Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 11:28-30 (AMP); Let a man [thoroughly] examine himself, and [only when he has done] so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discriminating and recognizing with due appreciation that [it is Christ’s] body, eats and drinks a sentence (a verdict of judgment) upon himself. That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death.
Our theme scripture defines for us what it means to discern the body.
It is to discriminate and recognize with due appreciation that it’s Christ’s body.
One of the ways in which Christians fail to discern the body is when they begin their walk with Christ in the Spirit and then seek to be perfected in the flesh.
Salvation did not come to you because of your works or choice. It was Christ who sought you because He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).
Examining yourself as required by our theme scripture involves questioning whether your walk with God is entirely the work of Christ, for it is His body.
The scripture says that it is only after you have examined yourself that you can eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
This means that you can never truly relate or commune with God and His Word until you reach the ultimate understanding that it is all about Him. Everything about you is His: your thoughts, your plans, your desires. It is His body. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 12:27, Philippians 2:13
You can never truly relate or commune with God and His Word until you reach the ultimate understanding that it is all about Him. Everything about you is His: your thoughts, your plans, your desires. It is His body.
PRAYER: My loving God, I thank you for this knowledge and revelation. What a great assurance to know that it is all about you. I have perfect discernment of the body because I know it is you at work in everything I do. This is not about me, Lord, but all about you. My life is your story. In Jesus’ name. Amen.