BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
TEXT: LUKE 24: 45-48
1 Corinthians 10:16 “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not
the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ”
QUESTION: Does partaking in Holy Communion frequently cleanse believers from sin?
Partaking in the Holy Communion does not cleanse people from sin. That is an erroneous belief. Now, do you know what it means by the forgiveness of sins, the cleansing of sins, when we say that your sins have been forgiven it means you are no more committing sin.
If Jesus says, “Your sins have been forgiven.” That means that sin has been removed; the record on you has been cancelled and a power has been injected into you not to sin anymore. That is what it means that your sins have been forgiven.
But if you say you have prayed, “God I am sorry for the immorality I did yesterday, God I am sorry forgive me,” and you are going back to immorality, remember that prayer you prayed was not effective; if that prayer was effective, the thirst of immorality would have left you, the fear of God would have come into you, you will not do it again.
But that you still go back to do it, it means that prayer was not effective. Forgiveness of sin means cancelation of sin, removal of sin, the cleansing of sin, the change of life. He that is born of God does not commit sin for his seed is in Him. He does not sin because he is born of God. That is forgiveness of sins.
Your sins have been forgiven. You do not sin anymore because you have become born again. The power of His word is in you. The Spirit of God is in you. You do not sin because you have become born again and your sins are forgiven. Now, as a believer; if you go into error, you come back to God and repent.
When you come and pray for forgiveness, He forgives you, and the power not to do that thing again is put into you. But if you keep on sinning repeatedly it means that sin has not been removed. Holy Communion does not provide for forgiveness of sin, otherwise all those people in that church would have become wonderfully clean people.
It is only an ordinance to remind man of the death, resurrection, ascension, and return of Jesus Christ. To remind man of the blood of Christ and of the body of Christ broken for us and that those who are to eat it are those who are already holy, whose sins have already been forgiven. Sinners are not to eat for forgiveness of sins because that is partaking unworthily.
Now as to the frequency of observing Holy Communion, churches can choose the period they want to take it. How often do you want it? Wisdom will be needed in taking that decision. Let wisdom lead you to decide the frequency of taking the Holy Communion in your church that will give glory to God.
Thought for the day:
He that is born of God does not commit sin for his seed is in Him.
Song for the day:
It is a great thing to serve the Lord
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 17-18; 2 Corinthians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA