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Sin Always Breeds Corruption.

Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, addresses sin's pollution in the body of the believer, and warns the fledgling church of the extreme sanctions concerning their misunderstanding of Communion with Holy God Almighty.   If we are going to gather together as a family within Father God's Holy House, then we had better be prepared in our mind's spirit to receive His provisions, or else we are just having a religious meeting of divided hearts within a community building made of the sands of the earth.

Please follow fully the Scriptures in chapter 10 of Corinthians, beginning with "Moreover Brethren".

Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the Sea; And did all eat the same spiritual food; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. (Read all 1st Corinthian 10 verse 1 thru 13.)

When following the sequential progression of Paul's, warnings of the damming ways of  idolatry to the Corinthian church, then Paul continues to show the Corinthian church that the only Way of escaping carnal sin's judgment within idolatrous self, is through God's Communion New Covenant Grace in the Holy Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ. 

Wherefore, let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. There has been no temptation overtaken you, except such is common to man: But God is Faithful Who will not permit you to be tempted above that which you are able, but with the temptation He has provided 'a' Way of escape that you may be able to bear it. (1st Corinthians 10 verse  10 thru 14.)

Note immediately that there is not 'a way', of escape, specifically designed for an individual, as if God will provide many ways of escaping sin's enticements.  Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty has provided only One Way of escape, for the WORD of God, in Christ Jesus makes it amply clear that Christ Jesus is the Way.  The article 'a' or any other article is completely absent in the Greek Text.  The translators in the King James Version wrongly inserted the English article 'a' that produces a grossly erroneous meaning.  If an article of speech would be inserted for clarity of understanding then the article 'the' would be appropriate, as in 'The' Way of escape that you may be able to bear it.  The TRUTH of the Living Word of Christ Jesus. declares the imperative:  I AM The Way, The Truth, and The Life of man: No one comes to the Father but by Me.  Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God condemned the sin of the world in His Flesh, therefore we are without excuse in following an other way other than Jesus Christ, The Only Way of escape from sin's tentacles.

Sinful mankind, with the willing help of the deceiver, changes the meaning the Word of God, while the WORD of Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh, Lord God Almighty does not change. His Infinite Word is Eternally Holy.  While the believer is on earth, the trial of Godly faith will continue to test the Godly resolve of the believer.  All who dismiss the Communion Body and Blood of Jesus Christ as symbolic, are heretics, for in their ignorance, they will labor in finding there own way out of sin's entanglements.   Where then is your Godly faith in 'the' only Way of escape in Christ Jesus?  We can present the TRUTH but, all heretics need to repent.

When received with thanksgiving, the Living Blood of Jesus Christ maintains Holy God Almighty's relationship with the repentant believers of fallen mankind: "I speak as to wise men: Judge you what I say. The cup of blessing, which we bless, is this not our Communion in the Blood of Jesus Christ?  The Bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ?" (1st Corinthians 10 verse 15 thru 16.) The answer in Godly faith should be a resounding "Oh Yes", "Amen", but unfortunately the answer for many is muddled in the sensual questioning mind of man that may say yeah, with a qualified but,---Jesus didn't really mean exactly what He said.  So then, with the conceited wisdom of the day's vain leaders, they presume to bless the cup with a token blessing, but only as an innocuous symbol of no consequence.  Ah, but there are consequences for the teachers of unbelief, for they fail in providing the people of the pews, the totality of the Covenant Word of Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty.

Paul continues to speak to wise men.

In the noted demarcated Chapter eleven, Paul continues in his correcting letter to the Corinthian Church, writes in 1st Corinthian 11 verse 2: Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and (that you) keep (hold fast) the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.  Nevertheless, the Ecclesia (church of Corinth) are in gross error, and Paul will attempt to bring correction to those who have wisdom with ears to hear. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. (Romans 12 verse 16)

For first of all, when you come together (G4905) in the church/ecclesia, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 

Therefore, when you come together into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. (1st Corinthians 11 verse 18 thru 20.) Paul is saying to the Corinthian assembly: You are coming together, and even so, you are not eating the Lord's Supper. Therefore the Ecclesia is not holding fast to the Ordinance, as previously directed by Paul, but are individually eating and drinking of their own provisions that they brought with them, while ignoring those who brought nothing. What!  Have you not houses to eat and drink in, or despise you the Ecclesia of God and shame them that have nothing?

Man cannot worship the Eternal Almighty God in the natural flesh, but the ecclesia (called out ones) are to come together to worship God Almighty within His Holy Spirit of TRUTH.  The underscored gold 'come together' provides a list of all the English versions of the Bible that reveals the main purpose of the church's gathering together.  When investigated, any one of the versions, from beginning to the end, would confirm that every time the church/ecclesia 'comes together', it is an appointed time to come to the Almighty's Table of Grace.  His Table is only for the sealed for Salvation,  where they remember Christ's death for the sin of the World, and to joyfully participate in Faith, God's Communion Celebration in the resurrected Body of the Savior of mankind,  Whose members we are.  The gathered 'called out ones', are to fully participate at His Table of Grace, with the eating and drinking of the Eternal Lord God's Provision's of His Grace.   God's Holy One, Jesus the Christ of Almighty God, through His Holy Spirit Of TRUTH, provides within His New Covenant of Grace, the Lord's Life Giving Blood with Its Serum cleansing Water, for the remission of the Ecclesia's own confessed sins of their unruly flesh that demands the judgment of death, but its sin is cleansed in the Water of Life.

The Lord gives His Own Provisions for the Life of the Ecclesia, through God's One Holy Spirit of TRUTH.  Although not physically seen, the Lord Yeshua/Jesus, The WORD and the Maker of the universe, provides tin His Body and Live Giving Blood the TRUE SUBSTANCE of the WORD of Faith,  that gives Life to the believer of God's WORD.

Paul continues in his letter to the Corinthians: 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread:

24 And when He had given thanks, He broke it (the unleavened bread), and said, Take, eat: this is My Body, which is broken for you: Do this in remembrance of Me.

25 After the same manner also , (as when he had given thanks), He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament (Covenant) in My Blood: this do you, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.

26 For as often as you eat this Bread, and drink of this Cup, you do show the Lord's death till He come.  When you click on " as often as " in this Scripture then you will understand that it does not mean, an arbitrary 'often' as the protesting English interpreters conjured up from the previous 'as oft as ' interpreted from the Greek word hosakis {hos-ak'-is} Strong's G3740 .  According to Strong's G3702 and other concordances there is no suitable English interpretation for the Greek Word 'an'.

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this Bread, and drink this Cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup.

29 For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's Body.

30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat (of the Lord's Supper), tarry  (wait) one for another.

34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you do not come together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come. (See 1st Corinthians 11 verse 1 thru 34.)

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Robert Glenn Pratten with my beloved wife Rose Labez Pratten