Sid: I’ve got a good friend of mine Dr. John Miller on the telephone. He’s a chiropractor from Tampa, Florida. I’m speaking to him at his home right now because he has been studying communion for over 22 years. He has found such revelation that when you discern the body you understand exactly what Jesus did, then partake often every day in communion. You either get an instant healing which is called a miracle, or a gradual miracle which is called a healing. John we were talking about some areas on yesterday’s broadcast I’d like you to help clear up. The reason he’s my guest this week is because this weekend is Passover. As you know the Last Supper was a communion and a Passover meal. If you don’t understand Passover you cannot understand the Last Supper, and you certainly cannot understand communion. There are many people feel they can only take communion in a church with a priest, or a pastor involved in the ceremony. What would you say John?

John: Well that’s contrary to the word of God, but unfortunately it’s in line with a lot of church teaching. Let me read Revelation chapter 1 verses 5 and 6 “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” Now this is speaking to everyone in our listening audience that has been washed in the blood of Jesus. Goes on to say “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be the glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Anyone that accepts Jesus Christ as their Messiah is washed in His blood and has been made a priest and a king. Now there are certain obligations that come with being a priest. Before we get into those let me read 1st Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” If you’ve been called out of darkness into His marvelous light you have been made a royal priesthood. Now it was the priest obligation to give the communion in our churches. We are the temple, so each believer is the residing priest in that temple. Not only do we have permission to set forth the communion out for you and your family, but you have the obligation of being the priest in your home, and being the priest of your body which is the temple of God. So I’ve spoken in churches in denominations where only an ordained pastor in that denomination can give out communion, a licensed pastor, a licensed minister in that denomination can’t even give it.  That’s totally not scriptural; anyone that’s washed in the blood is royal priest to God.

Sid: You know what of my little pet peeves is when pastors say “Welcome to house of God.” As if your home isn’t the house of God, as if your body is not the house of God, as if 2 of you gathering together is not the house of God. Sort of like I’ve got to go to that building to get to that house of God.

John: Right.

Sid: Let me ask you another thing. A lot people read the scripture about many eat are eating unworthily, and they say “I’m not worthy to participate in communion, or get a healing when I take communion.” Would you comment on that?

John: Yes, that’s 1st Corinthians 11:29 “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.” Now I was taught all my life in church if you go to the communion table and eat the bread and drink the wine and you have some un-confessed sin, then you’re eating and drinking damnation to yourself, and that’s not what Paul said at all. He is a pronoun; eat and drink are verbs; unworthily is an adverb. An adverb describes a verb it doesn’t describe a pronoun. It’s not saying that the guy is unworthy it is saying the way he is eating and drinking is unworthy. Jesus said when you take communion do this in remembrance of me. I can remember going to communion table as a young man sitting there thinking “Oh man what sins have I done?” I’m trying to remember every bad thing that I’ve done so that I’m taking communion in remembrance of what I’ve done.

Sid: Hmm.

John: Not in remembrance of what He’s done.

Sid: My goodness we humans get things mixed up don’t we John?

John: Yes, and it’s caused people to be weak and sick, and prematurely die, that’s the sad part. So he goes on to explain “He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, NOT discerning the Lord’s body for this cause you’re sick.” When you do not realize… when you pick up the bread that represents the body of Christ that at Cavalry was made to be sick with your sicknesses, just as He was made to be sin with your sin. When you eat that bread you are identifying with that redemption that came physically through the body of Christ. So it’s possible for people to go to the communion table and eat the bread and drink the wine and leave and never have the benefit because Paul says “They are eating and drinking but they’re not discerning what they are doing.” That’s why there are 2 elements to the communion; the bread represents the body which is associated with physical healing, and the wine represents the blood associated with spiritual healing.

Sid: John you’ve mentioned several times, and the operative word if you will for receiving the benefits of communion is “discerning the Lord’s body.” Help us understand how to discern what the Lord did for us from a passage of scripture that was written over 800 years before Jesus came to earth. It’s Isaiah the 53rd chapter; it is so powerful that in the daily readings in the Orthodox synagogue they read Isaiah 52, skip Isaiah 53 then go Isaiah 54 because they recognize if anyone were to hear Isaiah 53, which was written over 800 years before Jesus came to earth any Orthodox Jew would say “That’s talking about Jesus.” Would you comment a bit about Isaiah 53?

John: Yes. Isaiah was the prophet that gave most of the revelation about what the Messiah was to come and do. He starts off “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” Now that sounds like a very benign little verse of scripture not really saying much of anything, but it’s the most quoted verse of scripture from the Old Testament in the New Testament. John 12 many people saw what Jesus did and heard His words and they could not believe because Isaiah had said “Who hath believed our report?” There were people brought to Paul when he was in prison and he preached and they said “We’re almost persuaded,” but they could not believe because Isaiah had. So unfortunately, some people will not ever get the revelation of what the Messiah did for them at Cavalry. It goes on to say in verse 4 “Surely” now I like the way that starts out because when God says “surely” then there’s no doubt about it, what’s said occurred. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.” Now you being a Messianic Hebrew scholar know that’s a mistranslation. The word “born” is the Hebrew word “nasah” which means remove. So…

Sid: I love that Hebrew word, I have to tell you once I realized that it’s not what it says in English.

John: “Surely he hath removed our griefs” well the Hebrew word there is “Kholi” it’s sickness and diseases. You’ll find that in 2nd Kings 1:2, and Deuteronomy 28:59. So “Surely he hath removed our diseases and carried our sorrow.” The Hebrew word “sorrow” is “M’cabah” which means afflictions, grief, pain and sorrow. So it’s literally saying “Surely he hath removed our sicknesses and carried our diseases.”

Sid: You know that word “nasah” I do want to comment on just a moment. The high priest would put his hands on the scapegoat and put the sins of the Jewish people there, and it would nasah, or remove, the sins away and go into the wilderness. All the sins would be taken it would be removed, and that’s what the Messiah did for us. Oops we’re out of time.

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