For a long time now, I have been pondering over the impact the Lord’s Supper has on god’s people and the innate healing properties it holds for a complete restoration of a person.
In fact Healing of the Mind, Body and Soul is certain when one partakes of the meal in remembrance of the one who was a personification of Grace, mercy and compassion. During this period of contemplation, I was blessed to receive a copy of the book The MEAL that Heals by Pastor Perry Stone Jr.
In the next several posts, I'll be sharing the author’s insights from the book along with my thoughts. I hope whoever might read my blog will pick up this book at their local book store or library.
The author’s insights and applying them to your life is likely to increase the flow of blessing in your life manifold, healing you at all three levels . If you've read this book some time ago, I encourage you to share your insights with us. I pray that the atoning work which Christ began from the garden of Gethsemane to Golgotha the place of skull create in you a fountain of life.
THE REVELATION OF THE AT ONE MENT
Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
The word atonement is mentioned 80 times in the Old Testament. The New Testament shows us that the death of our lord on the cross was an act of atonement for our sins as patterned by the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament. The fall and subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden a place of delight made sin and sickness a reality for mankind.
Yet the author remarks that Yahweh Rapha (the lord that healeth) establishes a healing covenant with his people right from the beginning. We read about the healing through prayer in Genesis 20:17, Numbers 12:13, 2 kings 20: 5-6 and in the book of Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."
May the blows our lord received soothe your physical injuries, bandage your emotional hurts and lead you to a greater spiritual union with the father.