Prelude to Light
Take and drink all of you.
This is My Blood of the New Covenant
which is Shed for Many for the Remission of Sins.
Sin shall not have dominion over you.
God's Revival for Life.
The redeemed look for a Holy Ghost revival, but fail to recognize that God has provided for the revival of the fleshly dead in the fullness of His New Blood Covenant in His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus took the wine, and gave thanks [to His Father God] and gave it to His disciples, saying; Drink of it, all of you: For this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26 verse 27 thru 28.)
God's Holy Spirit of Life, is the Revivalist of believing but struggling souls. For God's Spirit of Living Grace is always Present at Christ's New Covenant Communion Table of His Grace, where the Almighty God provides for believers a renewing Life in the Life Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Eternal God has given to faithful believers His Word of Covenant Truth through His Holy Spirit. God sent His Holy Spirit to reprove all of the called ones of their sins of death, and then to revive His people of faith into the saving Grace of the New Covenant Word of the Eternal God. The confirming Word's of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, says: "I AM the Resurrection and the Life. He that believes in Me though he were dead, yet shall he Live. (John 11 verse 25.)
Even though we say we are followers of Jesus Christ, yet we live in this fallen nature of flesh with its failures to daily deny our selves, and now in our absentmindedness, we have left the yoke of our cross of death un-shouldered and laying in the dust of the earth, waiting to be found. Well then, Lo and behold, the renegade nature of sin and death that is part and parcel with the flesh of our fallen humanity has found us out again, through the revealing nature of God's good and holy Commandments. (See Mark 8 verse 34.) O wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death. (See Romans 7 verse 23 thru 25.) Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts you double minded. (See James 4 verse 7 thru 8.)
Thanks be to the eternally wise God Almighty, Who, in His New Covenant of Grace, in the Blood of Jesus Christ, provides for believers, God's Communion of intimacy within the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our confession of fault, the Sacrificial Love of God Alone, will bring about the spiritual demise of the controlling death of sin within our troublesome idolatrous flesh. The condemnation of the force of sin within the conscience, ceases to be a force in God's Covenant of reconciliation in the Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ. Now then, with the new creation's humble repentance from the slavery of sin that resides in the flesh, God will sanctify the new creation in the Life Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. That is, Holy God sets them apart from their idolatrous sins of the flesh, with the cleansing Grace within His Holy Spirit's new Covenant Life Blood shed by His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. There are Three that bear witness (to these earthen vessels): the Spirit and the Water and the Blood and these Three are One.
The slavery of sin that exist in the flesh, is no longer to have dominion over the saved, for God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Incarnate Son of Man, provides for the believing man, an ongoing remedy for every sin of separation against God, that is committed by the selfish flesh of the redeemed person of man, but nevertheless, repentant soul of man! Within hours before His death on the cross, the Christ of God, as the Word of His Father God, instituted at His last Feast of Unleavened Bread, our Communion in His necessary nourishment in the Spirit of His Word of Life that sustains the Life of His Body of believers. Every time when the believers are to come together to worship God Almighty in His Spirit of Truth, it is to be at the setting of His Table of Sanctifying Grace. We are called together in Christ's One Body to worship God, as One unleavened Body in the Spirit and the Truth of God's resurrected Son, ever rejoicing in the Renewing and cleansing Power of the Lord Jesus Christ's Life saving Blood.
However, in our philosophical disunity in Christianity, the opposite has become the norm. Now, we meet together in the power and understanding of our own failing flesh, dismissing God's unseen Holy Spirit with His Covenant Remedy that ameliorates the wantoness of sin in our self centered flesh. Many Christians are following the pernicious doctrines of the paid prideful men of the pulpit. The profession of the pulpit has become the standard of worship, and the Covenant Word of God is trampled under the feet of smooth talking covenant breakers, who stand behind the authority of man's pulpit. Idolatry of humanity's flesh remains rampant in the flawed wisdom of men speaking of vain assumptions that have no foundation. (See Matthew 7 verse 24 thru 27.) We flock together with itching ears to hear the mixed wisdom of the world that gratifies our corrupted flesh. Again, the echo from evil's gross darkness can be heard reasoning with the mind of unbelief: Did the Lord God really mean what He said: Well did He? (See Psalm 68 verse 18 and Ephesians 4.)
The evangelicals that preach repentance do better, but are only half right, lacking God's New Covenant Remedy in Christ's Blood, given for the self perpetuating sin's of the flesh. The self informed have forgotten what Jesus Christ, the True Vine, said at His Passover Table: I Am the Vine, you are the branches, without Me you can do nothing. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 6.) These struggling preachers of self righteousness, are themselves famished in their own unbelief, for they do not believe in the taking of God's Divine Remedy in the Blood of Jesus Christ, nor do they dispense the Blood of Christ for the corrupting errors of the sin's of the flesh of others. Those who answer God's call to repentance, in a one time revival meeting, are soon left to wonder why they continue to do those same things they feel so guilty about. The soul may be saved, but the flesh of man is corrupted in sin, and the natural body of sin does not have the will to change without God's atoning intervention. (See Romans 7 verse 20 thru 25.)
No doubt, God's Spirit of Truth is grieved in man's doctrinal heresies with teachings that perpetuate mankind's unbelief. Without faith in God's Covenant in the real Life Blood of Jesus Christ, Yahweh God may not hear us because of our unbelief in the Truth: For through God's Holy Spirit, the True Vine Christ Jesus, provides His Holy Life Blood that separates repentant souls who live in the Vine, from the sins of the flesh that would hold our spirits captive. James in his epistle gives an admonition to the double mindedness of those being saved through God's Spirit of Grace, Who would dwell within the soul of our being.
Do you think that the scripture says in vain, The (our) spirit that dwells in us lust to envy? But God gives more grace. Wherefore Scriptures says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts you double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. (James 4 verse 5 thru 10.)
Whose mind do you follow; your mind or the Mind of the Spirit of God that covenants with you. If we say there is no sin in us, then we are in a state of denial, and are calling the Holy God of Truth a liar. In making God a liar, we are in complicity with the churches' of corporate confusion that unknowingly are in collusion with the stealthy author of sin and corruption. The nature of sin blinds us, and in the darkness of our own unbelief, we remain shackled in the prison of sin. Can you not see that unbelief puts us in direct opposition to the saving and freeing Doctrine of the Father's New Covenant in the Perfect Sacrificial Life that the Almighty God gave within the Blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Sin is only committed to serve its own self satisfaction, and continues to deny the Truth of the liberating Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ. The single minded nature of stealthy sin will continually seek to maintain its strangle hold of self deceit that shackles the heart of a person to the rule of death; for the death of sin brings separation from the only Holy God of the Living. The shackles of sin are interwound and affixed to neurons within the earthly mind of our being, and the links of the chains need to be dissolved away in the Blood of Jesus Christ, thereby releasing the spirit of our minds to the Agape Rule of the Almighty God of the Living. For this to happen, it is absolutely essential, to have a true contrition within the heart of our minds, having the desire to forsake sin's self seeking desires. When we sincerely acknowledge to our Redeeming Mediator and High Priest, of our own selfish sins against God and man, then God is just and faithful to cleanse us through His Son's Holy Sanctifying Life Blood that Jesus shed on Calvary as the Son of Man, being of the Seed of the last Adam.
When sin is initiated by the flesh of our being, then the just and holy Commandments of God comes to the forefront of our minds, revealing our need for true repentance. When the heart of our minds condemns us, and we see that we have sinned against our fellow man, then again we need to grab hold of Christ's humility, and then seek the forgiveness of those we have sinned against. (See Matthew 5 verse 22 thru 24.) Also, we may find ourselves in need to forgive from the depths of our being, our fellow man for their trespasses, even as Christ has forgiven us sinners. (See Matthew 6 verse 14 thru 15). Thanks be to our faithful God of Covenant that the repentance of a humble heart is always heard by Him, even if we commit and admit our same failure 70 times 7 in the same day. So then with God's Covenant cleansing process, the Eternal God of Wisdon, will little by little give us the ability to possess the soil of our being, This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. For if we walk in the Light, as God is the Light, then we have Communion one with another, and the "Blood" of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from all sin. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 7.) But be not deceived, for the Light of the world will not be mocked by a lying heart. (See Galatians 6 verse 6 thru 8.)
All of us have broken faith, and sinned against the Lord our God. We don't like to admit our failures and tend to hide stealthy sin. But let us first consider in our judgment that we all, by our human nature, are bent on self first, and are lacking in the Perfect Love of God. Holy God Almighty makes the Provision for His Perfect Love in His New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ that His Holy Spirit of Living Grace pours out freely from His Cup of Blessing. Now it is the needy we, by the Light of Faith, which bless the cup with thanksgiving for our redemption. Now in the Spirit and Truth of true worship of Almighty God, the celebration of our death into Life within the Lord, commences through our thankful inclusion, and participation within the Holy Unleavened Bread of Life. Now as covenant members of the Body of Christ, we will find forgiveness and cleansing mercy, through God's Holy Spirit through the poured out Life Blood of God's Son, Jesus Christ. Again, with the partaking of the cup, which we bless in faith, we would be made full, and overflowing of that which we are deficient within our individual selves. Through faith, the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ is for the renewal of our confession of faith in God's Covenant of Grace; both for the needs of the individual within the Body of Christ, and certainly for the wholeness and life of the collective Body of Christ. For what is necessary for the holy good of the one, is necessary for the holy good of all; and what is necessary for the holy good of all, is necessary for the holy good of the one. There is only the One Body of the Lord, and only One Holy Spirit of His Body. For the Spirit of the Living God has baptized each one us once into the Body of our Lord Jesus, so that we are each members one of another in His Body. The wholeness of the Body of Christ Jesus, is maintained by God's Holy Spirit of Grace, through the poured out Life Blood of God's Son, that flows through God's Holy Spirit, bearing the perfect and enabling Love of the Truth that is Christ Jesus. (See Romans 12 verse 5.)
Of the Truth that is Christ Jesus, the Revival of Life in Christ always takes place in God's Communion within the humble and thankful souls that have acknowledged their sins of the flesh. God gives us His freedom from the shackles of sin and death, by the Perfect Love and Sacrifice of His beloved Son. We are to honor God in the sacred tradition that the Word of God, Christ Jesus established for believers in the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Through God's Holy Spirit, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is ever present in God's New Blood Covenant. The Holy Spirit of Life is ever ready to provide for the renewal of Life within the humble hearts that abide in faith within the Christ of God. The Truth of the Spirit of Christ Jesus exposes within our being, that we all are lacking within ourselves, the Perfect Love of God's only begotten Son that sustains eternal Life. That Power of the Perfect Love of God, is always present in the world, for though God's Holy Spirit of Grace, the Almighty's Covenant Empowerment is to be expressed in the world by the redeemed, who have a living faith in the Almighty Holy God of the living, and not a belief that is hidden away in a cloud of earthly dust. God's Merciful Love is always available to all Covenant souls, who find themselves dead in their sins and trespasses against God and man; and yes, also for all those who are confused by the will of their flesh; and yes, also for all those who are possessed by the pride of life and the lust of the eyes; and yes, also for all those who are right in their own eyes with their judgment of others; yes and also for all those who have erred in unbelief in the Fatherís Doctrine; and no doubt yes, for all those who are heavy laden and broken in spirit, and finally for all those who are small in faith and fearful of heart.
The following last section and chapters will come to a conclusion with further interpretations of these dreams, as well as with several other dreams that concern the people of God, and reprove the doctrinal conflicts within the all churches of superior philosophy.
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Robert Glenn Pratten
Robert Glenn Pratten