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Consubstantiation                                                

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                         The words symbol and type are ambiguous to Scripture.
   Transubstantiation.                                                 
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Transubstantiation, Consubstantiation or Symbol, ???
 

Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.   (2nd Timothy 2 verse 14 NIV)

Now, I never sought to enter into this seemingly fruitless and endless philosophical quarrel of the natural mind, that has only led to further separation of hearts, from within the One Body of Jesus Christ.  I knew years ago, and even more now, that the visionary dreams in the chapter "Seeing the Sword of the Spirit", and the chapter "Arise Shine", came from the Spirit of God, and were founded upon the Rock of our Salvation.  But, here I am, thoroughly involved in this muddy mix.  Initially, I only had a desire to share the spiritual dreams with pastoral leadership, of whom I thought would have a heart to understand the relational significance of Holy Communion, and thereby bring an increase in the unity of community faith..  How else can us sinners, saved by God's Grace, worship the only Holy, Holy Holy Lord God Almighty in Spirit and Truth, except by the Infinite God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ.   But, unfortunately for me, and the wounds to my psyche, the heart of the evangelical pastors, were not ready to overcome the prejudices of their religious indoctrination that has found their own philosophical way of dismissing the Sanctification in the Communion Body and Blood of the WORD of God, Jesus Christ. 

As soon as I mentioned Holy Communion, I either found myself quickly escorted out of their presence, or ran into a symbolic wall that was quickly erected, and prevented any further exploration into the Truth of God's Word.   Perhaps their abrupt rudeness was just as well, for I had much more to learn and understand about the great expanse of the Love of God, in relation to the condition of my own small heart.  Even though God, through His Holy Spirit, had given to me spiritual knowledge through His visionary revelation of the Communion Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, nevertheless, my heart and mind is still not large enough to contain and maintain, the exquisite Power of the Sacrificial Love of God in Jesus Christ.  In my flesh, I am a sinner, but whose soul is saved by faith in following of the fullness of God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I thank the Almighty God always, for in my mind, I will remain absolutely dependant upon God's Gracious Provisions of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ that is ministered through the Almighty's Holy Spirit of Grace. (See Romans 7 verse 24 thru 25 and 8 verse 1 thru 2.) It is God's Holy Spirit of Grace that Ministers mercy and forgiveness for sin, and gives Life to all of the repentant and humble members in the One Body of Jesus Christ.

It can be extremely difficult to change the root substance of our minds, so as to unlearn faulty doctrine that is entrenched with an exclusive philosophy that was conceived within the substrate of the natural mind of man.  Educated religious men, both Catholics and Protestant, will argue vehemently about a substance of faith that they have not seen, and will censure each other for having a different philosophical understanding.  Quite naturally, inquisitive man wants an explanation that the mind of man can comprehend.  So in this case of Holy Communion, we have the professional theologian rationalizing spiritual difficulties within scripture with apologetic rigidity, which may satisfy the intellect of the human mind of some, but fails to bring about the unseen Grace of the Spirit of God, and a new understanding of the potential of God's Love, within the heart and soul of man.  Unfortunately, there is no consensus of minds concerning the Lord God Almighty's spiritual dynamics within His Holy Communion with us in the Body and Blood of His Son.  The leadership, of the splintered churches, have unashamedly allowed the minds of its members, to also become entrenched with the intellectual doctrines of men.  Now, for the time being, this intellectual covering, continues to blind the spiritual eyes of the heart of the mind of men, as we fail to discern through the Holy Spirit, that God’s Grace in Holy Communion, is intended to lead to the overall healing of His earthly people into the One Body of Jesus Christ.   We have been missing the mark of the High Calling of God, and our power is derived from the flesh, where everyone is intellectually correct in their own eyes.

O, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in Love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height in the knowledge of the LOVE of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3 verse 16 thru 21.)

In the unyielding pride that blinds the eyes of flesh, we have tragically failed to see how profoundly sad is this man made controversy of words that is derived from the arrogance of sin.  Everyone is right in their own eyes, and the ears are deaf to the New Covenant Word of God, Whose Spirit is full of Grace and Truth. 

Drink all of you: This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is poured out for many for the remission of sinNow they know that all things that Thou has given to Me, are of Thee.  For I have given to them the Words that You gave to Me, and they have received Them. (Consider the depths of the Lord's High Priestly prayer in John 17.)

Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of the unseen.  What is the substance of the Infinite? And what is the substance of the WORD of the Infinite GOD?  All sin is divisive to the unity of the hearts of men, and sin separates us from the Heart of God.  But, is not wisdom known by her children? (See Luke 7 verse 35.) However, the Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3 verse 17.) Nothing is settled in the fleshly mind of man, and for this reason, we continue to consider the disputed wisdom of man's esoteric doctrines of transubstantiation, consubstantiation and symbol, that are entrenched in the various church dogmas with the closest consensus viewpoint waltzing around what is called "The Real Presence".  Even that beginning point is ambiguous in what it essentially means to the various catholic institutions.  One such historical perspective, concerning the controversy, is laid out within this Roman Catholic link; See The Real Presence. Another related article, revealing the differences in the various church organizations' understanding of the Communion mystery, can be found in the Wikipedia, that also is titled Real Presence.  Salvation and Sanctification are both by Holy Spirit of God's Word.

Consubstantiation.

Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.   (See 2nd Timothy 2 verse 14.

Consubstantiation is a doctrine that for our purposes, needs just a little discussion, so we'll dispense with it quickly.  It came out of the reformation period, as an attempted philosophical answer for the disputed Roman Catholicism's doctrine of transubstantiation.  The borrowed doctrine is erroneously attributed to Luther, and the Lutherans, whose thoughts bear some resemblance, but is reported to be advocated earlier by the Catholic theologian John Duns Scotus, 1266 - 1308. (See also the Catholic Encyclopedia.) The doctrine suggests that the bread and the Body of Jesus coexist together, and yet separate.  Likewise, the same is said of the sacramental wine.  The wine remains the wine, except that the Blood of Jesus exist along side the wine.  The English translation taken from Luther's small catechism, concerning Holy Communion, states that: "It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, in and under the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and to drink, instituted by Christ Himself".  This is what Luther writes in his treatise titled "Confession Concerning Christ's Supper". "Why then should we not much more say in the Supper, "This is my body", even though bread and body are two distinct substances, and the word "this" indicates the bread?  Here, too, out of two kinds of objects, a union has taken place, which I shall call a "sacramental union", because Christ's body and the bread, are given to us as a sacrament.  This is not a natural or personal union, as is the case with God and Christ". 

For a more complete Lutheran perspective, see the Book of Concord on the Lord's Supper with its link within the Augsburg Confession.

Because of the ambiguities in the explanation of the mystery of Holy Communion, many institutions, of the catholic or universal umbrella, fall back on the summary terminology, of the unexplainable "Real Presence of the Lord".  The sacred mystery continues Ad infinitum!  For the Eternal WORD of God is not of a finite substance, but is of the Substance of the Infinite, for even the Body of Christ was crucified before the foundation of the world.  The substance of the Infinite WORD of God is relative to Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh, Lord God Almighty's Spirit of Grace.  Faith is negated in listening to the fabrications of finite men: But that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the Power of [the Infinite] God. (See in context 1st Corinthians 2 verse 5 thru 10.) I AM the Bread of Life: This is the Bread which comes down from heaven, that a man man eat there of and not die. I AM the Bread which comes down from heaven. (See John 6 verse  46 thru 51.) It is the Spirit (of Grace) that makes alive the flesh profits nothing.  The Words I speak unto you are Spirit and Life. (John 6 verse 63.)

The New Covenant Salvation is by God's Spirit of Grace, and yet we do not see the Spirit of Grace in the Water Baptism that initially separates us from our past sins.  Sanctification is by the Spirit of God, and yet we do not see God's Holy Spirit of Grace in the Communion Water and Wine that is the Life Blood that will cleanses the humble person of faith, and separates us from the guilt of known and as yet unknown sins.  Both Salvation and Sanctification are through God's Holy Spirit of Grace that is One with God, His Word and the fountain of Water and Blood that flowed from wounds of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man.  God's Spirit of Life is in our High Priest Jesus Christ, and He alone is the only Covenant Mediator between sinful man kind and Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty.

To proceed to the next chapter, please click on Symbol.

Symbol.

The Mechanical Workings of Communion Unbelief.

If the reader has not read John Calvin on his views on Holy Communion, but have depended on filtered down hearsay, then you must click on the following link taken from Calvin's "The Institutes of the Christian Church".  There are fifty sections contained within this part of his treatise.  In the text, Calvin's view points on the significance of the 'sacred feast', as he rightly calls the sacrament, will be highlighted in green, as it references opinions that I might agree with in principle, especially those concerning the holiness of the sacred supper.  The red commentary within the text of the document will be mine.  In the search for the truth, you will find that for many evangelical fundamentalist Christian leaders, there is a false understanding or interpretation of young John Calvin's philosophical viewpoint on Holy Communion.  The common viewpoint, is that the bread and wine are purely symbolic and having a physical and yet unknown spiritual connotation of communion, but this is not what John Calvin exclusively portrayed in his writings.  Book 4, Chapter 17 Section 7

"It is not sufficient, while omitting all mention of flesh and blood, to recognize this communion merely as spiritual. It is impossible fully to comprehend it in the present life. I am not satisfied with the view of those who, while acknowledging that we have some kind of communion with Christ, only make us partakers of the Spirit, omitting all mention of flesh and blood.  As if it were said to no purpose at all, that his flesh is meat indeed, and his blood is drink indeed; that we have no life unless we eat that flesh and drink that blood; and so forth.  Therefore, it is evident that full communion with Christ goes beyond their description, which is too confined."

In the next paragraph Calvin falsely demurs' with his disclaimer:

"If, indeed, it be lawful to put this great mystery into words, a mystery which I feel, and therefore freely confess that I am unable to comprehend with my mind, so far am I from wishing any one to measure its sublimity by my feeble capacity.  Nay, I rather exhort my readers not to confine their apprehension within those too narrow limits, but to attempt to rise much higher than I can guide them. For whenever this subject is considered, after I have done my utmost, I feel that I have spoken far beneath its dignity. And though the mind is more powerful in thought than the tongue in expression, it too is overcome and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the subject. All then that remains is to break forth in admiration of the mystery, which it is plain that the mind is inadequate to comprehend, or the tongue to express.  I will, however, give a summary of my view as I best can, not doubting its truth, and therefore trusting that it will not be disapproved by pious breasts."

Here is another sample of Calvin's text, Book 4, Chapter 17 Section 43:

"All this mass of ceremonies being abandoned, the sacrament might be celebrated in the most becoming manner, if it were dispensed to the Church very frequently, at least once a-week.  The commencement should be with public prayer; next, a sermon should be delivered: Then the minister, having placed bread and wine on the table, should read the institution of the Supper.  He should next explain the promises, which are therein given; and, at the same time, keep back from communion all those who are debarred by the prohibition of the Lord.  He should afterwards pray that the Lord, with the kindness with which he has bestowed this sacred food upon us, would also form and instruct us to receive it with faith and gratitude; and, as we are of ourselves unworthy, would make us worthy of the feast by his mercy.  Here, either a psalm should be sung, or something read, while the faithful, in order, communicate at the sacred feast, the minister breaking the bread, and giving it to the people. The Supper being ended, an exhortation should be given to sincere faith, and confession of faith, to charity, and lives becoming Christians. Lastly, thanks should be offered, and the praises of God should be sung.  This being done, the Church should be dismissed in peace."

It is understandable that the substance of all of Calvin's heated rhetoric on Holy Communion, was certainly less than definitive, answering absolutely nothing that would advance the human comprehension, of what Calvin rightly calls the great mystery.  Indeed, when all is said and done, then and now, if all the rhetoric does not help to unify the Body of Jesus Christ, in the Truth of God's Word, then whether it is John Calvin, or I, or anyone else, we have all spoken far beneath the dignity of the great mystery, that the Word of God provides only through faith in the substance of that, which is not seen.

John Calvin produced a second writing on Communion in 1540, and was published in 1541.  Calvin entitled it, "Short Treatise on the Supper of the Lord".  Philosophically, when studying the entirety of Calvin's two writings on Communion, we can see that Calvin's adjusted finite mental understanding of the Communion Food of Christ Jesus, was not dissimilar to Luther, and his association with consubstantiation, as witnessed in John Calvin's, "Short Treatise on the Supper of the Lord": Section 16 to 17.

"Hence when we see the visible sign we must consider what it represents, and by Whom it has been given us.  The bread is given us to figure the body of Jesus Christ, with command to eat it, and it is given us of God, Who is certain and immutable truth.  If God cannot deceive or lie, it follows that it accomplishes all which it signifies.  We must then truly receive in the Supper the body and blood of Jesus Christ, since the Lord there represents to us the communion of both.  Were it otherwise, what could be meant by saying, that we eat the bread and drink the wine as a sign that His body is our meat and His blood our drink?  If he gave us only bread and wine, leaving the spiritual reality behind, would it not be under false colors that this ordinance' had been instituted?  We must confess, then, that if the representation which God gives us in the Supper is true, the internal substance of the sacrament is conjoined with the visible signs; and as the bread is distributed to us by the hand, so the body of Christ is communicated to us in order that we may be made partakers of it.  Though there should be nothing more, we have good cause to be satisfied, when we understand that Jesus Christ gives us in the Supper the proper substance of His body and blood:"

John Calvin did well enough in the first 33 sections of his short treatise, proclaiming our need for frequent Communion, and the Lord's essential presence and essence in the sanctified bread and wine.  But thereafter, in the following sections, Calvin errors in his corrections of others, giving no peace, but confusion to the hearer of his word.  In the end of the treatise, Calvin's egotism gets in the way of his attempt to be seen, as a peacemaker with sound wisdom.  Later, in his hypocrisy Calvin persecutes, and then puts to death those who differ with him.  It is tragically sad to say, that the fiery murder of Miguel Servetus, is a gross contradiction to Calvin's beginning communion theology, contained within his short treatise.  The Lord Jesus says: "You shall know them by their fruits".  Those who arrogantly defend Calvin’s actions, have only one defense against their error, and it cannot be ignorance. 

If the reader trusts in the ideologue John Calvin, and the whole of his theological doctrine, then let me suggest Stefan Zweig's 5th chapter "The Murder of Servetus".  This atrocious matter, orchestrated at the hand's of Calvin, is researched and documented within Zweig's writings "Right to Heresy".  The whole of Zweig's book is well worth the read.  Calvin's actions, similar to the Roman Catholic doctrines of anathemas, belies the strength of his reformed writings.  And the Apostle Paul says: "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.  Follow my example as I follow Christ".  (1st Corinthians 10 verse 32 thru 33 and Chapter 11 verse 1.) If a man follows in step with Jesus Christ, then it is right to be in step with him.  If the man falls out of step with the Lord our Righteousness, then the man is guilty of his sin, and may loose his place of leadership; nevertheless we are to remain in full step with the Lord's leading by His way of the Cross, and the Communion Blood of our testimony.  If we condone the sins of another, then we are guilty of those same sins, even as the driver of the getaway vehicle in a robbery, is just as guilty as the person that perpetrated the crime.  Although the following verse, is a call to come out of the Babylonian Church, and her harlot sisters, it is appropriate for our contemplation.  Come out of her My people that you be not partakers [accomplices] of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues [judgments]. (See Revelation 18 verse 4.)

Now on the other hand, Huldreich Zwingli, a Swiss church reformer of the 1500's, was of the mindset that the Word's of the Creator concerning the partaking of His body and blood, was strictly of a symbolic gesture.  Where the whole of scripture was concerned, Zwingli was a literalist, but concerning the Words, "This is My Body, and this is My Blood", given by the Word of God, Jesus Christ, he is ambiguous and contradictory to his original premise, towards the use of literal Scripture.  He builds on nothing of the substance of faith, in the power of the Word of God, and unknowingly accepts the deception that comes from the Garden of Eden, where his intellectual pride builds upon: "Did the Lord God really mean what He said".  Sorry!  To me, Zwingli's faith was very small, and he believed in a small god, who was not sure of his own word.  For a certainty, his small faith was not centered in the Creator God of the universe, and the faithful God of the Everlasting Covenant, Who is able to confirm His Word with signs and wonders. Then again, perhaps if the man was not seeking the truth of this matter with all of his heart, then he would not have been privileged to have witnessed, and experienced the revelation, given to a member of the Lord's Body, through God's select call to His grace and purpose.  See also this web link on, Huldreich Zwingli's writings "On the Lord's Supper".

Pontius Pilate, a practical man of the earth, and set by Rome, to be the controlling governor of the people of Judea; questions the Lord at His trial, and in the end murmurs to Jesus Christ, "What is truth?"  Little did Pontius Pilate know, that he had come face to face with the embodiment of the absolute Truth of the universe, and the final Judge, of what is true in the heart of man.   Did the Lord God really mean; "This is My Blood of the New Covenant"?  What is the substance of Truth, and can the Truth change the substance of all matter?  If we, as believers, came face to face with the Truth, Who is the glorified WORD of GOD, how would we handle His Word of Truth?  In our interpretation of His spoken word, would we dismiss His Word of instruction, as a simple metaphor, to wrestle with in our mortal minds, or would we see with His faith, the power of the substance of His Truth to change the potential of all things?  How great is your God, or how great is your faith in your God?  Absolute Faith in God, reaches beyond human limitations and understanding.  The bread and the wine alone, by themselves may have symbolism, but symbolism without faith in the Word of God is left empty of the Life of the substance of the Truth, for by Him all things in the universe consist.  And the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God said: "My Flesh is real food, and My Blood is real drink."  (John 6 verse 55.)  What do you do, when the Truth tells you the Truth of His Word that came down as the Bread of Heaven to be made the Flesh of Man/Adam?

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and One Body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (1st Corinthians 10 verse 16 thru 18.)

We place more faith in the paper currency of a nation, than trusting in the substance of the Word of God.  You can not serve God and mammon.  The United States Dollar denominations are symbolic of the unseen, or perceived wealth of the nation, and allow the consumer to purchase tangible assets with the paper symbol.   Among all nations in the world's trading economy, the fiat paper and small coin currencies are arbitrarily set, depending on the supposed wealth of a nation's ability to pay.  Unfortunately, the fiat currency of the US Dollar, being the reserve currency of the world, is money that is created out of nothing, and is backed by nothing, being multiplied many times, as the US debt and the consumer debt continues to increase.  Reference link Money as Debt. With the potential failure of the banking system, perhaps we have the prelude to the mark of the beast, 666 which is already upon us!

Now then, what is your perceived faith value in the WORD of GOD, and His ability to make good on His Word?  Is it arbitrary, according to the word of man, or is it to be held at more than face value, with faith in the Holy One, Who promises Life with all of His eternal power and authority?

U235 is the atomic symbol for an isotope of enriched Uranium ore.  The alpha numeric symbol will not affect or kill you, but the unseen gamma radiation from the substance of the pure element, can bring about morphological changes to the flesh of those who are exposed to uranium U235's unseen lethal properties.  If an element is identified in truth as U235, and made known to you as U235, and you do not understand or know what you are doing with the handling of that specified rock, then it is highly conceivable that the unseen power of that metal may kill you.  Consider for your selves that Christ Jesus is the Rock, and we would do well to handle the Truth of His Word with great care.

Besides the power that is in the atom, there are many other illustrations that makes our point of unseen power and authority.  Can you see Satan or this entity's influence in sin?  What about the symbolism of the flag of a nation, the badge of a peace officer, the seal of a president, or any person of authority?  Is there blind and empty symbolism in a street stop sign, a traffic light, a grain of wheat, The Tree of Life, a drop of blood, or the WORD of GOD, through the Holy Spirit of God, Who is the Constant power, and final Authority in His own created Universe? 

Within the finite minds of blind Christian theologians, they present a false construction of pure symbolism in Holy Communion, leaving an anemic, if not an impotent metaphor, that fractures the substance of holy faith within God's people.  If the substance of our faith, becomes undermined by the doctrinal ambiguities of men, then that faith is less than holy faith, thereby challenging the infinite God and His Word of Power and dominion over all things in His own creation. That anemic indoctrinated symbolic faith, in the substance of Holy Communion, fails to comprehend the just consequences to our flesh, for not discerning the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  If the Word's of our Lord are just symbolic, as applied to the bread and wine, then the substance of God's Words is not real, His Spirit is not real, and the universe does not exist.  If the substance of the Word's of Jesus Christ are not the real, absolute Truth, then the question begs, why do the 'Communion Rite' at all?  Indeed, some have relegated 'Communion' to a basement position, pulling it out once a year, perhaps at the Passover meal.  Other religions have Communion as a back seat religious rite, that is brought forward quarterly, or at best once a month. Thus symbolism in Holy Communion, as it is communicated among the many evangelical Protestant religions, is not wise, for it is without the light of understanding, which is born of faith in the unseen spiritual power and authority, of the creative Word of God, imprinting and ruling within the submissive heart of man. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. (In full context 1st Corinthians 11 verse 26 thru 30.)

Therefore, the proponents of symbolism, in fundamentalist reformed Protestantism, fail to fully discern the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and to convey the essential substance of Truth that is One with the Holy Spirit of God, and absolutely necessary for the collective unity of all members within the One Body of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ignorance of the Communion Body and Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, will not preclude the sinner from judgment, for it is God's Gift of Faith that justifies the one who believes the Truth without questioning the Gift. 

The New Covenant Salvation is by God's Spirit of Grace, and yet we do not see the Spirit of Grace in the Water Baptism that initially separates us from our past sins.  Sanctification is by the Spirit of God, and yet we do not see God's Holy Spirit of Grace in the Communion Water and Wine that is the Life Blood that will cleanses the humble person of faith, and separates us from guilt of known and unknown sins.  Both Salvation and Sanctification are through God's Holy Spirit of Grace that is One with God, His Word and the fountain of Water and Blood that flowed from wounds of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man.  God's Spirit of Life is in our High Priest Jesus Christ, and He alone is the only Covenant Mediator between sinful man kind and Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty.

To proceed to the next chapter, please click on Transubstantiation.

Transubstantiation.
 

Over the centuries, the true meaning of the Lord's Words in Holy Communion, and the substance of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ,  has been debated through inquisitive human  minds.   Now, in spite of its initial good intentions of protecting the Word's of Jesus Christ, it is unfortunate that the finite mind's invention of transubstantiation, became a Roman Catholic declared doctrine, through their so called infallible Magisterium, thereby seemingly appearing under the auspices of God.  The Roman Church has established its binding dogma of Transubstantiation, with curses for those who dispute its validity.  The possibilities of transubstantiation, as a philosophical explanation, for the bread and wine, being physically converted into the real Body and real Blood of the Lord, in and of itself, is not necessarily an exclusive problem with this dogma of the Roman Church.  The definition of transubstantiation, is a philosophical rationale at best, and it certainly is not better than the other relative conjectures that maintain the mystery in faith, without a forced methodology.  

The secret things of God will remain within Him.  (See Deuteronomy 29 verse 29.)  Therefore, our Faith, in God's Almighty Salvation Word, should tend to give the benefit of doubt, in the realm of the unknown, and does not create unbelief in the WORD of GOD, thereby creating contention among the brethren.  Unbelief, in the Word of God, is certainly a problem for self determining flesh of man, and the difficulty makes no difference for the new believer, or the elder in faith.   As a means of discipline within the Communal Body, the scriptures certainly calls for the quarantining of a person, for ongoing gross sin, but not with judicial penalties imposed by the church, or even threats of physical torture and death, as in times past.   How remarkable it is, that through out the centuries, and even today, that the religions of the world have ruled by terror, or threats of violence.  Tragically, Christendom is no less culpable, seeing that the fear of God, or rather the fear of the church, is taught through the doctrines of men.  God is faithful to His Word, and it is far better for a person to know and experience, through the Holy Spirit of the Living God, the genuine freedom from sin's condemnation that we have, when we submit to the Lord, and His corrective Love.  That liberation of God's Love, through His Holy Spirit, flows through the soul and spirit of a redeemed person, allowing them to experience the Perfection of Love that surpasses human understanding.  God's Holy Spirit, administers God's Grace and Truth, which, alone, can satisfy the hungry and thirsty heart of the saved.   It is far better to just believe in the unseen Truth, just because the Lord of Scripture says it is so.

Justin Martyr, defending early Christianity, writes: "We do not receive these as common bread or common drink.  But just as our Savior Jesus Christ was made flesh through the Word of God, and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food, which has been eucharistized (the giving of thanks) by the word of prayer from Him, is the Flesh and Blood of the incarnate Jesus". (Year 130 A.D. First Apology, 66: section 2).  And Justin Martyr is absolutely right, within his simple declaration of faith. 

Historically, as I understand it in a nutshell, the philosophy of transubstantiation, was adopted in the middle ages at the Fourth Lateran Council (1215).   This happened several centuries prior to the religious reformation that began to challenge the Pope and Roman Catholic authority to rule infallibly in divine matters of doctrine.  In the beginning of the reformation, Friar Martin Luther objected to the Roman Church's authority, to issue indulgences purchased with money.  In his objections to the church's heretical position, it is reported that Luther nailed his ninety five treatise to the Wittenberg church door in 1517, and then sent a copy and a letter of explanation to Pope Leo the Tenth.  In any case, the document was printed and then spread widely throughout Germany, and certainly came into the hands of the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Roman Church, then through the auspices of the Emperor Charles V, and through the deliberations at the Diet of Worms, declared Martin Luther an outlaw. Despite Charles' promise of safe conduct to and from the Diet, the Roman Church, through the Edict of Worms, unilaterally conspired to have Luther arrested, and then killed, as a heretic and enemy of the Holy Roman Empire.  An earlier Church reformer priest, Jan Hus, like Luther, was also promised the same safe conduct in the Council of Constance 1415 thru 1418, but was captured and burned at the stake on July 6th of the year 1415.

Luther started well in opposing the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church, but it is quite questionable, as to whether some of his writings, lectures and prejudicial judgments, in his latter years, ended as well as they may have begun began.  See Luther's Anti-Semitic quotes, and Against the Rioting Peasants.  Nevertheless, as a result of Luther's initial challenge, to the Roman Catholic Church's indulgences, the protestant reformation was ignited throughout Europe.  The Roman Catholic Church, in order to circumvent the protestations against its authority, convened three haphazard assemblies between the years 1545 and 1563, under three different popes, and became known, as the Council of Trent.  During the council assemblies, the Roman Church attempted to shore up the abusive breaches, of their own making, and to clarify the doctrinal abuses that the Latin Church was deemed responsible for, by the accusing reformers.  During this lengthy period of fits and starts, the Roman Council of Trent at the Thirteenth Session,  unilaterally ratified transubstantiation, as a definitive doctrine of the Roman Church, and set fifteen anathemas to offset any unbelief in the doctrine.  Logically, yesterday and today, anyone who is, or was in the church, and did not believe precisely in the Roman Church's human speculations, is already anathematized many times over, and out of the church, or under the threat of excommunication from their declared only true church; even though guilty still sit silently in the pews of the sanctuary.

We will attempt to set forth are own spiritual contentions, that would expose the errors of Roman doctrine of  transubstantiation accordingly.

1.  There is not a physical conversion by the Roman priest of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, but there is an unseen spiritual reality based on the Infinite Oneness of the WORD of GOD, Jesus Christ and His union with the Holy Spirit of the Living God, Creator of all things.  The Holy Spirit of the Living God, is One with the WORD of GOD, Jesus Christ, and therefore One with the Serum Water and Blood that flowed from the side of Jesus Christ. (See 1st John 5 verse 7 thru 8.)

2.  The Roman Church has an error in their hermeneutics of John 6, and therefore an error in their doctrine of transubstantiation, concerning their distribution of the one kind alone, to the faithful of the pews.

3.  It is the Holy Spirit of God that ministers the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, for the remission of the sins of the people in the Body of Jesus Christ.  The greater portion of our spiritual understanding of the mystery, can be found in a previous chapter "The Holy Spirit of Truth".

With our first disagreement over transubstantiation, we begin with the following excerpt from the Council of Trent, the Thirteenth Session expressed in red.

CHAPTER IV.
On Transubstantiation.

And because that Christ, our Redeemer, declared that which He offered under the species of bread to be truly His own body, therefore has it ever been a firm belief in the Church of God, and this holy Synod doth now declare it anew, that, by the consecration of the bread and of the wine, a conversion is made of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord, and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of His blood; which conversion is, by the holy Catholic Church, suitably and properly called Transubstantiation.

The literal physicality of transubstantiation of the bread and wine, into Jesus' physical Flesh and His physical Blood, may not be exactly as our Lord Jesus Christ would have us to perceive, concerning His Word of Truth.  The Roman Catholic's definitive doctrine of the miraculous conversion by the priest, of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, within our limited understanding of the present space time continuum, is just not sanguine to the mind and sensibilities of the natural man, who taste only the bread and the wine without any perception of a physical miracle.  Also the philosophy of the conversion of the bread and wine, by the Catholic priest only, being bound altogether with the fifteen anathemas associated with the Doctrine of Transubstantiation, are a legislative burden, too heavy to be born by the heart of a child of God, accorded the simplicity of the mystery of faith in the WORD of GOD.  It is by God's Holy Spirit, in our union with God's faith that the elements of the universe are what the WORD of GOD says they are, without our philosophical reservations and dictums.

It is apparent to me, that the Infinite Majestic God, desiring our faith to be within the constancy of His extraordinary Word of Salvation, having been made the flesh and blood of Man/Adam, has taken the relativity of our finite nature, and knowledge into consideration, and ruled the flesh of the natural man out of the equation.  It is the Spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing:  The Words that I speak unto you, They are Spirit and They are Life. (John 6 verse 63.) The flesh of all mankind is already corrupted, awaiting its final disposal.   Only the soul and the spirit of the person of faith, are redeemed as one, in the new creation of God.  The new creation that now lives by the faith of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, will by the same Spirit of God that raised up the Son of Man from the dead, be made alive in their bodies to serve the Living God. (See Romans 8 verse 9 thru 14.)

The philosophical error of transubstantiation was born out of the controlling idolatrous flesh of man, and is as a broken cistern that does not hold the True Water that flows from the Fountain of Living Water of God's Holy Spirit.  Through the simplicity of faith, we hold the Word of God to be self evident in that faith, for we worship God in Spirit and Truth.  It is the real Flesh and the real Blood of Jesus Christ, and just as He said, it is of the substance of the Spirit and Truth.  The problem in the mind of man, is that our mental conception of the substance of Spirit and Truth, is lacking in knowledge of the Holy.  Holy Communion is not what finite man sees, and then eats only as bread and wine during the Lord's Supper, but what the Infinite God of substance, space and time beholds, as the Word declared Spiritual Flesh and Blood of God's WORD and Son Jesus Christ.  The Spirit and Truth of Christ, is firmly affixed in the heart and soul of obedient and believing faith, through God's Holy Spirit of Life.  And Scripture warns us, concerning the Word of God, on this Holy Matter: For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.  Understand that absolutely nothing is withheld from the eyes of the Infinite, with Whom we have to do.

How can we, in our finite capacity, understand Holy God Almighty's infinite command of all substance that He has created, and which is held in existence by the Excellency of His Word Jesus Christ, and consist of the power of His Word?  And most certainly, the elemental substance of the very Flesh and Blood of our Savior from the beginning of His existence on this earth, originally consisted of the Word of God, for He was and is the timeless Word of God made incarnate as the Son of Man. The elements of the Lord's Covenant Blood imprinted with His Soul, Spirit and even the physical genetics of His human body was poured into the earth, and remains there according to John's Gospel, and referenced in His first Epistle.  The Lord's resurrected Body, having never seen corruption, exist within the unknowable dimensions of God's heavenly space and timelessness, and yet He is not limited in any way to our confined space time continuum.

Our second rebuttal on Transubstantiation, addresses the:

 "DECREE ON COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES, AND THE COMMUNION OF INFANTS"

Session 21.

The sacred and holy, ocecumenical and general Synod of Trent,--lawfully assembled in the Holy Ghost, the same Legates of the Apostolic See presiding therein,-whereas, touching the tremendous and most holy sacrament of the Eucharist, there are in divers places, by the most wicked artifices of the devil, spread abroad certain monstrous errors, by reason of which, in some provinces, many are seen to have departed from the faith and obedience of the Catholic Church, It has thought fit, that what relates to communion under both species, and the communion of infants, be in this place set forth. Wherefore It forbids all the faithful in Christ to presume henceforth to believe, teach, or preach otherwise on these matters, than is in these decrees explained and defined.

CHAPTER I.
That laymen and clerics, when not sacrifising, are not bound, of divine right, to communion under both species.

Wherefore, this holy Synod,--instructed by the Holy Spirit, who is the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of godliness, and following the judgment and usage of the Church itself,--declares and teaches, that laymen, and clerics when not consecrating, are not obliged, by any divine precept, to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist under both species ; and that neither can it by any means be doubted, without injury to faith, that communion under either species is sufficient for them unto salvation. For, although Christ, the Lord, in the last supper, instituted and delivered to the apostles, this venerable sacrament in the species of bread and wine; not therefore do that institution and delivery tend thereunto, that all the faithful of Church be bound, by the institution of the Lord, to receive both species. But neither is it rightly gathered, from that discourse which is in the sixth of John, however according to the various interpretations of holy Fathers and Doctors it be understood, that the communion of both species was enjoined by the Lord : for He who said; Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you (v. 53/54), also said; He that eateth this bread shall live for ever (v. 58/59); and He who said, He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life (v. 54/55), also said; The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of (lie world (v. 51/52); and, in fine,- He who said; He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, abideth in me and I in him (v. 57), said, nevertheless; He that eateth this bread shall live for ever (v. 58/59.)

The Lord Jesus said that His Word was Spirit and Life.  It is the Spirit that makes alive, (your) flesh profits nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.(John 6 verse 63 thru 64.)  For, Faith is perceiving as real fact, what is not revealed to the senses".  (Hebrews 11 verse 1. amplified.) Through the revelation of faith, you can be certain that the Holy Spirit of Truth, Who raised Jesus from the dead, has with God's Word, made the sanctified Bread and Wine 'to be' for us the real Body, and the real sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ that gives Life to the Body of believers.  The problem within the confusion of searching finite minds, is we do not have the capacity to see God's Holy Spirit of Truth administering the Truth, by the Lord's multi-dimensional Words of Spirit and Truth,  bringing forth the Lord's Body members within the unleavened bread, and the wine, becoming the life blood of Jesus Christ. Only the eyes of faith have the true perception of the unfathomable Truth.  The true spatial reality of the power of God's Word is not in our observable plane of earthly reality, but is within God's dimensions, with infinite proportions of Spiritual Truth and reality.  The same Holy Spirit of God that raised the Body of Jesus Christ to Life, is God's same Spirit of Holiness that gives resurrection Life, in Holy Communion, to the members of the Body of Jesus Christ, who eat in faith the Bread that is empowered by the Spirit of Life, that is One with the Blood and Water of Christ Jesus.

Let's take a closer look at the Scriptures, cited by the Roman Catholic Church for transubstantiation, and reason together, so as to ascertain the Truth of the Word of God, and not Trent's eisegesis of expediency promoting the authority of the Roman Church.

48 I AM that Bread of Life.  49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.  51 I AM the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 

53 Jesus said to them: "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you have no Life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh, and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the Bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this Bread will live forever. (John 6 verse 53 thru 58,)

Jesus declares, within the whole of His Persona of the I AM, that He is the Bread of Life that came down from Heaven to give life to the world.  In verse 52 we see that the Jews murmuring among themselves, question the possibilities of eating the flesh of this man Jesus.  But Jesus amplifies His word to the Jew and to us, when the Lord says in verse 53: "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you have no Life in you".  The Scripture in Leviticus makes the imperative distinction, instructing us that the life of the flesh is in the blood, and Jesus, as the Son of Man, was made of the flesh of Man/Adam and that flesh was dependent upon the Blood that contained the Soul and Life of His Body. 

The blood, which contained the life of all sacrificial animals, was poured upon the dust of the earth, and so was the Life Blood of Jesus Christ poured out upon the earth, as God's ever living sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  And Jesus would say at the Passover Seder: Take and drink all of you. This is My Blood of the New Covenant shed for many for the remission of sin.  Paul, writing to the Corinthians, brings the absolute significance of the Blood Covenant, to the forefront of our thinking, when he asks his first rhetorical question: The Cup of Blessing, which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ?  Yes, absolutely, for the Blood of Jesus, with its Spirit of Life, is absolutely necessary for the Holy Life of the Body.  And then Paul follows with:  The Bread, which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ?  Yes, absolutely, and the reason being:  For we being many are One Bread and One Body:  For we are all partakers of that One Bread. 

In the old covenant, the Jew was to identify with the sacrifice of the animal, and eat of the flesh of the beast, but was not allowed to drink of the life blood of the beast, because that blood was the life of the beast.  Likewise in Christ, we identify with the sacrifice of the Bread of God, and partake of that One Bread, whose members we are, but we are also commanded to drink of the Life Blood of Jesus Christ, given to us by God's Holy Spirit, for in the Blood is the Life and Soul of our Savior . Wherefore, to remain holy in the Body of the Lord, it is necessary, in our repentance, to partake of both the sanctified Flesh and the Blood of our Savior, Who confirms this with His following Word: verse56 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood, remains in Me, and I in him.

It is recorded in Paul's Epistle writings that Jesus says: Do this in remembrance of Me.  So Paul reiterates in the Remember: For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death [for our sins] till He comes again?  The Lord's physical Body was crucified for our sins, for He was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin, and then on the cross, His Life that was in His Blood was poured out upon the dust of Calvary, to release us from our sins of our selfish carnality.

That Holy Life Blood, of the Son of Man, contained the Soul with the Spirit of the Lord that was separated from His Body in death, and that lifeless Body was entombed in the grave for three days and three nights.  But, God's Holy Spirit, Who is One with the Blood of Jesus Christ. gloriously raised the Lord's body that was dead, to the Life of the Eternal Spirit of God.  By faith we were baptized into the Lord's death, and by faith, we identify with His Body, and so we eat, and by faith, we remember that the Life of the Body, is in the Blood, and so we drink of the Spirit of Life.  Without the flow of the Spirit of the Blood of Christ Jesus, there is no life in a member of the body, who has cut themselves off in unbelief. 

The Covenant is in the Blood, that gives Life to the Body of Christ, and not just in the partaking of the flesh alone that is left without the Life of the Spirit of the Blood.  Know you not that you are the Temple of the HOLY SPIRIT.  When we, as members of the Body of Jesus Christ, partake of the flesh of the Son of Man, we are each enjoined to each other in the Communion Body, as members of the temple of the HOLY GHOST:  But the Temple of Holy God, has need of the sanctifying Life, of the Holy Blood of Christ that cleanses each one of us from our confessed self idolatrous thoughts and actions.  Sin is like leaven in the dough, that puffs up and makes air pockets in the finished bread, and so it is with the members in the Body of Christ, where we are to be free of the leaven of sin that brings separation, and division, in that which is One Body.  If we say we have no sin then we deceive ourselves and the Truth is not in us.  Sin begets death, and there is no Life in you, while you love your sin.  For the Life of the Spirit of Christ to be within you, you must forsake you sins of death, and participate in the ecclesia, both in the eating of the flesh of Jesus Christ, and drinking of the Spirit of His Blood of Life.

With the idolatrous self serving nature of man, you can not remain holy in the Body without the sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ, and the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT of God.  Verse 57, Just as the Father sent Me, and I live by the Father, so the one who feeds on Me (my Life) shall live by Me.  The temple of Christ is made holy, by the sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ, for He is the Living Sacrifice that ever makes intercession, for the soul of the believer.  Remember that the life of the flesh is in the blood. (See The Crucible.)

By our statement of faith, and when we are initially immersed into the Water of Life, we each have shown ourselves to have been Baptized into Christ's death for our sins, and have been given a reserved place, within the Body of Jesus Christ, even the Bread of Life.  But even as the latent virulence of sin, within the flesh can spiritually kill us, and sets us apart from Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty, so then God has provided in His New Covenant the remediation of the Spirit of Life, Who is one with the Blood of Jesus Christ, and in washing us, gives Life to that which is dead in idolatrous sins and trespasses.  Because we have renounced our sins of commission and omission, those sins can no longer hold us in bondage, for in the Spirit of Truth and Life, the Blood of the New Covenant in Christ, is ever efficacious for the remittance of confessed sin. (See Romans 6 verse 3 thru 7.)  This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is given for the remission of the sins of the many.  The Power of the Life that is in the Blood of Jesus Christ, can not be presupposed, in the people of His calling, as a license to continue to sin grossly.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My Mouth. (See Revelation 3 verse 14 thru 18.)

If there is only the One Holy Spirit residing in the many of redeeming faith, then there can be only One Body, where each member of justifying faith, resides within the Body of Jesus Christ, because of that One Holy Faith in the Christ of God. (See Ephesians 4 verse 4 thru 6.)  Why then do the problems of separatist dogmas in Christendom exist, when there is only the one promised Bride of Christ within the Holy Spirit?  Those who do violence to her are without, and not of the Body of Jesus Christ.

Again, seeing that it is with the eyes of faith and trust in the Creator, then we conclude, from the Spirit of Scripture, that God has left the real Flesh, and the real Blood of His Son, as rightly unperceivable to the perishing carnal mind of flesh.  For the Lord Jesus says: It is the Spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing: The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.  Therefore, with faith and trust in mind, there is no need for a substantial change in the matter, or the literal morphological transformation in the physical bread, into the Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ, as ascribed to, in the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation.  The Roman Church, apart from their present doctrinal errors in the delivery of Communion to the members of the Church, has grievous idolatrous errors in their church doctrine.  The church leadership needs to repent of their gross antithetical errors, for the sake of the people that occupy their pews.  We will venture more into this matter in the latter chapters.

The New Covenant Salvation is by God's Spirit of Grace, and yet we do not see the Spirit of Grace in the Water Baptism that initially separates us from our past sins.  Sanctification is by the Spirit of God, and yet we do not see God's Holy Spirit of Grace in the Communion Water and Wine that is the Life Blood that will cleanses the humble person of faith, and separates us from guilt of known and unknown sins.  Both Salvation and Sanctification are through God's Holy Spirit of Grace that is One with God, His Word and the fountain of Water and Blood that flowed from wounds of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man.  God's Spirit of Life is in our High Priest Jesus Christ, and He alone is the only Covenant Mediator between sinful man kind and Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty.

To proceed to the next chapter, please click on Discerning the Truth.

Discerning the Truth.

Come let us reason together
 

Let God be True, and every man a liar. (Romans 3 verse 4.) Even in our best state of rebirth of the soul, the mind of man remains liable to the flesh of self preserving will, and needs to be seen for what it is.  Our fleshly minds will seek to conceal within us that we are liars to ourselves, and to one another.  Our human nature will hide the dark truth about ourselves, but the Light of the Spirit of God will reveal our own hypocrisy, and our desperate need for the continuing Mercy and Grace of the Living God.  Those who say they have no sin, make Holy God Almighty out to be a liar, and the Way of the Truth and Life of the Word of God is not in them.  If we say that we have fellowship with the Truth of God, and walk in the darkness of our minds, then we are the liars, and no part of the lying flesh of man, comes before the thrown room of God's Grace.  We are held prisoners by our own thoughts, and have need to repent, even daily, of our own hidden improprieties. (See the cross and self denial in Matthew 16 verse 24.) 

Now, if we walk in the Light of Truth, as Christ Jesus is the Light of His Eternal Father, then we have True Communion, one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of Man, cleanses us from all sin that is of our flesh of self deception.  (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 10.)  Holy Communion is an intimacy with the Spirit of Life and Grace in the Blood of Jesus Christ that the Incarnate Son of Man shed for the wholeness of His Body of believers.

However, in God's New Covenant those who presumptuously continue in gross sin, are an affront to God's Holiness and tread on His Spirit of Grace.  The Holiness of the Eternal God is constant and unchangeable in all time, as is witnessed in both the Old Covenant and New Covenant writings.  If unrepented wickedness becomes known to the congregation as being true, then unless there is genuine repentance on the part of the confronted offender, then the leadership of the congregation needs to put the iniquitous person out of the congregation, and let God judge the flesh of the gross offender.  Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord(See Numbers 15 verse 30, Deuteronomy 17 verse 12 thru 13, Hebrews 10 verse 29 thru 31, 1st Corinthians 5 verse 11 thru 13.) Also, in respect to God's Spirit of Truth, be very careful of the religious cults of unbelief, where their teachers, teach from the knowledge of their fleshly minds, and not in accord with the Wisdom of the Truth that is birthed in one's renewed heart from the Holy Spirit of God.  The teachers of licentious unbelief, begets further like unbelief among their hearing constituents of the pews, who with itching ears, do not wish to be accountable for their own willful thoughts and actions.  (See 2nd Timothy 4 verse 3 thru 4.)

Come now, let's reason together within the Spirit that is the Mind of Christ Jesus.  The Holy Spirit of All Truth, speaks only of the Truth, and the Truth begets a true faith, which does not limit the Almighty God within the yielded hearts and minds of those who have faith in the only Holy God of justice and mercy.  God is merciful and administers His Grace to those who acknowledge in humility their need for God's mercy, for He understands their ongoing struggles with their own unruly flesh.  The Spirit of God has called His people of faith, out of their darkness, and into the Light of His Son Jesus Christ, so that we all may be made partakers of God's Holiness.

The Almighty God, and the Creator of the universe, is not limited within our space time constraints, but is multidimensional, beyond our capacity to understand.  Our multidimensional Holy God Almighty, inhabits eternity in a high and holy place, even beyond the confines of His created universe.  But, see how marvelous it is for our sake, that the Infinitely Holy God, Who inhabits eternity, may also at the same time, dwell within the hearts, of those of a contrite and humble spirit.  For he that puts his trust in Me, shall possess the land, and shall inherit My holy mountain and shall say: Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of My people.  For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, and whose Name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit; to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.  (In full context Isaiah 57 verse 12 thru 21.)

The Word of Eternal Salvation, has come forth from our extra-dimensional God, the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, to spiritually dwell within the soul of the person, whose spirit and heart, is yielded to God's call for repentance.  Every heart and mind that desires fellowship with the Lord God Almighty, needs to understand that God is absolutely Holy, and He does not inhabit the sinful flesh of mankind, but He inhabits the reborn spiritual soul of the person that understands their need for God's mercy.  We are ignorant of the power of the Word of God, and have little conception of His extra-dimensional Presence that exists within, or without His created space and time.  In other words, God is not limited to our finite understanding of all that exist.  However, the Infinite God does not force His Holy will, or the knowledge of the Holy, upon His unwilling subjects, but waits to see if they will willingly answer His call, to return to Him, and to a new beginning in Christ Jesus.  The affirmative answering to the Word of God, gives a new birth with a new understanding of the heart that begins to love their Creator, of unchangeable Holiness, above all things. (See Jeremiah 9 verse 23 thru 24.)

Listen to the Apostle Peter's inspired understanding of the Infinite: But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2nd Peter 3 verse 8.) The Infinite God, Who created all things, is not subject to time and space, but time and space is subject relative to the infinite God, and the power of His creative Word.  Why then, should the mystery of Communion, with God's nurturing ministry to His Covenant people, be hindered by unbelief in the Word of the Infinite?  Why should the ignorant unbelief of supposed teachers of faith, be a stumbling block, to a genuine faith in God, that says; All things are possible to those who believe(See these scriptures.) If all things are possible with God, then why follow in the footsteps of the teachers of unbelief in the Sanctifying Blood Covenant within the everlasting Word of God. 

Rather, we are called out of this world of darkness, and are to follow the Way in the footsteps of the Faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy One of God.  Did not Christ command the winds and the waters to obey Him?  (See Luke 8 verse 22 thru 25.)  Perhaps, you are like a doubting Thomas, who would say; Unless I taste of His flesh, and taste of His Blood, I will not believe?  Thus says the Lord of the harvest of souls: My Words are Spirit and Life; the Flesh does not perceive(John 6 verse 63.) Faith, that is of God's Spirit of Life, is seeded with the Words of Jesus Christ, and the substance of the Spirit does not require a morphological change in the substance of matter.  The faithful believer, believes that the Word of Creation is Truth, because the Christ of God is the Truth.  By the Faith of God, we believe that Jesus is the Manna that His Father sent down from heaven, to give Life, through His Life Blood, to those souls that are lacking the Spirit of Life? 

The fallen flesh of our humanity argues in unbelief, to that which is spiritually discerned.  So then what say you of the state of your faith?  Is the Word of God, interpreted only as symbolism; or is God's Supreme Standard of the Word of Truth, Jesus Christ, speaking of the Spirit's True Substance of Truth, when He says: This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin?  By the Spirit of God, we say that the Word sanctified unleavened bread and wine, received in thanksgiving faith to God, would be of an undetectable, extra-dimensional nature; or, if you will permit, of a substantial spiritual nature of the real Flesh, and the real Life sustaining Holy Life Blood of Jesus Christ, given by the WORD of GOD, as One with God's Holy Spirit of Resurrection Life and Grace, being infused with the Infinite's Everlasting Spirit of Truth. 

Previously, I have testified of having seen the extra-dimensional Sword of the Spirit, which is the Living Rhema Word of God.  I wonder what the first century writer of Hebrews had envisioned of the Word of God, which compelled him to write thus:  Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.  For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.  Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (See all of Hebrews 4 verse 1 thru 14.)

How remarkable that the Spirit of the Word of God can separate the unseen, extra-dimensional soul of man from the unseen spirit generated from the mind of man.  Is it any less remarkable that the elemental Blood, imprinted with the Soul of Jesus Christ, remains active in the earth, even on God's Mercy Seat, like a spiritual catalyst to enact changes in the earthly, being in obedience to the Spirit of Christ's Word.  The Life Blood of God's Son of Salvation, came pouring forth from the Body of the Living Word, a fountain of Life, sealed with the Spirit of God.  The elemental nature of the Blood of the Son of Man, continues to remain in the earth, as a witnessing testimony of Christ's sacrificial death, speaking before God of His great Love and Mercy for mankind. 

And to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to the Blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.  See that you refuse not Him that speaks.  For if they escaped not who refused Him, Who spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven:  (Hebrews 12 verse 24 thru 25.)

For we have not an High Priest, which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need.  (Hebrews 4 verse 15 thru 16.)

With a little wisdom, born of God's Faith, then we continue to reason that the receiving of God's Gift of Faith, held steadfast in the holiness of the Words of Jesus Christ, is the real morphological, and unseen substance, sealed in the the Blood of Jesus that permits the Spirit of God's genesis Word to dwell within, and change the heart that is today, the soul and spiritual mind of the believer that temporarily dwells in an earthen vessel.  The substance of that Christ like faith, says that all things are possible through God, the Giver of Life, Who Loves us sacrificially, having given the Life giving Blood of His only begotten Son Jesus the Christ, as the only possible ransom for our sin.  And so, this same Life Blood of Jesus the Christ of God, through the One Holy Spirit of God, is available today in Holy Communion, to bring the spiritual substance of God's Life and Love, to renew spiritually deadened hearts.  Therefore, an unadulterated Faith birthed of God, sees that the WORD consecrated provisions of the bread and wine, have the real spiritual or dimensional substance of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and for the healing of the soul, there by affecting the wholeness of the Lord's Body of Believers.  Man does not live by food sustenance alone, but by the spiritual substance of every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. (See Matthew 4 verse 4 and Deuteronomy 8 verse 3.)

Beloved, let us Love one another, because Love is from God; everyone who Loves, is born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love, does not know God, for God is Love.  God's Love was revealed among us in this way:  God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.  In this is Love, not that we loved God, but that He Loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Beloved, since God Loved us so much, we also ought to Love one another.  No one has ever seen God; if we Love one another, God lives in us, and His Love is perfected in us. (1st John 4 verse 7 thru 21.)

In our mind of flesh, this Word concerning our Communion with the Lord's Body of Flesh and Blood, can not be spiritually or dimensionally determined by human definitions, just to satisfy our understanding.  Faith does not demand to see the evidence, but is trusting always in the One Who promises Life abundantly within Himself.  Within our own hearts and souls, the absolute evidence, espoused in Holy Communion, is encompassed by the substance of our faith, centered unwaveringly in the ultra-dimensional power of the Word (Logos) over the elemental of the earthly.  God watches over His Word to perform it through the oversight of His Holy Spirit, and is present and actively involved in the transformation of the hearts and minds of His people of simple faith.  We are called to Love, and the substance of God's Sacrificial Love, begins within the unseen substance of the reborn spiritual heart of man, being one with his soul, and is made manifest outwardly, by our actions born in God's Love.  Therefore, wisdom’s discretion, would not be a party to the potential destruction, of the relational faith of a child of God, to their God, with the arguing over the oral substance that they consume in the expectancy of faith.

Now this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your (presumed) knowledge.  When you sin against your brothers in this way, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.  Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall. (1st Corinthians 8 verse 11 thru 13.)

For the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.  Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace, by those who make peace. (James 3 verse 17 thru 18 NKJV.)

We can presume too much philosophically, in what was intellectually reasoned within finite minds that now becomes dogmatic error against the knowledge of the Spirit of written Scripture.   Such may be the case with the above written thoughts of Paul and James, when in actually we never get to the very heart of God, and the Spirit of His written Word.  Paul begins his subject on food with: Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.  Paul is basically speaking to the church at Corinth about this matter of faith and knowledge.  We will elaborate even further on the nature of flesh that perceives its own good and evil.  Not only can a person's self supposed knowledge, destroy another person's faith, but also, because of a lack of heart knowledge of God's Word, we can create impairment in a person's child like faith, who is already in Communion with God's WORD.  Be careful in your opinions on Holy Communion that you not only inhibit another person’s relationship with God, but find yourself not in freedom, but imprisoned in your own self conceited knowledge.  Whatsoever is not of the Faith of Christ, is of sin.

Our Father God is supremely interested in the growth of a person's faith in Christ, that produces a trust that is centered in the heart of the WORD of GOD, Yeshuah Messiah.  That Faith will testify of the real Life and Love that is Personified within God's Son, Jesus Christ.  God's Faith, is in His own Doctrine, as espoused by His WORD made flesh, and is constant within the unseen substance of Truth that formed all of creation.  God's Word is not diminished, just because man is ignorant of other dimensions, which he can not see, or lacks belief in the spiritual substance of what is written in the Scriptures.  Thankfully, God is Patient, for while we fear in our ignorance, He waits to reveal the Glory of His Spirit, to those receptive hearts that were prepared aforetime.  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!  For who has known the Mind of the Lord?  Or who has been His counselor?  Or who has first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?  For of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things: To Whom be glory for ever.  Amen.  (Full Context Romans 11 verse 29 thru 36.)  

  • The following section should be especially noted in our minds.  Hopefully it will continue to give further clarity to the reasons of faith, why Holy Communion should be set before us every time we come together to worship God in Spirit and Truth.  It is absolutely True that the Lord Jesus Christ shed His Holy Blood once, for all time for the sins of the World on Calvary's cross, but He remains the Mediator before God of the New Covenant of Grace that He inaugurated before time at the Passover Table.  The needful provisions of the Communion New Covenant Body and Blood of our Savior is to be set before God's covenanted people, who through their baptism into faith in Jesus Christ, desire to be set apart from the sinful works of the flesh and to be in union with the soul and mind of Christ our Lord.  That sinless soul and mind of heart of Jesus Christ, is One with the Father of Life, Light and Love, and God's desire is that the believers in Jesus Christ would be of one heart with them through the sanctifying Blood of our Savior. 

Now the night before His crucifixion and death, the sinless Lord Jesus is reclining at the table with His faithful followers, all of which have the same weaknesses in their flesh as you and I do.  Because of the flesh of man, sin will inevitably display itself in one way or another, and needs to be cleansed from our repentant hearts and minds.  Jesus Christ, the WORD of GOD, makes provision for our natural inclinations to sin, so that we, through the Mercies and Grace of His Covenanted Blood, may be at peace with God, with our fellow believers and within ourselves.  Through the Lord's Covenant Table, we can all come into the remembrance, as to why Jesus Christ died for us sinners.  Indeed, the communicants should know it was because God first Loved us, in spite of our failures, and He desires that this Perfect Love of His Son, would be in each of us.  For in Truth, Jesus says: Be of good cheer little ones, for I have overcome this world.  This then is the Love of God that overcomes this sinful World, and enables us to be united, as one in Jesus Christ.  This is the Power of the Holy Spirit that likewise empowers and sanctifies each one of us through the Blood of Jesus Christ, to be over-comers in this world, showing forth the Glory of the only Lord God to this lost World.  For God has made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2nd Corinthians 5 verse 21.)

Therefore, on the night before Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory and the Personified Love of God, absolutely humbled Himself, and went to the cross to be made sin, for the sin of all humanity;  The I AM, that I AM,  Who is the absolute Truth, the Creator, the WORD with God, Who was God, and brought the Universe into existence, and holds all things together by the power of His Word, took wine and after giving thanks to Yahweh, His Father, for the Fruit of the Vine,  He opened HIS MOUTH and from the abundance of His Heart, said: "This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin".  Our Lord, the Logos speaks Spirit (Rhema), for: "It is the Spirit that makes alive, (your) flesh profits nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, They are Spirit, and They are Life." (John 6 verse 63.)  

If the Breath of all Life speaks, who will but listen?  "Father that they may be one, as Thou art in Me and I in Thee, that they may be one in Us; so the world will know that Thou hast sent Me. For I have given unto them the Words which Thou gave Me; and they have received them, and known surely that I  came out from Thee, and they have believed that Thou didst send Me. (See the Lord's priestly prayer in John 17.) 

I will raise them up a Prophet [Jesus Christ] from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My Words in His mouth; and He shall speak unto them all that I shall Command Him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words, which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him (who will not hear). (Deuteronomy 18 verse 18 thru 19.)

My Words, which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of the hearer.  If Jesus Christ is the expressed Word and Truth of God in flesh of Man, then the translation in Greek to English in this holy matter, is not mitigated, but amplified.  When Yeshua, the True Bread of Heaven, says, "This is My", He is not saying this is symbolic of, or representative of My Body and Blood.  He is stating with His Father's Authority, the absolute Truth, for He is the Absolute Personification of Truth, even the I AM that I AM, and Creator of all substance, seen and unseen.  For He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1 verse 15 thru 17.)

The Apostle Paul, within his heart expanding writings to the church at Corinth, is responding to the general apathy of the church.  Paul's rhetorical question is answered within the Holy Spirit's Presence within the questions: "The cup of blessing, which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ?", "The bread, which we break, is it not the Communion [fellowship] of the Body of Christ?"  (1st Corinthians 10 verse 15 thru 17.)

The real unseen substance of His Word and Person, is the unseen substance of the Father's Love, for God is Love and manifested His Love (Agapao) toward us in His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus.  His Majesty's Word, through His Holy Spirit, holds power over the substance of His creation, and also His provisions in the unseen substance of Faith, that is received in faith.  What is the substance of Love, and can you see it?  What or who is the substance of your faith?  What is the substance of a soul?  How great is your God?   And Jesus ask today in a non rhetorical question; "Who do you say that I AM?"

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So what -- is -- the definition of IS?

I and My Father are One.

Unbelief in the Lord's Word of Power within Holy Communion is taught to the people of the pews by the paid preachers of the pulpit.  The confusion is tragic for so many souls that have come to believe in the Covenant Word of God, but whose minds are held in bondage to their past and present sins of the flesh.  The quandary of guilt lies in the laps of the religious philosophers or pastors of yesterday and today who, in their cultivated unbelief, defines the Lord's Communion in heretical terms of what his or her finite mind, thinks that Jesus Christ meant, rather than what the Christ of the Infinite God defines with His Infinite Word of Truth.  Jesus Christ, the Truth of God's Covenant Word states absolutely that:  Unless you eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you have no Life within you(See John 6 verse 53 verse 55.)   It is not wise to parse the Infinite Words of Jesus Christ to suit the ignorance of the finite.

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will put My Words in His Mouth, and He shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.  And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My Words which He shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him. (See Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19. also Peter's verification in Acts 3 verse 22 thru 23.)

The tentacles of sin within our flesh, can have a strangle hold around our necks, choking off the flow of the Breath of Life that is from the Spirit of God.  In this matter of God's Covenant Truth, the contrived words of human kind are grievously flawed, playing into the hands of Satan, the master of creating disunity among believers.  The confusion in human semantics, verily denies  the Truth of the Word of God that stands forever.  The Words that I speak, They are Spirit and They are Life.  But there are some of you that do not believe. (See John 6 verse 63 verse 64.)  In God's Covenant of Grace and Truth, it is through the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, that Holy God Almighty has provided the Provisions of His Grace in the Body and the Covenant Blood of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ that releases the captive mind from the satanic powers of sin and death.  I AM the Vine, you are the branches: He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: For without Me you can do nothing. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 8.)  I and My Father are One.  Without abiding in the absolute Truth of the Vine, then the Spirit of Truth and the Life of the Vine ceases to flow to its branches, and the branches wither and fall away. 

Witness: That after giving thanks to His Father God, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, born the Son of Man, and being the Christ of God,  said at the Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread:  Take and eat: This is My Body given for you.  Jesus, the Unleavened Bread of Heaven, being One with the Spirit of God, did not say take and eat the bread or eat the element.  No, the Son of Man and the Christ of God was the Unleavened Bread of heaven that God sacrificially gave to redeem human kind from their sin and death.   Should not those that are saved by God's Salvation Gift of Faith in Christ Jesus, now eat in faith of the unleavened Bread of Heaven and His unifying Body of unleavened Flesh that is of the sinless incarnate Son of Man? 

Witness again: The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus sets the saved apart from this world of sin and death, through the sanctifying Blood of the incarnate Son of Man.  After Jesus gave thanks to His Father Yahweh God for His creation of the fruit of the vine, then the Word of God said:  Drink all of you: For this IS My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin.  Christ Jesus the Life of the True Vine,  did not say, drink the juice or even mention drinking the wine, but the Word of God declared that that which His disciples would drink, is His Blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the remission of the sins of His Covenant people.  If we say that we have no sin, then we are deceived, and His Word and His Truth is not in us. (See 1st John 1 verse 8 thru 10.)  Who then is the liar?  Who then is your master?

I speak as to wise men; Judge you all what I say. The Cup of Blessing which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ? The (Unleavened) Bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ?  For we being many are One Bread, and One Body: For we are all partakers of that One (Unleavened) Bread. (1st Corinthians 10 verse 15 thru 17.)

The word  is”, in Greek is “esti”: Third Person, singular. Definition: present; “to be”: and has a root in “eimi”: First Person, singular, present: meaning, “to exist”; “is present”.   The "I AM" in the Gospel of John, references the deity of Jesus Christ, as EGO EIMI, in the Greek, having a meaning of I Will Be.

Therefore the EGO EIMI says to me, 'I Will Be what I Will Be'.  For you of little faith and lost in sin, I Will Be your drink offering unto GOD!  He that drinks of My LifeBlood will never thirst!  I Will Be your Redeemer; I Will Be your Savior from sin, hell, death and the graveI Will Be gracious to whom I Will Be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  For the Life Blood of Jesus testifies: I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death:  "O Death, “I Will Be your plague; Oh grave, I Will Be thy destruction”.  (See Hosea 13 verse 14.)

But "In Judgment, I Will Be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and I Will Be a swift witness against the adulterers, and I Will Be a swift witness against false swearers, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that turn aside the stranger from his right, and I Will Be a swift witness against those that fear not Me, says the Lord of Host”. (See Malachi 3 verse 5.) (The Word of God amplified.)

And, for you that hunger for righteousness, I Will Be the Bread of Life, for I AM that “EGO EIMI”, the Bread of Life!  He that comes to Me will never hunger!  I Will Be your Eternal Provider and Sustainer.  Though the winds of adversity come against you, I Will Be your Shield and Defender, and if you fall, I Will Be merciful, and I Will Be there to lift you up, and I Will Be your Healer.  I Will Be your Servant, and I Will Be in the heart of My people.  For you, I Will Be that Agape/Love that passes all understanding. "I Will Be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." I AM that “EGO EIMI”, and "to be" WISDOM for you.

“Drink all of you, for This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is shed for many for the remission of sins”: This is a very heavy straightforward word in its hearing in the ear of flesh.  Even so, for the hearts of faith, it is far better to amplify the True meaning of the Word, as the 'Blood' and the 'Body' of our Lord Jesus Christ, rather than to timidly negate the Holy Spirit's Gracious Power with terms of irrelevancy, such as symbolic or elements.  If the latter is done, then the Holy Spirit of Grace is grieved, and the Fountain of Living Water will not flow in such unbelief.

The Prideful Impersonal Spin of Semantics.

Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. (In full context 2nd Timothy 2 verse 11 thru 16.)

It is not finite man's doctrine, that sets the agenda for the salvation and sanctification of sinful mankind.  No! This IS the Infinite's Doctrine for the Salvation of the dead in sin, and belongs to the infinite God alone.  God desires to abundantly pardon repentant sinners, and with His Spirit's work through the Blood of Christ Jesus, the saved are cleansed from the works of death, so that the Lord God of the Living would commune within the hearts of of His people for the sake of His Spirit and the Truth of His WORD made the Flesh of Man/Adam.  But even though we may have prayed a prayer to be saved, we inevitably return to the ways of idolatrous flesh, and are forgetful that we are accountable to God and His Covenant Word.  That Covenant WORD of GOD is, Jesus Christ the Son of Man, Who was dead and overcame our sin's of death, and is now alive forevermore, and is the Executor of His Kingdom Estate of the Living.  (See Hebrews 9 verse 14 thru 17.) We, who were dead in our sins and trespasses, are called into the remembrance of Christ's death and resurrection, so that we would overcome the works of sin that demands death, and to participate fully in the Lord's Kingdom of Abundant Life.  

So with repentance from sin that so easily entraps us, it is up to the whole of the spiritually minded church to remember that God's cleansing Grace for acknowledged sin, is in our receiving of the Word Commemorated New Covenant Communion Blood that the Lord Jesus Christ inaugurated at His Last Passover Supper of Unleavened Bread.  The Word of God, Jesus Christ, declared to His disciples that the Communion (Fellowship) Blood, is the same Blood that He shed, when He would be lifted up on a cross for the payment of mankind's sins.   The Word and Sustainer of Life, has established His Doctrine of the Spirit of Life in the New Testament Provisions for Life saying: “This, is My Blood of the New Covenant, which, is shed for many for the remission of sin”. (Mark 14 verse 24). 

Jesus said to the nay sayers of that day, and any day: "My Doctrine is not Mine, but of His that has sent Me.  If any man will do His Will, he shall know of the Doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself." (John 7 verse 16.) 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!  (John 6 verse 53.) We argue in the flesh of our minds over what we think that the substance of Communion is, and fail to understand in the heart of our thoughts, that in the Communion Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, God is providing His Love/Agapao in the One Holy Spirit of the Father and Son that allows the members of His Covenant to enter together as One with the same Holy Spirit of God, into the Almighty's Holy Presence.  The corrupted flesh and blood of human kind does not enter into the Kingdom of God, but it is the redeemed soul, purchased by the Blood of Jesus Christ that has an entrance into Father Yahweh's Presence.  God does not change in any aspect of His all encompassing Holiness, but in Holy Communion, Yahweh God is giving to us the intimacy of His heart that is accorded to His beloved Son.  Holy Father; Thou hast Loved them, as Thou hast Loved Me(See John 17 verse 23.)

Truly, it is the priest in the pews, each being the temple of the Holy Spirit, who desiring to be in Communion with the I AM THAT EGO EIMI and His Supreme Sacrifice of Love, consecrates within themselves, the Master's Words of Salvation remembrance, of the eternal prescription for Life that is within God's Eternal Son.  When I initially wrote this addendum, the Spirit of God said to me that His 'Word' is in that consecrated Bread and that Wine.  The Spirit of God is confirming His Word of Covenant Truth that He gave as a Sacrifice of His Love.  The substance of God's Word holds the universe together with the Spirit of His Word.  The Truth of God’s Word and Spirit permeates the time and space of the bread and the wine, to be for us the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, for nothing exist in God's universe without the Truth of the Christ of God.  Yeshuah is the Truth, and His Word and Son of Truth holds power over all substance that exist in Almighty God's universe. 

How the individual, personally would receive or reject that Word consecrated Unleavened Bread and the Fruit of the Vine, is a very serious matter between the flesh and the spirit of that person, and the Spirit of God. 

For whoever is ashamed of Me and · My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with His holy angels. (Mark 8 verse 38.)

As the priest of God's temple, we each are responsible for the sanctity of our souls in which the Holy Spirit of Truth would reside.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given unto us all things, that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him, that has called us to glory and virtue. (2nd  Peter 1 verse 2 thru 3.)

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The Witness of God is greater.
 

Please, make --- no --- further mistake, for I know that I speak to the wise in heart!  Most assuredly, just as the Decalogue of Commandments is a spiritual force, too exacerbate the knowledge of the corrupting law of sin and death within our mind of flesh, so then is the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ, through the Eternal Spirit of Holy Communion, actively alive and declared 'to be' the Living Sacrifice for the remission of sin.  The Holy Spirit of God is Eternal Life, and Jesus Christ is alive because Eternal Life resides within Him.  Because Eternal Life resides within Christ Jesus, as the incarnate Son of Man, then the Holy Spirit of God is One with the Water and the Blood of God's Eternal Word and Son.  The Fountain of Living Water has not ceased to flow from God's thrown room, where His Holy Spirit administers the mediating Grace that is in Christ Jesus, the Son of Adam/Man and the Son of God.

The Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ through Holy Communion, is the Spirit of God's Holy Provision that continually provides the fullness of God's spiritual immune force from the Life of His incarnate Son, to forgive, ameliorate and vanquish sin in the conscience of the (mind or spirit) of the Covenant person, thereby refreshing the soul of the repentant believer.  Sin shall not hold us captive to death, for Christ Jesus has vanquished sin's hold with His resurrection from the dead. 

We who are saved by the Grace of God, are made to be more than a conquer, and a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ.  We are called to be God's Ambassadors to Life learning to serve our Holy God in a more perfect love, revealing to the world of God's Love and Mercy that He gives as a gift to those who believe in His victorious Son, Jesus Christ.  The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of Adam gave His Holy Life in His Blood, that was poured out on this earth, as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of our death: And now Holy God Almighty, desiring to be in Communion with us, has provided His offering of the sanctifying Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ as His Antidote of Perfect Love, which cancels out our confessed sins that had required the debt of death.

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.  How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know you not, that every one of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into His death? (See Roman's 6 verse 1 thru 7.)

The provisions of God's New Covenant for renewal and revival of the soul and spirit of man, is maintained trough the Holy Spirit of Truth, and is actuated by one's faith within the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. While a person yet lives in this earthly body, the necessity for believers to receive of God's Covenant Grace in the  Communion Blood of Jesus Christ in worship, will always remain essential for God's covering of the unredeemed flesh, of all the members of the Body of Jesus Christ.  That covering in the Blood of our Savior through the Holy Spirit, is a covering of God's Perfect Love and Righteousness, which is lacking in our corrupted flesh.  For if we are honest with our selves, even in our best spiritual state, our old earthly nature is one that desires to commend ourselves to ourselves and others, as good in our professed spirituality; and in our self blinded perversion, prevents us from seeing ourselves, as we truly are.  Our perception of ourselves, is jaded with the sin that is innate to self serving flesh, whereby the Apostle Paul, in knowing the truth about himself, laments: Who shall save me from this body of death.  Even with the disciplined daily denials of our selves and the carrying of the cross, we are all helpless to the demands of the flesh, apart from faith in the cleansing Blood and Serum Water of the Holy Spirit of God. 

The flesh of our humanity would save ourselves, to save our selves.  So then, no matter how we perceive ourselves, we are never justified in our old idolatrous self serving flesh, but are justified only in the New Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ, the death conquering Incarnate Son of Man: For Jesus, the Word of God, was sent by His Father, to be sacrificed on the cross for the propitiation of our sins, and also for the sins of the whole world.  How much more then, will the Blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!  (Hebrews 9 verse 14. NIV.) For It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in Him, and by Jesus Christ reconcile all things unto His Person, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.  You yourselves were once alienated from Him: You nourished hostility in your hearts, because of your evil deeds.  But now, Christ has achieved reconciliation for you in His mortal Body, by dying, so as to present you to God holy, free of reproach and blameless. (Colossians 1 verse 19 thru 22.)

Even as the whole blood with its white blood cells and antibodies, fights against all foreign invasions that are alien to the genetics of the body of flesh, so then also our fellowship in the Righteous Holy Blood of Jesus Christ will bring to an end, within the yielded soul, the bondage of sin and death that is totally foreign to the Holy, Holy, Holy Presence of God Almighty.  Our Holy God is a consuming fire, and no doubt, the New Covenant sanctifying process that we are in agreement with, will be unsettling to the flesh through a cleansing fire, administered by the Holy Spirit of the Word of God.  In God's Holy Spirit Fire, the corrupting weeds, briar and bramble bushes of our fleshly life, are consumed in His jealous Love for the chaste Bride that Christ Jesus is coming to claim in the final day of redemption.  Our frequent submission to the Fellowship Blood of Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit of God, is an imperative for a holy life; For if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us; and if we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

As redeemed souls that are to be living within the Body of Christ Jesus, the Ecclesia should come together as one in Holy Communion in true repentance, and then with Holy Spirit faith we would be renewed in God's Covenant of Grace.  

Life is such that from the last occasion of collective Communion, we all have current varying dark thoughts and wayward actions of our individualistic old man, and the evidence either ways on our souls or produces negative results.  But now, with repentance and the Holy Blood of Jesus Christ, our trespasses are being cancelled out, and written over with the Lord's sacrificial Life Blood, that says we are of the beloved children of God.  In all instances of our Thanksgiving Communion with God through His Holy Spirit, we are being made free to worship in the presence of Holy, Holy, Holy God in Spirit and Truth.  The fallen flesh of man is covered over from the eyes of God, for the Holy Life in the Blood of His risen Son Jesus Christ, is in the forefront of our relationship to the Almighty.

The I-dolatrous self-serving nature of sin, with its perverted judgment and acceptance of wickedness within ourselves and others, can not exist in the Body of Jesus Christ, for the turning away from wickedness is an absolute with God. (See 2nd Timothy 2 verse 19.)  Neither can un-forgiveness, nor the unrighteous condemnation of others find a place in the Body of Jesus Christ, for in our flesh we all remain sinners, dependent upon the cleansing Grace of God that washes the spirit of our minds, in the Serum Water of the Word of God through His Holy Spirit.  True preparation of our hearts through the Spirit of the Word of God, is necessary for us to enter into the inner Holy chambers of Holy, Holy, Holy Father God Almighty. (See 1st Corinthians 11 verse 26 thru 30.) The renewing cleansing Grace of God's Holy Spirit, is given to us in Holy Communion, according to our unity in the ecclesia, and in our faith in the fullness of the cleansing Life Blood of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit's New Covenant whole Blood of Jesus Christ washes, and sets at liberty the spirit of our minds from the encumbrances of selfish idolatrous flesh. 

Jesus Christ, Who condemned our sin in His human flesh says: I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No man comes to the Father except by Me.  If earthly flesh and blood can not inherit the Kingdom of God, then it is impossible for the corruption of selfish flesh, to presumptuously come into the presence of such a Holy God. (See 1st Corinthians 15 verse 50.) Except for God's Holy Spirit's covering the flesh of sinful man, with the atoning Holy Blood of the Son of Man Jesus Christ, there is no entrance for man into the Holy of Holies, and into the presence of the God of all holiness.  Since it is written that no flesh shall glory in the presence of Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty, then it is not possible to individually or collectively worship Father God in Spirit and Truth, without the cleansing Blood of the New Covenant. (See 1st Corinthians 1 verse 29.) 

At best, many church communities remain in the outer court, where the pulpit replaces the altar.  And then there are the other churches, who are moved to the altar, but in their own tradition and cultural expediency, never fully enter into the Holiest Place,  where Holy, Holy, Holy Father God awaits to receive His children, who are born of the Seed of His Word through Faith in the cleansing New Covenant Life Blood of His Son.

God's Holy Spirit of Life has come to dwell with believers, to bear witness of the Truth of God's Love to mankind, and God's merciful forgiveness for our sins through the covering shed Blood of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.  If the Blood of Jesus Christ is denied as Truth in Holy Communion, then the Holy Spirit, Who is One with that New Covenant Blood of Christ, is also denied and the Spirit of the Word of God is quenched (See Hebrews 10 verse 29 .)   Even now, can you not hear the WORD of GOD our Lord Jesus Christ speaking of  His Father's doctrinal Truth? "This is My Blood of the New Covenant shed for many for the remission of sin". "Do this in remembrance of Me." "The Word's I speak to you they are Spirit and They are Life".  "My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me". "Truly, truly I say unto you, except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have not Life in you. He that eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, dwells in Me, and I in him". "Whoso eats My flesh, and drinks My Blood, has eternal Life; and I will raise him up at the last day"

If  a person believes the Truth of the Word's of Jesus Christ, then they need to say in confidence that the unleavened Bread and the Communion wine and water, coming from earthly means, is sanctified by our One Covenant agreement with the Word of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God.  The Truth, of the Spirit of the Word of God, sanctifies the elemental of the earth to be for us the real Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His real Life giving Blood of the New Covenant, is being applied to our hearts and minds according to the measure of faith.

Even though our faith may be weak, that little faith is in union with the Holy Spirit's Supreme Covenant Faith in the Word of God, and is delivered to us, as promised, according to the unfailing Faith of Jesus Christ in His Father's doctrine.  So then, if we have covenanted with God Almighty, then it is the strength of His Son's Covenant Faith, Love and Righteousness before His Holy Father God, in exchange for our little faith, little love and unrighteousness.  God's grace, for the sin's of mankind, is mediated only in the supreme sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the eternal provisions of the Body and Blood of God's Christ, are mediated through His Holy Spirit of Truth. 

Now then, there is no Godly reason for a person who has covenanted in faith with God, through the Blood of Jesus Christ, to remain encumbered with the guilt and weight of their confessed sin and failures in the flesh:  For in Father God's Love, His sure Mercy will flow to our souls and minds, with the remission of confessed sin through His Son's Blood, and bring about a promised cleansing and purging of sin according to our submission to the Will of His Word.  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, God's Son cleanses us from all sin. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 10.)  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (2nd Corinthians 13 verse 14.)

The following chapters will look at the visionary dreams on Communion within God's Covenant, to see if they conform to the Word of God that speaks of the unity of the people of God in the Body of Jesus Christ.  In our minds of flesh we have difficulties seeing ourselves as members of one another in the Holy Body of Jesus Christ our Savior.

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