Creating a Sickness Free Glory Zone
Three Levels to Discerning the Body of Christ
Paul makes a very bold and strong statement in 1 Cor 11:30 regarding sickness and premature death in the church. “That is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death.”
What reason does Paul give for sickness, weakness and premature death in the body of Christ? The answer is found in 1 Cor 11:29. The Bible says it’s because we are not properly discerning the body of Christ. So given this reason of thought, then the opposite must be true as well. If we can learn to properly discern the body of Christ then we can avoid sickness, weakness and premature death in the church.
I have seen so many precious saints lose their lives prematurely to disease and sickness. It seems some have passed on before the fullness of their days on earth. From what I see in 1 Cor 11:29-30, there is a place the body of Christ can enter into where sickness and premature death won’t be able to touch us. I’m talking on a corporate level. I’m talking about such a hedge of protection around the corporate body of Christ that not one is weak or sickly among us. Is this possible? Yes, I believe it is. I believe provision has been made through the broken body and blood of Christ.
The key is found in this one statement:
“Properly discerning the body of Christ.”
What does this statement really mean? How does it hold the key and secret not only for divine healing, but for divine health? As I have pondered and prayed over this scripture I have come to see several levels of properly discerning the body of Christ.
The First Level - Discerning the Body of Christ in Communion
The first and most obvious application is seen within the context of this scripture where Paul is referring to the receiving of communion and proper discernment of it. In 1 Cor 11:29 it says, “For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning or recognizing with due appreciation that it is Christ’s body, eats and drinks a sentence upon himself.” So the first level of properly discerning the body of Christ is recognizing what the communion is. Some segments of the church believe that the elements become the literal body and blood of Christ. Others teach they are symbolic of His body and blood. I believe it’s somewhere in the middle. I believe by faith they become the body and blood of Jesus. By faith we eat His flesh and drink His blood. Through the act of communion we are celebrating the oneness we have with Christ. There’s a lot more I can teach about this, and I do in my teaching set on Creating a Sickness Free Glory Zone.
Two more Levels of Discerning The Body of Christ
But there are two more levels of properly discerning the body of Christ and they hold the keys to divine health and longevity of life. They hold the keys to releasing a tangible protection of God’s glory within and around the church keeping us from sickness and premature death. We must learn how to properly discern the body of Christ in all of it’s fullness if we are to fully access all Christ has done for us.
I want to share with you my entire revelation on creating a sickness free glory zone in your life and in the corporate body of Christ.
I share about these revelations and more in my NEW teaching set CREATING A SICKNESS FREE GLORY ZONE.
1. Accurately Discerning the Body of Christ
2. The Power of Compassion
3. By His Wounds You are Healed
4. Sovereignty vs Faith