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.
God's Communion Revival.
Sin shall not have dominion over you.
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, is the Revivalist of hearts, and is always Present within God's New Covenant Communion Table of His Grace. God has given to us His Word of Covenant Truth through His Holy Spirit, to reprove them of their sins of death, and then to revive all the people who have faith in the saving Grace of the New Covenant Word of 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, we live in this fallen nature of flesh with its failures to daily deny our selves, leaving the yoke of the cross of death un-shouldered and no where 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. (See Mark 8 verse 34.) 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.)
O wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death. (See Romans 7 verse 23 thru 25.)
Thanks be to the eternally wise God Almighty, Who in His New Covenant of Grace in the Blood of Jesus Christ, provides for God's Communion of intimacy in the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our confession of fault, the Sacrificial Love of God Alone, brings about the spiritual demise of the continuing death of sin within our troublesome idolatrous flesh. The condemnation of sin ceases to be a force in God's Covenant of reconciliation in the 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 them; that is, He sets them apart from their idolatrous sins of the flesh, with the cleansing Grace of the Holy Spirit's new Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ
The slavery of sin that exist in the flesh, is no longer to have dominion over us, for God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Incarnate Son of Man, provides an ongoing remedy for every sin of separation against God, that is committed by the selfish, 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 the Feast of Unleavened Bread, our Communion in His necessary nourishment in the Spirit of His Word that sustains the Life of His Body of believers. Every time the believers are to come together to worship God Almighty in Spirit and Truth, it is to be at 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, rejoicing in the renewing and cleansing power of the Lord Jesus' saving Life Blood. There are Three that bear witness (to these earthen vessels): the Spirit and the Water and the Blood and these Three are One.
However, in our philosophical disunity in Christianity, the opposite has become the norm. Now, we meet in the power and understanding of our failing flesh, dismissing God's unseen Holy Spirit with His Covenant Remedy to ameliorate the distress of sin in our 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 for self perpetuating sin. They 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 flesh of man is corrupted in sin, and has not changed.
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 the Holy Spirit, the True Vine Himself, 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 admonition to the double mindedness of those being saved, remains steadfast.
If we say there is no sin in us, then we are in a state of denial, and in complicity with the churches' of corporate confusion that unknowingly are in collusion with the author of sin and corruption. The nature of sin blinds us, and in the darkness of our unbelief, we remain shackled in the prison of sin, and are in direct opposition to the saving and freeing Doctrine of the Father's New Covenant in the sacrificial Life that He gave within the Blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Sin is only committed to its own self satisfaction, and will deny the Truth of the liberating Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ. The single minded nature of sin will continually seek to maintain its strangle hold of self deceit that shackles the heart of a person to the rule of death; and the death of sin brings separation from the only God of the Living. The shackles of sin are affixed in degrees to the carnal mind of our being, and 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 true contrition of the heart, with the desire to forsake sin's self seeking desires. When we sincerely acknowledge to our Redeeming Mediator of our own selfish sins against God and man, then He is just and faithful to cleanse us through His Holy Sanctifying Life Blood that He shed on Calvary as the Son of Man, and the last Adam.
When the humility of the Son of God Almighty comes to the forefront of our repentance, then we may find ourselves in need to forgive from the heart, our fellow man for their trespasses, even as Christ has forgiven us. (See Matthew 6 verse 14 thru 15). If the heart condemns us, and we see that we have sinned against our fellow man, then again we need to grab hold of Christ's humility, to seek the forgiveness of those we have sinned against. (See Matthew 5 verse 22 thru 24).Thanks be to our faithful God of Covenant, that the repentance of a humble heart is always heard, even 70 times 7. So then with God's Covenant cleansing process, God in His eternal Wisdom 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 He is the Light, 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.)
Of the Truth that is Christ Jesus, revival always take place in Holy Communion within those hearts and spirits of the believers, who have acknowledged their sin, with the absence of faith in following the Truth of the Word of God. 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 of the Word of God that Christ established for us in Holy Communion. Through God's Holy Spirit, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Living Sacrifice, is ever present in God's New Covenant. The Holy Spirit of Life is ever ready for the renewal of Life within God, for we all are lacking within ourselves, the Perfect Love of God's only begotten Son. The power of that Perfect Love of God, is here now by God's Holy Spirit, and is to be expressed in our faith, and not hidden away. 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.
All of us have broken faith, and sinned against the Lord our God. Consider that we all are by our human nature bent on self first, and are lacking in the Perfect Love of God. God makes the provision of His His Perfect Love in the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit pours out freely from the Cup of Blessing, which we bless with thanksgiving for our redemption. Now in the Spirit and Truth of true worship of Almighty God, the celebration of our death into Life in the Lord, commences through our thankful inclusion, and participation within the Holy Unleavened Bread of Life, where as members of the Body of Christ, we will find forgiveness and cleansing mercy, through the Holy Spirit's 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 is for the renewal of our confession of faith in God's Covenant of Grace, both for the needs of the individual, and 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 One Holy Spirit of His Body, Who has baptized each one us once into the Body of our Lord, so that we are each members one of another. The wholeness of the Body of Christ, is maintained by the Holy Spirit, by the poured out Life Blood of Jesus Christ, 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.)
God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Living Serum Water of His WORD, which is One with His Holy Spirit, will seek to obliterate the unholy within the repentant covenant person, and will give Life to that which was dead in trespasses, according to God's infinite power to give and maintain Life. Because of this fact, we should know that when His people receive Holy Communion, in its intended fullness with faith, repentance and thanksgiving, that each member of the Body has the guarantee that God will forgive and cleanse our separating sins of self idolatry. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 10). Our exceedingly Holy God is a consuming fire, and in His faithfulness to His Living Word of Salvation, the Spirit of God will actively minister a corrective cleansing of our confessed sinfulness and ingrained selfishness. Indeed, God will respond with His correction to the waywardness of our flesh, with His chastening fire of jealousy. Understand that any chastening is not pleasant, but painful. But he that suffers in the flesh ceases from sin.
So then, all who enter into God's New Blood Covenant within His Son, needs to know, that in God's Sanctifying Wisdom: Whosoever drinks of This Blood shall be put to death. (See again The Altar and the Cross.) For whosoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. (See Matthew 21 verse 44.) The Lord is referring to Himself as the Stone, and in saying, It shall grind one to powder; there is a grinding away of the chaff from the grain by winnowing. John the Baptist speaking of the Lord's Christ, says: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. (Matthew 3 verse 11 thru 12.)
Again, God Who is faithful to His Covenant Word, knows the needs of our hearts, and the weakness of our flesh; for If we say that we have fellowship (Communion) with Him, and walk in darkness, then we lie and do not do [what] the Truth [commands]: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us, and we make God a liar, and His Word is not in us.
Holy Communion is the Covenant Word of God that the churches have to preach and serve continuously, for it is the essence of faith that brings us into the remembrance, of the Lord's Communion Covenant of His death for our sins, that we might show forth the righteousness of our gracious God: For If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Then if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship (communion) one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1st John 1 verses 6, and 9, and 7.) Therefore; there is a rest and the revival of weary hearts to those who will humble themselves before the Great I AM. Says the Word of God; "Do this in remembrance of Me", for God is Love, and God is Light, and His mercy endures forever: And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (See Ephesians 4 verse 23 thru 34).
Human love carries biased responsibilities, centered only in those whom we know and are gratified by those who imply with words and actions that they love us. Our love is limited by our own self centeredness; but God's Agape kind of Love, carries awesome responsibilities to the whole of His creation of souls that are lost in themselves. The Almighty God does not change in His steadfast Love, nor does He give His glory to another, but within His Son Jesus Christ, the Covenant faithful receive God's Love, and the glory of His Spirit of Truth, because His Holy Spirit is One with the Blood and the Water of God's sacrificed Son. We, who are God's children, having been baptized and birthed into the New Covenant, through the Baptismal Serum Water of the Word of God, and maintained in the holiness of the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, will also accordingly receive God's correction and cleansing for our own good, even as it is written:
Train up a child in the Way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from the WAY. (Proverbs 22 verse 6.)
You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation, which speaks unto you as unto children. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him: For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. (See Deuteronomy 8 verse 5 thru 6). If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chastens not? But if you be without chastisement, where of all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For truly, they for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His Holiness. Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them, which are exercised there by. (Hebrews 12 verse 4 thru 11.)
With boldness, we will continue by saying that the Holy Communion Blood of the New Covenant is not to be trifled with or trivialized with the doctrines of unbelieving men. Why would you want to grieve the Holy Spirit of God's Grace? For we see in the Word of God a plurality of His Grace that speaks within the singularity of His divine purpose to bring salvation to sinful mankind. God's New Covenant, in the Blood of Jesus Christ, begins with each individual that humbly comes to Him, having been saved from past sins by faith and Baptism through the cleansing Water of the Spirit of Grace into the One Body of Jesus Christ. Then God's New Covenant Grace continues to sanctify the communicants of the Body of Christ through the Blood of Jesus that is administered by God's One Holy Spirit of His Grace. With His Covenant people, Yahweh God is Faithful and Just to cleanse and absolve the soul of confessed present sins of the flesh, through His Holy Spirit that is One within the Life Blood of His Son, our Savior, Jesus the Christ of God. In Salvation, we were initially washed anew by the Holy Spirit through the pure Water of regeneration. That Water of Baptism, was of the Serum Water that was poured out from the wounds of the crucified Son of Man/Adam, being the crucified Word of God's New Covenant. The Serum Water of the Spirit of the Blood of Jesus Christ flowed over the earthly flesh of the perishing man through one's Baptism of the Faith of Christ, into the death and burial of the Lord, and then the redeemed soul and yielded spirit of the person is raised into the Life of Jesus Christ.
The idolatrous sins of a person's past were all washed away in their Baptism through the Serum Water of Jesus/Yeshua. However, we are to understand that even as a new creation in Christ, we still walk in this earthly world in earthly flesh, and we become soiled in our daily toils and travels. With the Passover Supper having begun, Jesus stood up, girded himself with a towel, and having poured water into a basin, started to wash His disciple's feet. When it became Simon Peter's turn to be washed, Peter protested, and then Jesus said to him within the hearing of all: What I do now, you do not know, but you shall know afterwards. If I wash you not, then you have no part with Me. Jesus said to Peter, He that is washed [of blood guiltiness] needs not to wash [all over again] but only to wash his feet, but is clean every whit [completely]: and you are clean, but not all are clean. (See John 13 verse 4 thru 11.)
No man comes to the Father, except by Me!
John's Gospel account of the Passover Seder, chapters 13 through 17, gives a goodly report in many things that are not transcribed in the synoptic Gospels. In Chapter 14 verse 6, Jesus says at His Table of Grace: I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me. Therefore see (Hebrews 10 verse 19 thru 23.) The precedence of entrance into the Holy of Holies of His Father is set in the Word's of our Lord Jesus at His Passover Table. However, certain things are not clear. We have a dilemma as to why John's Gospel does not reveal with specificity, this Feast of Unleavened Bread, when the Lord Jesus Christ commemorated the New Covenant in His Blood. Judas had already left the Passover table to betray Jesus Christ between the 1st and 2nd cup of wine, and this washing of feet of His disciples was certainly before Jesus, the Word of God, had commemorated the 3rd cup of blessing To Be His Sanctifying Blood of the New Covenant. It would logically appear that Jesus would have declared the New Covenant in His Blood, appropriately as seen during the 15th chapter of the Gospel of John. I AM the Vine, and My Father is the Gardener. ----. Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you. Without Me you can do nothing. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 17.) What I do now, you do not know, but you shall know afterwards, [when I have cleansed you.] As the Master has cleansed us at His Table, so shall cleansing mercy and forgiveness always be present among the members of the Body of Christ. The Truth of the Word of God sustains the Universe, and as such, the Truth of the Word of God sustains His Covenant with the earthly soul of faith; for the Spirit and the Water and the Blood of Christ are One.
God's Covenant provisions is revealed in the Light of His Eternal Truth, written within the inspired thoughts of the Apostle Paul, and can be amplified in the inquiring spiritual heart through the indwelling Holy Spirit. For God, Who commanded, the Light to shine out of darkness, is the One Who has shined in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God, in the [radiant] face of Jesus Christ. (See 2nd Corinthians 4 verse 4 thru 10.) The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and brings to mankind the obscurity of God's written Truth into His marvelous light, so as to clarify the spiritual soul of God's redeemed. Again we witness in scripture the writings of the Apostle John: For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood: and these Three are One: For indeed, in the multi-dimensions of God and His Word, they remain One Spirit. (See The Fountain of Living Water.)
Consider this: If God can separate the unseen, extra-dimensional soul of man from the unseen spirit of man, is it any less remarkable that the poured out elemental Blood imprinted with the Soul and Spirit of Jesus Christ should remain in the earth, as God's imprimatur, and a testament of His Love for His earthen creatures of mankind. (See Genesis 4 verse 10.) Even if mankind is deaf and blind to what God has sown in the muted silence of the earth, nevertheless God not only sees the sown elemental Blood of the New Covenant, but He ever hears His Son's cries for forgiveness for the sins of lost mankind. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (See Luke 23 verse 34.) For we have come "to Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks more eloquently than that of Able". (Hebrews 12 verse 24). For as often as you eat this [Unleavened] Bread, and drink from this cup, you do show the Lord's death (for our sins) till He comes [for us]. (See in full measure 1st Corinthians 11 verse 23 thru 33.)
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