The Lasting Value and Power of Communion

In this hour, the Government of God is being established in the earth. There is a solidifying process taking place in the body of Christ. We are being cemented into Christ—His nature in our nature. From this place of Oneness, there is a remnant of believers rising to a new level—a people of great faith, a Rising Glory Generation emerging from the desert, a people who know their God and do great exploits (see Daniel 11:32). In order for us to move into the next season, we must first come to know and practice The Lasting Value and Power of Communion.

Exchanging Realms

People often receive communion in a ritualistic manner—taking the body and blood of Jesus out of routine and tradition. In order for us to taste the richness of communion, there must be a time of preparation where we are lifted into the Glory of His presence through the worship of who He is. Just like it's not possible for us to effectively wait in the presence of the Lord until we have passed from the natural realm into the spiritual, so we cannot effectively receive the value and substance of the body and blood of Jesus until we first exchange realms—earth for heaven.

The word communion has to do with communication—Jesus speaks and we listen; we speak, He listens. As we enter into communion with Jesus we become One with Him. We actually become partakers of life because He is Life.

"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death." -Romans 8:1

This condemnation is the judgment (death) which was given Adam for his transgression, in turn being passed on to each of us. However, we are set free from the law of sin through our identification with the shed blood of Jesus on the cross. We are set free from the law of death by the Spirit of Life, through our identification with the resurrection and ascension of Jesus.

Jesus is a Life-Giving Spirit

"The Scriptures tell us, 'The first man, Adam, became a living person.' But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit." -I Corinthians 15:45 NLT

Jesus said that He came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly (see John 10:10). We become partakers of the law of the Spirit through our identification with Him as a life-giving Spirit. When this happens we don't just receive life in our spirits and minds, but in our physical bodies as well. In John 6, Jesus multiplied five barley loaves and two fish, feeding over 5,000 men; yet when they became hungry again they came back to Jesus looking for more food. But Jesus told them He had something better for them saying, "'...unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.... This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever'" (John 6:53, 58). Jesus was offering them a higher life in which they would not die. He was showing them that another serving of barley loaves and fish wouldn't suffice, but rather only His flesh and blood—bread from heaven that gives eternal life.