It is vital that we do not view communion as just another religious practice, but as a significant part of our success as Christians. Eating the bread and drinking the juice symbolically represents eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking His blood. Therefore, we must take communion with an inward attitude of faith, while acknowledging all He is and all He has done for us.

  1. “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John 6:53).
    1. Obviously, Jesus wasn’t speaking literally about eating his flesh and drinking His blood (John 6:47-52).
      1. He wants us to consume everything He is by taking God’s Word and what He has done seriously.
      2. Through His Word, we receive the life God has planned for us.
    2. Blood is our life-giving source; only God can manufacture it (Leviticus 17:11).
    3. The blood of Jesus contains the very life of God.
      1. When we release our faith in the Blood, we obtain victory over the issues we face.
      2. Therefore our faith in His blood should take precedence over all other means and resources we have.
  2. How do we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood?
    1. We drink His blood when we receive Him as our Lord. Then we must begin appropriating the blood of Jesus in our lives daily.
    2. We drink His blood when we take communion.
    3. We drink His blood when we feed on the Word (read, study, and hear His Word).
  3. Ten results of feeding on the Word of God.
    1. We are transformed into His likeness from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
    2. We are purged and cleansed of all sin (John 17:17).
    3. We are sanctified and preserved. The feeding of the Word takes care of every spot and wrinkle (Ephesians 5:25-27).
    4. We will be strengthened in the inner man by His spirit (Ephesians 3:16).
    5. We will have wisdom. The Lord will show us what to do (Psalm 119:99-100).
    6. We are given direct, divine instructions concerning the plan of God for our lives (Psalm 119:105).
    7. The Holy Spirit warns us of, and leads us away from, danger (Psalm 19:11).
    8. We receive the divine ability to act wisely and succeed in all we do (Psalm 1:2, 3).
    9. We are loaded with all the goodness of God to be a blessing to others (Joshua 1:8).
    10. We are built up greatly and given our own inheritance (Acts 20:32).
  4. What happens when we eat of His flesh and drink His blood?
    1. We live in Him, and He lives in us.
    2. We have His life (eternal life) within us.
    3. We will be raised on resurrection morning.
  5. When we are in despair, we should look unto the Lord and know that He will hear us (Micah 7:7).
    1. Though we may fall, we will rise again. When we sit in darkness, the Lord will be our light (Micah 7:8).

Scripture References:

  • Leviticus 17:11
  • John 6:47-53
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • John 17:17
  • Ephesians 5:25-27
  • Ephesians 3:16
  • Psalm 119:99-100
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Psalm 19:11
  • Psalm 1:2, 3
  • Joshua 1:8
  • Acts 20:32
  • Micah 7:7-8

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church