Jesus Christ is who God the Father sent to die for our sins through the sacrifice of His body and the shedding of His blood. He was raised in the Resurrection up to His Father in heaven. This negates the previous laws from the Old Testament. Those who had Christ crucified were the same who did not believe He was the Messiah. In the Old Testament, for sinners, their penance involved animal sacrifice, animal blood and ceremonies. This old system is the Old Testament and this changes when Christ does away with these ceremonies. “Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deedsso that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins”. Hebrews 9:13-14. (NLT). Christ’s blood purifies us now by the power of the Holy Spirit. We can clear our consciences and purify ourselves from sin. We can develop a relationship with a living God who is the perfect sacrifice. Communion at church helps us remember what He did for us with the bread and juice representing the body and blood of Christ. We need to take communion and be sincere about coming before Him and not just make this a weekly ritual.
Are you quiet before God when you take communion?
Do you seek forgiveness on a daily basis or wait until your church serves communion?