But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many areweak and sick among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. (1 Corinthians 11:28-31 NKJV)
We must understand that we have redemption from the curse because the body of Jesus was bruised and bloodied when He became a curse for us on the cross. These verses in their context reveal that if we don’t judge ourselves as ready and able in Christ to receive the redemption He provided, then judgment would eventually come. The judgment is a reference to the curse; weakness, sickness, and premature death (“sleep”). That is either misunderstood or completely unknown, but there it is, in black and white.
When we partake of the communion table, it is a reminder and a participation of the provisions of Jesus’ death. One of those provisions is Galatians 3:13.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”.(Galatians 3:13 NET)
We continue to look at this Biblical idea of judgment. The bottom line is, IF we will judge ourselves, we will not be judged. Some people bring judgment on themselves because they do not discern the body of the Lord and the Blood that was shed for the forgiveness of sins.
May these podcasts cause many to rightly discern the body and blood of the Lord! May many step into the victory Jesus provided through His death and resurrection!
Be mightily blessed!