Prelude to Light
Collisions of Galaxies
"Children, --- Children! --- Why are you persecuting Me. It is dangerous for you to kick against the pricks.
I AM Jesus,
Whom you persecute".
The Churchís Confusion in Darkness.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. (James 3 verse 13 thru 16 NKJV.)
Jesus said unto them, 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. Whoso eats of My Flesh, and drinks of My Blood, has eternal Life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. He that eats of My Flesh, and drinks of My Blood, dwells in Me, and I in him. As the living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father: so then he that eats of Me, even he shall live by Me. (John 6 verse 53 thru 57.)
In this age of gross confusion, I know that God is calling His people of Faith, into a deeper heart understanding of the New Covenant Life, that God has initiated through the shed Blood of His Son Yeshuah. For that necessary remembrance, Jesus, the only Life of mankind, says; "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). The Gift of justifying faith, in our Lord Jesus Christ, is there to turn us back to God alone, and the Blood of His sacrificial Love, will bring a cessation of the old nature of sin and death. For if we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have Communion one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. (1st John 1 verse 7.) The Blood, through the Spirit of God, is the Life of Jesus Christ, and enables each of us, through the One Holy Spirit of the Almighty God, to be in unity within His Body of believers, and thereby, share in the Life that is within the Lord our Savior.
However, in the New Covenant, within the Blood of Jesus Christ, there are accountable prerequisites. All believers must have a continued willingness to turn away from the works of sin and death; For everyone who confesses the Name of the Lord must depart from wickedness. (2nd Timothy 2 verse 19.) Then it is by faith in the Word of God, and the humility of a true confession of our self centered faults, with a desire to turn away from our sin, that the Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, becomes accountable to us through His Holy Spirit, to cleanse and free us from the works of sin and death. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practice the Truth: No lie is of the Truth! But 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 the Father's Son cleanses us from all sin. (1st John 1 verse 5 thru 7.) The spirit of anti-christ is in the world, and there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (See John 8 verse 44.) We are of God: He that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error. (See 1st John 4 verse 5 thru 9.)
The only, holy, Lord God Almighty, has provided His eternal sacrifice for the sin of mankind, through the shed New Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, and the Word of the Father. God keeps Covenant with mankind through His Son Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ, our Advocate, keeps Covenant for us to the satisfaction of his Father, but in our humanity of self serving flesh, we are all forgetful of just what manner of person we really are, and break covenant with each other, and so with God. But in His wisdom, the Almighty makes provision for Life in Christ Jesus, with the Communion remembrance of the sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ, that is given to His saved believers, through the Holy Spirit's absolute unity with the Covenant Blood and Serum Water of Jesus Christ. Then Jesus said unto them: Absolutely, Amen, I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have no Life in you. (See again John 6 verse 53 thru 57.)
It is the Holy Spirit of the Father and the Son, that maintains within the heart of God's people, the constancy of God's perfect sacrificial Love, and His mercy that forgives and covers the wayward deeds of our flesh. God's New Covenant of Life and fellowship with man, is sealed within the earth, and the heavens, with the Life Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (See 2nd Corinthian 6 verse 16 thru 18, and Chapter 7 verse 1.)
But unfortunately, the churches have become so callous within their own religious independence from each other, that we are blinded from the Truth, and don't understand what it means to discern the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The historical evidence is overwhelming, revealing our lack of understanding of our Covenant relationship with God, and with each other. As with the flesh, we are very good at making a war with words too justify our own understanding, even to the point of physical violence. Here within our confusion, the Love of God does not abound in our hearts, and the flesh remains preeminent in its judgment of those outside of our individual collective reasoning. Therefore, the nature of the flesh has caused a huge spiritual void, between the finite mind of man, and the heart of the infinite God, Who not only desires but will have holy unity to those who are called in the Body of His Son. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 2 and verse 6.) Furthermore, in the void of our knowledge of the holy, we fail to believe that God the Father, holds us accountable for how we receive the Covenant Blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy, who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, and counted the Blood of the Covenant, by which he was sanctified a common thing and insulted the Spirit of Grace? (Hebrews 10 verse 29 (NKJV.) Please review also, "The Holy Spirit of Truth". In the churchesí teachings, the TRUTH and power of the Word of God is suppressed in philosophy, and the understanding of the finite mind of man renders God's Grace within Holy Communion, as inert. Nevertheless, if Godís Grace is not received in the heart with thanksgiving, then you can be sure your sin will find you out, as your own judgment will return with vengeance.
"And they shall overcome the evil (accuser) by the BLOOD of the LAMB, and the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their life unto the death." (Revelation 12 verse 10.)
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Robert Glenn Pratten
Robert Glenn Pratten