Prelude to Light
The Roman Catholic Church.
I believe that in the visionary dream, "This is My Body", that the dark rectangular hole in the wall of the Roman Catholic Church, represented hidden foundational Truth, concerning God's relational Covenant in Holy Communion with His People of Faith. Unfortunately, that which is absolutely Holy unto YHVH Yahweh God, and should bring a separation from sin, and holiness to His people, remains covered and concealed throughout the centuries, by the Roman Church's ritualistic traditions, augmented by the mystery of the language within the Latin Mass, being compounded with the literary ignorance of the people of the pews. Furthermore, the cultural form of Romanism infiltrated Christianity during the Constantine era, being maintained by the control of the elitist priesthood through the apostolic Magisterium, and strengthened by the pride of the papacy. The political intrigue of Rome, led the people into centuries of un-repented idolatress sin, while the church proselytized the empire through ruthless force and intimidation, all in the Name of God. Despite the errors of confusion, God's Salvation Grace in Christ Jesus was made known to the many through His Spirit of Truth.
In order to maintain their position of power and control, Rome with its Church gradually enforced their formulated traditions, to offset their breeches to the Word of Yahweh. The man made traditions of the Roman Church, were established by the authority of the Magisterium, and in many cases were given precedence over the inspired Word of God, hence the Scriptures became subject to the Roman Church's doctored interpretation. With the backing of Rome, the now Roman Church seized an exclusivity of religious power, that enabled the church to rule by fear through intimidation, and also to abrogate portions of the Law of God, contained in the Ten Commandments. My Covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My Lips. (See God's Covenant Promise to David Psalm 89 verse 19 thru 34.) Neither the Roman Church nor any other church, has the right to alter the core substance of the First, Second and Fourth Commandments pertaining to God's protection order to his subjects. (Please see The Law, a Quagmire of Confusion.)
First Commandment: I AM the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shall have none other gods before Me.
Second Commandment is fixed to the First, as are all of the Commandments: Thou shall not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shall not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: For I the LORD thy God, Am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me, and showing mercy unto thousands of them that Love Me and keep My Commandments.
Third Commandment: Thou shall not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His Name in vain. God's Name is not god, but be very careful of any license that is within human vanity. Bad manners breeds bad manners.
Fourth Commandment: Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God has Commanded thee. Six days thou shall labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: In it thou shall not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
Jesus, the undefiled Word of God says: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. (See Matthew 5 verse 18 thru 20.) James, the younger half brother of Jesus through Joseph and Mary, says in his epistle: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. The idolatry of the flesh of fallen man, will seek to have its own way, and has displaced the good and holy rule of Almighty God. Therefore, the little gods of the Roman Church, as well of the Protestant Churches, needs to hear and then repent of their self idolatry, for the Lord God Almighty has said: Thou shall have none other gods before Me.
Not withstanding the above gross errors, the visionary dreams that have been presented, revealed that Communion is of the Holy Spirit of God and is not a vain tradition established by religious men. The people of Faith that Love Yahweh God Almighty have each become members in the True Bread of Heaven that came down to become the Son of Adam, for Jesus the Man, gave His Life Blood for the dead of this world. The New Covenant Communion Blood of Jesus Christ, being one with the Holy Spirit of God, is a Living Sacrifice that sustains Life for all of the saved members within the Body of Christ, past and present. For by One Spirit are we all baptized into One Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, [Catholics or Protestants], and have been all made to drink into One Spirit. (1st Corinthians 12 verse 13.) The Life of the One Body of Jesus Christ is in His Blood, and the Spirit of Holy God Almighty provides the cleansing Life of Christ in Holy Communion that enables the members of our High Priest to come into His Father's Holy Presence. No one comes to the Father but by Me, says the Way, the Truth and the Life.
To the Roman Catholic Church's credit, they have rightly maintained the essential essence of the Holy Spirit’s Presence in the Sacrament of Holy Communion, although their changeable liturgical doctrine is clouded over with the Church's rigid stance on transubstantiation, encumbered with its abundance of attached anathemas. Because of the false doctrine of transubstantiation, the Roman Church for centuries, has withheld God's New Covenant Life Blood of the Man Christ Jesus, and has set aside from the Lord's called people, who would be for conscience sake, sanctified through Holy Spirit of the Blood of Christ in the One Covenant Body of the Savior of the world.
Unfortunately, unto this present day, the heart
essentials of God's Covenant, sealed in the Blood of
the Blood ofJesus Christ, has been conceptually misunderstood throughout the whole of the Roman Church. This relational knowledge in Holy Communion, through the ministration of the Holy Spirit of God. is not conveyed to the people of the pews, nor for centuries, has the New Covenant Blood of the Holy Life of Christ Jesus, been given to the laity for the remissions of their confessed sins. Contrary to the Love of God, the doctrines and traditions of men, with their multitude of anathemas, has exchanged God's Perfect Love, for confusion that is maintained within the leadership. In all of the confusion, the Roman Catholic Church has deemed that only their ordained hierarchal priests can offer this celebration of sacrifice to God. The confusion first generated by the powers of the air, eventuated into the Great Schism of 1054 that separated the Catholic Church of Rome from the Church of Eastern Orthodoxy.
Now let me ask: If after the schism of the Apostolic Church in 1054, followed later by the protestant reformation, is then the Roman Catholic priesthood exclusive to God, in deference to the Orthodox priesthood of believers, or to the Lutheran priesthood of believers, or to the Anglican priesthood of believers or to the ecclesia of the pews, who are all called upon as members of the Body of Christ to administer the Word of God in Holy Spirit Truth? Is it even remotely possible that there could be an exclusive separate priesthood within the One Holy Body of Jesus Christ?
Nay, for we are all to be One in Christ Jesus! Peter, the Apostle, addresses the Jew, in his 1st letter to God's scattered people throughout Pontus, Galati, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia: For you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people that you should show forth the praises of Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: Which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (See 1st Peter 1 verse 1 thru 2, Chapter 2 verse 4 thru 12.) But now through God's indwelling Holy Spirit, there is only the one priesthood of believers: For by one Spirit are we all baptized into One Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For all believers have died in Christ Jesus victory over sin and death, and in our worship of the Almighty, we are all called to be ministers to God and to His Son's One Holy Body of believers.
Even though this is true, all things of God should be done in good order. Let the neophytes wait in patience as they grow in the Grace of God. In the collective church Body of Christ, only those who are proven in the Spirit of faithfulness, should be set apart with the laying on of the hands of the people, to serve the Lord and His people in Spirit and Truth. Those servants who have been set apart to administer to the people, will faithfully serve only God's designated provisions of unleavened bread and wine (fruit of the vine) that are to become the Body and Life Blood of our High Priest Jesus/Yeshua Who alone makes the only Entrance before Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty. (See John 4 verse 23 thru 24.)
Then again, how do you reason God's response to the following scenario? If any universal cleric is caught up, or entangled in gross sin through unrepentant flesh, or his own unbelief, is his disciplined performance over the elements, the only call that will invoke the Lord's Presence in the unseen faith dimensions of the bread and wine, and the souls of men? Scripture says: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: But the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto Adonai: But He Loves him, that follows after righteousness. (Proverbs 15 verse 8 thru 9.) We can see from the Scripture, that idolatrous sin in conjunction with the flesh of man kind, does not come into the presence of Holy God Almighty, nor are the sacrifices of the unrepentant sinner acceptable as reparation to the only Living God. Somewhere some one wrote: "Fear not the personal quality of the administrant, for the command and ordinance of Christ constitutes and makes efficacious the sacraments". (For incite see Ex opere operato.)
There is agreement in this point: For the earthly provisions of the earthly are sanctified within the whole estate of Christ Jesus by His Word through God's Holy Spirit of Grace, that are spoken within the hearing and the reception of the communicants of faith. It is not the power or authority of the minister that sanctifies the Bread and the Wine, but it is the power and authority of the Holy Spirit of Father God the Almighty, Who from the beginning is One with the undefiled spoken Word of Christ Jesus and the Lord's Blood of the New Covenant.
However on this one point, when it comes to light, that a communicant has gross unrepentant sin, then they should be excluded from the Table of the Lord and set outside of the community until repentance is found in their humility of confession. This is also for the so called priest or otherwise. God never justifies any sin or wickedness, but the Holiness of God judges sin for the death that it is. (See Exodus 23 verse 7.) When we eat at the Lord's Table of Grace with a known unrepented sinner, we make ourselves accomplices to their sin by condoning the sin. (See 1st Corinthians 5 verses 1 thru 11.) When all is said and done, the only sacrifice that is acceptable to the Holiness of God, is His Son Jesus Christ with His Holy Sacrificial Life given in His atoning Blood; and also the heart and soul of the person, who is bound in God's Covenant of Love within Christ Jesus that is eternally set in the Perfection of Life within God's only begotten Son.
Now certainly the celebrant pastor, or a priestly person, is very important in communicating the facts of faith, and speaking with the substance of faith to the collective Body of Jesus Christ. Ideally, after true repentance from self centered sin and upon hearing or understanding the Words of consecration, the collective priesthood, in the living Body of Jesus Christ, is to identify with the celebrant and each other as one priesthood within the Lord. For from the moment that the Words of Sanctification are spoken in Spirit and Truth, it becomes incumbent upon the priest in the pews, and those in home fellowships, to agree, and consecrate in the depths of their hearts, the consecrated faith substance to be the Blood of atonement for sin, and the expressed unity in the unleavened Bread of Life, Christ Jesus Himself. It is God, Who is honored in His Son, and God honors the hungry heart of those, who have prepared themselves by faith, to be in the Almighty God's own Divine and Loving presence. Halleluiah, Halleluiah, Amen, Amen!
While the Ecclesia, “that is the church”, plants and waters according to the Divine Word, but it is God the Father Who gives the growth and power of Life through His Spirit of Life. (See 1st Corinthians 3 verse 6 thru 8.) The faith that we have, is a precious New Covenant Gift from the Almighty God that is to be nurtured within us through His Holy Spirit of Grace: For God's Holy Spirit is part and parcel with the Blood and Serum Water that flowed, from the open wounds and the pierced side of Jesus Christ, that fell upon and mingled with the dust of Calvary. Even as God is unlimited in power, so is the purity of the Faith that was in His Son, and so should be the potential of the Gift of Faith and Life to those who are in Christ Jesus. If the Faith of Christ is a gift from the unlimited God, then why do any of us who are born of faith in Him, remain in the distortions of the sin of unbelief that breeds only confusion. This confusion distances ourselves from Holy God, and His Sanctifying Word in Holy Communion that is to bring us into unity within Father God and Christ Jesus through the Body and Blood of God's Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. And Jesus said unto the unbelieving: Where is your faith?
Confusion displaces Faith in the Word of God. The hierarchal priesthood, with in all of the divided Catholic traditions, has presumed far too much upon themselves. With indifference to the Lord’s Word, “Call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father in heaven”. The catholic clergy have maintained a tradition, in which they are to be called “father”, (See Matthew 23 verse 8 thru 12.) thus leaving the people they control in spiritual diapers, and who are presumed to be unable to understand deep spiritual matters apart from the priest's understanding. If Jesus is pleased to call His disciples, His brothers, and to see me in the same light, even though He is the Lord, then why should I call a priest, father, when he can be no more that a brother to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not His Father? For both He that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of One: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren. (See Hebrews 2 verse 10 thru 11.) But, idolatry and the pride of life is universally rampant. The worse case for this blatant idolatry is the designation for the Roman pope to be called the holy father, when there is only the One Holy Father, Yahweh God Almighty.
As of the beginning of these writings in 1997, the Roman Church has for centuries, until very recently, set aside the giving of the Holy Spirit's sanctified and spiritual Life Blood of our Lord, to God’s people of the pews. Apparently, the Blood was reserved from the people for expedience sake.
The following transcription was taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia, 'Communion under Both kinds'. (Trent, Session Twenty one, chapters 1 and 2). "Not only, therefore, is Communion under both kinds not obligatory on the faithful, but the chalice is strictly forbidden by ecclesiastical law to any, but the celebrating priest."
As you can see, the Roman Catholic priest is usually the only person who partakes in this essential sanctifying portion of the Eucharistic sacrament. Although the Roman Church recognizes, as they say 'two species', the Church implies in its expedient and cost effective doctrine of Transubstantiation, that the Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ would naturally be with His physically raised Body, and therefore in His Person as the Bread of Life. This supposition is not so, for St John the beloved, witnessed for us that the Water and the Blood flowed out from the pierced side of our Savior's body, and John's witness being true, then the elements of the Blood of Jesus Christ remains within the earth. (See John 19 verse 34 thru 35.) This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the [God's] Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is Truth. And there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood: and these Three are One. (1st John 5 verse 6 .)
Again the Roman Church has seriously erred in the giving of the Communion Sacrament, through an omission, followed by, its ambiguous teaching concerning the omission of the giving of the Blood of Jesus Christ. The Word of our Lord Jesus Christ says: "This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin". Where then is the expiating shed Blood of Jesus Christ that establishes the New Covenant Word of Father God, and sanctifies the soul of the repentant believer? If you haven't read "The Holy Spirit of Truth" and the chapter "The Crucible", then please revue them to understand more fully the Communion Blood of Jesus Christ.
God's Covenant was original established with His Word in the Garden of Eden, and the protection of His Covenant Word was set in motion at Mt Sinai with the giving of the 10 Commandments and then the whole of the Torah. The Law's protection of the Jewish people was to enable the remnant race from Adam to bring forth God's promised Word of redemption through the genetic seed of Adam's wife. (See Ishshah/Woman/Eve) And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. God's mercy and forgiveness in His Covenant Word was assured in the shed blood of the animal sacrifice, but the blood of the beast was not to be eaten.
God's Eternal Covenant is established in the Blood of His Eternal WORD and beloved Son, for He came down as the True Bread of heaven to be born the Son of Man in the flesh of Adam. The True Bread and the True Life of mankind is in the Sacrifice that God gave on the wooden cross planted in Calvary.
Now for us, the Communion Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ is to be received by the members of the New Covenant faithful, for the renewal of God's Covenant Life within our hearts and minds. Our spirit's may be willing, but the flesh of our humanity remains subject to its self judgment in sin. However, sin shall not have dominion over the members of the Body of Jesus Christ, for the Covenant Blood of our Savior, through God's Holy Spirit of Truth, cleanses us from all confessed unrighteousness, for in God's Love He covers the hidden weaknesses and ignorance's of our flesh. That same Holy Spirit of the Blood of Jesus, empowers the faithful members of Christ' Body with the Life of our risen Lord, so that we may walk in the power of His Love, no matter where He may lead us.
Vatican Flip Flop
Of note: In 2001 the Bishops of the United States of America, petitioned Pope John Paul the Second, to be able to serve both kinds to the parishioners. The indult was granted in 2002, which is a gross contradiction to the infallible edicts of the Council of Trent (Session Twenty one, chapters 1 and 2.) as seen above. Part of the indult, allowed for the extraordinary ministers of the laity to clean the communion instruments, and vessels, but was not extended beyond 2006. Presently, there is a clamor among the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Rome, to return to the Latin Mass, and the return of the serving of the one kind. Pope Benedict the Sixteenth, was to reintroduce the old Tridentine Rite, which would be known as the “Gregorian Rite”. At this present time, the change has not happened.
New Vatican Notice
Confusion remains evident even in the recent change of the Liturgy
On October 17, 2006, a letter from Cardinal Francis Arinze acknowledged a poor translation of scripture in the Roman Church's liturgy of the Mass. This regarded the New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ that He established at His last Paschal Supper with His disciples. Prior to this entry, the Roman Church's rendering in English was: "Take this, all of you, and drink from it: This is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me."
The change takes place at "and for all" where this inserted misinterpretation is rightly discarded, for it definitely is not the Word of Jesus Christ in any translation in English or other wise. The so called formulation words for the so called transubstantiation are printed in the old missal and the new missal is being changed to accommodate the better Roman translation.
Confusion in the Epiclesis
Epiclesis is a prayer invoking the Holy Spirit to bless the bread and the wine.
This is an explanation letter found on the internet.
Why did the words of consecration change recently?
One point of contention in the new translation of the Roman Missal is
the new rendering of the words of consecration with regard to the Blood of
Christ. The new rendering says, “Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.” The old rendering said, “for you and for all.” Some feel that the new rendering can be misinterpreted as saying that our Lord did not die on the cross for all of humanity. However, this misinterprets the new translation. What the new translation points out is the very real doctrine that although redemption was wrought for all by our
Lord’s sacrifice on the cross, each of us has the ability to choose to accept the gift of salvation, and some of us choose against it. Additionally, it echoes the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah’s
Suffering Servant who “shall lay down his life for sin” and “shall justify many” (See Isaiah 53:10-12).
The Lord of Holy Scripture, makes it abundantly clear that the members of the Body of Christ, are to drink of the Blood of the New Covenant in faith, which would confirm within us, and before God, the removal of the guilt of our confessed sin. He that eats My flesh, and drinks My Blood, dwells in Me, and I in him. (In context: John 6 verse 55 thru 57.) (Please read the Whole Chapter: of John 6.) The communicants when eating of the Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ are fully identifying with the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ for sin, and are One in the Spirit of Holiness. God, in His faithfulness and justice, will obliterate all confessed sin, and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness; and in His righteousness, He will order the steps of a good man. (See 1st John 1 verse 9, and Psalm 37 verse 23 .) Mercy and Truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Righteousness shall go before Him; and shall set us in the way of His steps. (See Psalm 85 verse 7 thru 13.)
The very Life and Soul of Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of Man, was within His whole Blood. The Life and Soul that was in the Blood of God's Sacrificial Lamb, was completely poured out of His Body for the sins of the world, and the elemental substance of the Blood of Christ Jesus, was mingled with the elements of the earth within Golgotha. In Christ's resurrection, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s physical, and as yet unknown spiritual Body, ascended into the heavenly realms to be with His Father, and He lives by that eternal power of the Spirit of the One God. It is we, the earthly, who desiring to live spiritual lives within Christ's spiritual Body that are dependent upon the Life Blood of the Lamb of God, which was poured out upon God's Mercy Seat, for the violence of our sin.
"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