Acts 2:44-47 says, “Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Notice it said, they had all things in common. The word common in the Greek is ‘koinos’ and is where we get the word for communion. Communion means fellowship.
Here are seven areas of communion I want to share with you:
1) We have communion with the common wealth of Israel: God blessed Israel beyond measure and we have been blessed with the common wealth of Israel and all of the promises God made Israel belong to us. Child of God the Bible says we have a better Covenant with better promises. The Old Covenant was sealed with the blood of a lamb, but we have a better covenant that was sealed by the blood of the Son of the Living God.
2) The love of God: The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. So many Christians say, “Oh God, would you just come and fill me!” Child of God, if you would just quit begging and just start believing you will start experiencing it. 1 John tells us, “God is love and they that walk in love walk in God and God in them” and 1 Peter tells us, “that we have become partakers of the divine nature.” We can love the ungodly just like Jesus did.
3) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ: We have God’s grace, not God’s judgment. We are not going to be judged. If the church is going to be judged, then why did Jesus die? You hear it all the time, “yes, yes we are saved by grace yes; but.” There is no but to it. It is sealed in the blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Jesus and nothing else. God loves us and God is going to bless us because of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, not because of what we do or don’t do. He blesses us in spite of us.
4) The Holy Spirit: He is talking to you, He is in you causing you to see things in the Spirit, and you have to step out and believe Him. You say, “well what if I step out and I’m wrong?” That’s okay you will learn. We learn from things all of the time, life is a learning process. We are all learning at different levels, you are not learning where I’m learning because I’ve been studying this stuff for 30 something years. The Holy Spirit is living in you to do the work of the Kingdom of God and go around doing good and healing all that are sick and oppressed of the devil.
5) One another: We have something in common that we don’t have in common with the world. That is why it is important to be in the house of the Lord. They are your family, they are all born of the same blood; the blood of Jesus and we are all born of the Holy Spirit.
6) The Covenant that God made with Jesus: Over in Matthew 26:26 it says, “as they were eating Jesus took bread, blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, take eat; this is my body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Most people have no concept of Covenant and have no idea what the Communion table is all about? The word ‘new’ there literally means the ratified Covenant. Jesus ratified the Covenant started with Abraham and instead of it being cut with the blood of an animal God Almighty cut a Covenant in the blood of His Son and the Covenant was between God and His Son and they are the only two that sealed that Covenant and nobody can break it. When we become a part of the Lord Jesus Christ; we become a joint heir of that Covenant and we can’t mess it up because we didn’t create it. We can’t stop the blessings from flowing through it because we didn’t start them.
7) We are partakers of the work, we are co-laborers together with God: The disciples knew something that most Christians don’t, when Jesus partook of that bread and that cup, he said this is my body that is broken for you and this is my blood that is shed for you. When they partook of it they were saying the same thing. They were saying we are entering into a covenant with you and just like you gave your blood for us we will give our blood and our bodies for you. They took up the cause of God to the point that they were willing to die and suffer because they knew that they were in Covenant with Almighty God.