Commandments of the Apostles

Part XV

(224).Take Communion in Remembrance of Christ. (225). We Must Examine Ourselves Before Communion. (226). When You Are Hungry Eat At Home.

(1 Cor. 11:23-32 NLT) For this is what the Lord himself said, and I pass it on to you just as I received it. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it." For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again. So if anyone eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily, that person is guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking from the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup unworthily, not honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God's judgment upon yourself. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died. But if we examine ourselves, we will not be examined by God and judged in this way. But when we are judged and disciplined by the Lord, we will not be condemned with the world. So, dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord's Supper, wait for each other. If you are really hungry, eat at home so you won't bring judgment upon yourselves when you meet together. I'll give you instructions about the other matters after I arrive.”

It's so very important, if we wish to “please” God that we “shoot for perfection”. And that we should accomplish several times a day! Always, when we receive “Communion” we should jump into the “fountain filled with blood” so that as we receive the “elements” of “communion” we are “sin-free”. Otherwise, we place ourselves in the category of “chastisement” of “sickness”, or even “death”. But not just as we receive communion, we must stay “spotless”. In other words, several times a day, when we make a “mistake” or “sin”, IMMEDIATELY, if we wish to maintain our “relationship” with God, we must ask God to forgive us and cleanse us. And then, STOP our sinning or erring!

We can make it a practice, on a daily, and an hourly basis, to be “whiter than snow”, without “wrinkle” or “blemish”, or “any such thing”. Our goal is to be as “blameless” as our Father in heaven! Immediately, we’ll notice an improvement in health, and a sensation of “epiphany” or an experience of “supernatural visitation”!

Our experience with God must revolve around the “supernatural”. In the Bible, it’s called a visitation of “GRACE”, or the intervention of the “energizing power of God”. This can be a daily exercise of communication with God! That “communication” will involve Scriptural “Singing, Praising, and Thanking God”, which has not only to do with “suggestion” but by “COMMANDMENT”!

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