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The Witness of God is greater.

Please, make --- no --- further mistake, for I know that I speak to the wise in heart!  Most assuredly, just as the Decalogue of Commandments is a spiritual force, too exacerbate the knowledge of the corrupting law of sin and death within our mind of flesh, so then is the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, through the Eternal Spirit of Holy Communion, actively alive and declared 'to be' the Living Sacrifice for the remission of sin.  The Holy Spirit of God is Eternal Life, and Jesus Christ is alive because Eternal Life resides within Him.  Because Eternal Life resides within Christ Jesus, as the incarnate Son of Man, then the Holy Spirit of God is One with the Water and the Blood of God's Eternal Word and Son.  The Fountain of Living Water has not ceased to flow from God's thrown room, where His Holy Spirit administers the mediating Grace that is in Christ Jesus, the Son of Adam/Man and the Son of God.

The Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ through Holy Communion, is the Spirit of God's Holy Provision that continually provides the fullness of God's spiritual immune force from the Life of His incarnate Son, to forgive, ameliorate and vanquish sin in the conscience of the (mind or spirit) of the Covenant person, thereby refreshing the soul of the repentant believer.  Sin shall not hold us captive to death, for Christ Jesus has vanquished sin's hold with His resurrection from the dead. 

We who are saved by the Grace of God, are made to be more than a conquer, and a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ.  We are called to be God's Ambassadors to Life learning to serve our Holy God in a more perfect love, revealing to the world of God's Love and Mercy that He gives as a gift to those who believe in His victorious Son, Jesus Christ.  The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Adam gave His Holy Life in His Blood, that was poured out on this earth, as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of our death: And now Holy God Almighty, desiring to be in Communion with us, has provided His offering of the sanctifying Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ as His Antidote of Perfect Love, which cancels out our confessed sins that had required the debt of death.

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.  How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know you not, that every one of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into His death? (See Roman's 6 verse 1 thru 7.)

The provisions of God's New Covenant for renewal and revival of the soul and spirit of man, is maintained trough the Holy Spirit of Truth, and is actuated by one's faith within the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. While a person yet lives in this earthly body, the necessity for believers to receive of God's Covenant Grace in the  Communion Blood of Jesus Christ in worship, will always remain essential for God's covering of the unredeemed flesh, of all the members of the Body of Jesus Christ.  That covering in the Blood of our Savior through the Holy Spirit, is a covering of God's Perfect Love and Righteousness, which is lacking in our corrupted flesh.  For if we are honest with our selves, even in our best spiritual state, our old earthly nature is one that desires to commend ourselves to ourselves and others, as good in our professed spirituality; and in our self blinded perversion, prevents us from seeing ourselves, as we truly are.  Our perception of ourselves, is jaded with the sin that is innate to self serving flesh, whereby the Apostle Paul, in knowing the truth about himself, laments: Who shall save me from this body of death.  Even with the disciplined daily denials of our selves and the carrying of the cross, we are all helpless to the demands of the flesh, apart from faith in the cleansing Blood and Serum Water of the Holy Spirit of God. 

The flesh of our humanity would save ourselves, to save our selves.  So then, no matter how we perceive ourselves, we are never justified in our old idolatrous self serving flesh, but are justified only in the New Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ, the death conquering Incarnate Son of Man: For Jesus, the Word of God, was sent by His Father, to be sacrificed on the cross for the propitiation of our sins, and also for the sins of the whole world.  How much more then, will the Blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!  (Hebrews 9 verse 14. NIV.) For It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in Him, and by Jesus Christ reconcile all things unto His Person, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.  You yourselves were once alienated from Him: You nourished hostility in your hearts, because of your evil deeds.  But now, Christ has achieved reconciliation for you in His mortal Body, by dying, so as to present you to God holy, free of reproach and blameless. (Colossians 1 verse 19 thru 22.)

Even as the whole blood with its white blood cells and antibodies, fights against all foreign invasions that are alien to the genetics of the body of flesh, so then also our fellowship in the Righteous Holy Blood of Jesus Christ will bring to an end, within the yielded soul, the bondage of sin and death that is totally foreign to the Holy, Holy, Holy Presence of God Almighty.  Our Holy God is a consuming fire, and no doubt, the New Covenant sanctifying process that we are in agreement with, will be unsettling to the flesh through a cleansing fire, administered by the Holy Spirit of the Word of God.  In God's Holy Spirit Fire, the corrupting weeds, briar and bramble bushes of our fleshly life, are consumed in His jealous Love for the chaste Bride that Christ Jesus is coming to claim in the final day of redemption.  Our frequent submission to the Fellowship Blood of Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit of God, is an imperative for a holy life; For if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us; and if we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

As redeemed souls that are to be living within the Body of Christ Jesus, the Ecclesia should come together as one in Holy Communion in true repentance, and then with Holy Spirit faith we would be renewed in God's Covenant of Grace.  

Life is such that from the last occasion of collective Communion, we all have current varying dark thoughts and wayward actions of our individualistic old man, and the evidence either ways on our souls or produces negative results.  But now, with repentance and the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ, our trespasses are being cancelled out, and written over with the Lord's sacrificial Life Blood, that says we are of the beloved children of God.  In all instances of our Thanksgiving Communion with God through His Holy Spirit, we are being made free to worship in the presence of Holy, Holy, Holy God in Spirit and Truth.  The fallen flesh of man is covered over from the eyes of God, for the Holy Life in the Blood of His risen Son Jesus Christ, is in the forefront of our relationship to the Almighty.

The I-dolatrous self-serving nature of sin, with its perverted judgment and acceptance of wickedness within ourselves and others, can not exist in the Body of Jesus Christ, for the turning away from wickedness is an absolute with God. (See 2nd Timothy 2 verse 19.)  Neither can un-forgiveness, nor the unrighteous condemnation of others find a place in the Body of Jesus Christ, for in our flesh we all remain sinners, dependent upon the cleansing Grace of God that washes the spirit of our minds, in the Serum Water of the Word of God through His Holy Spirit.  True preparation of our hearts through the Spirit of the Word of God, is necessary for us to enter into the inner Holy chambers of Holy, Holy, Holy Father God Almighty. (See 1st Corinthians 11 verse 26 thru 30.) The renewing cleansing Grace of God's Holy Spirit, is given to us in Holy Communion, according to our unity in the ecclesia, and in our faith in the fullness of the cleansing Life Blood of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit's New Covenant whole Blood of Jesus Christ washes, and sets at liberty the spirit of our minds from the encumbrances of selfish idolatrous flesh. 

Jesus Christ, Who condemned our sin in His human flesh says: I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No man comes to the Father except by Me.  If earthly flesh and blood can not inherit the Kingdom of God, then it is impossible for the corruption of selfish flesh, to presumptuously come into the presence of such a Holy God. (See 1st Corinthians 15 verse 50.) Except for God's Holy Spirit's covering the flesh of sinful man, with the atoning Holy Blood of the Son of Man Jesus Christ, there is no entrance for man into the Holy of Holies, and into the presence of the God of all holiness.  Since it is written that no flesh shall glory in the presence of Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty, then it is not possible to individually or collectively worship Father God in Spirit and Truth, without the cleansing Blood of the New Covenant. (See 1st Corinthians 1 verse 29.) 

At best, many church communities remain in the outer court, where the pulpit replaces the altar.  And then there are the other churches, who are moved to the altar, but in their own tradition and cultural expediency, never fully enter into the Holiest Place,  where Holy, Holy, Holy Father God awaits to receive His children, who are born of the Seed of His Word through Faith in the cleansing New Covenant Life Blood of His Son.

God's Holy Spirit of Life has come to dwell with believers, to bear witness of the Truth of God's Love to mankind, and God's merciful forgiveness for our sins through the covering shed Blood of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.  If the Blood of Jesus Christ is denied as Truth in Holy Communion, then the Holy Spirit, Who is One with that New Covenant Blood of Christ, is also denied and the Spirit of the Word of God is quenched(See Hebrews 10 verse 29 .)   Even now, can you not hear the WORD of GOD our Lord Jesus Christ speaking of  His Father's doctrinal Truth? "This is My Blood of the New Covenant shed for many for the remission of sin". "Do this in remembrance of Me." "The Word's I speak to you they are Spirit and They are Life".  "My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me". "Truly, truly I say unto you, except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have not Life in you. He that eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, dwells in Me, and I in him". "Whoso eats My flesh, and drinks My Blood, has eternal Life; and I will raise him up at the last day"

If  a person believes the Truth of the Word's of Jesus Christ, then they need to say in confidence that the unleavened Bread and the Communion wine and water, coming from earthly means, is sanctified by our One Covenant agreement with the Word of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.  The Truth, of the Spirit of the Word of God, sanctifies the elemental of the earth to be for us the real Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His real Life giving Blood of the New Covenant, is being applied to our hearts and minds according to the measure of faith.

Even though our faith may be weak, that little faith is in union with the Holy Spirit's Supreme Covenant Faith in the Word of God, and is delivered to us, as promised, according to the unfailing Faith of Jesus Christ in His Father's doctrine.  So then, if we have covenanted with God Almighty, then it is the strength of His Son's Covenant Faith, Love and Righteousness before His Holy Father God, in exchange for our little faith, little love and unrighteousness.  God's grace, for the sin's of mankind, is mediated only in the supreme sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the eternal provisions of the Body and Blood of God's Christ, are mediated through His Holy Spirit of Truth. 

Now then, there is no Godly reason for a person who has covenanted in faith with God, through the Blood of Jesus Christ, to remain encumbered with the guilt and weight of their confessed sin and failures in the flesh:  For in Father God's Love, His sure Mercy will flow to our souls and minds, with the remission of confessed sin through His Son's Blood, and bring about a promised cleansing and purging of sin according to our submission to the Will of His Word.  If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, then we have fellowship one with another and the Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son cleanses us from all sin. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 10.)  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (2nd Corinthians 13 verse 14.)

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Robert Glenn Pratten