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So what -- is -- the definition of IS?

I and My Father are One.

Unbelief in the Lord's Word of Power within Holy Communion is taught to the people of the pews by the paid preachers of the pulpit.  The confusion is tragic for so many souls that have come to believe in the Covenant Word of God, but whose minds are held in bondage to their past and present sins of the flesh.  The quandary of guilt lies in the laps of the religious philosophers or pastors of yesterday and today who, in their cultivated unbelief, defines the Lord's Communion in heretical terms of what his or her finite mind, thinks that Jesus Christ meant, rather than what the Christ of the Infinite God defines with His Infinite Word of Truth.  Jesus Christ, the Truth of God's Covenant Word states absolutely that:  Unless you eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you have no Life within you(See John 6 verse 53 verse 55.)   It is not wise to parse the Infinite Words of Jesus Christ to suit the ignorance of the finite.

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will put My Words in His Mouth, and He shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.  And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him. (See Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19. also Peter's verification in Acts 3 verse 22 thru 23.)

The tentacles of sin within our flesh, can have a strangle hold around our necks, choking off the flow of the Breath of Life that is from the Spirit of God.  In this matter of God's Covenant Truth, the contrived words of human kind are grievously flawed, playing into the hands of Satan, the master of creating disunity among believers.  The confusion in human semantics, verily denies  the Truth of the Word of God that stands forever.  The Words that I speak, They are Spirit and They are Life.  But there are some of you that do not believe. (See John 6 verse 63 verse 64.)  In God's Covenant of Grace and Truth, it is through the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, that Holy God Almighty has provided the Provisions of His Grace in the Body and the Covenant Blood of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ that releases the captive mind from the satanic powers of sin and death.  I AM the Vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: For without Me you can do nothing. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 8.)  I and My Father are One.  Without abiding in the absolute Truth of the Vine, then the Spirit of Truth and the Life of the Vine ceases to flow to its branches, and the branches wither and fall away. 

Witness: That after giving thanks to His Father God, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, born the Son of Man, and being the Christ of God,  said at the Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread:  Take and eat: This is My Body given for you.  Jesus, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, being One with the Spirit of God, did not say take and eat the bread or eat the element.  No, the Son of Man and the Christ of God was the Unleavened Bread of heaven that God sacrificially gave to redeem human kind from their sin and death.   Should not those that are saved by God's Salvation Gift of Faith in Christ Jesus, now eat in faith of the unleavened Bread of Heaven and His unifying Body of unleavened Flesh that is of the sinless incarnate Son of Man? 

Witness again: The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus sets the saved apart from this world of sin and death, through the sanctifying Blood of the incarnate Son of Man.  After Jesus gave thanks to His Father Yahweh God for His creation of the fruit of the vine, then the Word of God said:  Drink all of you: For this IS My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin.  Christ Jesus the Life of the True Vine,  did not say, drink the juice or even mention drinking the wine, but the Word of God declared that that which His disciples would drink, is His Blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the remission of the sins of His Covenant people.  If we say that we have no sin, then we are deceived, and His Word and His Truth is not in us. (See 1st John 1 verse 8 thru 10.)  Who then is the liar?  Who then is your master?

I speak as to wise men; Judge you all what I say. The Cup of Blessing which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ? The (Unleavened) Bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ?  For we being many are One Bread, and One Body: For we are all partakers of that One (Unleavened) Bread. (1st Corinthians 10 verse 15 thru 17.)

The word  is”, in Greek is “esti”: Third Person, singular. Definition: present; “to be”: and has a root in “eimi”: First Person, singular, present: meaning, “to exist”; “is present”.   The "I AM" in the Gospel of John, references the deity of Jesus Christ, as EGO EIMI, in the Greek, having a meaning of I Will Be.

Therefore the EGO EIMI says to me, 'I Will Be what I Will Be'.  For you of little faith and lost in sin, I Will Be your drink offering unto GOD!  He that drinks of My LifeBlood will never thirst!  I Will Be your Redeemer; I Will Be your Savior from sin, hell, death and the graveI Will Be gracious to whom I Will Be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  For the Life Blood of Jesus testifies: I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death:  "O Death, “I Will Be your plague; Oh grave, I Will Be thy destruction”.  (See Hosea 13 verse 14.)

But "In Judgment, I Will Be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and I Will Be a swift witness against the adulterers, and I Will Be a swift witness against false swearers, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that turn aside the stranger from his right, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that fear not Me, says the Lord of Host”. (See Malachi 3 verse 5.) (The Word of God amplified.)

And, for you that hunger for righteousness, I Will Be the Bread of Life, for I AM that “EGO EIMI”, the Bread of Life!  He that comes to Me will never hunger!  I Will Be your Eternal Provider and Sustainer.  Though the winds of adversity come against you, I Will Be your Shield and Defender, and if you fall, I Will Be merciful, and I Will Be there to lift you up, and I Will Be your Healer.  I Will Be your Servant, and I Will Be in the heart of My people.  For you, I Will Be that Agape/Love that passes all understanding. "I Will Be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." I AM that “EGO EIMI”, and "to be" WISDOM for you.

“Drink all of you, for This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is shed for many for the remission of sins”: This is a very heavy straightforward word in its hearing in the ear of flesh.  Even so, for the hearts of faith, it is far better to amplify the True meaning of the Word, as the 'Blood' and the 'Body' of our Lord Jesus Christ, rather than to timidly negate the Holy Spirit's Gracious Power with terms of irrelevancy, such as symbolic or elements.  If the latter is done, then the Holy Spirit of Grace is grieved, and the Fountain of Living Water will not flow in such unbelief.

The Prideful impersonal Spin of Human Semantics.

Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. (In full context 2nd Timothy 2 verse 11 thru 16.)

It is not finite man's doctrine, that sets the agenda for the salvation and sanctification of sinful mankind.  No! This IS the Infinite's Doctrine for the Salvation of the dead in sin, and belongs to the infinite God alone.  God desires to abundantly pardon repentant sinners, and with His Spirit's work through the Blood of Christ Jesus, the saved are cleansed from the works of death, so that the Lord God of the Living would commune within the hearts of of His people for the sake of His Spirit and the Truth of His WORD made the Flesh of Man/Adam.  But even though we may have prayed a prayer to be saved, we inevitably return to the ways of idolatrous flesh, and are forgetful that we are accountable to God and His Covenant Word.  That Covenant WORD of GOD is, Jesus Christ the Son of Man, Who was dead and overcame our sin's of death, and is now alive forevermore, and is the Executor of His Kingdom Estate of the Living.  (See Hebrews 9 verse 14 thru 17.) We, who were dead in our sins and trespasses, are called into the remembrance of Christ's death and resurrection, so that we would overcome the works of sin that demands death, and to participate fully in the Lord's Kingdom of Abundant Life.  

So with repentance from sin that so easily entraps us, it is up to the whole of the spiritually minded church to remember that God's cleansing Grace for acknowledged sin, is in our receiving of the Word Commemorated New Covenant Communion Blood that the Lord Jesus Christ inaugurated at His Last Passover Supper of Unleavened Bread.  The Word of God, Jesus Christ, declared to His disciples that the Communion (Fellowship) Blood, is the same Blood that He shed, when He would be lifted up on a cross for the payment of mankind's sins.   The Word and Sustainer of Life, has established His Doctrine of the Spirit of Life in the New Testament Provisions for Life saying: “This, is My Blood of the New Covenant, which, is shed for many for the remission of sin”. (Mark 14 verse 24). 

Jesus said to the nay sayers of that day, and any day: "My Doctrine is not Mine, but of His that has sent Me.  If any man will do His Will, he shall know of the Doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself." (John 7 verse 16.) Truly, Truly I say unto you: Except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have no Life in you!  (John 6 verse 53.) We argue in the flesh of our minds over what we think that the substance of Communion is, and fail to understand in the heart of our thoughts, that in the Communion Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, God is providing His Love/Agapao in the One Holy Spirit of the Father and Son that allows the members of His Covenant to enter together as One with the same Holy Spirit of God, into the Almighty's Holy Presence.  The corrupted flesh and blood of human kind does not enter into the Kingdom of God, but it is the redeemed soul, purchased by the Blood of Jesus Christ that has an entrance into Father Yahweh's Presence.  God does not change in any aspect of His all encompassing Holiness, but in Holy Communion, Yahweh God is giving to us the intimacy of His heart that is accorded to His beloved Son.  Holy Father; Thou hast Loved them, as Thou hast Loved Me(See John 17 verse 23.)

Truly, it is the priest in the pews, each being the temple of the Holy Spirit, who desiring to be in Communion with the I AM THAT EGO EIMI and His Supreme Sacrifice of Love, consecrates within themselves, the Master's Words of Salvation remembrance, of the eternal prescription for Life that is within God's Eternal Son.  When I initially wrote this addendum, the Spirit of God said to me that His 'Word' is in that consecrated Bread and that Wine.  The Spirit of God is confirming His Word of Covenant Truth that He gave as a Sacrifice of His Love.  The substance of God's Word holds the universe together with the Spirit of His Word.  The Truth of God’s Word and Spirit permeates the time and space of the bread and the wine, to be for us the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, for nothing exist in God's universe without the Truth of the Christ of God.  Yeshuah is the Truth, and His Word and Son of Truth holds power over all substance that exist in Almighty God's universe. 

How the individual, personally would receive or reject that Word consecrated Unleavened Bread and the Fruit of the Vine, is a very serious matter between the flesh and the spirit of that person, and the Spirit of God. 

For whoever is ashamed of Me and · My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with His holy angels. (Mark 8 verse 38.)

As the priest of God's temple, we each are responsible for the sanctity of our souls in which the Holy Spirit of Truth would reside.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given unto us all things, that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him, that has called us to glory and virtue. (2nd  Peter 1 verse 2 thru 3.)

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Robert Glenn Pratten