When I take Communion, I take it as a prophetic act, applying it to any situation that is weighing on my heart. A prophetic act is a Holy Spirit-inspired physical action that disrupts the atmosphere. Sometimes, I’ll feel as though God wants me to do something tangible to activate something that I’m praying into. During those moments, I simply ask the Holy Spirit, “What should I do about this?” Then, I’ll feel prompted to—for example—take my shofar into the prayer house that we have at Bethel or go to a specific place to take Communion. In completing the prophetic act, we are releasing something into the atmosphere that helps the answer to our prayer to break through.
In Exodus, God had the Israelites kill a lamb and put the blood over their doors, signaling to the Spirit of God to pass by without harming the family inside. Moses instructed the Israelites:
You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and no one of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning (Exodus 12:22 NASB).
The physical lamb’s blood didn’t save them; the will of God saved them. But the families that participated in this prophetic act were revealing a heart submitted to God. The lamb’s blood was a prophetic act that each family did in order to align themselves with God’s will and alert the spirit realm as to whom they belonged.
When Jesus led the disciples through Communion, during their Passover meal together, He was creating and modeling a prophetic act that believers could continue implementing. He was giving us a way to align ourselves with Heaven and bring Heaven’s reality to earth. Often, when I take Communion, I prophesy to myself. There is something powerful in the spirit realm about the declaration of truth, so I talk to myself out loud. I remind myself who I am, that I’m a daughter of the King and that I’m strong in Him. I pull on the promises of the Bible as they come to mind. I’ll say, “I am crucified with Christ” (see Gal. 2:20). I let the reality of the New Covenant wash over me, changing any mindset within me that needs to be changed. I declare over myself, “I have the peace that passes understanding” (see Phil. 4:7). I remind myself that I can walk in His peace no matter what circumstances surround me.
A friend called me one day to tell me that she was going to have a meeting with a top official. As soon as she told me who it was, I began to freak out a little. For several days prior to her phone call, I had felt the push to pray over this official. I prayed for blessings and for the love of Jesus to come. At that point, I was taking Communion three times per day. Each time I prayed and took part in Communion, my main focus had been on this person and her family. There was no way I could have known that God was going to use my friend to speak into this leader’s life! But God knew. And He was the one directing my path and my prayer time. As we take Communion, aligning our mind with God’s, we are able to partner with Him to see breakthrough. We have the most powerful weapon of prophetic intercession available to us.
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