The Table series continues this week with a special look at the bread representing the broken body of Jesus. Michael Miller looks at the significance of Christ’s body being broken and it’s redemptive purpose for us today. In His Body, Jesus bore our sins and the effects of sin for us. The stripes of Jesus provide healing and wholeness and we can approach the table with expectation for healing, wholeness and blessing. Jesus body was provided for us so that we could have life today.
JESUS HAS PREPARED THE TABLE FOR US.
In this weeks sermon, Miller expressed that the Lord presss him to raise the standard for our community. This sermon is on communion and how important and vital it is in our lives as individuals and as a community.
For the next 40 days we are taking communion every single day and we encourage to you to do the same.
As we do this act in unity, here is a prayer you can say everyday as you take communion :
Father, I think you for this bread that is the body of your son and my Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank Jesus, that you took my sins, my cares, my worries, my sickness and my diseases upon your body. Thank you that your body took on all that my body could not. Thank you that your body took up my infirmities, diseases, my chastisement, my affliction, my scourging, my rebellion, my iniquity (internal sin), my transgression (external sin), my grief, my sorrow, my anguish, my guilt, my shame and my condemnation resulting in your body taking on my death. I proclaim that you died my death. I proclaim that I was crucified with you and that I no longer live but you live in me. The life I know live in the body I live by faith because you gave your body for me. And now glorious Father, I receive total healing in my spirit, my soul, my mind, my emotions, and my body. This life and healing includes every organ, every cell, every joint, ligament, muscle and bone in my body I declare your total provision for any and every need. I receive total healing for every function of my body. And I give You the praise and the glory and the honor in Jesus name. I bless Your name Father. I also declare that through this body I am made one with you and through one bread I am made one with your people. I declare forgiveness, wholeness and grace upon all my relationships; both family and friends. I take this over my marriage and declare oneness with my bride and that you are for our covenant and empowering us to love each other supernaturally and wholly. I take this over the Upper Room family and declare oneness of heart, mind and mission. That we will truly experience the fullness of being called the Body of Christ in every facet and form. Thank you for your precious body Lord Jesus, broken for us.
The bible says in Lev 17:11 that the life of the flesh is in the blood. I just ate the body of Christ. I am now holding the blood of Christ (John 6:48-58) which represents your life. When I drink this it will bring life to the body of Christ that I just ate. John 6:63 – the word says it is the Spirit that quickens the flesh – “the Spirit give life” Father in the name of Jesus, I thank You for this representation of the blood of Jesus, I realize I am holding the most powerful substance in the universe. It is more powerful than all physical weapons, medicines, foods, bacterias, viruses, curses, and rebellious decisions that I have made. This blood has the power to deal fully with all of my sin, both the power of sin in my life and ultimately, one day, the presence of sin in this world. Thank you that this blood is for my past, present and future sins. That this blood speaks a better word than any other word over my life. Jesus, I thank You for shedding Your blood at Calvary, I now receive Your blood and a new and fresh infilling of Your Life and Your Spirit in Jesus name. Glory to God (drink the blood)
Pentecost Sunday is always a BIG DEAL at Upper Room Dallas. Since God named us the Upper Room 7 years ago, we have always celebrated the promised gift of God’s Spirit. It’s at the center of all that we do. This message will help you fall in love with Holy Spirit. Michael Miller shares about the person of Holy Spirit and how we can know Him today. Knowing the Holy Spirit changes everything and will help you see, follow and witness the One who sent Holy Spirit; JESUS! Enjoy!
Comparison is deadly. Its devastating influence results in us attempting to be something we are not. Comparison exists among us because we don’t see ourselves or those around us rightly. It’s time for you to have confidence in who you are in the eyes of God. In his second teaching on comparison, Miller talks about life among brothers vs life with the Father. From Cain and Able, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, sibling rivalries (comparison) resulted in death, stolen birth rights and global conflicts. Yet Jesus has led us to the Father, and as our brother, He has set us free from living in comparison to our brothers and sisters. This teaching will help you be free of comparison, see Jesus rightly and see yourself as the Father sees you.
The spirit realm is real. Demons, angels, and the universal laws at play in this dimension impact us daily. For too long, we have neglected the invisible war being waged for our souls in this realm. In this teaching, Michael Miller unpacks some simple yet profound truths about the spirit realm and how to walk in victory from our common enemies. Miller, along with Bob Randall, teach on 3 spiritual doors that many believers leave open resulting in demonic oppression and bondage. Find freedom through these teachings and apply life giving truths to your life. For it’s truth that sets us free by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus asked an obvious question to a sick man in John 5 when he said, “Do You Want To Get Well?” Yet the man did not say “YES!” His answer was sourced from discouragement, confusion, and lifelong excuses. Many believers do the same thing today. In this teaching, Michael Miller along with Sharla Brenneman give understanding to why this happens. They reveal how wounds and trauma impact our hearts and how they skew our perspective of God crippling us from receiving the needed grace and mercy He is ready to give us. If a believer sees Jesus incorrectly, we won’t entrust our broken hearts and receive the healing we need. God is the only source for healing of our traumatic heart wounds. God wants to Father us, Jesus wants to Heal us and Holy Spirit wants to mother us.
F R E E D O M is the point. Jesus came to liberate everyone. Yet his definition of freedom is oftentimes different than ours. In this teaching, Michael Miller clearly lays out why freedom is the reason Christ came, what freedom is for the believer, and how to get free. It’s raw, vulnerable, and transparent, including his own personal journey into freedom from sexual brokenness.
Terry Lindsey (UR Dallas Elder) and Miller share a pastoral word directed to the Upper Room family. It was clear Holy Spirit was directing the shepherds to address specific and abnormal demonic warfare surrounding the Upper Room community specifically within the family unit. This podcast is less a teaching and more of an insight into our family.
We don’t like to be weak. Weakness is not celebrated, encouraged or pursued. We cover up, hide, and often overlook our weaknesses. Yet, God loves our weaknesses and chooses our weakness to bring forth His strength and glory. Miller teaches on the Biblical definition of pride and how to embrace your weakness.