(10/30/2016) Frequency of The Lord’s Supper?

Posted: October 30, 2016 in Feasts and Festivals, Holy Communion, Incarnation, Judgment, Law, Peace, Resurrection, Righteousness, Sin, The Flesh
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Today, a reply is made to the question how often believers should celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  The Lord’s Supper, accounted as a gathering of the saints and spirits from every age, may be organized and structured, however, is not regulated according to frequency or time limits.  Similarly, the Lord’s Supper is not restricted to specific physical locations (e.g., a cathedral, a chapel, the consecrated sanctuary within a church), and may be offered without a quorum (minimum number present) upon a battlefield, in a hospital room, in a hospice, or within a private home that serves as a place of assembly for praise and prayer.  Holy Communion accomplishes multiple sacred operations among those within the body of Christ.  Included are comfort, Creation, edification, Incarnation, Judgment, purification, sanctification, and unification.  The focus of the Lord’s Supper is the removal of separation between the fullness of GOD (we say, the GODhead) and the created.  Duration, existence, life, personness, continuing purpose—in brief, all divine life essence (breath, spirit, word) emanated and sent forth from GOD—are to return, and again reside within the GODhead.  The grace of the Father along with the blood and body of his Son are to be sufficient for the church so that there need be no animal sacrifices, no persecution and killing of one another by its members, no murder, revenge, and slaughtering of enemies, or abandonment of her offspring.  By receiving and consuming the emblems of bread and wine that correspond to the blood, body, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, sinners are restored to the oneness without sameness that existed within the GODhead before the creation of the heaven and the earth.  The will of GOD (divine law) is to reside within each believer as the endowment of “righteousness”.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “ari” (Level 7 with 45,458 points, a member since March 02, 2014) posted the following:


Is communion to be celebrated weekly or once a year?

I saw a question relating to this and I would like a mature Christian who knows the word to help on this

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?  For we being many are one bread, and one body:  for we are all partakers of that one bread.  (1st Corinthians 10:  15-17, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Becoming A Christian Believer (08/08/2016); To Drink Holy Blood? (02/16/2015); Modern Communion? (08/11/2014); How Can Christians Believe? (08/12/2014); The Bread of GOD (03/01/2014); Belief, Faith, and Proof (03/02/2014); Eat His Body, Drink His Blood (03/21/2013); Foolish For Not Believing? (03/22/2013)

 

“ari”, the Lord’s Supper should be understood as a life experience that is outside the frameworks of death, time and space.  For mature Christian believers, the sacrament (sacred practice) of the Lord’s Supper (some say, Communion, the Holy Eucharist) acknowledges the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Even so, the Lord’s Supper is not the “breaking of bread” where food is shared to relieve hunger; and does not center upon expressing bereavement, mourning, and sorrow.  Holy Communion has not been instituted as an annual feast or convocation after the pattern of sacred events established through Moses.  The community of faith is to realize their own existence as his church is the resurrected body of Jesus on the earth.  Where the Ten Commandments (some say, the Decalogue) proclaims covenant relationship with the Creator and divine law for mankind upon the earth, it does so as a carnal, material, natural, and social revelation of GOD.  Jesus Christ appears as an embodiment (we say, Incarnation) of Deity, and directs mankind toward the things of heaven, to the law as a “spirit substance,” and to the spiritual apprehension of the law.  Sinners are to receive and undergo permanent changes through operations of the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD (we say, You must be born again.).  Transformation of the believer to perfection must go forward as comfort, edification, gradual growth, sacred knowledge, sanctification, and more.  Having divine DNA through baptism and rebirth (so to speak), believers are a new creation containing divine seed that only is nourished through such features as confession, fellowship, praise, prayer, reverence, service, study of the holy writings, thanksgiving, and worship.  Awareness and self-will within the living are to discern and operate as aspects of the active presence of divinity in the earth as well as to increasingly display the unchanging aspects of eternal life.  Earlier covenants established using promises and prophecy are now grounded in sharing the same spirit matter that was breathed into Adam and continues to exist within Jesus as the Risen Lord.  Consider the following from the Scriptures:

(1.)   1st Corinthians 11:  23-29, KJV:  23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:  24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat:  this is my body, which is broken for you:  this do in remembrance of me.  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.  26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.  27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

(2.)  1st Corinthians 11:  20-22, KJV:  20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.  21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper:  and one is hungry, and another is drunken.  22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

(3.)  1st Corinthians 11:  33-34, KJV:  33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.  34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Colossians 1:  16-22, KJV:  16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled  22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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