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By what Authority.

It begins with Saving Faith, in The Foundational WORD of GOD, Jesus Christ, THE FOUNTAIN OF ABSOLUTE TRUTH.  Our human nature, likes the titles and distinctions of an office, that elevates our own self worth.   Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There is the One Holy Spirit of God, and He gives the needful gifts of the Body to Whom He chooses, for the single purpose of building up the Body of believers in the Love of God.  (See 1st Corinthians 12 verse 4 thru 27.) Therefore, the gifts of God, and His callings of apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, teachers etcetera, in Jesus Christ, are but humble functional necessities, for a healthy unified body, and not OFFICES of notability for our own individual edification.  For: Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom.  Let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches:  But let him who glories, glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, That I AM the LORD, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the ADONAI. (Jeremiah 9 verse 23 thru 24.)

And so, the one who writes this letter, is an insignificant part of the Body of Jesus Christ, but nevertheless, his credentials are in the sanctifying Blood of the Lamb of God.    And by God's saving grace, Robert Glenn Pratten, son of Robert and Jenelle, has been given an understanding of the Body, and knows that its Life and defenses are in the Spirit of the Life Blood of the Lamb of God, Who was the Son of Man, Who is the Son of God.  I was called by the Lord Himself, our High Priest, into a necessary function of the Body, like a monocyte (a watchman) in the immune defenses of the elemental and spiritual Body of Jesus Christ on this earth. 

Therefore, if the Church, the true Ecclesia, is to be holy revived, then first, She will remember Her covenant relationship to God, is in the Holy Life Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.  Then, we will have to acknowledge to God, that we, as the Church, have played the harlot, and made friends with the world, and that our carnal Babylonian nature, needs to be put to death through the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Yes, even that Holy Communion Blood, which is sanctioned by the Living Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, "This is MY Blood of the New Covenant, given for many for the remission of sin".  In so doing, then the leaven of heresy, and the idolatrous teachings of self-gratification, and the acceptance of the carnal, and the violence of sin, will begin to be purged from Her midst.  Absolutely, there will be upheaval, for the Holy Spirit, is jealous for the purchase price of the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Bride of His Holy Calling.  The Lord is also, very jealous for all those that have missed Him, because they could not see Him in us, because of our confusion.

The Servant and Master of All.

One last thought:   I was in prayer, in preparation to write on Holy Communion, and I addressed the Lord of my concerns with pastoral opposition.  The Servant and Master of all, said to me: "Tell them: I AM He that sits in the pews of all the churches".

 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Truly, I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, you have done it unto Me. (Matthew 25 verse 40 (NIV.)

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? (1st Corinthians 6 verse 19) (KJV) Also verse 17. He who unites himself with the Lord, is one with Him in Spirit.  For where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I AM in the midst of them. (Matthew 18 verse 20.)

Many years ago, at about the same time I had the first visionary dreams, concerning the Communion Table of our Lord Jesus Christ, I had another revelation, when in prayer, that in the end will speak of the above relational scriptures.  My wife Rose and I, had come home after a Wednesday home fellowship.  Rose had gone to bed, and I went into the living room to kneel at a chair, and began to pray to the Lord.  I do not recall what melancholic need that prompted the following plea to the Lord, but, it was probably very similar to one of your calls, to our Savior.  In the midst of my prayer, I cried out softly to the Lord Jesus, “O Lord, ……, I sure wish I could see you, right now.”  What I heard in my being, came back so profoundly, so powerfully full of truth that I knew instantly, that the Lord by His Holy Spirit had spoken, and not the mind of this man.  The Holy Spirit said, “I have put My Spirit in Joseph, I have put My Spirit in Debbie, I have put My Spirit in Rose.  Behold your Master!”  The names were some of those Christians that I had fellowshipped with that evening, including my wife.  In the Body of Jesus Christ, we are all members and servants of each other, so that the Lord's Body, by His Spirit, would not only serve itself in the unity of God's Love for us, but also a world of lost souls.

If one understands that this is Truth from God's Holy Spirit, then how do you judge your brothers and sisters born of faith, even the Seed of the Word of God, who sits in the pew next to you, or your brothers and sisters, in the denominational church down the street?  Is it by carnal eyes that judge on natural appearances? Or do you see with spiritually crucified eyes, discerning that they are each the temple of the HOLY GHOST? If one lacks understanding in this matter, then it is better not to judge at all, less you censure and grieve the LORD, Who is your Supreme Master and Judge!

This Holy Table of Communion, transcends all denominations, and is where the called family of God, clothed in humility and faith in the Word of God, comes together, as one Body in Jesus Christ, through His holiness in His Life Blood, to celebrate with thanksgiving in Spirit and Truth the Almighty God, and His Gift of His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ!  

"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.)

And this is their WORD of testimony:
 "It is no longer we that live, but Christ Jesus Who lives within us; and we in Him."

And the Spirit and the Bride say, “COME”.

Amen! Amen!

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