Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chocking On The Bread

1Co 11:23

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

1Co 11:24

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:25

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:26

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

1Co 11:27

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Co 11:28

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

1Co 11:29

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1Co 11:30

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

1Co 11:31

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

1Co 11:32

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

This is one of the most serious and profound posts and messages God has given me to date, it is urgent and please read it all.

In My travels as an Evangelist and a asst Pastor SR Pastor, and attending many, many churches, I noticed something extreme is happening and many are not even aware of it.

First I noticed in every church I have been in ,aside from a very few ,in the past 20 years are taking communion is a fast and legalistic manner.I also noticed many are sick, weak, and are even now dead.I thought, well, the additives in our food, GMO foods, water impurities, smog,and junk food, do not help, smoking, drinking, over eating, so I Just assumed it was the cause of all the sickness, illness and death I have heard of, and seen.

God spoke to me with his mighty hand on me and clarified what a Major problem this is and why so many are weak and sick in our Churches, I never would have thought of this Communion issue, as mostcommunion services are the first Sunday of the month, it is done at the end of the service, and it is done in a fast manner, God said this is the problem.

The Christan is to properly discern the body, of Christ, separate normal food from the elements. We are to take time to examine our hearts, reflect, repent and it can not be done in a fast food manner.We can not say, would you like some fries with that LOL.

The title is due to this, I was taking communion in a Church and It was being done so fast, by the time we were to drink the juice I literally chocked on the unleavened bread cracker, it can be sharp and takes a while to dissolve, and so it should be.

I think back on what a communion service used to be in the churches I attended years ago.

1. The whole service was surrounded around the communion theme, from a convicting sermon and a time of worship and reflection.
One great service I attended at S.Attleboro Assemble of God,in the 80's (to date still one of the best communion services I ever attended.)
After the sermon, the elements were handed out, We held the elements and sang a good 30 min. than slowly we took the bread, everyone was in quite repentance and self examination, the juice was not taken till another good 10 min. latter, as to give everyone the time to reflect on the broken body of Christ and just what it meant. Needless to say back than I never chocked on the bread. We sang more and rejoiced for the body broken for us, people were kneeling all over, and after 10 min or so, we took the juice and again reflected for a good while and we ended with a hymn and praise.

Beloved, this is what Paul is talking about and the Church is guilty of, taking the body of Christ in an unworthy manner, and hence, many are weak and sick due to this, Paul said it, not me.

Oh, how we need to return to this proper mode of communion, how we need to take time with each element and judge ourselves, so we can receive healing. If taken properly, you can be healed during proper communion.

Our fast paced, rituals have left us in a state of spiritual starvation,. legalism, illness and death , we must return to the way it was, slow down, discern what you are taking, meditate, judge yourself, that you will not be judged, and the result, more healing, less weakness, illness and death will not take place, before it's time.

We all need to repent and take the communion service more serious, to not discern the Lords body and chocking on the bread must change. May it start in your church today.

Note. We are to die daily, examine ourselves daily, see if we are in the Faith, pray and not just on communion service once a month, once that is restored, it is a daily death and resurrection we need and there are no short cuts.

The next time you take Communion in Church, see if what the Lord is saying is correct, are you chocking on the bread or are you walking in healing, restored and living in victory. God says, start now and you will see many healed, continue on in fast food communion and continue to become weak, Ill and even a early death.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What Is New Is Not Always Biblical, Or Right

Today with so many products and gadgets coming out, everything is new and improved. In the technology and medical field this may be so, hay I would choose a light switch over a candle, or lantern any day, and the web, wow what would we do with out it.?

In this message I want to point out how New things in Religion are not always good. With the Emerging church doctrine sweeping the nation and causing the church to become spiritually dead and worldly, as a seeker friendly movement anything goes. The bible has been stated by leaders in the movement, and in their books ,and web sites as an old out dated book, yes you read that right. A man pleaser,doctrine that lowers the holy standards and orthodox doctrines so they do not offend any one.
The bible clearly teaches that, to many the Gospel and the cross are an offense, an offensive thing, a despised thing.
The old out dated book , The HOLY BIBLE is old, but not out dated.

Paul warned the Christan not to be carried away by every new wind of doctrine, but the church has done just that, because new is better, this is false and I will show you why.

In the O.T. The ARK was the literal presence of God and a symbol of his power and the Holy Spirit. The ark was to be handled the way God commanded it to be. It was to be carried on poles by consecrated Levities as they walk on foot with it. We find in the word when David was attempting to bring back the ark, He and the Hebrews did not follow Gods old, and correct command on how to handle the holiness of Gods presence and favor and what happened , well lets take a look , read these verse's and I will make some comment.

2Sa 6:2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him, from Baale-judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, which is called by the Name, even the name of Jehovah of hosts that sitteth above the cherubim.
2Sa 6:3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.

2Sa 6:6 And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.
2Sa 6:7 And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

Mistake number one:They did not carry the ark on poles on the shoulders of consecrated Levities, they made a NEW CART and it was moved along by an oxen. A new way of transportation, the ark was of man , not God, and Uzzah paid the price. The oxen stumbled so Uzzah simply put out his hand to steady the ark from falling and it caused him his life.

Hear we learn the truth new is not better and can cause an abomination and death, death of a man as he miss-handled the ark by trying to steady it.

Many Full Gospel Church's do this today, they do not leave the presence of the Spirit of God free to do what God wants to do. They control, touch and quench the spirit by laying their hand on the holy, a good cross reference is when in the O.T. We read, “touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm”.

The true anointed, the true prophet, touch not what God anoints, if you do so, and just do your man made new thing God will simply leave and you will have not a church, but a gathering of people in a building listening to something new and not the truth. Old fashioned is good fashion.

The improper moving of the ark was not what God commanded and after Uzzah was killed, David stopped the movement, feared God and was dumb founded. So the ark never did get to Davids appointed place.

It ended up in a mans house and his house due to the ark was blessed and prospered, when David heard this report, he knew Gods presence and favor must be brought to its rightful place, Jerusalem. The man was blessed three months.

We are blessed when we are walking instep with God and not quenching the power of the Holy Spirit.
Also note, as the ark was being transported on a NEW CART a new set of wheels literally, they people were in front and praising God in song and dance.
This shows us, many so called Church's and ministries, just because they are moving in the gifts and praise, they are doing so without Gods anointing and presence. The out of order worship as Paul told the Church at Corinth would be a fitting example, do all decent and in order, They were out of order, everyone was using the gifts of the spirit at once and a spirit of confusion, not peace and order were being displayed. We read later in that same Pentecostal Church, they had in the assembly great sexual sins and other sins going on, but hay, they got together every Sunday and lifted up their hands and said praise the Lord, but it was out of order. Paul did not quench the spirit, he set it I n proper order, just as the O.T, ark was to be transported decent and in order, along with the way God commanded, not Mans way, God's way.

2Sa 6:21 And David said unto Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of Jehovah, over Israel: therefore will I play before Jehovah.
2Sa 6:22 And I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in mine own sight: but of the handmaids of whom thou hast spoken, of them shall I be had in honor.
2Sa 6:23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

Now the ark was transported properly and David danced before the Lord.

Michal can symbolize the modern day Pharisee, she was of royal decent a daughter of King Saul, she was dressed in her apparel, playing church and looked and saw David dance and she rebuked him and despised him. This is what the NEW doctrines and movements are doing today despising the holy.
Many in the out of order Charismatic movements with new doctrines use the portion I underlined, as a reason to say, I can bark like a dog or hiss or stand in a trance, on and on. The Hebrew meaning for Davids remark for, I will be more vile than this is, I will be more humble than this. HUMILITY not insanity of the flesh, rightly divide the word and you will not get ensnared by every wind of doctrine.

I am Pentecostal, you would say, old fashioned, out dated, but holiness is holiness and the power of the spirit is alive and well in those who are in order and not the flesh.
Many denominations and Churches I attended, or ministered in some 20 years ago are 90% all into the NEW thing, the Newest doctrine to be taught by a false prophet or doctrines of demons.

The Lord Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever. If we are humble in Gods presence and not boldly arrogant, walking in holiness, we will have the ark, the temple, with in, in full power and blessing, even to the point of death.
I was raised a Methodist and was a long time member of a good on fire, biblical sound and alive church with powerful praise and worship, but never saw any flacky acts of the flesh, or out bursts during the sermon, it was decent and in order and full of Gods presence, I was one of the lucky ones.
I am now an independent non-denominational minister.
But, my doctrines and beliefs have not changed with every wind of doctrine, Old fashioned? Using the out dated old Holy Bible, you better believe it.
The only doctrinal difference I have altered as I read only Gods word and the Hebrew and Greek for 3 years, no T.V., no Radio, no books, just the bible I have come to believe in a post trib resurrection, I am no longer pre-tribulation, That is not a essential doctrine. Prophecy is in the class of non essential,in essential doctrine unity, in non essential doctrine liberality , esp on bible prophecy, who knows, later I may be wrong, but it is not essential, meaning the true Gospel message and orthodox doctrines must be held to and preached.

None of us are perfect, sanctification is a life long process and so if you are doing all decent and in order and are obeying Gods word you will make it to perfection when you and I reach the other side.