesus has done on the cross. Let's purposely proclaim, announce, declare, and decree our healing, our wholeness, and our forgiveness.
What Jesus did on the cross is sufficient for all. Proclaim His death, and all the benefits therein, until He comes.