"You will recover me and make me to live. You are ready to save me... You give power to the faint. You increase strength to them that have no might... You will renew my strength. You will strengthen and help me." (Isaiah 38:16, 20; 40:29, 31; 41:10)
"[Your] good report makes my bones fat... [Your] pleasant words are sweet to my soul and health to my bones... Your joy is my strength. A merry heart does good like a medicine." (Proverbs 15:30; 16:24 ~ Neh. 8:10; Pr. 17:22)
"Trusting You brings health to my body and strength to my bones... Your words are life to me, and health/medicine to all my flesh." (Proverbs 3:8; 4:22)
"You heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds... The years of my life [120 years] shall be many." (Ps. 147:3 ~ Pr. 4:10)
> Healthier, Stronger Each Day: If you are diligently taking your medication three times a day, why not give the Lord’s Supper the same amount of attention?
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart," (Acts 2:46)
Back then in the early church, Christians would meet each other every day, either corporately in the temple or from house to house in smaller groups. And when they met in their homes, the Bible tells us that they would break bread. That’s the Holy Communion, and they took it every day!
Now, I am not saying that you must take the Holy Communion every day. But if you feel led to and you want to, go ahead! The thing about taking the Holy Communion daily is this: If you are sick, you can be made well on a gradual basis. This means that you get healthier and stronger from day to day — first thirtyfold, then sixtyfold, then a hundredfold!
You see, while you can receive healing through the prayer of faith (Mark 11:24), it sometimes puts pressure on you because it requires you to believe that you receive it all — complete healing — the moment you pray. There is nothing wrong with the prayer of faith, but you may find yourself saying, “I must believe I receive it all, now! I must believe I have it all, now!”
But the Holy Communion allows you to receive a measure of healing every time you partake in faith, so that you get better and better. The more you take it, the better you become. There is no pressure to believe that you receive it all at once. Isn’t God good? He meets you at your level of faith!
Now, there are cases I know of in our church, in my family and in my own life, where the manifestation of healing is immediate and complete. If it happens that way, praise God! But if not, don’t worry. The more you partake, the better you will become.
I know of people who take the Holy Communion three times a day, just like they would medicine! Why not? My friend, if you are very sick and you are diligently taking your medication three times a day, why not give the Lord’s Supper the same amount of attention? Why not boost your recovery rate? And the next time you eat the bread and drink the cup, you may just find your disease totally gone!
•Thought For The Day•
If you are diligently taking your medication three times a day, why not give the Lord’s Supper the same amount of attention?
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Born in South Carolina, Heather is happily married, and has three standard poodles and one shih tzu. Having travelled to over 14 countries, she has a great appreciation for living in the USA. She has a calling on her life to tell others about her healing and what Jesus has done for her. She is alive and well because of Him.