REMEMBERING CHRIST DEATH
THE BLESSING OF
Pastor Tim P Blaisure - Sunday Morning – 03/05/23
The Lord’s Supper or Communion has become more of a traditional thing we do once a month or in some religious institutions it is a weekly tradition that they do as part of fulfilling their requirements of staying guilt free.
Communion is so much more than most have made it out to be. Within these two symbols represents though everything we need in this life and our eternal life. One day we will have the awesome privilege of sharing Communion with Jesus.
Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? 2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. 3 He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 Unjustly condemned, he was led away. No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream. But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people. 9 He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave.
10 But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands. 11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. 12 I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.
Text: 1 Peter 2:24 KJV
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
I. THE BLESSING OF REMEMBERING CHRIST BODY:
1 Corinthians 11:24
“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
1. Mental Health – Oppression, depression, anything that affects the mind.
2. Physical Health – 39 stripes – diseases, wholeness, strength, long life.
3. Emotional Health – From fear and all the negative emotions to Joy and all the positive emotions.
4. Financial Health – Freed from debts and becoming Mission minded if giving.
5. Social Health – Restored relationship with God and man.
II. THE BLESSING OF REMEMBERING CHRIST BLOOD:
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 - Forgiveness
“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
(In FORGIVENESS holds Spiritual Health – Cleansing – washing away all our faults, Sanctification – Inner perfecting – becoming like Christ – Righteousness – right standing with God the Father)
1. BLOOD & SWEAT – Willpower & Labor (work)
(Power to choose God’s will)
“And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
“And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
2. BLOOD FROM STRIPES ON CHRIST (beaten) – completed the healing process – life in the body
1 Peter 2:24
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
3. BLOOD FROM THE CROWN OF THORNS – Our prosperity
2 Corinthians 8:9
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”
4. BLOOD FROM JESUS HANDS – Dominion over the things we touch have been restored.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
“They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
5. BLOOD FROM JESUS FEET – Won back dominion over the places we walk.
Every place where on the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours:
(Pleading the blood over your family)
Mark 16:15, 17-18
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
6. BLOOD OF CHRIST PIERCED SIDE (broken heart) blood & water poured out. (for us) for our Joy
GIVE GOD YOUR HURTS
“But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.”
“He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
“… the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
7. BLOOD UNDER THE SKIN (BRUISES) WON OUR DELIVERANCE FROM INNER HURTS AND INIQUITIES:
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
WE ARE CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT
2 Corinthians 5:15
“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Our whole change from the old person to the new person in Christ is represented in this simple but Remembrance of Jesus death. We are proclaiming to ourselves, others, the enemy, and God that we have accepted Christ sacrifice and are receiving Health in our Bodies, Soul, and Spirit.
We are receiving all that Christ Blood has done for us: FORGIVENESS that changes our Willpower, Spiritual Health, Provision, Dominion over what we touch and go, brings back our Joy, and finally delivers us from Inner Hurts and all manner of Sin and shame.