Every born again child of God must have communion with Him, must participate in the table of the Lord, because as Jesus said, as I read from John 6:53 “Truly, truly, I say to you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood, has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” Our fellowship, our communion, is with Jesus Christ. We must live in communion with Him and we must participate in the table of the Lord. We must have communion with Him. That communion is communion primarily with Jesus, not with other believers, with Jesus Christ Himself, and then secondary, if there are some other Saints present, they can participate in that table of the Lord, that communion as well.
Our communion is with Jesus Christ, our Fellowship is with Him, if we follow and obey Him as the Apostle John wrote in 1John 1:3 “what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us and indeed our Fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. These things we write so that your joy may be made complete. This is the message that we have heard from Him and announce to you that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness,we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. if we say that we have no sin we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.” We have to live in holiness. We have to obey His words and walk in the light to be in fellowship with Him. If we are not living in holiness and in obedience to Jesus Christ we cannot be in fellowship with Him and then we should not be participating in communion, because if we do so, we will eat and drink judgment on ourselves. We read the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 11 verse 23:”For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed, took bread and when He had given thanks He broke it and said:”This is My body which is for you, do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant in my blood, do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me, for as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” Very important now: “therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner shall be guilty of the body and a blood
of the Lord, but a man must examine himself and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup, for he who eats and drinks eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak and sick and a number sleep. (He means they have died already because they were under the judgment of God because they participated in the table of the Lord in an unworthy manner) verse 31:”but if we judged ourselves rightly we would not be judged, but when we are judged we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” We must live in holiness and in obedience to Jesus Christ. We must live in communion with Him and we must also participate in the table of the Lord, or else we are not of Him, we are not part of Him.
We must be free from sin, we must be baptized in water, and we must examine ourselves before we participate apart in the table of the Lord. If we have any sin, un-repented sin or anything that is between us and the Lord, we have to first repent of it and plead His forgiveness, purify our hearts, and then we can participate in the table of the Lord. Further we must not have communion with, or fellowship with sinning Christians, sinning believers. As the Apostle Paul also wrote in 1st Corinthians chapter 5 verse 9 ” I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people, I did not at all mean the immoral people of this world or with the covetous and swindlers or the idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world, but actually I wrote you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person or covetous or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard or a swindler.” T that disqualifies most of the church people in the world today, because most church people are professing sinners. They say:”We are all sinners.” They are not Saints and therefore they do not live in, and they are not in communion with Jesus Christ, and we do not fellowship with them .
We ought to be holy, and we must worship Jesus in holiness. We must fellowship with Him and we only fellowship with those who are serious followers of Jesus Christ, and who prove by their walk, by their deeds that thy are children of God, holy men and women. Our communion is with Jesus Christ, and our communion must be holy. If we have communion and there are other saints with us, the true followers of Jesus Christ we may participate with them in the table of the Lord, but not with sinning Christians, because they are not in communion with Jesus. Prepare for yourself a tray with bread and wine or grape juice. Prepare yourself, examine yourself, that you are in right standing with Jesus, that there is no sin in your life, that there is nothing between you and Jesus, and then participate in the table of the Lord. Have communion with Jesus, strengthen your relationship, your communion Him. It has required of us to participate in the table of the Lord, because if we do not take communion we are not of Jesus, we are not of Him. Take a communion in your house, with Saints if there are Saints with you, or else take communion on your own, but do it frequently and stay in communion with Jesus Christ.
May Jesus bless you.