Are You Worthy To Take Communion

For He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21

There have been so many Christians over the past decades become victims of false teaching based on a lack of understanding about the Apostle Paul’s teaching on Communion in 1 Cor. 11:27-30. So many have been taught and even warned that if there was ANY sin in their lives, including ones they didn’t know about or had forgotten to confess, that the sin made them unworthy to partake of Communion.

They thought this would bring judgment and sickness on them, and possibly even die. But how could they ever know if they were worthy enough? Some folks aren’t living in sin but they know that to God, sin is sin, and if anyone fails in even one area, they are considered guilty of all according to James 2:10. Well, as a result, they were so fearful of taking Communion that they just didn’t partake for many years.

I mean, you can understand their thinking. After all, people aren’t so foolish to risk taking Communion if it’s going to have such an adverse effect on them and maybe even cost them their lives. Why would they risk it? I believe to some degree that I was robbed of my inheritance because of well meaning but false preaching and teaching regarding Communion.

This just put an invisible fence around what was meant to be a SOURCE of health and healing and a blessing for God’s people. A fence was put around it saying, “Don’t come near unless you are worthy.” This is why the message of RIGHTEOUSNESS is so vital to the believer. We have to know without a shadow of a doubt that we have a perfect right standing with God because Jesus bore in his own body on the cross the guilt and shame and all that separated us from Him so we could be the righteousness of God without the sense of guilt or inferiority.

But you don’t have to let ignorance of the Word rob you like it did me for many years. You can know that Communion is there for you to partake of because you are as worthy as worthy can be. You will never be more worthy than you are at this very moment. This is what the Word of God says. Jesus’ blood has already been shed for us, and as believers, we ARE the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor. 5:21). We are completely righteous and worthy not because we are perfect, but because HE is perfect. He paid the full price for the forgiveness of our sins, which alone makes us worthy. His sacrifice at the cross has fully qualified us to receive His healing and victory over sin and every kind of bondage that is robbing us of health, healing and LIFE. So, receive Communion today with full confidence that you are worthy in God’s eyes and receive healing for your body in Jesus’ Name. PTL