Hello to everyone. I have a question about prayer. I do not have a full understanding of this question, and I noticed that I’m afraid to say something wrong. To be more specific, I have the following questions: May I bless my relatives; I would pray in the morning for the coming day and bless all the deeds of the day; I wished blessings to those who came to me, called me, in other words – to everyone with whom I had fellowship; I would pray for the city, country and authorities; etc. I want to have full clarity on this question.
Hello, we had a question in regards to communion. Where in scriptures is it written about one cup? Also, what if someone has some kind of illness or sickness?
With love to all,
It is written clearly, and not ambiguously about ONE cup.
“Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:20
1 Corinthians 11:25 “After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till He come.
1 Corinthians 10:16 “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ.
17. For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
It is clearly written: “One bread” – we do not take many pieces, but one bread, that we break into pieces and we all eat from the One Bread, which is the Body of Christ broken for us.
In the same way it is one cup, from which we drink – it is ONE, not two, not three, and even more so not many cups for each person.
“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinthians 10:21
The Lord has left us this commandment, so as to have us fulfill it in simplicity and precisely/exactly, how it is commanded. For some this is disgusting (squeamish) and they then decided to correct it slightly – for their destruction/death! Thus the faith is tested! For some this commandment is not spiritual enough, they say this is like a ritual and that you don’t have to fulfill it literally – it’s not a big deal (not unto death).
But this commandment was left to us by the Lord Himself, for us to remember the suffering of Christ, who was on earth in the flesh and suffered for us with great suffering death.
It is not necessary to add or remove anything, but simply to remember, as it is written. And it is not written ambiguously, but very clearly in regards to one cup. To come to the idea in regards to several/many cups, it is a big stretch (you have to come to this idea)! Because in Scripture there isn’t even a hint of this.
I hope I was able to clearly explain.
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17)
“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
The Scriptures speak of one cup, which Christ drank and commanded us to do, when we remember His suffering for us, giving us redemption from sin and healing from sickness. When we receive the Lord’s supper, then we accept it as the Body and Blood of Christ with faith. What does such a soul think about, when in partaking in the supper he/she is afraid to get sick? What does he/she reason about? For the Word clearly tells us: “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.”