SNT 0262 Communion – Healing
Communion – Healing April 18, 1965
Two-part redemption: the significance of the blood and the body.
SNT – 262
Publication Date: 04-18-1965
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
1Co 11:23-30; Exo 12:3-7
Exo 12:8-11; (Psa 107:37)
Gal 3:13; (Deu 28); Mat 8:17; 1Co 5:7; 10:16; Exo 15:26; (Mal 3:6) Heb 13:8; 1Pe 2:24, Psa 103:3
Isa 53:5; Mar 2:5, 11; (Mat 23; 10:1); Joh 6:33, 35
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, eat, lord, Passover, sin, sick, cup, body, blood, healing, forgiveness, gave, healed, believing, Jesus
You know, tonight since this Easter, Sunday night, is the night that we have set aside here at the White international headquarters for my offering to our people, the hosts of the broken body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I would like to take the opportunity before we get into that part of the service, to share something from the Word of God with you, which has literally transformed my life. As well as my belief. I perhaps came into the position or came to the position that I hold today, in the same way in which I came to the other positions on the Word of God, namely, that when this word of God began to sit at a job for me, then I endeavored to believe what the word said, and I changed my thinking according to the Word, the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion, as it is referred to men a great deal to me all my life. But I used to come to the Lord's table, and be a part of the fellowship, never knowing exactly what I was taking with this exception, that I knew that I was taking the cup for the forgiveness assume that this cup just as surely as I could see the cup, just so surely, I had the forgiveness of sin. But then I thought, a lot about the burn. And so I completed other breadnut people to say, and later on, I got to thinking, Well, why should God have put two elements before us? Why should there be the cup and the bird? Why the two elements, if the cup was to represent the forgiveness of sins, and so forth? Why should the verb be given? And this caused me to go to the Word of God? And then this wonderful, wonderful word of God? I again found the answer, which I believe is very accurate, and which I believe is God's will. I'd like to read to you first Corinthians chapter 11. Tonight, beginning with the 23rd verse. And I'd like for all of you just to listen carefully to the reading of this one. So Word of God, those Corinthians chapter 11, verse 23, for I have received at the moment, this is the apostle Paul, giving us by revelation, I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same manner in which He was betrayed. And when you've given thanks, He broke it and said, Take eat, this is my body, which is broken for you. This do it remembered something. After the same manner also, he took the cup, when he had subsided, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, this Do ye as often as you drink it in remembrance of me. Or as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, do show or proclaim the Lord's death, Tilikum, Wherefore, Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. Don't let a man examine himself. And so let him eat a bad bird and drink of that cup. Or he that eateth and drinketh, unworthily, eateth and drinketh, damnation Green says, not discerning the Lord's been for this term, many are weak and sickly among you, and many saints prematurely, die prematurely. This last verse of the 30th, of this 11 Chapter, this is what just struck me like a bolt of lightning, because it said, people were not discerning the Lord's body, not rightly designing, and therefore, For this cause, it said, many of them were weak and sickly, and many were dying prematurely. Because they should be dying, this kind of thing. But this some the Word of God, just set my soul aside. Why was it? Well, when when I worked first Corinthians I found out that this adjust to the Corinthian church
was listen to them because they were Cornel Christian. The word division and the price and so forth among them. And therefore God, by or by way of the apostle Paul directed this word to the Corinthian church and told them that the reason there were so many of them who were sick and dying prematurely In the church was because they were not properly discerning the Lord. But now we have all through the years, I believe properly discerned the blood of the Lord, we have spoken about his shed blood for our remission. That how liberal have we really searched the word and spoken about the Lord's body. Now there are two elements in Holy Communion, the cup and the birth, one represents his blood, the upper other represents his body. And to get to the truth of the greatness of this thing, which God has still set within our myths as a memorial. I'll turn to Exodus chapter 12. And read to you some of this great chapter to show you exactly how you have to go back to find out to work this word of God to bring it down so you can truly understand the purpose of your ever taking the Lord's Supper, in Exodus chapter 12. In the third base of this chapter, we read the following. God said to Moses, he onto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the 10th day of this month, they shall take to them every man, a lamb, according to the house of their fathers Eliam foreign house. And if the household be too little, for the lion, lead human, his neighbor next unto his house, take it according to the number of the soul. every man according to his eating shall make your count for the length, you Eliam shall be without blemish, or May Allah the first year, he shall take it out from the sheep or some of those, and he shall keep it until the fourth day of the same month. And the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take up the blood and stack it on the two side posts. And on the upper door posts of the houses were in the shell, Egypt. That wasn't on every house, but on the houses where they would do was eat it. And they shall eat the place. Eat the place. The blog was for one thing now listen, and they shall eat what the place in that nice. Rosewood, Syrah and unleavened bread, and was bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat, not have it wrong, or submit all with water, but rose with fire. And he shall let nothing of it remain, verse 10, until the morning, and that would remain as a bit until the morning shall you burn with fire. Verse 11, carefully, and thus shall eat it with your lungs, good. Your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover, that wonderful. This lamb which was taken on the 14th. And sacrificed at three o'clock in the afternoon, the 14th of dicen, the beginning of the month, of the year, the first month of the year, the 13th of the month, it was taken it was killed at exactly the same time, when the Lord Jesus Christ, who was the Passover was crucified. They took this lamb, they killed it. And they took the blood and sprinkled it on the doorposts, and so forth, as we read the two side posts and on the upper doorposts of the houses, that's why they sprinkled the blood. Then what was the purpose of the eating of the place of the land?
Well, he said they should eat it with our lines, Bert, the lines good with shoes on their feet, and with their staff in their hand, and they were to eat it in haste.
People have said that Jesus ate the last the Lord the Passover with His disciples. He never did anything like he ate. The Last Supper was was his last supper here upon earth and he ate with them. He could not have eaten the Passover because the scripture says that when he ate with his disciples, they sat down. When they ate the Passover, they would do up, stand up. And he said, This is the Lord's Passover. And a lot of tremendous words. This was It's the Lord's Passover. The blog, emissary Right now this was the Word of God. The children of Israel that believed the word of God worked in the greatness of this for many, many years. This footprint 107 Psalm says, that of all of the children of Israel, some two and a half million, who wandered out from Egypt into the wilderness. Two and a half million approximately, that for many, many years, there was not one feeble please, and I know sick, no disease. Or you just honestly have to ask you that yourself. What was the significance of this Passover? Why the why the club? Why the eating of a place where they synonymous or the identical? Or is there a separate meaning. And when you search the Scriptures, you're finding that the blood was for the covering of the people, that the place, the eating of the flesh of the Lambs, was for the physical wholeness. And as long as they believe that, as long as they believe that the sprinkling and the eating of the flesh would do what God said it would do, and they want to know what about ladies and gentlemen, that the Word of God says that there was not one seat only Allah, all of God's two and a half million people. And today, ladies and gentlemen, you can hardly find a church of two and a half people were three or more and six. That's why this message from God's Word is hard to take today. This is why it's hard to get to believing it. You know why? Because we're all surrounded with sickness, we're all surrounded with negative, and we're all tapped that you've got to be sick some time. So now's a good time to be sick. And you're always expecting to get sick. That's what you pay your surfboard. But it's calling you're not income tax. You do next year paid for that they're good at it. We pay insurance, you know, to get sick, Red Cross, non green, light phone, what is Blue Cross or something else? Well, you see, the whole society, the whole church is geared to sickness. And therefore, ladies and gentlemen, we all are in the environment, in the environment, we live in this society. And I think it's a great lyrical, a great attestation to the greatness of the ministry that God has set within our myths of how many of many of our people go year after year after year after year after year without ever having to put an amount in their income tax report that they had to spend at the doctor's office. But now, I'm not saying to you tonight, that I may not get sick there. We all know this because I teach the great accuracy of God's Word in regarding sickness and we understand that's the part I want you to see that it's an almost a miracle of God that any of us are as healthy as we went along. Because whole society is geared that you're gonna get sick.
It's all geared this way. This is why if you don't brush with so and so you'll have more tablets, if you don't take such and such rely more liver trouble. You see, everything is just the opposite of what God says in His Word. So ladies and gentlemen, by believing faith, with all that we have within our soul, a group of us at least four to five that come back to God's world. If we get sick, and when we get sick, we can feel the care of God or God's world hasn't got anything to do with whether I'm sick or healthy or not. It is still God word. You Bet Your Life hallelujah. started coming on, as many of them died in the wilderness that's you know, that happened in crises. It says in Galatians chapter three verse 13. That Christ has passed him redeemed us from the coast of below. For it is First it is everyone that, hey, auditory size has redeemed us from the curse of the law because he became a post for us, isn't it? Well, if price has redeemed us from the curse, and the first HIPAA law, which is written in Deuteronomy 28, almost 93, or 4% of that person is nothing but read the whole Penny. If He has redeemed us from the curse of the law, then we are really long run to it. Not at all. And this is what the church ought to clean for itself, that Christ has passed since we be the people of God who are born again of God's Spirit. He has redeemed them from the truth of the law.
You know, Matthew 870, the word of God says that Jesus Himself took our infirmities. The word infirmities is unholy. He put our on hold. And he, there are two elements in Matthew 870. Now people are prone to take the first part. And they say, Jesus took our infirmities, and they translate that sin. It is in pharmacy include sin, but it's much more than that. It's on the whole, mental, spiritual on home, who elements are not very, I can't for the life of me understand how a person can be honest. And take one segment of that verse and delete the other one to you. It's either all God's words, or none of them. And it says in Matthew 817, he took our infirmities and he bought our up. So he did both of the things. In first Corinthians chapter five, verse seven, it says that Jesus Christ was our Passover, that he was sacrificed for us. In First Corinthians, chapter 10, verse 16, are those tremendous words the type of blessing which we bless? Is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bed which we pray, is it not the communion of the Body of Christ, the back in the Passover, the blood represented the cup. The flesh, represented the body. Vice was the pastor, his blood, redeemed us from sin. And his body redeemed us from the consequences of sin. So that in Jesus Christ, this is why he was the pastels. He was our substitute. And he said, his dog for the remission of sin, and He gave his body for the healing of God's people. You know, in Exodus in the 15th chapter in the 26th verse, we have one of the seven redemptive Names of God given in the Old Testament. And this name is Jehovah or rasa. And Jehovah means, I am the Lord, who TELUS. In Molokai, it says that God never change is given that 13th Chapter, if I recall correctly, the eighth verse, it says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and what today, and this is why the Scripture declares to us God's will. And as we know the Word of God, we know the will of God. In Peter, in first Peter to 24, we read, going his own self, or our sins, in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sin, to admit unto righteousness by two stripes. You were healed. Isn't that some? He bought our sin. In a shed blood. We have the forgiveness to say we have permission. But by his sight, we are left heel, who are who elements and if you're logical in your thinking, before he sums up On Calvary, so we have already accomplished our healing. By His stripes, we are healed, which came before the death of Christ upon the note wonderful to see these breakthroughs in God's word. On 100/3 Psalm in the third verse, it says, of God who forgive it all by the iniquity, who heals all that what? You see the same truth, He healed all by diseases, the same truth. But the reason it's difficult for us to have believing today is because we are surrounded with people who just say the opposite in their lives. And by their mouths. They say just the opposite about the way that God says. And so the moment a person gets sick, instead of somebody coming in and giving them the word of God, we agree with them in their 60s.
We make them comfortable in their 60s. That word of God does not give us that kind of comfort. Because that comfort of the Word of God is the accuracy of God's Word with which it is said. And he said that June 3, so forget about who he was all by was busy. So bless your heart. Isn't that some scripture says He was wounded for our translation. He was bruised for our iniquities, that chest is metabolic peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed Isaiah 53 Three. That's something. I'd like for you also to notice these two elements, the forgiveness elements, and the healing elements in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, as it's recorded in Mark chapter two, verses five and level, where it says, When Jesus saw their faith, saw, they're believing, the believing of the four who carried the man who had the palsy. He said, under the sick of the palsy, all five. He said, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. thy sins be forgiven, I fell under the arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine heart. Do you believe for one minute that Jesus did the will of God? I do. Jesus always did God. Well, then it must have been God, or Jesus, to heal right? Therefore healing must be in the will of God. You know, he said that this man of apologies, I sins be forgiven, very, I had the covering of the blood. And he said to him, take up that bed, and go into thine own house. There you have the healings, which is in the body. In Matthew, the 23rd chapter, it says of Jesus, that He healed all manner of sickness and disease among God's people. As you look at this word of God, and as you carry it through, it's a tremendous thing to know, the great accuracy with which God has set these tools in his words, and that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God. That he was the bird. That he gave himself his body as the bread of life, as it stipulated in the Gospel of John in the sixth chapter. For the bread of God is He which comes down from heaven. And Jesus said, I am the bird of light, talking about his body. When you and I stand upon the word of God, as the bird is served unto us, remembering that Christ says, This is My body which is broken for you. When we stand upon this word of God, we not only have the assurance, of the forgiveness of safety, but we have the assurance of the healing of our body, in the bed, just as surely as you can see, and bless God you can see the cup and the bed, just so surely the Word says, we have these things from him. By believing you and I will be receiving that which God has given for our whole mental, spiritual, physical, for our bones is a complete St. And He gave His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior to complete. That which man under the law could not do for himself. I know of no greater healing and the word of God, ladies and gentlemen, no greater healing in the Word of God do I know. And that which is represented by the cup, and the bricks. And as people come to partake of the Lord's Supper, they should, by all means, know what they're coming for. That when they take the tub there, they know that just as surely as they take that tub, just so silly, they have the forgiveness. When they take that bread, they also know that just so silly, they take that bed, they have their healing in Pisces. All of these tremendous tools have been published, by the way for many years, in this booklet, the cost in the broken body, or healing in the holy coming. This book, I'm sure has been read by all of our people here tonight. I've just gone through and pick out a few of the tremendous scriptures in it. To set the pattern for our believing and for our walk together here tonight. You haven't read this book across in the book and body you by all means should read it. Or it was certainly bless your heart and give you all the scriptures, from the Old Testament, the middle, that build together, the great truth of this was Jesus initiated the night before he went into the garden of the seminary, when he was meeting with his disciples, His apostles. And during the course of the last supper, he was the last supper he ever ate your opponent. He took the top, the verb, and he said, he broke. He said taking this is my body, which is broken for you. Then he took the top and gave it to them with thanksgiving and said, Greek er just as surely as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do so forth, the Lord's death. What it did was so of course in a sentence world that the Lord's death accomplish for you. It's an indication as to what he has done is about one to all bless your heart. I think we ought to sing a verse of I need the every our most gracious Lord. And I'm sure there's nobody in this tremendous Bible centered universe who does not realize that all of us are here simply because of God's grace and of God's mercy. And all of us need him not only every hour, but we need Him every moment of every hour. So in Him we live and we move and we have our being.