The Apple and the Bun--Healing Power in Communion

The Apple and the Bun

The Apple and the Bun–Healing Power in Communion

The Apple and the Bun

God Heals through the Eucharist (Holy Communion)

The apple symbolizes death and separation; the bun symbolizes Life and communion with Christ Jesus.

Can you imagine the condition of the Israelites just before the Exodus? They were slaves, harassed and whipped by merciless slave masters. Without a doubt, many were sick, weak, or injured. They were laden with the diseases of Egypt. Then, in one night, something dramatic, something as momentous as the Exodus itself occurred.

They ate the Passover Lamb.

Psalm 105:37 relates the thrilling result of eating this Lamb, the figure of Christ Jesus:

Then He brought them out with silver and gold, and among His tribes there was not one who stumbled.

The King James Version translates and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

And all of them were healthy and strong states the Good News Translation.

Oh, the power of the Lamb! The Passover Lamb was for the healing of a nation! Oh, to claim the power of the Passover Feast.

Communion (Lord’s Supper, Last Supper, Eucharist or whatever we choose to call it) is rooted in the Passover. As historic as the Passover is, it is merely the forerunner of the Eucharist. The Lord’s Supper is the fulfillment of the Passover. The Eucharist is the perfection of the Passover and completes it’s purpose and power.

Look with me at the Lord’s Supper.


The Apple and the Bun

Eve (and Adam) ate the apple. The world immediately fell into sin. We call it The Fall.

Christ died on the cross. The world was gloriously lifted out of sin. We call it Redemption. Communion celebrates His death and resurrection.

Adam ate in unbelief; in contrast, Christ died in faith.

Adam bit the apple in disobedience. Christ tasted death in obedience.

Adam’s act in unbelief destined the world to death; Christ’s faithful act destined the world to life for all who believe.

Adam’s lack of trust brought a curse; Christ’s faithfulness issued a never-ending blessing.

Adam’s sin brought condemnation; Christ’s obedience brought the twin free gifts — the abundance of grace and the gift of eternal righteousness (Romans 5:17).

Adam’s act brought separation; Christ’s act brought communion with God.

In communion, we eat the bun, the Bread of Life.

Just as Adam’s sin (eating the apple) brought a certain curse, so Christ’s act (along with those who eat the Bread) bring certain blessings.

To eat the Bun (the Bread) is to reverse the curse of the apple. Jesus said, This is My body, broken for you. Certain consequences automatically ensued when Eve ate the apple. In a different way, certain results supernaturally pursue those who eat the Bun in faith.

I say, in a different way, because the Bible emphasizes the results of the death of Christ are MUCH MORE in magnitude, in power, and in certainty than the results of the sin of Adam. The death of Christ is NOT like the sin of Adam. The results of the death of Christ and the eating of the loaf (the Bun) are much more certain and powerful.

Supernatural breakouts emanate from tasting the Bun in faith during this God designed event, the Eucharist.

In her book Miracles Do Happen, Sister Briege McKenna, O.S. C. relates the following story about a mass in a rural area of Latin America.



…I realized the important aspect of the Eucharis is not what I do, but what Jesus does and what I allow Him to do in Me. I must let the loving Jesus heal me and transform me through His body and blood. It is not my effort alone, but His action, that transforms me.


A little boy was brought there who was suffering from very severe burns and sores on his body. I remember thinking, “My goodness, there’s nothing that can be done. It’s so bad. We have no doctors or medicine here.”


We prayed with the little boy, then the priest said to the old woman wo had carried him to the mass, “Just leave him under the table here and let’s continue with the celebration of the Eucharist.”


As the mass progressed, I was overwhelmed at the participation of the people in the mass.


As we approached the consecration, I had my eyes closed. When I opened them I discovered that the people were prostrated on the ground. They lifted up their eyes to adore the Lord. The look on their faces made me think, “They really believe that this is Jesus.” Then when I looked at the sacred Host [at Jesus], in my own imagination, I got the most beautiful image of Jesus with His two hands out. He was smiling with great love and compassion.


After this mass, I went around to see how the little boy was. He had been placed under the table which served as the altar. But he wasn’t there. I said to the woman who had brought him to the mass, “Where is he?” She said, pointing to a group of children playing nearby, “There he is.”


I looked at the child and he was fine. There wasn’t a thing wrong with his little body.


I said aloud, but more to myself, “What happened to him?”


The old woman looked at me and said, “What do you mean, ‘What happened?’ Didn’t Jesus come?”

Here are the points. There are certain, definite results for those who follow the man who tasted the apple in the garden: sin, sickness and death. There are certain, definite results for those who follow the Man who tasted death on the cross: forgiveness, health and eternal life.

According to Romans 5 the latter is much more certain than the former!

Holy Communion (eating the Bun) connects the believer with the crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ.

What are You Eating — The Apple or the Bun?

The Apple and the Bun.

There’s more to this than a catchy title. Jesus said, “This is My body.” Let’s chew on that awhile.

We have seen spontaneous deliverance and other supernatural manifestations. I am expecting to see more. At our next communion, let’s expect to meet Christ and experience His manifestation.

What have you seen as a result of the Lord’s Supper? Do me a favor and pass on what God is doing in your church or your own experience of Holy Communion.

Speak Your Mind

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The Apple and the Bun God Heals through the Eucharist (Holy Communion) Can you imagine the condition of the Israelites just before the Exodus? They were slaves, harassed and whipped by merciless slave masters. Without a doubt, many were sick, weak, or injured. They were laden with the diseases of Egypt. Then, in one night, something dramatic, something as momentous as the Exodus itself occurred. They ate the Passover Lamb. Psalm 105:37 relates the thrilling result of eating this Lamb, the figure of Christ Jesus: Then He brought them out with silver and gold, and among His tribes there was not one who stumbled. The King James Version translates and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. And all of them were healthy and strong states the Good News Translation. Oh, the power of the Lamb! The Passover Lamb was for the healing of a nation! Oh, to claim the power of the Passover Feast. Communion (Lord’s Supper, Last Supper, Eucharist or whatever we choose to call it) is rooted in the Passover. As historic as the Passover is, it is merely the forerunner of the Eucharist. The Lord’s Supper is the fulfillment of the Passover. The Eucharist is the perfection of the Passover and completes it’s design and power. Look with me at the Lord’s Supper. The Apple and the Bun Eve (and Adam) ate the apple. The world immediately fell into sin. We call it The Fall. Christ died on the cross. The world was gloriously lifted out of sin. We call it Redemption. Adam ate in unbelief. Christ died in faith. Adam bit the apple in disobedience. Christ tasted death in obedience. Adam’s act in unbelief destined the world to death; Christ’s faithful act destined the world to life to all who believe. Adam’s lack of trust brought a curse; Christ’s faithfulness issued a never-ending blessing. Adam’s sin brought condemnation; Christ’s obedience brought the twin free gifts -- the abundance of grace and the gift of eternal righteousness. Adam’s act brought separation; Christ’s act brought communion with God. In communion, we eat the loaf, the Bread of Life. To eat the Bun (the Bread) is to reverse the curse of the apple. Jesus said, This is My body, broken for you. Certain consequences automatically ensued when Eve ate the apple. In a different way, certain results beyond human control pursue those who eat the Bun in faith. I say, in a different way, because the Bible emphasizes the results of the death of the death of Christ are MUCH MORE in magnitude, in power, and in certainty than the results of the sin of Adam. The death of Christ is NOT like the sin of Adam. The death of Christ and the eating of the loaf (the Bun) are much more powerful. Supernatural breakouts emanate from tasting the Bun in faith during this God designed event, the Eucharist. In her book Miracles Do Happen, Sister Briege McKenna, O.S. C. relates the following story. …I realized the important aspect of the Eucharis is not what I do, but what Jesus does and what I allow Him to do in Me. I must let the loving Jesus heal me and transform me through His body and blood. It is not my effort alone, but His action, that transforms me. I realized this truth while attending an outdoor mass in mountainous Latin America country. Many very poor people came to this mass. The priest was using an old table for an altar. A little boy was brought there who was suffering from very severe burns and sores on his body. I remember thinking, “My goodness, there’s nothing that can be done. It’s so bad. We have no doctors or medicine here.” We prayed with the little boy, then the priest said to the old woman wo had carried him to the mass, “Just leave him under the table here and let’s continue with the celebration of the Eucharist.” As the mass progressed, I was overwhelmed at the participation of the people in the mass. As we approached the consecration, I had my eyes closed. When I opened them I discovered that the people were prostrated on the ground. They lifted up their eyes to adore the Lord. The look on their faces made me think, “They really believe that this is Jesus.” Then when I looked at the sacred Host [at Jesus], in my own imagination, I got the most beautiful image of Jesus with His two hands out. He was smiling with great love and compassion. After this mass, I went around to see how the little boy was. He had been placed under the table which served as the altar. But he wasn’t there. I said to the woman who had brought him to the mass, “Where is he?” She said, pointing to a group of children playing nearby, “There he is.” I looked at the child and he was fine. There wasn’t a thing wrong with his little body. I said aloud, but more to myself, “What happened to him?” The old woman looked at me and said, “What do you mean, ‘What happened?’ Didn’t Jesus come?” The Apple and the Bun. There’s more to this than a catchy title. We have seen spontaneous deliverance and at least one health issue resolved. I am expecting to see more. What have you seen as a result of the Lord’s Supper? Do me a favor and pass on what God is doing in your church or our own experience of Holy Communion. The Apple and the Bun God Heals through the Eucharist (Holy Communion) Can you imagine the condition of the Israelites just before the Exodus? They were slaves, harassed and whipped by merciless slave masters. Without a doubt, many were sick, weak, or injured. They were laden with the diseases of Egypt. Then, in one night, something dramatic, something as momentous as the Exodus itself occurred. They ate the Passover Lamb. Psalm 105:37 relates the thrilling result of eating this Lamb, the figure of Christ Jesus: Then He brought them out with silver and gold, and among His tribes there was not one who stumbled. The King James Version translates and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. And all of them were healthy and strong states the Good News Translation. Oh, the power of the Lamb! The Passover Lamb was for the healing of a nation! Oh, to claim the power of the Passover Feast. Communion (Lord’s Supper, Last Supper, Eucharist or whatever we choose to call it) is rooted in the Passover. As historic as the Passover is, it is merely the forerunner of the Eucharist. The Lord’s Supper is the fulfillment of the Passover. The Eucharist is the perfection of the Passover and completes it’s design and power. Look with me at the Lord’s Supper. The Apple and the Bun Eve (and Adam) ate the apple. The world immediately fell into sin. We call it The Fall. Christ died on the cross. The world was gloriously lifted out of sin. We call it Redemption. Adam ate in unbelief. Christ died in faith. Adam bit the apple in disobedience. Christ tasted death in obedience. Adam’s act in unbelief destined the world to death; Christ’s faithful act destined the world to life to all who believe. Adam’s lack of trust brought a curse; Christ’s faithfulness issued a never-ending blessing. Adam’s sin brought condemnation; Christ’s obedience brought the twin free gifts -- the abundance of grace and the gift of eternal righteousness. Adam’s act brought separation; Christ’s act brought communion with God. In communion, we eat the loaf, the Bread of Life. To eat the Bun (the Bread) is to reverse the curse of the apple. Jesus said, This is My body, broken for you. Certain consequences automatically ensued when Eve ate the apple. In a different way, certain results beyond human control pursue those who eat the Bun in faith. I say, in a different way, because the Bible emphasizes the results of the death of the death of Christ are MUCH MORE in magnitude, in power, and in certainty than the results of the sin of Adam. The death of Christ is NOT like the sin of Adam. The death of Christ and the eating of the loaf (the Bun) are much more powerful. Supernatural breakouts emanate from tasting the Bun in faith during this God designed event, the Eucharist. In her book Miracles Do Happen, Sister Briege McKenna, O.S. C. relates the following story. …I realized the important aspect of the Eucharis is not what I do, but what Jesus does and what I allow Him to do in Me. I must let the loving Jesus heal me and transform me through His body and blood. It is not my effort alone, but His action, that transforms me. I realized this truth while attending an outdoor mass in mountainous Latin America country. Many very poor people came to this mass. The priest was using an old table for an altar. A little boy was brought there who was suffering from very severe burns and sores on his body. I remember thinking, “My goodness, there’s nothing that can be done. It’s so bad. We have no doctors or medicine here.” We prayed with the little boy, then the priest said to the old woman wo had carried him to the mass, “Just leave him under the table here and let’s continue with the celebration of the Eucharist.” As the mass progressed, I was overwhelmed at the participation of the people in the mass. As we approached the consecration, I had my eyes closed. When I opened them I discovered that the people were prostrated on the ground. They lifted up their eyes to adore the Lord. The look on their faces made me think, “They really believe that this is Jesus.” Then when I looked at the sacred Host [at Jesus], in my own imagination, I got the most beautiful image of Jesus with His two hands out. He was smiling with great love and compassion. After this mass, I went around to see how the little boy was. He had been placed under the table which served as the altar. But he wasn’t there. I said to the woman who had brought him to the mass, “Where is he?” She said, pointing to a group of children playing nearby, “There he is.” I looked at the child and he was fine. There wasn’t a thing wrong with his little body. I said aloud, but more to myself, “What happened to him?” The old woman looked at me and said, “What do you mean, ‘What happened?’ Didn’t Jesus come?” The Apple and the Bun. There’s more to this than a catchy title. We have seen spontaneous deliverance and at least one health issue resolved. I am expecting to see more. What have you seen as a result of the Lord’s Supper? Do me a favor and pass on what God is doing in your church or our own experience of Holy Communion.