Song: When I Look At The Blood/ Pat Barrett
Scripture: 1 Cor. 11:28 (Phillips)
“No, a man should thoroughly examine himself, and only then should he eat the bread or drink of the cup. He that eats and drinks carelessly is eating and drinking a judgment on himself, for he is blind to the presence of the Lord’s body.”
Walls spiritually in the Bible have many meanings, including protection, strength, restoring our relationship with God, hardened hearts (Rev. 3:1-3), and a call to introspection. One way to strengthen our “spiritual walls” is to take Communion with great reflection. We can fortify our walls; we must strengthen the walls of our hearts and rededicate ourselves to His ways and His life, honoring Him above all else.
Prayer: Jesus, how we need you and desire to honor and worship you as we partake in Communion: the eating of the bread and drinking of the blood. (the juice) Thank you, Jesus, for breaking your body, so we may be healed. (Isa. 53:5) Thank you for pouring out your blood, washing our sins as white as snow. Thank you, for by your blood, we are drawn near to you. Thank you, we can enter your throne room of grace with confidence to find mercy in our time of need! We remember you, Lord Jesus! We love you, and thank you, Jesus. Amen.
Decree out loud: I decree as God’s ecclesia, people are looking into their own hearts carefully, asking for forgiveness and forgiving others and themselves. I see and declare surrender and gratitude on believers’ faces as they take Communion at church, at home, and at family gatherings. I see and decree Jesus and His heart of love exalted high with great honor and reverence in the beloved hearts. I declare the church drawing nearer and nearer to Jesus for such a time as this!
Prophetic encouragement: Get alone with Jesus, meditating upon His great love, mercy, and forgiveness. Draw near to Him and know His loving presence. Thank Him for His great surrender at the cross and obedience to God, His Father. Thank Him for saving your life with His holy blood. (Read Luke 22:14-20)