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The above picture is an overlay of a transparency depicting the Lord Jesus, the Creator of the Universe, breaking bread in the midst of a partial photo of the Stephan's cluster of five galaxies.  Ages ago these galaxies violently collided with each other, and in all probability are continuing to play havoc on each other's domain.  The photo of the Stephan's Quintet, as it is known by, came from the Hubble Space Telescope.  The view of the galaxies, without the overlay, may be seen in the next chapter, “Collisions”.

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   Arise, Shine for thy Light has come.    
  
This is My Body given for you.           
           Two visionary dreams in one night
                            Communion Dream, set in a Protestant church
                                    Communion Dream, set in a Roman Catholic church
   The Memorial of Remembrance.         
                     With a Summary of the Visionary Dreams.

                 The Judas Heart                                              
                                                                    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us.
  The One Body of Jesus Christ              
   God's Communion REVIVAL.            
                                                                              Sin shall not have dominion over you, and yet ignorance remains in the church.

Arise, Shine for thy Light has come.

This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin.
(See Matthew 26 verse 26 thru 28.)

The following scripture was written in the Letter to the Hebrews exhorting the Jewish converts too look fully to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Yeshua haMashiach, for their present sins of the flesh, and not to the old animal sacrifices in the mosaic covenant. (See the Blood of the Lamb.) The admonition is absolutely true for the gentile ecclesia/church.

Therefore brethren, having confidence to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated (dedicated or inaugurated) for us, through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh: and having a High Priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled (with His Blood) from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (that both flowed from the side of the crucified Word of God.). (See all of Hebrews 10 verse 19 thru 25.)

Holy, Holy, Holy God Almighty, has established within the Eternal Word of His Son, Jesus/Yeshua, His New Blood Covenant with the necessary Life giving Provisions for His people of New Born Faith.  The corruption of the flesh and blood of mankind does not inherit an entrance into the Kingdom of God, let alone an entrance into the Holy of Holies and into the Almighty's Presence. (See 1st Corinthians 15 verse 50.) That one Holy Entrance into the Holy of Holies is only gained by a confident Faith in Christ Jesus, our High Priest, for Jesus says: I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.  Christ Jesus, being both the Son of Man and the Son of the Eternal God, is the only mediator between human kind and  Holy Yahweh God Almighty. These scripture verses declare that the entrance into the Holiest is through the veil that is to say, His FleshThen Jesus said unto them: Truly, truly, I say unto you, Unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood you have no Life in you. (John 6 verse 53.) This is the Bread Bread that came down from Heaven; he that eats of this Bread shall live forever. (See John 6 verse 58.)

Now the entrance into the Holiest is made through the Communal Body of Christ that has been set apart in Baptism, and is now cleansed of their confessed faults of their flesh through the Holy Spirit's application of the sanctifying Blood of our Savior.  Because of God's New Covenant, the baptized believer in the true faith of Christ has the confidence to enter into God's thrown room of Grace so that we may approach (draw near) to God in faith with a clean conscience, having the actions of our flesh washed clean in the Water of the Spirit that is of Christ Jesus.  Now then, let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised.  God will not only answer the hope of our Salvation in Christ Jesus, but will also answer our prayers and petitions that glorify the Name of our Salvation.

In the old covenant, the sacrificial blood of a designated clean animal was sprinkled on the side of the altar, and was always indicative of a sin offering or a peace offering unto Holy God.  The sprinkled blood was to cleanse all of the vessels that were to be used in the service of the Lord, and applied to all the covenant people and the earthly Tabernacle.  (See Hebrews 9 verse 18 thru 22.) Even so, we are to have the tabernacle of our soul and spirit sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus Christ, cleansing our consciences from evil thoughts and the defiling works of the flesh.   This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin. (Matthew 26 verse 28.)

The 'many'; are those that have already entered into the New Covenant with the Lord.  This beginning of new Life for a person, began with their initial repentance and confession of faith, that is made public with their baptismal washing into the Water of the Spirit, and now the old past is washed away, and behold all things are made new.  With the grace of God in Christ Jesus, we have a new beginning faith in the Life within the Living Body of Christ our Savior.  Then again to live, the natural body needs the continuing life flow of the blood to nurture our being and cleanse us of the waste of the flesh; and now our new Life in the Body of Christ is in the Living Blood that flows as One with the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus.

Let's review these passages in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 19 thru 22, and make a list of several, reasonable and spiritual observations.

1.  The Lord Jesus, by His Word at the Passover Seder of Unleavened Bread, inaugurated a new and living remembrance of the New Covenant in His Flesh and Blood.   Jesus, the Son of Man, took [unleavened] bread and blessed it, and broke it, giving it to His Disciples, and said: Take and eat, for this is My Body given for you. (Unless you eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood you have no life  within you). And He took the Cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying: "All of you drink of it: For this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins". (See Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.)  It is at this time at the Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread, and this time only that the WORD of GOD establishes Holy God's promised eternal Covenant with man.  The old inferior covenant was in the blood of animals, but now, the Everlasting Covenant is in the shed Blood of the Soul and Spirit of a Man of perfect Love and Righteousness, in the likeness of His Father God.  Jesus Christ is the Lord our Righteousness.

2.  Certainly, we,  as individuals that are abiding in true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, are all thankful that God has granted to us so great a Salvation within His Son.  But each individual is saved as a living member into the greater Body of Jesus Christ, being members one of another.  With the initial serum water baptism into Jesus death and resurrection, it is no longer I, the individual who lives, but Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit Who lives within my redeemed soul, as well as that of my brothers and sisters in the Lord. (See Galatians 2 verse 20.) While I yet exist in this corruptible flesh, the old idolatrous (me, myself and I) is being put to death through the sanctifying covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ, which was poured out upon this earth for all the sins of earthly sinners.  Now through the Holy Spirit the Blood of Jesus Christ is a wellspring of Life provided within the Cup of Salvation which we drink from, to be the continuing renewal of the Life of Christ for God's New Covenant people.  (See 1st Corinthians 10 verse 16 thru 17.)

3.  This scripture in Hebrews also speaks of the plurality of the church body such as, 'brethren', 'us', 'our hearts', 'our bodies washed', as in a collective unity called the 'House of God', or the 'Body of Jesus Christ'. For through Him (Jesus/Yeshua), we both (Jew and Gentile alike) have access by One Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigner, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God. Because of the unity of the one Body; the eye of the body cannot say to the ear of the body, you are not part of me because you cannot see.

4.  The Lord God has called us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, which in the essence of Godly faith, is with a true undivided heart of Agapao/Love like unto God's Son, Jesus our Lord.  That which is unseen within our gift of faith, holds the substance of Truth to be self-evident in our hearts, for Jesus Christ being the Word of God is the Personification of Truth, and One with the Father's Perfect sacrificial Love.  The Word of Truth establishes that Holy Communion through the unseen dimensions of Christ's Flesh and Blood is One with God's Holy Spirit of Truth, and the Faith of Christ is our beginning entrance into true corporate worship of the Eternal God and Father of all the redeemed.

5. The baptized into the Faith of Christ, being parts of the One Body of Christ Jesus, are to be partakers of the Communion unleavened Bread of Life where there is no division, but only the wholeness of unity within the Spirit of the Lord.  But before we can come with holiness through the one Body of Jesus Christ into the presence of our Holy, Holy, Holy Father God, then it is necessary that each individual member, examined themselves with a heart of humility that will speak of repentance from our thought and acts of self centeredness.  Then we are to show our total dependence upon Christ as we all drink together in renewing Faith in the cleansing essence that is in the New Covenant Communion Blood of our Savior and Lord.  The Holy Spirit, being One with the Water and the Life Blood of our Savior, applies to our repentant hearts the cleansing power of the grace of God's Sacrificial Love.  The Holy Life of the Son of God, which is in the Spirit of His Blood that we drink of, is the Soul and the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the very Life force of the corporate Body of Jesus.  As it is written:  Except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood you have no Life in you.  He that eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, dwells in Me and I in him.  As the Living Father has sent Me, (The True Bread) and I live by the Father, so he that eats of Me, even he shall live by Me. This is the Bread that came down from heaven. (See John 6 verse 53 thru 58.) No flesh shall glory in God's Holy Presence, for the flesh of man is full of its own self idolatry.  The sinful flesh of the natural man is put away from God with the sprinkling of the Communion Blood of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God.  There is only those souls, born of the Spirit of the Son of God and seek to worship God in Spirit and Truth that would be found in the Presence of Holy God, the Almighty.

6.  It is the Blood that makes atonement for the soul.  The author of Hebrews in the beginning of the 10th chapter states, that the Law (Torah) having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things could never make the comer perfect.  In the original covenant with Israel, God was desiring to see genuine repentance of the people for their sins, then their consciences would be relieved through their association with the sacrifice of the lifeblood of animals.  Even though the animals were unwilling participants and of a lower order than that of the offenders, the specified performance of the bloody sacrifice was established by God as a temporary atonement for violations of the legal covenant, there by maintaining Israel's relationship with the Eternal God.  See then, it is evident that the blood of animals could never obliterate the sin of mankind.  But now God looks at the heart of His people through the Fellowship Blood of the Highest Order, that being His beloved Eternal Son.  Jesus Christ came willingly in the Love of His Father to be a perfect sacrifice for the sin's of all of humanity in the flesh of Man that was prepared for Him.  (See Hebrews 10 verse 4 thru 9.)  Jesus, as the Son of God, was of the highest ascendant order, for there is no other God,  and only His supreme sacrifice as the incarnate Son of Man/Adam would satisfy the offenses of mankind against their Infinite Creator.  It took the sacrifice of one of infinitely esteemed value to satisfy humanity's affront to the Infinite holiness of God Almighty, once, and for all.   For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, (once for all) so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life. This is the sinless Christ Jesus, made a High Priest after the order of Malchizedek having an endless life, and not after the order of the law of the Levitical priesthood, consisting of the generational sons of Aaron, who with the people could never, through their endless daily animal sacrifices by the law, bring an end to their ingrained self idolatrous and sinful nature begetting death. (See Exodus 28 verse 1 and 29 verse 44.) Christ Jesus (Messiah Yeshuah), alone, is humanity's Savior and High Priest without sin.  It is He alone, Who is risen on high that intercedes for His people of faith beyond the veil of the heavenly Holiest Place, even the veil of His sanctified Flesh; and through the Spirit of His Holy Life Blood, He brings His people within the glorified Body of Himself into the Holy of Holies and into the Presence of His Holy Father God.  Wherefore the scriptures say: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many: and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto Salvation. (Hebrews 9 verse 28.) Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. (Hebrews 10 verse 18.)

7.  In Holy Communion, the anamnesis (remembrance) of the Infinite New Covenant set in the Blood of God's Son is again sprinkled on the hearts of New Covenant believers through the Holy Spirit, Who is One with the Holy Blood and the Water of the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. That perfection is a gift that only comes by the sacrificial Love of God's Perfect Son, Jesus Christ, Who was born the incarnate Son of Man to take away the sins of the world.  For the believer, Holy Communion is a continuing renewal of that person's repentance and faith, so that they may have in remembrance a comfortable sense of God's faithfulness in pardoning our sins even of yesterday and today.  Because of our faith in the Communion Body and redeeming Blood of our High Priest Jesus Christ, we can have full assurance of our entrance through the veil of His Flesh into the Holy of Holies. This is the Place of God's heavenly Sanctuary, where all the priestly children of God in Christ, come to worship Holy Father God in the Agape of the Son, and to present our prayers of intersession that will glorify the Almighty God. It is here that we can expect to receive from the Father's holy will and council for the Church, for it is the Father's good pleasure to give His chosen the Kingdom of His Heart.

Note:  The subject matter in both Hebrew's 9 and 10 concerns the sprinkling of the Blood of the Covenant and more specifically to the New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ.   So that there is no mistaking this fact, I added the notation (with His Blood).  If the reader has clicked on the yellow highlighted link for "sprinkled" then you will see that in every case that it was blood that was sprinkled on everything and everyone that was to be separated unto God. (See Hebrews 9 verse 19.)  The water of separation was a preparation from the combined ashes of a red heifer, cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet, and was a purification for sin and those associated with death.  At the appropriate time of purification, then running water was added to the combined ashes of the red heifer, cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet, and sprinkled on anyone who was associated with death.  Observing with interest, we see Paul as he cries out: Who shall save me from this body of death.

The Blood of Jesus Christ our Savior, with the washing in the Water of the Word through the Fountain of God's Holy Spirit more than satisfies all of the laws requirements of purification for the thoughts of the human heart that abides within the soul that is separated unto the Lord. For how much more shall the Blood of Jesus Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself with out fault to God, purge your conscience from dead works (animal sacrifices for sin) to serve the living God? (See Hebrews 9 verse 11 thru 15.)

Prior to the Lord Jesus' brutal crucifixion, passion and death, the Lord, in anticipation and in accord with His Father's doctrine, inaugurated or dedicated for His people of living faith, His Table of Covenant Remembrance of His passion and death that He would suffer for humanity's sin.  At the Lord's Table, through the Holy Spirit of Grace, Christ's real Blood of the Covenant covers over our recent sins and omissions attributed to the nature of fallen flesh.  It is vitally important to understand that the New Covenant, in the Blood of Jesus Christ, was consecrated in His Soul by that which was thought and spoken by the WORD of GOD, even before the first drop of blood flowed from the pierced Body of the Christ of God.  He was the Lamb of God that was slain from before the foundation of the world.  In His crucifixion and while His Life Blood was being poured out of His Body unto the ground, the Lord said, "It is finished" and bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.  Then the soldiers came, and one of them pierced His side and out flowed onto the earth, the balance of the Serum Water and the Blood that had pooled in the Lord's thoracic cavity.  God's signature was thereby established in the earth, with God's New Covenant signed in the Blood of His Son.  When the Lord Jesus arose from the dead in power through God's Holy Spirit, He returned to His Holy Father, confirming in the Power of His resurrection that His Father's New Covenant in His Blood was eternally active in the earth, and God's Holy Spirit, One with the Son of God and Son of Man, could now be sent to faithful believers, reproving them of sin and cleansing them by the Life Blood of God Almighty's  Son, Yeshuah/Jesus, that was poured out for the sins of the world. 

Therefore, in God's Covenant of peace, we may have confidence in God's provisions in Holy Communion, that we have this New and Living Way through the Body of Jesus Christ, whereby the Lord through His Spirit gathers His followers all together in the embrace of His loving arms, and sets at naught the infidelities of their flesh by His sanctifying Blood.  Witness again that Jesus said unto all: "I AM the Light of the world: they that follow Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life". (John 8 verse 12.) The Word of our Lord and God is not darkness to those who walk within Him in faith, but is full of His Eternal Light, where there is no shadow of turning for those who remain in Christ Jesus.  If we are blinded by the Light of His Word, then we are standing away from Him, and not in Him, but are needing to call to Him so that He would take our hand and guide us in His Way.  With His faith, wherever He leads, we will follow.  Father the hour is come: Glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee:  As Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give Eternal Life to as many as Thou hast given Him. (See John 17 verse 1 thru 8.)

Now is the time for the Bride to ready herself, and to have a foretaste of that Eternal Life of Jesus Christ through the regenerating Life Blood and Body of our Savior. For when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us—not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.  He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior: (Please see confirming Scripture text in HCSB.) So then, the foretaste begins with the washing and regeneration of the Word of the Spirit with the Serum flow of Water always carrying us to the altar of repentance, where at the Cross of Jesus Christ, we see our sins of death, crucified to the One Who holds the Keys of hell and death.  And behold Jesus says: I AM He that lives, and was dead; and I AM alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.  Our God of the living, is holding the keys to eternity, and gives the believers an invitation through fellowship in His Body and Blood, to pass over our earthly existence into the fullness of the one Holy Faith of God's Spirit of Grace, taking us into God's Holy Presence.  The Church Body, being in attendance to worship Holy Father God Almighty in Spirit and Truth, is brought to Life by the active cleansing Serum Water from the Fountain of Life, Being the Holy Spirit of the Word of God. The Word that is faithfully preached, is to make ready the people of God to begin their entrance to God's Throne Room of Grace, through the New Living Way, through the Bread of Life and the New Covenant Blood of Jesus.

Our God, Jehovah-Jireh, will provide in Holy Communion, through His Holy Spirit of Grace, the unfathomable dimensions of Jesus' Body and the New Covenant in His Holy Life Blood that cleanses all believers from their confessed unrighteousness in the flesh, and covers with God's Love the unknowns of self centered idolatry.  Now then, having been brought together, as a collective in the one Body of Christ through the Bread of Life, and nurtured in the bonds of love and peace in the Holy Ghost, the covenant Bride would enter into the Holy of Holies through the veil of the flesh of Jesus Christ, where the Holy Spirit would continue to lead His people into the presence of Holy Father Almighty.  For, this is Life eternal that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent. (John 17 verse 3.) Ideally, this is the spiritual time and place where true corporate worship with thanksgiving and praise of God should be initiated.  This is the place where our collective hearts are brought into a truer intimacy with the God of Creation; the One and only true God, Who is unfathomable Love, and the One Who knows the heart best.  If the ideal is not possible because of unbelief and blatant doctrinal errors in a church, then perhaps it is even better for the two or more of the redeemed within a home gathering that they should come together within the Body of Christ, accepting gratefully God's eternal Bread Offering of His Son and His sanctifying Blood given by God's Holy Spirit.

The entrance into the extra-dimensional kingdom of the only true God and into His Glorious Presence, is close at hand for all the faithful communicants.  But how is it, that even in the liturgical communions, just when the house of God would be arriving into the Holy of Holies, and into the Father's Holy presence, the service is dismissed, the congregation does an about face, and out the door they go?  Who is it that waits upon the Father in worship, and waits in anticipation upon hearing of His Good Will?  So then, is Communion in these churches to be a perfunctory ritual; or a true searching to know better the Heart and Love of God?

Unfortunately, Communion in so many churches can be entrenched in a dogmatic ritual as a necessary duty of the institution, rather than a true act of bonded Love with Thanksgiving for what the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given to us of His Holy Spirit.  Without the Faith of the Spirit it is impossible to please God.  Now because of un-confessed sin born of idolatry, idolatry combined with heresy, heresy rooted in the pride of false teachers, there will be few who really enter into a fuller expectancy and understanding of the absolute Holiness of the moment, thereby anticipating a greater intimacy within the waiting heart of Holy Father God Almighty. 

God does not respond, because the hearts of the people are buried in their own flesh.  But in a time past, the Lord says: If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place. (2nd Chronicles 7 verse 14.)  As Holy Yahweh God Almighty spoke to His Jewish people at that time, so He continues to speak to all of His New Covenant People, Jew and Gentile alike.   God's Words of repentance to His ecclesia holds True in any time frame!

In 1852, the Presbyterian teacher John M. Mason in his letters on frequent Communion, volume 1, writes: "It is by no means improbable, that the restoration of scriptural Communions, may usher in a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.  It has just been shown, that no mean will more effectually conduce to the revival of love; and with the grace of love every other grace flourishes.  In that sweet confidence and endearment, which are inseparable from it, believers strengthen each other's faith; and are helpers of each other's joy; nor is there, in the whole circle of social graces and duties, any which the Lord more delighteth to honor.  Beside, the nearer a church approaches in her worship to the institutions of the Lord Jesus, the more solid ground has she to implore and to expect his countenance".

But generally, as far as the non-liturgical Protestants are concerned, the thought of the spiritual Communion possibility, with God's Glory being exhibited, and His Holiness being spiritually discerned among His people, has never entered their collective minds, and currently would be impossible with the irrelevancy that is placed on Communion.   The evangelical Protestants have deemed their doctrines, with the exclusion of the holiness of Communion, as being self sufficient in finished sanctification.  But, it is written that no flesh shall glory in the presence of God, (See 1st Corinthians 1 verse 29.) thus, those in the flesh, void of repentance, and without the sprinkling of the Blood of the Lamb of God, will stand without in the outer court, excluded from the potential glory of the moment.  Revival of the dead in sin, even those in unbelief, awaits their humility and confession. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: For the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. (John 4 verse 23 thru 24.) In the Holiest Place of God, the angels cry out Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of host: The whole earth is full of His glory.  Isaiah sees himself as a dead man in the presence of the Lord, until the Lord sees to it, that Isaiah's iniquity and sins of his heart and spirit, have been purged from him by the hot coal placed on his lips: (See Isaiah 6 verse 3 thru 7,). For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. To make it clear for all of us, our sins as well as our blasé attitude prevents that which is possible with Holy, Holy, Holy God. (See Acts 2 verse 1 thru 4 and verse 42 thru 43.) Without repentance from the selfish works of the flesh, along with our expectant faith in the cleansing Blood of the New Covenant, then the divisive nature and demands of our flesh will prevent the Spirit of God's Holiness, and His Glory to be manifested among all His people.  The unanswered prayers of God's people are waiting upon the people's repentance.

First you must believe or it is not faith, but vanity at work!  Unfettered Faith in the Holy WORD of Jesus Christ is the prerequisite attribute, before the Glory of God will be revealed among His people. Secondly, repentance is of the highest order. Lastly, we must be clothed in Jesus Christ, and wait with a greater expectation for answered prayer from the only true God, Who can do abundantly more than we can ask. God honors faith in Him, and certainly not the faithlessness of the first Adam.  Again Holy Scripture bears witness to these essentials:  And He did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief. (Matthew 13 verse 57 thru 58.) And now in faith's expectancy to holy prayer within the Name of Yeshua, we must wait on the Lord's grace and the refreshing Wind of His Spirit: For those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up on wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (For fuller context see Isaiah 40 verse 31.)

Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise, the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6 verse 17 thru 20 NKJV.)

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This is My Body.
 

This is My body, which is given for you: This do in remembrance of Me.

One night, in 1984, I dreamed two dreams. The surrealism of spiritual dreams can be very subtle, and yet startling in their revelation.

The visionary dream began, as if I was caught off guard, or daydreaming, for I was in my evangelical church in the midst of worship service.  There I was seated in a pew observing my knees and my hands, which were grasping a full plastic communion cup of grape juice.  Knowing the established order of receiving the communion of 'The Bread' first, and then the 'fruit of the vine' second, I was embarrassed for myself, for having seemingly slept through such an important moment.  It seemed apparent to me that the 'Bread' had already been given, of which I could not remember having received.  I hurriedly gave thanks to the Lord for His precious gift of His Life Blood, and drank fully from the cup.  Upon finishing, I then sheepishly looked about the church congregation, to see if any one had noticed my slumbering. To my chagrin, it seemed the whole congregation, including our Pastor, was patiently waiting for me to fully finish communion, for indeed I had not received the 'Bread', but only the Blood of the New Covenant.

At that time, two of the choir men, with whom I was familiar with, came to get me so that I might finish Communion.  However, I had another dilemma.  I began to wonder if I should receive the Bread (The Body of Jesus Christ), since I was considering leaving this charismatic Protestant Church, and would no longer be a member of the congregation.  My thoughts turned to the Holiness of the Lord, and the gift of His Body, as I pondered in my heart my unworthiness.  I could not refuse HIM (Jesus), nor could I refuse any member of the congregation (The Lord's Body of believers), including the pastor who was waiting for me.  As the three of us walked down the center isle toward the railing, we began singing a glorious song of praise.  Though not familiar with the song, I caught on quickly, and began to sing out with the rest of the congregation.  As we were reaching the altar railings, the song of praise began to crescendo for the finale verse.  But then all of a sudden, I alone was bellowing out the last words of the praise in a high note, as the rest of the congregation whimpered, or peeped the remaining phrase.  Momentarily, I felt embarrassed with my bellowing, but then I began walking toward the pastor, who was standing on the main floor outside the railings, and to the left of the center aisle.

Upon reaching the pastor’s position, I took a flat, white, circular communion host from the plate, and then returned to my seat giving thanks to Jesus for His great love for me.  As I was returning to my pew, the unleavened bread enlarged three times in my hand, and momentarily displayed an inscription of, 'ROBERT'S MEMORIAL', around the top edge of the circumference, and then the inscription disappeared.  I sat down and consumed the Lord's body, and it was sweet in my mouth!  I mention the sweetness, because of the spiritual significance.  "Follow the way of love, even as Christ loved you, having given Himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God, a sweet smelling savor." (Ephesians 5 verse 1 thru 2.) Very interestingly, the quality of bread that this church had served in the natural setting was marred, given that the oil in the bread was usually rancid in my mouth.  Even during the spiritual dream, my mind was aware of this problem of natural oil rancidity, in the bread that was presented as the Body of Jesus Christ.  In the visionary dream, immediately after consuming the Lord's sweet Body, I was awake, as if not asleep at all.  I pondered the visionary dream for a few moments, and then quickly fell asleep, and found myself off into a sequential dream experience.

The second Communion dream of the same night.

I was in the entrance to the foyer of a Roman Catholic Church.  To my immediate left stood one man, and to my right was a priest dressed in a black tunic with a white collar, and a black head piece.  I heard them talking to each other.  The man to my left had a look of great dismay on his face, as he was expressing his sense of loss, even while standing in that church building, and in the presence of the priest.  The priest, trying to reassure the man, implied that he was in the right place, and mumbled some thing about the great traditions of the Catholic Church.  Concerned for the man, and not satisfied with the response from the priest (who in the dream represented spiritual authority), I sheepishly interjected to the man, that he should seek after Jesus Christ, his Savior with the entirety of his heart.

Note: The Roman Catholic Church has taught that the church's traditions, along with the papal and council decrees, have held the same authority as the Bible, or the Word of God.  While it is true that the apostolic traditions of the early church, as seen in Scripture (Sola Scriptura) remains effectual to the Body of Jesus Christ, however, those teachings that depart from the heart of Scripture have brought spurious traditions that lead to confusion, and a separation of the collective heart of the people, who should be seeking after the Heart of God in Spirit and Truth.  Obedient love and devotion to God the Father, through His Personal WORD and Son Jesus Christ alone, is the sufficiency of the universal faith, which reveals that ones trust and faith in Holy God, justifies the soul, showing within us through His Spirit, the mirrored love of Christ, being manifested to the world.

I then walked between the two men into the main sanctuary, with a resolute understanding in my mind; I was there to receive (actually take or steal), seemingly out of dire necessity, the Communion Body of the Lord, from the tabernacle.  As I stood there alone for a moment, I saw the height of the ceiling, and can recall that the church had a Gothic like structure.  Certainly for the religious, the building had a satisfying religious atmosphere.  It was dimly lit, with some sunlight coming through the stain glassed windows. Then I began to walk the center isle passing the many empty rows of pews, straight to the tabernacle where the bread was stored.  I suppose in Roman Catholicism, I was about to commit a sacrilege, for with my own hands, I was going to help myself from the tabernacle.    

While approaching the entrance to the altar, I saw to the left of the altar, and outside the railing and tabernacle, a dark, even black rectangular hole in the wall, which resembled a food serving pass through.  Puzzled, I was drawn or pulled over to this dark opening.  As I stood in front of the opening, looking into the darkness behind the wall, I saw to my left,  the torso of a man, clothed in white garments, behind the rectangular hole in the wall. I never did see his face, for his head was above the lentil of the pass through.  He moved towards me, and I instinctively reached out my right hand, and at that moment he placed a small white circular host of unleavened bread upon my opened hand.  I thought about the strangeness of receiving communion in what seemed like an impersonal manner, but then again that is our perception, created by the spurious doctrines of men.  In that next moment, I was turned to my left, and not in the direction I had come from, and began quickly moving toward a large Door in the side wall.  Approaching the solid Door, I became quite concerned, because I couldn't stop my travel and I was going to feel very embarrassed when I ran into that Door.  Even if there was time to open the Door, there was no handle on the Door for me to turn.  As I  was looking around I began saying to myself, who’s going to open the Door?  Is there any one here that will open that Door for me?  It seems like I was being driven with a purpose, but not of my own accord.  I braced my mind for the collision that was about to take place, but I passed completely through the solid unopened Door as if it were not - there at all.

Immediately, I found myself outside of the building’s block walls, and into the light of day.  I was standing, as it were, in lush green and rolling pastureland that went as far as the eye could see.  It also seems to me that there may have been a solitary tree standing beside a still river. But, my minds attention returned quickly to the Holy Communion Host, which was still in my hands.  When my gaze again rested upon the Bread, the Bread had a golden glow behind and through it, and had enlarge itself many times in my hands, initially gaining in size to the circumference like unto a volley ball.  The Bread remained flat or thin, semi-transparent and interlaced with many small irregular, perfectly fitting pieces, and seemed to be whole and complete. The Bread was like a jigsaw puzzle with miniature pieces, and yet still one piece of Bread with no separations between the many infused pieces.  I was compelled to raise this 'one whole piece of bread' to my wide opened mouth, and began to eat.  I was uncontrollably gobbling down that Heavenly Host; I emphasize, because now it kept enlarging in my hands, as if the Bread was alive and never-ending.  The more I ate, the more there was, the more there was, the more I ate.  My hands, which I could not control, were shoveling that 'Holy Bread' down my throat, as if the 'Bread' was a conveyor belt it self and extended it self far beyond where my eyes could see.  It seemed my Life depended on that One Bread, and I could never be filled till I came to the end of that bread, and yet the Bread would never end.   With my mouth wide open, I opened my eyes as if I had never been asleep.

I can assure you that the Word of God is not stale or rancid bread as is carelessly presented in the churches, but He is alive, and His Word is alive in dynamic power to all who receive Jesus, in trusting and living faith, as God's Bread of Life.  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is One Body, and One Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, One faith, One baptism, One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4 verse 1 thru 6.)

Scripture concerning the Body:

But speaking the Truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ from Whom the whole body fitly joined together, and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the Body, unto the building up of itself in LOVE.  (Ephesians 4 verse 15 thru 16.)  

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in One Body, and all members have not the same function: So we, being many, are One Body in Christ, and every one, members one of another (Romans 12 verse 3 thru 5.)  

For as the Body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one Body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ (1st Corinthians 12 verse 12.)  

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the Body, as it hath pleased Him.  But now are they many members, yet but one Body (1st Corinthians 12 verse 18, 20.)  

Nay, much more those members of the Body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:   And those members of the Body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.  (1st Corinthians 12 verse 22 thru 23.) 

That there should be no schism in the Body; but, that the members should have the same care one for another (1st Corinthians 12 verse 25.) 

Now you are the Body of Christ, and members in particular (1st Corinthians 12 verse 27.)

For, we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones (Ephesians 5 verse 30.)  

Even though there are different functions in the natural body, each and every cell of that body has the same identifying DNA in the nucleus of the cell, and each healthy cell functions to support the total maintenance for the wellbeing of the body.  Although the DNA remains the same in every cell, the cells were differentiated by the zygote, whose instructions bring about the needful specialized functions of the cellular Body to make the Body, a whole, self-supporting entity.  A zygote is the male fertilized ovum of the female that has all of the cellular instructions for the creation of the species. 

So it is with the Body of Jesus Christ. Our souls are like an ovum to be impregnated by the Seed of the Word of God through our faith in Jesus Christ, Who is in union with God's Holy Spirit, and as such, you might say, we all have the same exact spiritual genetics of the WORD, being all members together in the one Body of Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit, binds us together in the Love of God, so that we would function as one, to the glory of the one God Almighty. Our individual functional capacity in the Body of Christ, is set in motion through the Holy Spirit, Who through the Seed of the WORD, differentiates each member to function in accord, to God's Love for the holy good of the Body of Jesus Christ.  The New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ gives the members of the Body Life and security, for the Holy Spirit of Life is one with the Holy Blood of our Salvation.  Without the Holy Spirit, Who is one with the Serum Water and the Blood of Jesus Christ, abiding in a soul, then there is no Eternal Life for that soul.

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The Memorial of Remembrance.
 

Frankly, it took me quite some time to understand, 'ROBERT'S MEMORIAL'.  I was a junior, obviously named after my father.  My first given name was 'Robert', but I had always been called by my middle name, Glenn.  This was a family convenience, so that I would not be confused with my natural father, and his identity with the name of Robert.  However, the Holy Spirit did momentarily inscribe my first name on the Bread.  Ironically in the dream, rather than recognizing my first name, which I did not use at all, instead, I was wondering why a funeral home named, 'ROBERT'S MEMORIAL' was being advertised on the Communion Host.  I hope you will begin to understand the spiritual irony, as we continue our exploration of the Word of Faith.  Of a small note, my first given name 'Robert' means, 'Excellent', added before 'Memorial' in the Unleavened Bread, and the middle name of Glenn has the meaning of valley.

In this Excellent Memorial of God's Love and Grace, we are commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ for the sins of our corrupted flesh, so then

"What shall we say? 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?" (note: We all have, as it were a tombstone, a memorial of our death, into the death of Jesus Christ ). "Therefore, we are buried with HIM by baptism into death: that like as Jesus Christ was raised up from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of His Life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: Knowing this, that our old (selfish idolatrous) man is crucified with Him, that henceforth we should not serve sin." (Roman's 6 verse 1 thru 7.) 

Therefore, because of an active and believing faith in God's Amnesty Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ,  I, who was initially reckoned as dead to sin by the baptism into Jesus and His death, now saw in the Lord's Sanctifying Memorial of Remembrance in His Flesh and Blood, once again my own memorial of death in Christ's death, and death to the encumbrances of current acknowledged sin.  The initial justification of my baptism into the Serum Water through the Spirit of the Word of God, remains effectual as a result of the Gift of God's Faith in Jesus Christ' eternal sacrificial Life-Blood, given on God's altar of the cross. (Click here to see God's Amnesty Program.) 

Now, my living declaration of faith in Christ Jesus' death, burial and resurrection is to be the same as Paul's:  I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2 verse 20.) Of the Truth in Jesus Christ, the experiences through the Communion dreams has given me, an exceedingly better understanding of how the Eternal Father sees the perfection of His people within His Son Jesus, through our Lord's eternal Blood sacrifice for our sin.  Only the perfection of God's Love within the whole being of the resurrected Body, Soul and Spirit of God's Son, Jesus Christ, makes this possible.

Also, it became evident in the Communion dreams, that because of Faith in His sacrificial death and resurrection, the believing soul would be resurrected sinless into Jesus Holy raised Body.  This spiritual reality of the Body of Jesus Christ, as Living Bread in Holy Communion, was made alive to my heart and mind, because the Lord opened my eyes to see the Truth of the Bread of Life Who is alive forevermore. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of GodSet your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For, you have died, and your Life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ Who is our Life appears, then you also will appear with Him in Glory. (Colossians 3 verse 1 thru 3.) 

To better appreciate our membership in the Body of Jesus Christ, then look again with me into the second dream, where the Bread of Heaven continually expands in my hands, and I can not stop eating of that Holy Bread.  The souls of all repentant believers were spiritually there in that Unleavened Bread of Life.  Each saved soul was illustrated, seemingly like a solitary piece of a mystical puzzle, within the One Living Body of Jesus Christ, where sin is cleansed from His believing members by the Blood of Jesus, so that your hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;  In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (KJV) for Amplified see Colossians 2 verse 2 thru 3.)  Of the Truth in the Body of Jesus Christ,  the Unleavened Bread was alive in my hands, for indeed that Bread is the Bread of Life; and the multi-dimensional WORD of GOD remains active and ALIVE for all time.  Truth is always settled in the Word of God, for the Word of God is Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ is the Truth, the Way and the Life of men.  Without the Truth nothing would exist, and the power of the Truth exist in the Bread and Wine as sanctified in faith by His Word of Truth. 

Incidentally, a number of years following the visionary dreams, I found in a Greek Orthodox liturgical manual the phrase: "The never ending Body of Jesus Christ"; and so it seemed to me in the dream.  The Body of Jesus Christ, whose members we are, is synergistic with in the whole, with each individual part working together with each other being knitted together in God's Perfect Love for His manifest Glory to be seen in the earth.  But speaking the Truth in Love, we may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From Whom the whole Body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, which makes increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in Love (Ephesians 4 verse 15 thru 16.) So we, being many, are One Body in Christ, and every one members one of another. (Romans 12 verse 5.) 

At this juncture, if I have word painted adequately along with scripture, then we should have concluded through the Word of God and illustration, that each individually redeemed person, through the Body and Blood of Jesus' in Holy Communion, has an ongoing living memorial of death to carnal self within Jesus Christ, and His sacrificial death for us sinners.  God’s purpose, in our Communion with His Word and Son, is that the heart and spirit of those of promise would be revived, and renewed, being knitted together in God’s unfailing Love. And now that the sinful flesh of man is dismissed from God's sight by the New Covenant Blood of Jesus the Christ of God, we can worship our Great God in Spirit and Truth.

And so, when we each  partake of the One Bread of Jesus Christ's Holy Body, and drink of His spiritual and yet dimensionally real Blood, we remember that the primary reason Jesus died, is because of God’s Love for lost man, and so that individually we would not be eternally separated from God’s Love.  We have been reconciled to God the Father, being found within the Body of Jesus Christ and cleansed through His sanctifying Blood for our acknowledged failures in the flesh, and now in God's Grace we are to identify with our new Life exclusively within Him. For behold, old things have passed away, and all things have become new! For the Love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.  And He died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for Him Who for their sake died and was raised.  From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard Him thus no longer. Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.  All this is from God, Who through Christ reconciled us to Himself, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; (2nd Corinthians 5 verse 14 thru 18. N.A.S.B.).  

We are to be refreshed in the Perfect Love of God, and renewed in the favor of the Lord's Life! Furthermore, in identifying with the same Sacrificial Love that God has bestowed on each one of us, we also are partaking, and identifying with our fellow brothers and sisters in the newness of their Life, and in the Love which is in Jesus Christ, regardless of their denominational background, race or natural gender! If Paul's romantic revelation of the person, who remains in Jesus Christ as being a new creation in Him and the abode of the Holy Spirit, then perhaps the whole of the splintered church would be reconciled to herself, as One in Christ Jesus.  There will be only the one Bride of Jesus Christ.

At that day you shall know that I Am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He that has My Commandments, and keeps them, he it is that Loves Me: and he that Loves Me shall be Loved of My Father, and I will Love him, and will manifest Myself to him.  Judas not Iscariot, said unto Him: Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto Judas, If a man Love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will Love him, and We will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loves Me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's which sent Me. (John 24 verse 20-24.)

Partial Summary of the Night Visions. 'This is My Body'.

1. It seems that I was being driven or ushered through the visionary experiences, like a sheep or lamb that is driven through the gates by its Master. 

2. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Blood of the sacrament generally is not provided to the congregation for expedience sake.  In this website, see the erroneous Catholic Doctrine on Both Species. The green remarks in the partial treatise are of my own thoughts brought about from the visionary dreams.

3. My visionary excursion began with the partaking of the sacramental Blood of Jesus in the Protestant Church where it was offered. This was the beginning of two consecutive dreams, as the first dream began in the Protestant church, and the second finished outside the walls of the Catholic Church and into a lovely pastureland.

4. Most importantly, in the Protestant church, where it was offered, I received first unto myself with thanksgiving the fruit of the vine as the Covenant Blood of the Lamb of God, for sin's forgiveness. Does not the Lord of Life say: "This is My Blood of the New Covenant that is shed for many for the remission of sin". (Matthew 26 verse 28.) Because of its dynamic importance to faith, we bring an added emphasis to the Words of the Covenant: "for the remission of sin." Without the perfect force of the Blood of God's Covenant dwelling within the celebrants hearts, then the comforting word's to forgive sin are just rhetorical, lacking the authority of the Spirit of God, and the congregational members remain in their separating sins of the flesh.

5. After entering the sanctuary of the Roman Catholic Church, I did not receive or take the Bread of Life, being the Lord's Communion Body, from the Tabernacle within the Church.  Even though the dream was spiritual, I believe it is truly apparent that the True Bread from Heaven was not stored in the Tabernacle. The Word of God bears this out; "You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, or let the fat of My feast remain until the morning".  (Exodus 23 verse 18).

6. It is evident to me that the Bread of Life through the same Spirit is One and the same in all churches that would honor His saving Word.  Please, consider the above scripture, Exodus 23 verse 18, and remember that we participating in the Lord's real offerings, and they are not to be defiled with our carelessness and unbelief.

7. Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of the hearts of men, and saves man into His Body through their Covenanting Faith in all that He is.  It is not being a member of any institutional church that adds merit to the believer’s relationship to God and their position of service within the Body of their Savior.

8. In both dreams, the receiving of the Eucharistic or Thanks Offerings, took place outside the closed off designated altar area and tabernacle.  Communion in the Body and the Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ is to be on the common ground of our humility, and our collective need for the Lord's unifying Holy Spirit.

9. True Faith or the lack of Faith in the substance of the Word's of Jesus Christ concerning His Holy Communion with His people, maybe the primary distinction between the celebrants of the Churches that are to serve the people of God, Catholic or Protestant. The Word's of Jesus Christ, our High Priest, are distinctly Divine Truth, and yet, for all the Truth that is in His Word declared Body and Covenant Blood, it requires a maturing of Faith that moves beyond the unbelief of reasoning mind of flesh.  The Protestant Pastor in the first dream was directing and participating in the solemnity of Holy Communion, although not doctrinally sound with a completed passion for the sacrament.  This matter of bold faith in scripture with proper instructions needs to be communicated with bold grace to the assembly of people, who ultimately consecrate to their souls the Body and Sanctifying Blood of Jesus Christ.  By His Grace, all believers who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ are invited to come worship, fellowship and dine at the Table with the Almighty God, as His children of Life and Light.

10. Because of false doctrines, all institutions are guilty before God, and encumber the Body of believers with their sin.  For centuries, the exclusive tradition of the Roman Catholic Church has excluded the Blood of Jesus Christ from the people of the pews, leaving the Church in the darkness of men's doctrines, and without the true sanctifying life of their Savior. The Life of the flesh is in the blood, for the flesh, without the life blood, is dead.  The Roman Church itself, caught up in their sanctified idolatry with its doctrines of demons, quite naturally became schismatic, and the Blood that saves them and would give sanctifying Life to its people, was deprived from its members. If the Sanctifying Blood of Jesus is cut off from its members, then they will become inactive and may fall away, as if dead.  In the beginning of the reformation, the Hussites the followers of Jan Hus, a Catholic priest and advocate of John Wycliffe, did not see true Life within the Roman church, and left the Church in order to give its members both the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ, and to look to the Word of God as the Fountain of Truth.

11. Even so, in the Roman Catholic Church, I am presuming that the Person, whose Face I could not see behind the dark rectangular hole in the wall, was the Holy Spirit.  I understand that sometimes in a spiritual dream or vision, a faceless man can be emblematic of the Holy Spirit.  It was He, Who gave to me the Bread of Life and opened my eyes of understanding.  Looking at all the communal churches, the Holy Spirit brings the Oil of Gladness to His people that are redeemed from sin by the New Covenant Blood of the Lamb of God, and see themselves being sanctified as one in the Bread of Life.  The False doctrines of the Churches, is rancid oil and is of no value to the people of God, and needs to be confessed for the sins that they are, and cleansed through the Communion Blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

12. Jesus (Yeshuah) was the Door I passed through. (John 10 verse 1 thru 9.)  I AM the Door, by Me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture!   Also, Psalm 23, may possibly have some roots in the dreams symbolism. verses 1 thru 3: The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. verse 5, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Our Advocate and Head Shepherd, Jesus, the Christ of God, has given His redeemed people a continual invitation to feast together in His sanctifying Provisions, found in Him Alone.  Because of His sanctifying Blood, we are entering in through the Holy Door (that is His Flesh, or Veil of the holiest sanctuary) into His pasture of provision, so that we would be nourished in His resurrection power, that supplies every member, who are held together in the bonds of His Perfect Love for us.  From Scripture it appears, that God the Almighty, sees the believer as having been planted into the sorrows of the death of His Son, and risen within His Holy Body, so that we should in the perfection of His Love be growing together, nourishing one another, feeding together, embracing one another, protecting one another and functioning together, as one in servant hood to Him, to each other, and to this lost generation. The Perfect Love of God always excludes the desires of self serving sin, for we sinners, have been crucified with Christ. Therefore, it is no longer to be the individual self serving person that lives, but Christ Jesus, Who Sacrificially Loved and wholly gave Himself to mankind, so that He may bring the Sanctifying Spirit of His Life within each believing member that is added to His Body. Jesus says to all, 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.  Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2nd Corinthians 3 verse 17 thru 18.)

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The Judas Heart.

Scripture Reference.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us. But If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness: And we will walk in the Light as He is the Light, and will have Fellowship/Koinonia/Communion one with another, for the Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from all sin. (Understand the context in 1st John 1.)

Likewise also the cup after supper, Jesus saying, This cup is the New Testament in My blood, which is shed for you. “But, behold, the hand of him that betrays Me is with Me on the table”.  And truly the Son of Man goes, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom He is betrayed!  And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. (Luke 22 verse  20 thru 23 .)

But, behold, the hand of him that betrays Me, is with Me on the table”.  We might think that the writer of the Gospel of St Luke, has this scripture event out of order.  It certainly gives us pause.  Judas had left the feast between the 1st cup and the 2nd cup of the Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread.  The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John all bear this out according to what was written down later after the forty or fifty years of oral tradition.  As previously outlined, each of the four cups of wine would sequentially conform with the ritual traditions of the Jewish Seder.  After the 1st cup of wine, Jesus dipped the morsel of 'matzah' bread into the dish of 'morar', (the sop) which were herbs of bitterness, and symbolic of slavery, and then Jesus gave the sop to Judas.  Then Judas in the following moments would go out from the assembly of the Lord's disciples to do what was right in his own eyes.  And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto Judas: That thou doest, do quickly.  (John 13 verse 27.) Judas did not participate in the 2nd cup of wine, let alone the old Covenant Passover lamb, therefore seeing that he was not there, it was impossible for Judas to partake in the Lord Jesus Christ's inaugurated New Covenant Meal in His Body and Blood, even as some have thought otherwise.  In heart, Judas was not clean, and a true follower in faith and reliance upon Jesus Christ.  Judas lacked true repentance for his previous and present rebellious actions toward His Lord that were hidden in his slavery to sin and to Satan, the author of sin and death.  So then, it was before the Lord's revelation of the hidden matzo Bread to be the True Bread of Heaven, and the 3rd Cup of Blessing to be the Blood of the Son of Adam given by the Spirit of the Word of God in Jesus Christ, that Jesus, the Christ of God Almighty, had already dismissed Judas from His New Covenant Table, to perform his heart's dictates as that of a traitor, and the emissary of Satan. (See John 13 verse 26 thru 28.)

But, behold, the hand of him that betrays Me is with Me on the table”. In the recording of the Gospel ascribed to Luke, it would appear that the Lord was making reference to all of His disciples at the table, otherwise this scripture from Luke 22 sticks out like a sore thumb, for Judas was no longer present at the New Covenant Table of the Lord.  Says the Lord of hosts: Awake, O Sword, against My Shepherd, and against the Man that is My Fellow, Smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn Mine Hand upon the little ones. (See Zachariah 13 verse 6 thru 7.)  Now with those verses in Zachariah, consider the rest of Luke's Gospel account revealing of a prideful dispute that arose among the disciples, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. (See Luke 22 verse 24 thru 27.)  Then we hear the Lord address Peter: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know Me.(Luke 22 verse 31 thru 34.)  Then said Jesus unto them, All of you shall be offended because of Me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.  (Matthew 26 verse 31.) When the Roman soldiers came with some of the Jewish Sanhedrin to arrest Jesus, all of His disciples abandoned the Lord.  Later in the remaining dark of the day, even as the Lord had foretold, Simon Peter completely denied his Master, and then the rooster crowed. 

All of us that are called into God's New Covenant of Faith, have for the sake of a tradition, nonchalantly partaken of God's Table of Sanctifying Grace, and yet in our unbelief of the Truth, we have each betrayed the Lord and His Covenant in His Life Blood.  Scripture reminds us again, "You are not your own: You have been bought with a price"; (1st Corinthian 6 verse 19 thru 20.) and that price is the Holy Life Blood of Jesus Christ.  Now if we are not our own, and have supposedly abdicated our rights into the hands of God, then we need to be very careful of how we discern our covenant relationship to Holy God Almighty through His Spirit's provision of the Life Blood of Jesus Christ.  Make no mistake:  For the Life that is in the Blood of Christ is administered through the Holy Spirit of God, and with His Grace of Life, God's Holy Spirit supplies God's Grace for the unification of the one Body of faithful believers into the Love/Agapao of Jesus Christ.

The scriptures admonish us to fully examine our hearts, before coming to the Lord’s Table.  It is vital to be clothed in humility, for we as believers, should know that we through faith have been baptized into the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and as members in our Lord's resurrected Body, we are to put on Jesus Christ, the Servant of all.  If we all understood this premise, and we're a doer of the Word of God, then petty judgments among repentant believers ends in Communion, for why would you want to judge your own body, and that which belongs to the Judge of all creation.  Having  purposed in our heart to come together in humility of spirit, then Holy Communion, is the time to come into Yahweh God's Holy Presence to worship the Almighty in His Spirit and His Truth.

However, defiled hearts will not make that journey into His presence.  When ever sin is persistent in an apathetic church, then there will be a lack of unity in the Spirit, and the absence of true spiritual blessing from the Presence of God's Spirit.  For the individual that remains in their hidden sin, there can be sickening morphological changes in the human flesh, and even an early death.  In either case, we have eaten of our own judgment for not discerning the Body, whose members we are in Jesus Christ.  Foremost in God's correcting judgment, we may be guilty of not reverencing the Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us from all of our sin. 

Paul's letters, to the first century church at Corinth, sends a severe warning for today's churches in general.  God will not tolerate gross infidelity to God's New Covenant, sealed in the Blood of His Son Jesus Christ!  Can you not see the consequences, through out the centuries, of the unrepented violence of sin's fermentation through out the Church?  Without repentance, the law of sowing and reaping will prevail.  He that has not, even that which he thinks he has, shall be given to another who has, and he shall the more abundance, but the unprofitable servant shall be cast out into utter darkness. (See Matthew 25 verse 29 thru 30.)

 "Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this Bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty (worthy of death) of the Body and Blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that one Bread, and drink of that cup, For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, (understand, there are no metaphors or allegory here for) not discerning the Lord's Body.  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.   For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. ( 1st Corinthians 11 verse  27 thru 32.)

God, in His faithfulness, will forgive and cleanse the humble communicants of their acknowledged shortcomings to His Holiness, (See these scriptures.) but consider the severity of this warning: For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself not discerning the Lord's Body, This is a rather extreme judgment if, in Communion, we were drinking just lifeless wine and eating just bread.  The Body of Jesus Christ is Holy, whose members we are, being one of another in Christ Jesus.  Have we learned nothing from the historical churches' gross failures to remain true to God's Covenant Gospel of Jesus Christ, resulting into bloody conflicts, born out of the churches' spiritual adultery?  Shall we continue to put the Lord to the test? He that despised Moses' Law, died without mercy under two or three witnessOf how much sorer (worse) punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the Blood of the Covenant, wherewith he was sanctified (set apart from sin, to serve the living God), an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of Grace?  For we know Him that has said: Vengeance belongs unto Me, I will recompense, says the Lord.  And again, The Lord shall judge His people.  For it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10 verse 28 thru 31.) What do you suppose would be a worse punishment than the physical death that was pronounced under the Mosaic Law?

Note: Prior to the two communion dreams within the previous chapter "Arise Shine", I had another very significant dream concerning the same Protestant church, which I was attending at that time.  The dream portended of impending disaster.

I was traveling in my car upon the same street where my business was located.  I glanced to my right and saw a small plain looking church in the background between the passing buildings.  In seeing the church building, I marveled that I had not seen it before now.  As I traveled, this church seemed to be enlarging itself with the same rate of speed with which I was moving.  Again I marveled that the church was expanding, and much larger than I had first perceived.  But, in the next moment I found myself standing in water, ankle deep and looking at a sand dune, with another church building setting on top of the tall dune.  The church structure was rather narrow, and had many steeples coming forth out of its gabled roof.

Directly in front of the church that was built on the sand dune, were a half dozen telephone like pylons', seemingly shoring up the sand dune foundation of the church.  On either side of the pylons', there was erosion with ruts extending from the top of the dune to the bottom reaching the shore line.  Standing in the water beneath the dune and church, I understood that there was an attempt to shore up the churches foundation problems, with the pylons'.  I heard myself saying, "Look where they have built this church, and when the next storm comes, as it will, what will become of the church".  Structurally, I did not recognize the church building, but in my heart I knew that this was the evangelical protestant church that my wife and I had been attending for several years.  At this time, I was not privy to the inner workings of the church or its internal problems.

The next moment I saw a massive building, with large granite blocks making up its structure, come rushing up from the left side of the church.  It seemed like it would displace the other church, with all of its steeples, and take it right off its foundation of sand.  I perceived that this great building, which had just arrived on the scene, was the same church I had seen earlier, while traveling in my car; and this church seemingly would give no room for the planned expansion of the church with all the steeples, which was built on sand. 

I told this dream to the leadership, and later prophesied in the Spirit, with a compelling cry for repentance in the hearing of the whole of the congregation.  Not mature enough in the Lord’s way, and a very reluctant prophet at that, I became uncomfortable and embarrassed within myself, and left this church without telling the two communion dreams, that  are contained within the previous chapter "Arise Shine".  Months later, the evangelical church was torn asunder by scandal.  This came about as a result of immorality by a leading member of the ministry team, and also the failure of the leadership to deal with known sin expeditiously.  This bright young assistant pastor went to prison, forfeited any ministry, and eventually lost his wife and children through divorce.  The church, looking to fill a new 1500 seat auditorium, lost most of its membership, and languished for 10 years with 60 or so remaining members, loyal to the head pastor.  Financial pressures forced the church to merge with an independent congregation with a little stronger following, and the congregation was led by the incoming pastor.

Although the redeemed of the Lord will never obtain perfection of this earthly flesh, our God gives us the ability to control the affectations of the flesh, by His Spirit of Holiness and His Sword of correction.  God's covenant agreement is to cleanse sin from repentant believers of faith, for God is faithful to His Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  He is faithful to His Word and that, which He has purposed for our own eternal good.  Not even Paul, in his pleading with the Lord, is delivered of his thorn in his flesh, so that the ministry of God's Spirit takes preeminence over the potential of Paul's pride. (See 2nd Corinthians 12 verse 7 thru 10.) For in our weakness and dependency upon God, God’s strength is magnified and made perfect with in us.  The perfection we may desire, is as a living member within the Body of Jesus Christ, where, in the unsurpassing Love of God and His Love of His people constrains us.  When partaking of the Table of our Lord, it is neither a symbolic act, nor a staged performance to placate God.  Holy Communion brings forward into our present time, Jesus' death and victory over our sin and our eternal death.  Because of God's Love, given to us sacrificially on the cross, we joyfully embrace the Lord's victory over our sin.  And this is the victory that overcomes the world, for it is the Love of God, manifested in our hearts unto obedience, through our faith in God Almighty's beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. (See John 5 verse 1 thru 5.)

When the unbelieving, or believing carnal church repents and begins in Truth to honor His Table of Grace, then God will begin to give grace and revive the dead assemblies, which have lost their first Love.  Sin brings death, but the Love of God, when received, revives the heart and soul of the lost.

And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said: Take this, and divide it among yourselves:  For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.  And He took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying: “This is My Body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me”.  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying: “This cup is the New Testament in My Blood, which is shed for you”. (Luke 22 verse  17 thru 21.)

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The One Body of Jesus Christ

The apostle Paul writes to the church: "For unto every one of us is given Grace according to the measure of the Gift of Christ: For He (The Lord) gave some to be apostles, and some are prophets, and some are evangelists, and some are pastors and teachers; all given for the perfecting of the saints, and the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ, until we all come in the unity of the Faith, and (even, also, indeed) of the knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." (See Ephesians 4 verses 7 thru 14.)

The whole of the above scripture reveals to the members of the One Body of Christ Jesus, of the Lord's Grace given specifically to called out members, where some are appointed to function within God's Holy Spirit of Grace as apostles and prophets, bearing the same unifying message of God's Holy Spirit of Truth to the evangelist pastors and teachers that dwell within the Body of Christ.  These specialized Gifts of Grace within the Body of Christ are given for the Glory of Holy Lord God Almighty, and His Eternal Word of Truth, Jesus/Yeshua, Who was engendered from the original genetic flesh of God's creation of the first Adam/Man.  The whole of the Body of believers are to function in Sacrificial Love as one in Christ Jesus, even as all of the trillions of cells within the natural body, were designed by the Creator to sacrificially function together for the wholeness of that one physical body of flesh. So then we are to understand that Even as there are differences in the encouraging administrations within the Body [apostles and prophets evangelist,  pastors and teachers], so there is in all the members of the Body, a diversity of operations through the same Holy Spirit of the Lord God Almighty. (See the diversity of necessities 1st Corinthians 12 verse 4 thru 14.) You are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, for Jesus Christ is the Chief Corner Stone, in Whom all the building is fitly framed together and grows into a holy temple 'in' the Lord; 'In' Whom you are also built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit [of Life and Grace]. (See Ephesians 2 verse 19 thru 22.) In the Body of Christ Jesus, all of the individual parts are related to the whole.

However, there are some noted paid pulpit theologians that are veritably ignorant of the necessary workings within the natural body's DNA and Messenger RNA that were originally designed by God for the functional unity of the natural body's cellular workings:  To wit, these same authoritative teachers are dismissive of God's calling of the like apostle and prophets given by God to be specialized gifts who through God's Spirit of Grace promote holy unity of the heart within all the called members of the Spiritual Body of Christ. The earthly wisdom of the nay sayers of the pulpit, have trumped the Wisdom of the infinitely wise Lord God Almighty, saying: We have the full bible and have no need of the gifts of the former apostles and prophets, for they are passé' from an earlier time.  Also, these same pulpit prophets dismiss the Life giving force of the Spirit of the God of the Living, Who gives to the Body of Christ the Communion New Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ.

Not withstanding our ignorance of the workings of the Body of God's fashioning, then there is the other extreme.  Unfortunately, mankind's pride in themselves will assume God's own specific callings of the saved, and then the false usurpers will aggrandize them selves, by creating their own titles of greater isolating importance, bringing confusion to the members within the Body of Christ.  (See Jeremiah 23 verse 14 thru 22.)

The Almighty God Alone, through His Holy Spirit of humbling Grace, has called His specific servants, to be but necessary unifying functions within the Body of His Son, Christ Jesus.  All of God's called members are to function in God's One Spirit of Holiness, and flow together in Sacrificial Love for the wholeness of each member within the Body of Christ. (See John 17 verse 20 thru 23.) So then, the One unseen Holy Spirit of the Living God, is speaking to all of the members within the One Body of Jesus Christ, of the Eternal Word of Truth that holds all things together. For Christ Jesus is the Personification of God's Word that is the Way, the Truth and the Life of Almighty God's Salvation Gift within God's One Man, the resurrected Christ Jesus.  I AM the Light of the world: he that follows Me (See Matthew 16 verse 24.) will  not walk in darkness, but have the Light of Life. (John 8 verse 12.)

Have you looked up recently? The unfailing Truth of the Word of the Eternal Lord God Almighty, is declared in the expanse of the heavens, while the Power of the Light of the universe is emitted from the Infinite God's everlasting Word that is testified in the Bible by God's set apart men. (See 2nd Peter 1 verse 21.)   The expanding heavens with its enumerable lights declares the glory of the Infinite God Almighty's unfailing Word of Truth that holds all things of His universe together within the order of His Infinite Wisdom.  The Almighty and Infinite God of creation, has sworn upon Himself, and is not as a mere man that would lie and pervert Truth. Therefore, consider that what is written in Scripture bares witness to corrupted mankind, and yet of God's assurances of His Great Salvation Gift of Life through Faith that is centered in the Light of His only Begotten Son, Christ Jesus.   And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory as the only Begotten of the Father, full of (the Spirit of) Grace and Truth. (See John 1 verse 1 thru 14.) The Almighty God, Who fills the void of His own creation with the Spirit of His Word, does not leave the heart seeking the Truth, to be void of the Light of Faith that is in Christ Jesus. 

Witness first that it was after the Lord had dismissed Judas Iscariot from the Lord's Passover Table, that the Truth of the Word of God, Jesus Christ says to His disciples fellowshipping at the Lord's Covenant Table of Grace: If you Love Me, (then) keep My Commandments. I will pray to the Father, and He shall give to you another Comforter, even the Spirit of Truth.  I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. At that day you shall know that I AM in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. If a man Loves Me, He will keep My Words; and My Father will Love him, and (then) We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. (See all of John 14 verse 15 thru 26.) Note that in all cases where the conditional word 'if' is seen, then the Word of God is conditional to one's compliance to the condition set forth within the statement.  The very next Words of Jesus Christ cuts to the heart, where there is the failure to meet the condition, for: He that Loves Me not, does not keep My sayings: and the Word that you hear is not Mine, but the Father's Who sent Me. 

The following Words of Jesus Christ were also spoken at the Passover Feast of Unleavened Bread, where the Lord sets a condition of God's Sacrificial Love that is IN Christ Jesus.

If you abide IN Me, and My Words abide IN you, then you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples. As the Father has Loved Me, so have I Loved you: Continue you IN My Love. (John 15 verse 7 thru 9.)

Christ Jesus is not divided, but is One with His Father of Light.  It is we, in the corruption of our flesh and blood, that are divisive in all of our self justifying nature. So then be aware that the Word's of His Holy Father that Christ Jesus speaks will cut asunder those who do not Love the Truth of God.  The One Spirit of the Father and the Son does not abide IN the soul that commits treasonous acts against the Truth of God's Salvation Word.  If God's Spirit of Life does not abide within a soul, then the spirit of death will rein there in the darkness of death.  This then is the message which we have heard of Him and declare unto you: God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 6.)

You have either read or heard that God is Love.  Yes, it is absolutely True within His Word of Truth, but know this also that there is no darkness whatsoever in God's Love. The darkness of sin can not exist in the Presence of God Who is all Light.  But, in Christ Jesus, the only God of Light and Love provides the only remedy for the darkness of sin WITHIN the Life Blood of His Only Begotten Son. "Take and drink all of you, for this is My Blood of the New Covenant poured out for many for the remission/obliteration of sin".  In our Communion with Christ Jesus, the darkness of sin that is repented of, is obliterated in the Light and Love of God that passes all of human understanding.

  • Yahweh God is One God, and God's One Holy Spirit is in perfect union with His Eternal WORD, for God's Salvation WORD was conceived in the ovum of the genetically pure Hebrew virgin Mary by God's Spirit of Life to be born in the flesh of Man/Adam. (See Genesis 3 verse 15.) Therefore the Infinite God's Holy Spirit is One with the Water and Blood of Life that flowed from the pierced Body of the Son of Man, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
     

  • Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh, (YHWH) the Lord God Almighty, so Loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes IN His Son should not perish, but have everlasting Life. (John 3 verse 16.) The one who believes in the Son has eternal life; but the one who disobeys the Son will not see Life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (Mounce, See all English Translations John 3 verse 36. )
     

  • The first Adam/Man committed treason against His Maker, and it would take the perfection of the Life of the Last True Genetic Adam, the Man Jesus Christ/Yeshua haMashiach's, with His Sacrificial Love and absolute Trust of His Holy Father God, to satisfy the Almighty's justice within His Holiness.  Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh Lord God Almighty was Holy satisfied with the presentation offering of the Son of Man, the last true Adam, and then Yahweh the Almighty, true to His WORD raised His Holy One from the dead of men, into the Eternal Life of His Father.
     

  • Yahweh, the Almighty God of creation, has revealed the Perfection of His Love by giving His Gift of Life to those who believe in the New Covenant Sacrificial Blood of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ: For Jesus, God's WORD of Salvation, was crucified to death for the sins of this world of death and destruction. Therefore those who confess their belief in the resurrected Christ Jesus are born a new, and to be led by Holy Spirit of the Almighty God of the living.
     

  • Yahweh, the Almighty God, has honored His WORD even above His gracious Name.  In the Infinite's Communion Offering for the Sanctification of His New Covenant people of Faith, the Lord God administers through His Holy Spirit of Grace, His benevolent WORD of Grace IN Christ Jesus.  God's Grace is provided to repentant believers within the Drink Offering from the Fruit of God's True Vine so that the dependent branches would live IN the abundance of the Fruit of God's WORD of Life that is IN Christ Jesus . (See John 15 verse 1 thru 6.)

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty intends that His Eternal Light in Christ Jesus would shine through His redeemed people. For the sons of God are led by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit, and they, in the Love of God, would reveal God's Gift of Salvation Life to man kind through their shared Faith in His Infinite Word of Absolute Truth. (See Romans 8 verse 9 thru 14.)  If God's Salvation Gift has come to be a Witness to you then, be careful to be renewed in the spirit of your mind. (See Ephesians 4 verse 23 thru 25.) For God gave to His faithful redeemed, His Holy Spirit of Living Grace, so that those who know they are dead because of the darkness of self serving sin, would be renewed in the spirit of their minds into Godly understanding, and would become a living sacrifice to the Glory of their Redeeming God. For All scripture is given by inspiration of (the Eternal Lord God Almighty), and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.  (See 2nd Timothy 3 verse 16.)   For the redeemed of Jesus Christ are called into the unity of God's One Holy Spirit of Truth, for the Spirit of Christ was given to us To Be a Sanctifying Gift of enabling Grace of God's Love/Agape within the One Living Body of Christ Jesus. (See Ephesians 4 verse 4 thru 7.) Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have Commanded you; for I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28 verse 20.)

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God's Communion Revival.
Sin shall not have dominion over you.
 

Jesus took the wine, and gave thanks [to His Father God] and gave it to His disciples, saying; Drink of it, all of you: For this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  (Matthew 26 verse 27 thru 28.)

God's Holy Spirit, is the Revivalist of hearts, and is always Present within God's New Covenant Communion Table of His Grace.  God has given to us His Word of Covenant Truth through His Holy Spirit, to reprove and then to revive all the people who have faith in the saving Grace of the New Covenant Word of God.  The confirming Word's of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, says: "I AM the Resurrection and the Life.  He that believes in Me though he were dead, yet shall he live. (John 11 verse 25.) Even though we say we are followers of Jesus Christ, we live in this fallen nature of flesh with its failures to daily deny our selves, leaving the yoke of the cross of death un-shouldered and no where to be found.  Well then, Lo and behold, the renegade nature of sin and death that is part and parcel with the flesh of our fallen humanity has found us out again. (See Mark 8 verse 34.) 

O wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death. (See Romans 7 verse 23 thru 25.)

Thanks be to the eternally wise God Almighty, Who in His New Covenant of Grace in the Blood of Jesus Christ, provides for God's Communion of intimacy in the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ.  With our confession of fault, the Sacrificial Love of God Alone, brings about the spiritual demise of the continuing death of sin within our troublesome idolatrous flesh. The condemnation of sin ceases to be a force in God's Covenant of reconciliation in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Now then, with the new creation's repentance from the slavery of sin that resides in the flesh, God will sanctify them; that is, He sets them apart from their idolatrous sins of the flesh, with the Grace of the Holy Spirit's new Covenant Life Blood of Jesus Christ

The slavery of sin that exist in the flesh, is no longer to have dominion over us, for God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Incarnate Son of Man, provides an ongoing remedy for every sin of separation against God, that is committed by the selfish, but nevertheless, repentant man!  Within hours before His death on the cross, the Christ of God, as the Word of His Father God, instituted at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, our Communion in His necessary nourishment in the Spirit of His Word that sustains the Life of His Body of believers.  Every time the believers are to come together to worship God Almighty in Spirit and Truth, it is to be at His Table of Grace.  We are called together in Christ's One Body to worship God, as One unleavened Body in the Spirit and the Truth of God's resurrected Son, rejoicing in the renewing and cleansing power of the Lord Jesus' saving Life Blood.  There are Three that bear witness (to these earthen vessels): the Spirit and the Water and the Blood and these Three are One.

However, in our philosophical disunity in Christianity, the opposite has become the norm.  Now, we meet in the power and understanding of our failing flesh, dismissing God's unseen Holy Spirit with His Covenant Remedy to ameliorate the distress of sin.  Many Christians are following the pernicious doctrines of the paid prideful men of the pulpit.  The profession of the pulpit has become the standard of worship, and the Covenant Word of God is trampled under the feet of smooth talking covenant breakers, who stand behind the authority of man's pulpit.  Idolatry of humanity's flesh remains rampant in the flawed wisdom of men speaking of vain assumptions that have no foundation.  We flock together with itching ears to hear the mixed wisdom of the world that gratifies our corrupted flesh.  Again, the echo from evil's gross darkness can be heard, reasoning with the mind of unbelief: Did the Lord God really mean what He said: Well did He? (See Psalm 68 verse 18 and Ephesians 4.)

The evangelicals that preach repentance do better, but are only half right, lacking God's New Covenant remedy for self perpetuating sin. They have forgotten what Jesus Christ, the True Vine, said at His Passover Table: I Am the Vine, you are the branches, without Me you can do nothing(See John 15 verse 1 thru 6.) These struggling preachers of self righteousness, are themselves famished in their own unbelief, for they do not believe in the taking of God's divine remedy in the Blood of Jesus Christ, nor do they dispense the Blood of Christ for the corrupting errors of the sin's of the flesh of others.  Those who answer God's call to repentance in a one time revival meeting, are soon left to wonder why they continue to do those same things they feel so guilty about.

No doubt, God's Spirit of Truth is grieved in man's doctrinal heresies with teachings that perpetuate mankind's unbelief.  Without faith in God's Covenant in the real Life Blood of Jesus Christ, Yahweh God may not hear us because of our unbelief in the Truth: For through the Holy Spirit, the True Vine Himself, provides His Holy Life Blood that separates repentant souls who live in the Vine, from the sins of the flesh that would hold our spirits captive.

If we say there is no sin in us, then we are in a state of denial, and in complicity with the churches' of corporate confusion that unknowingly are in collusion with the author of sin and corruption.  The nature of sin blinds us, and in the darkness of our unbelief, we remain shackled in the prison of sin, and are in direct opposition to the saving and freeing Doctrine of the Father's New Covenant in the sacrificial Life that He gave within the Blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.    

Sin is only committed to its own self satisfaction, and will deny the Truth of the liberating Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ.  The single minded nature of sin will continually seek to maintain its strangle hold of self deceit that shackles the heart of a person to the rule of death; and the death of sin brings separation from the only God of the Living.  The shackles of sin are affixed in degrees to the carnal mind of our being, and need to be dissolved away in the Blood of Jesus Christ, thereby releasing the spirit of our minds to the Agape Rule of the Almighty God of the Living.  For this to happen, it is absolutely essential, to have true contrition of the heart, with the desire to forsake sin's self seeking desires.  When we sincerely acknowledge to our Redeeming Mediator of our own selfish sins against God and man, then He is just and faithful to cleanse us through His Holy Sanctifying Life Blood that He shed on Calvary as the Son of Man, and the last Adam.

When the humility of the Son of God Almighty comes to the forefront of our repentance, then we may find ourselves in need to forgive from the heart, our fellow man for their trespasses, even as Christ has forgiven us. (See Matthew 6 verse 14 thru 15). If the heart condemns us, and we see that we have sinned against our fellow man, then again we need to grab hold of Christ's humility, to seek the forgiveness of those we have sinned against. (See Matthew 5 verse 22 thru 24).Thanks be to our faithful God of Covenant, that the repentance of a humble heart is always heard, even 70 times 7.  So then with God's Covenant cleansing process, God in His eternal Wisdom will little by little give us the ability to possess the soil of our being,  This is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. For if we walk in the Light, as He is the Light, we have Communion one with another, and the "Blood" of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from all sin. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 7.)  But be not deceived, for the Light of the world will not be mocked by a lying heart. (See Galatians 6 verse 6 thru  8.)

Of the Truth that is Christ Jesus, revival always take place in Holy Communion within those hearts and spirits of the believers, who have acknowledged their sin, with the absence of faith in following the Truth of the Word of God.  God gives us His freedom from the shackles of sin and death, by the Perfect Love and sacrifice of His beloved Son.  We are to honor God, in the sacred tradition of the Word of God that Christ established for us in Holy Communion.  Through God's Holy Spirit, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Living Sacrifice, is ever present in God's New Covenant.  The Holy Spirit of Life is ever ready for the renewal of Life within God, for we all are lacking within ourselves, the Perfect Love of God's only begotten Son.  The power of that Perfect Love of God, is here now by God's Holy Spirit, and is to be expressed in our faith, and not hidden away.   God's merciful Love is always available to all Covenant souls, who find themselves dead in their sins and trespasses, against God and man; and yes, also for all those who are confused by the will of their flesh; and yes, also for all those who are possessed by the pride of life and the lust of the eyes; and yes, also for all those who are right in their own eyes with their judgment of others; yes and also for all those who have erred in unbelief in the Father’s doctrine; and no doubt yes, for all those who are heavy laden and broken in spirit, and finally for all those who are small in faith and fearful of heart.

All of us have broken faith, and sinned against the Lord our God.  Consider that we all are by our human nature bent on self first, and are lacking in the Perfect Love of God.  God makes the provision of His His Perfect Love in the New Covenant Blood of Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit pours out freely from the Cup of Blessing, which we bless with thanksgiving for our redemption.  Now in the Spirit and Truth of true worship of Almighty God, the celebration of our death into Life in the Lord, commences through our thankful inclusion, and participation within the Holy Unleavened Bread of Life, where as members of the Body of Christ, we will find forgiveness and cleansing mercy, through the Holy Spirit's poured out Life Blood of God's Son, Jesus Christ.  Again, with the partaking of the cup, which we bless in faith, we would be made full, and overflowing of that which we are deficient within our individual selves.  Through faith, the New Covenant Blood of Jesus is for the renewal of our confession of faith in God's Covenant of Grace, both for the needs of the individual, and for the wholeness and life of the collective Body of Christ.  For what is necessary for the holy good of the one, is necessary for the holy good of all; and what is necessary for the holy good of all, is necessary for the holy good of the one. There is only the One Body of the Lord, and One Holy Spirit of His Body, Who has baptized each one us once into the Body of our Lord, so that we are each members one of another.   The wholeness of the Body of Christ, is maintained by the Holy Spirit, by the poured out Life Blood of Jesus Christ, that flows through God's Holy Spirit, bearing the perfect and enabling Love of the Truth that is Christ Jesus. (See Romans 12 verse 5.)

God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Living Serum Water of His WORD, which is One with His Holy Spirit,  will seek to obliterate the unholy within the repentant covenant person, and will give Life to that which was dead in trespasses, according to God's infinite power to give and maintain Life.  Because of this fact, we should know that when His people receive Holy Communion, in its intended fullness with faith, repentance and thanksgiving, that each member of the Body has the guarantee that God will forgive and cleanse our separating sins of self idolatry. (See 1st John 1 verse 5 thru 10). Our exceedingly Holy God is a consuming fire, and in His faithfulness to His Living Word of Salvation, the Spirit of God will actively minister a corrective cleansing of our confessed sinfulness and ingrained selfishness.  Indeed, God will respond with His correction to the waywardness of our flesh, with His chastening fire of jealousy.  Understand that any chastening  is not pleasant, but painful.  But he that suffers in the flesh ceases from sin.

So then, all who enter into God's New Blood Covenant within His Son, needs to know, that in God's Sanctifying Wisdom: Whosoever drinks of  This Blood shall be put to death. (See again The Altar and the Cross.) For whosoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. (See Matthew 21 verse 44.) The Lord is referring to Himself as the Stone, and in saying, It shall grind one to powder; there is a grinding away of the chaff from the grain by winnowing.  John the Baptist speaking of the Lord's Christ, says: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:  Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. (Matthew 3 verse 11 thru 12.)

Again, God Who is faithful to His Covenant Word, knows the needs of our hearts, and the weakness of our flesh; for If we say that we have fellowship (Communion) with Him, and walk in darkness, then we lie and do not do [what] the Truth [commands]: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us, and we make God a liar, and His Word is not in us.  

Holy Communion is the Covenant Word of God that the churches have to preach and serve continuously, for it is the essence of faith that brings us into the remembrance, of the Lord's Communion Covenant of His death for our sins, that we might show forth the righteousness of our gracious God: For If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Then if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship (communion) one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1st John 1 verses 6, and 9, and 7.) Therefore; there is a rest and the revival of weary hearts to those who will humble themselves before the Great I AM.  Says the Word of God; "Do this in remembrance of Me", for God is Love, and God is Light, and His mercy endures forever: And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (See Ephesians 4 verse 23 thru 34).

Human love carries biased responsibilities, centered only in those whom we know and are gratified by those who imply with words and actions that they love us.  Our love is limited by our own self centeredness; but God's Agape kind of Love, carries awesome responsibilities to the whole of His creation of souls that are lost in themselves.  The Almighty God does not change in His steadfast Love, nor does He give His glory to another, but within His Son Jesus Christ, the Covenant faithful receive God's Love, and the glory of His Spirit of Truth, because His Holy Spirit is One with the Blood and the Water of God's sacrificed Son.  We, who are God's children, having been baptized and birthed into the New Covenant, through the Baptismal Serum Water of the Word of God, and maintained in the holiness of the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, will also accordingly receive God's correction and cleansing for our own good, even as it is written:

Train up a child in the Way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from the WAY. (Proverbs 22 verse 6.)

You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  And you have forgotten the exhortation, which speaks unto you as unto children.  My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him: For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. (See Deuteronomy 8 verse 5 thru 6). If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the Father chastens not?  But if you be without chastisement, where of all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?  For truly, they for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His Holiness.  Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them, which are exercised there by. (Hebrews 12 verse 4 thru 11.)

With boldness, we will continue by saying that the Holy Communion Blood of the New Covenant is not to be trifled with or trivialized with the doctrines of unbelieving men.  Why would you want to grieve the Holy Spirit of God's Grace?  For we see in the Word of God a plurality of His Grace that speaks within the singularity of His divine purpose to bring salvation to sinful mankind.  God's New Covenant, in the Blood of Jesus Christ, begins with each individual that humbly comes to Him, having been saved from past sins by faith and Baptism through the cleansing Water of the Spirit of Grace into the One Body of Jesus Christ.  Then God's New Covenant Grace continues to sanctify the communicants of the Body of Christ through the Blood of Jesus that is administered by God's One Holy Spirit of His Grace.  With His Covenant people, Yahweh God is Faithful and Just to cleanse and absolve the soul of confessed present sins of the flesh, through His Holy Spirit that is One within the Life Blood of His Son, our Savior, Jesus the Christ of God.  In Salvation, we were initially washed anew by the Holy Spirit through the pure Water of regeneration.  That Water of Baptism, was of the Serum Water that was poured out from the wounds of the crucified Son of Man/Adam, being the crucified Word of God's New Covenant.   The Serum Water of the Spirit of the Blood of Jesus Christ flowed over the earthly flesh of the perishing man through one's Baptism of the Faith of Christ, into the death and burial of the Lord, and then the redeemed soul and yielded spirit of the person is raised into the Life of Jesus Christ. 

The idolatrous sins of a person's past were all washed away in their Baptism through the Serum Water of Jesus/Yeshua. However, we are to understand that even as a new creation in Christ, we still walk in this earthly world in earthly flesh, and we become soiled in our daily toils and travels.  With the Passover Supper having begun, Jesus stood up, girded himself with a towel, and having poured water into a basin, started to wash His disciple's feet.  When it became Simon Peter's turn to be washed, Peter protested, and then Jesus said to him within the hearing of all: What I do now, you do not know, but you shall know afterwards.  If I wash you not, then you have no part with Me.  Jesus said to Peter, He that is washed [of blood guiltiness] needs not to wash [all over again] but only to wash his feet, but is clean every whit [completely]: and you are clean, but not all are clean. (See John 13 verse 4 thru 11.)

No man comes to the Father, except by Me

John's Gospel account of the Passover Seder, chapters 13 through 17, gives a goodly report in many things that are not transcribed in the synoptic Gospels.  In Chapter 14  verse 6, Jesus says at His Table of Grace: I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me. Therefore see (Hebrews 10 verse 19 thru 23.) The precedence of entrance into the Holy of  Holies of His Father is set in the Word's of our Lord Jesus at His Passover Table.  However, certain things are not clear.  We have a dilemma as to why John's Gospel does not reveal with specificity, this Feast of Unleavened Bread, when the Lord Jesus Christ commemorated the New Covenant in His Blood.  Judas had already left the Passover table to betray Jesus Christ between the 1st and 2nd cup of wine, and this washing of feet of His disciples was certainly before Jesus, the Word of God, had commemorated the 3rd cup of blessing To Be His Sanctifying Blood of the New Covenant.  It would logically appear that Jesus would have declared the New Covenant in His Blood, appropriately as seen during the 15th chapter of the Gospel of John.  I AM the Vine, and My Father is the Gardener. ----. Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.  Without Me you can do nothing. (See John 15 verse 1 thru 17.) What I do now, you do not know, but you shall know afterwards, [when I have cleansed you.] As the Master has cleansed us at His Table, so shall cleansing mercy and forgiveness always be present among the members of the Body of Christ.  The Truth of the Word of God sustains the Universe, and as such, the Truth of the Word of God sustains His Covenant with the earthly soul of faith; for the Spirit and the Water and the Blood of Christ are One. 

God's Covenant provisions is revealed in the Light of His Eternal Truth, written within the inspired thoughts of the Apostle Paul, and can be amplified in the inquiring spiritual heart through the indwelling Holy Spirit.  For God, Who commanded, the Light to shine out of darkness, is the One Who has shined in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God, in the [radiant] face of Jesus Christ. (See 2nd Corinthians 4 verse 4 thru 10.)  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and brings to mankind the obscurity of God's written Truth into His marvelous light, so as to clarify the spiritual soul of God's redeemed.  Again we witness in scripture the writings of the Apostle John: For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood: and these Three are One: For indeed, in the multi-dimensions of God and His Word, they remain One Spirit. (See The Fountain of Living Water.)  

Consider this: If God can separate the unseen, extra-dimensional soul of man from the unseen spirit of man, is it any less remarkable that the poured out elemental Blood imprinted with the Soul and Spirit of Jesus Christ should remain in the earth, as God's imprimatur, and a testament of His Love for His earthen creatures of mankind.  (See Genesis 4 verse 10.) Even if mankind is deaf and blind to what God has sown in the muted silence of the earth, nevertheless God not only sees the sown elemental Blood of the New Covenant, but He ever hears His Son's cries for forgiveness for the sins of lost mankind.  Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (See Luke 23 verse 34.)  For we have come "to Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks more eloquently than that of Able". (Hebrews 12 verse 24). For as often as you eat this [Unleavened] Bread, and drink from this cup, you do show the Lord's death (for our sins) till He comes [for us]. (See in full measure 1st Corinthians 11 verse 23 thru 33.)

The following last section and chapters will come to a conclusion with further interpretations of these dreams, as well as with several other dreams that concern the people of God, and reprove the doctrinal conflicts within the all churches of superior philosophy.

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