Wednesday, 17 December 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 50

BREAK BREAD

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (‭Luke‬ 22‬:‭19-20‬ KJV)

Praise God! In this capsule we will discuss the significance and power released in breaking bread. When this is done properly it releases the power and authority in the name of Jesus and affects any aspect of your life where you are struggling (Philippians 2:9-11).

Christ instituted the Breaking of Bread the very night He release Himself to be taken for crucifixion and this was probably the last fellowship and instruction He gave to the disciples as a collective before His resurrection. In fact He had alluded to this in the passage John 6:53-57. He commanded them to do it in REMEMBRANCE of Him. This is the point that is often missed, He was not asking them to do it as a mere religious observance, definitely not. Look at the passage in Luke 22:19-20 again, As the bread was broken, so was His body broken for us and if His body has been broken for you, then yours does not need to be broken again. You need to remember this each time you break bread . The wine was like His blood which atoned for our sin and ushered in the New Testament, so when you drink the wine you need to remind yourself that sin and the effect of its power does not have a hold on you any more, you are free.

So what is the practical application of this? Let's take sickness for example, if you've done all you know to do and you are still struggling (which happens to all of us), then Break bread, and as you do, remember and remind yourself of the substitutionary work of Christ. His body had already been broken, so yours should not, and when satan points at sin in your life, you point at the blood of Christ that was shed to atone for your sin or sins in the past, present and future. As you do this faith will rise within you and things will begin to shift in your favour. It does not matter how many times you need to do this in a day, keep doing it.
Christ realised the disciples might not appreciate the significance of what was about to happen to Him on the cross, hence He instituted breaking of bread and commanded them to do it as a reminder. We don't need any new sacrifice all we need to do is remind ourselves of the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-12).

Breaking bread is such a potent spiritual tool that if not appropriated properly it could have the reverse effect. The Apostle Paul revealed to the church at Corinth that the reason why some of them were sickly and some even died prematurely was because they failed to appreciate the purpose and potency of breaking bread (Where purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable). 1Corinthians 11:23-34. So when you have done all you know to do and it seems your back is against the wall, take the bread and wine, bless it and break bread and remember!!!

CONCLUSION

BREAK THE BACK OF BAD BY BREAKING BREAD

'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk