In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
-1 Corinthians 11:25-26
When we understand the power of communion, which is the remembrance of the New Covenant found in the blood of Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God works in us to create faith. God in His grace will give you faith that no matter what you’ve done, no matter what sin you’ve committed, there is forgiveness and mercy for you in the blood of Jesus. And in His body, Jesus bore all our sickness, disease, and affliction. He endured the stripes by which we are healed. Salvation, healing, and deliverance are all part of our inheritance as children of God.
As Dr. Clark shared in today’s video, sometimes our need for healing is actually due to a spirit of affliction. In this case, there is a need for deliverance. Some ways to tell that an afflicting spirit is operating in a person’s body are when the pain gets worse during prayer, when the pain moves around during prayer, or when a person is experiencing multiple physical symptoms with no physical cause. If there is a spirit of affliction working in someone’s body, you can take authority over it in Jesus’ name, break its assignment off of that person’s life, and command it to leave them.
Activation & Prayer
We invite you to take communion today in remembrance of everything Jesus has done for you on the cross. If you are in need of forgiveness, healing, or deliverance, come to the communion table with a grateful heart, meditating on the beautiful sacrifice Jesus made for you when His body was broken for you and His blood was poured out for you. We pray you powerfully encounter the love, mercy, and healing of God through communion today.
If you are in need of deliverance from a spirit of affliction today, you can pray the following prayer: “Lord Jesus, thank You that You paid the full price for my deliverance on the cross. Today, in Jesus’ name, I take authority over any spirit of affliction that is tormenting my body. I repent of every agreement I have made knowingly or unknowingly with the lie that this affliction is my identity, and I confess the truth that it is God’s will for me to walk in health and freedom. I break every assignment of affliction off my body and I receive divine health in Jesus’ name. I expel the spirit of affliction out of my body in Jesus’ name and I ask You, Holy Spirit to fill me now with Your power, Your light, and Your healing in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Dr. Clark dives deeper into the relationship between the Lord’s Supper and healing in his book Healing Is In the Atonement. He reviews Scripture in the context of the Hebrew language to examine different views on the Lord’s Supper, as well as whether or not healing is in the atonement. He affirms that healing and forgiveness are contained in Jesus’ work on the cross.To get the book or audio teaching, you can click here.