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| Sermon by Prophet Kobus van Renburg |
A NEW QUALITY MAN PART 1
THE LAW OF OUR NEW BEING
God made man perfect in the Garden of Eden. They were not cripple or squint, but then sin entered.
Death reigned from Adam to Moses, because of sin.
Law reigned from Moses to Christ, because of sin.
From the time Christ came, Grace is reigning because of sin.
Romans 5:20 says …where sin abounds the grace did much more abound. Death was instituted because of sin and so was the Law added because of sin. Galatians 3:19 Now grace was instituted because of sin. How wonderful to live under grace, because it will bring us back to the original plan God had for man.
John 10:10 (Amplified) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy LIFE, and have it IN ABUNDANCE (to the full, till it OVERFLOWS).
Jesus wants us to live and have life in abundance.
Romans 8:2 (Amplified) For the LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE [which is] in Christ Jesus [THE LAW OF OUR NEW BEING] has freed me from the LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
There is another law and it is the Spirit of life. Life has a Spirit. There is a law of the Spirit of life. It is not just life, but the Spirit of life. Life has a Spirit around it and so has death and sickness. The woman in the synagogue was bound with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11), but there is a Spirit of life. There is a law governing the Spirit of life and it is in Christ Jesus and it is the law of our new being. II Corinthians 5:17 says that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. We are born again or born from above or born anew. If we are new creatures, there is a law that governs our new being and the Spirit of life governs that law. In John 10:10 Jesus said that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Now that life is governed by a Spirit and that Spirit is governed by the law of our new being. This Spirit has freed me from the Law of sin and death. (Galatians 3:13-15) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law so that we can receive the blessings of Abraham through faith. It is for freedom that Christ set us free, to live.
CHRIST CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH
Romans 8:3 (Amplified) For God HAS DONE what the LAW COULD NOT DO, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] CONDEMNED SIN in the flesh [SUBDUED, OVERCAME, DEPRIVED it of ITS POWER over all who ACCEPT THAT SACRIFICE], [Leviticus 7:37].
The Law that came because of sin could not do what Christ has done. Jesus came in sinful flesh to subdue, deprive, overcome and condemn sin. All, who accept it, have life. The Law could not bring us this life or Spirit of life or the law of the new being. Christ came to bring us freedom. This freedom is ruled by the Spirit of life and it is the law of the new being. God made this thing possible by sending His own Son in the form of sinful flesh. John 1:14 says that the Word became flesh. So God became flesh in Jesus Christ. John 1:1 says that the Word was in the beginning and everything that God created was because of this Word. God put this Word in flesh for the purpose to condemn sin in the flesh.
Adam and Eve sinned in the flesh and lost eternal life and the Glory. They had to die because they lost the glory of living without sickness and problems. They lived in the flesh, because God made them a flesh being and breathed His Spirit on them and they stood up a living soul. Man lost the glory because of sin and decay set in. Romans 3:23 They became sick and died.
JESUS OUR PATTERN
There is another Spirit that is not the spirit of death, but the Spirit of life that is in Christ Jesus and it rules our new being in freedom. We must understand the fact that God sent His Son in the form of sinful flesh to condemn sin in the flesh. Jesus subdued sin, condemned it, deprived it of power and overcame it. We want to live in the Spirit and conquer flesh desires. We want to get victory over sin and unrighteousness. People still struggle with the flesh. Now, Jesus came in the flesh and condemned and overcame sin for all, who accept the sacrifice.
Do you accept the sacrifice that Jesus Christ came in the flesh for, the one purpose to condemn sin in the flesh?
It was because of sin that death reigned.
It is because of sin that the Law reigned.
It is because of the same sin, that Grace now reigns.
Grace tells us that there is another law and it is the law of the Spirit of Life and not the spirit of death. That Spirit of Life reigns in the new being and it brings freedom. That only works for those who understand what Christ did in the flesh. It was in the flesh of Christ that He had to condemn sin and there was no other way. God made us to look like we look. God made us to live in the body of flesh. It is the same flesh body that do things that you do not want to do and say things that you do not want to say. That is the thing that needs to be conquered, but Jesus Christ already condemned those things in the flesh only for those who accept the sacrifice.
You must accept the sacrifice of Christ, Who subdued sin in the flesh!
The sacrifice is not the cross. There are many people that died on crosses and many people wear crosses that are not even Christians. It is not the cross that you must believe, but the sacrifice that you must accept. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. Someone died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins.
FILLED WITH THE BREAD
John 6:25-26 (Amplified) And when they found Him on the other side of the lake, they said to Him, Rabbi! When did You come here? Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because YOU WERE FED WITH THE LOAVES and were FILLED AND SATISFIED.
Mark 7:24-28 (Amplified) And Jesus arose and went away from there to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He went into a house and did not want anyone to know [that He was there]; but it was not possible for Him to be hidden [from public notice]. Instead, at once, a woman whose little daughter had (was under the control of) an unclean spirit heard about Him and came and flung herself down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek (Gentile), a Syrophoenician by nationality. And she kept begging Him to drive the demon out of her little daughter. And He said to her, First let the CHILDREN BE FED, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children’s BREAD and throw it to the [little house] dogs. But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little CHILDREN’S SCRAPS OF FOOD.
Jesus told the people, who were fed with the bread, that they are not after the power, because of the signs and the miracles. They were not looking for Jesus because of the miracles, but they came because they were filled with normal or natural bread. The Greek woman came to Jesus and said that her daughter was demon possessed. Jesus told her to let the children, who are the Israelites, first be filled. The Greeks were dogs in the eyes of the Israelites. When Jesus told her that it is not right to take their bread and give it to the dogs, she said that she shall be satisfied with the crumbs under the table and for this Jesus sent her away and told her that her daughter was healed.
Jesus told her that the children must first be filled, but the children were not following Him because of the power, but because they were filled with natural bread. The Greek woman came to Jesus after a miracle and wanted to have the power and the glory, but Jesus told her that He must first let the children be filled with natural bread because it is not right to give what is theirs to the people outside of Israel. She said that if there is a table and she is a dog, she would take any breadcrumb that falls from the table. Jesus told her to go, because she understood the bread.
BREAD THAT GIVES POWER
John 6:27 (Amplified) Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] FOOD which ENDURES [continually] UNTO LIFE ETERNAL; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has AUTHORIZED and CERTIFIED HIM and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
Jesus told them to stop working for the natural bread that just fills them. He told them to start working for the bread that gives them the power. The Father authorized and certified Jesus to fill us. God sent His Son in sinful flesh to condemn the sin in the flesh, which decomposes and prevents you from eternal life. Jesus deprived sin of its power so that you can have the true power. You do not have to be filled with the natural things, but you can now eat from the Table of the LORD, the Bread of Life. If you accept the sacrifice of the Almighty God, He gives you life.
John 6:28 (Amplified) They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be WORKING THE WORKS OF GOD? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] They realized that Jesus was talking about the power. Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you BELIEVE IN THE ONE Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger]. Therefore they said to Him, What sign (miracle, wonderwork) will You perform then, so that we may see it and believe and rely on and adhere to You? What [SUPERNATURAL] WORK has You [to show what You can do]? Our forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as the Scripture says, He gave them BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN to eat. [Exodus 16:15; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalm 78:24].
They said that if they had to do the power work, He had to give them a sign that they can know that they must believe in Him. They said that they believed in Moses, because he caused bread to come from heaven. They wanted Him to give a sign of bread that come from heaven and not the multiplying of the bread, because that did not convince them that they must believe in Him.
John 6:32-33 (Amplified) Jesus then said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Moses did not give you the Bread from heaven [what Moses gave you was not the Bread from heaven], but it is MY FATHER Who gives you the true heavenly Bread. For the BREAD OF GOD is HE, Who COMES DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN and gives LIFE to the world.
Remember: The law of the Spirit is the Life of the new being.
John 6:34 (Amplified) Then they said to Him, Lord, GIVE US THIS BREAD ALWAYS (all the time)!
In John 4 the woman at the well immediately asked for the Living Water when she heard of it. This people also wanted that Bread from heaven that gives life. When they hear of the power, they wanted it.
John 6:35 (Amplified) Jesus replied, I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. He who COMES TO ME will never be hungry, and he who BELIEVES IN and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on ME will NEVER THIRST any more (at any time).
THE BREAD CAUSES OFFENCE
John 6:41-43 (Amplified) Now the Jews murmured and found fault with and grumbled about Jesus because He said, I AM [Myself] the BREAD that came down from heaven.They kept asking, is not this Jesus, the Son of Joseph, Whose father and mother we know? How then can He say, I have come down from heaven? So Jesus answered them, Stop grumbling and saying things against Me to one another.
When Jesus told them that He is the Bread from heaven, they took offence. They grumbled and murmured and found fault with Him saying that He is the Bread from heaven. The context of this is the power and life and the key is the Bread. There is natural bread and the supernatural bread. John the Baptist also took offence in Matthew 11 when He heard of Jesus’ miracles and sent of his disciples to ask Jesus if He was the One that should come or should they expect someone else. Jesus told them to tell John what they saw and heard that the lame walked, the blind saw and the deaf heard and then He said that they, who do not take offence in Him, were blessed. John took offence because Jesus did miracles, but was not crowned King. He was offended because he did not expect Jesus to do miracles, but to come and sit on the throne of David.
Mark 6:1-6 (Amplified) Jesus went away from there and came to His [own] country and hometown [Nazareth], and His disciples followed [with] Him. And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many that listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom [the broad and full intelligence which has been] given to Him? What MIGHTY WORKS and EXHIBITIONS OF POWER are wrought by His hands? Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they TOOK OFFENSE at Him and WERE HURT [that is, they disapproved of Him, and IT HINDERED THEM from acknowledging HIS AUTHORITY] and THEY WERE CAUSED TO STUMBLE AND FALL. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour (deference, reverence) except in his [own] country and among [his] relatives and in his [own] house. And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. And He marveled because of their UNBELIEF (their lack of faith in Him). And He went about among the surrounding villages and continued teaching.
The people in Nazareth used the same words as the Jews and asked if He was not the Son of Joseph and His mother, Mary. They were offended because of Him. The Bread that caused the miracle power was the thing that offended the people. They just wanted to be filled with natural bread, but the Greek woman understood the miracle power of the Bread of life and realized that even crumbs from that table can cause the miracle she needed.
THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN IS HIS FLESH
John 6:48-51 (Amplified) I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE [that gives life-the Living Bread]. Your forefathers ate the MANNA in the wilderness, and [yet] THEY DIED. [But] this is the BREAD that comes down FROM HEAVEN, so that [anyone] may eat of it and NEVER DIE. I [Myself] am this Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone EATS OF THIS BREAD, he will LIVE FOREVER; and also the BREAD that I shall GIVE for the life of the world is MY FLESH (BODY).
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly, He came in sinful flesh. We are not under the Law of the spirit of death, but under the law of the Spirit of Life, which is the law of a new being that gives us freedom. We need to live in this freedom and with the Spirit controlling our lives, knowing that in this sinful flesh of Christ, sin was condemned. We must accept that sacrifice. The Bread that you must eat that brings you life, is His Flesh. This is where the offence comes.
John 6:52-53 (Amplified) Then the Jews angrily contended with one another, saying, How is He able to GIVE US HIS FLESH TO EAT? And Jesus said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you cannot have ANY LIFE IN YOU unless YOU EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN AND DRINK HIS BLOOD [unless you appropriate His life and the saving merit of His blood].
How can you eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood? Some of you must have thought that it must be spiritual or a sign or be and emblem or a parable. It must be a resemblance or have a spiritual connection.
John 6:54-56 (Amplified) He who FEEDS ON MY FLESH and DRINKS MY BLOOD has (possesses now) ETERNAL LIFE and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day. For MY FLESH is TRUE and genuine FOOD and MY BLOOD is TRUE and genuine DRINK. He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood DWELLS continually IN ME, and I [in like manner dwell continually] IN HIM.
If we EAT His FLESH and DRINK His BLOOD, we will continually be in Him and He in us.
John 5:57-59 (Amplified) Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to FEED ON ME [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] LIVE THROUGH and BECAUSE OF ME. This is the Bread that came down from heaven. It is not like the MANNA, which our forefathers ate, and yet DIED; he who takes THIS BREAD for his food shall LIVE FOREVER. He said these things in a synagogue while He was teaching at Capernaum.
People say that they eat the symbol or resemblance or emblem. The Word does not say that it is a resemblance. Jesus talks about flesh and blood and He says that He Himself is the Bread.
ONE NEW QUALITY MAN
Ephesians 2:13-16 (Amplified) But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near. For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us, by abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that HE FROM THE TWO might CREATE IN HIMSELF ONE NEW MAN [ONE NEW QUALITY OF HUMANITY out of the two], so making peace. And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of HIS CROSS, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.
There was a wall of enmity or hostility with you on the one side and Christ on the other. This wall also separated the Jew and the Gentile. This wall caused the Law to stand against us and not to get the privileges that Israel had, but never got. Jesus Christ, in His Flesh by dying on the cross, abolished this wall of hostility. The sacrifice was His blood on the cross to make one new quality man. It is not Adam or Eve, but a new man that accepts the sacrifice. We can now go for the power and we are not filled with the natural bread. His Flesh Body is the Bread that we must eat and His Blood is what we must drink and when we will continue to dwell in Him, it will make us a new quality man. That man has life and has it more abundantly and lives eternally.
Ephesians 2:21-22 says that in Him we become a sanctuary that is dedicated and consecrated and sacred to the presence of the LORD. By the Spirit we become a fixed abode and dwelling place for the LORD. If we accept the sacrifice, we will be turned into a dwelling place for God. Christ and the Holy Spirit will find a permanent dwelling place in us so that where we walk it will be God. John 14:12 The works that Jesus did, we can also do and even greater works, because He went to the Father and even as the Father sent Him, so sent He us. John 17:18 He sent us with the exact same calling as the Father sent Him. He empowered us with the same Holy Spirit.
Why are we living subnormal Christian lives,
when we are suppose to be gods on this earth to take over?
John 6:60-62 (Amplified) When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an OFFENSIVE and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? [Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?] But Jesus, knowing within Himself that His disciples were complaining and protesting and grumbling about it, said to them: Is this a STUMBLING BLOCK and an OFFENSE to you? [Does this upset and displease and shock and scandalize you?] What then [will be your reaction] if you should see the Son of Man ASCENDING TO [the place] WHERE HE WAS BEFORE?
In 1 Corinthians 2 Paul said that he did not come to them with words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power. He wanted their faith to stand in the power of God and not in the words of man’s wisdom. Paul wanted to know nothing amongst them except Christ and Him crucified and that was a stumbling block to the Jews and a Rock of offence for the Greeks, but to them that believe it’s the power of God. If the rulers and the princes of this world knew, they would not have crucified the LORD of Glory.
Then he said that the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard and neither has it come up in the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him and that the natural man would not receive the things of the Spirit, because it is spiritually discerned. It is the same words that Jesus said that brought the offence. His Flesh was a stumbling block and an offence to them. Now Jesus wanted to know if that was offensive to them, what about Him ascending to the place that He was before?
THE WORD IS HIS FLESH
John 6:63 (Amplified) It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the FLESH CONVEYS NO BENEFIT whatever [there is no profit in it]. The WORDS (truths) that I have been speaking to you are SPIRIT AND LIFE.
The whole teaching was about His Flesh that is the Bread of Life. Now He says that the flesh profits nothing, but it is the Spirit that brings life and also that the words which He speaks, are Spirit and Life.
John 6:66-68 (Amplified) After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him. Jesus said to the Twelve, Will you also go away? [And do you too desire to leave Me?] Simon Peter answered, Lord; to whom shall we go? You have the WORDS (the message) OF ETERNAL LIFE.
John 1:14 says that the Word became flesh. Jesus is continually referring to these two things at the same time. When we walk after the Spirit, we shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16) We must discern the flesh and His Flesh that is the Bread that comes down from heaven.
Colossians 1:19 (Amplified) for it has pleased [the Father] that all the DIVINE FULLNESS (the sum total of the DIVINE PERFECTION, POWERS, and attributes) should DWELL IN HIM PERMANENTLY.
We can continually dwell in him if we eat His Flesh and drink His Blood and that will make us a totally new quality of man. (John 6:56, Ephesians 2:21-22) Jesus Christ broke down the wall of division and all the power is in Him permanently.
Colossians 1:20-22 (Amplified) And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the BLOOD OF HIS CROSS. And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities, yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] RECONCILED [you to God] in the BODY OF HIS FLESH through death, in order to PRESENT YOU HOLY AND FAULTLESS and irreproachable in His [the Father’s] presence.
In the Body of Christ on the cross, He subdued, overcame and deprived sin of its power and if we accept this sacrifice, we can have the power. We are not filled with natural bread, but at the Table of the LORD, we eat His Body, which is His Flesh, and drink His Blood and live. We can have a totally new kind of life according to the Spirit of life and have freedom.
2 Corinthians 5:12-18 (Amplified) We are not commending ourselves to you again, but we are providing you with an occasion and incentive to be [rightfully] proud of us, so that you may have a reply for those who pride themselves on surface appearances [on the virtues they only appear to have], although their heart is devoid of them. For if we are beside ourselves [mad, as some say], it is for God and concerns Him; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit. For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died. And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake. Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know HIM NO LONGER [IN TERMS OF THE FLESH]. Therefore if any person is [engrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a NEW CREATION (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold the fresh and new has come! But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].
2 Corinthians 5:16 (KJV) Wherefore henceforth know we NO MAN AFTER THE FLESH: yea, though WE HAVE KNOWN CHRIST AFTER THE FLESH, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified) For our sake HE MADE CHRIST [virtually] TO BE SIN WHO KNEW NO SIN, so that in and through Him WE might BECOME [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. We do not just exist, but have life! The Law could not bring life. God had to send His Son in the form of sinful flesh to take us out of the Law of sin and death. He brought us into the law of the Spirit of Life that is controlled by the Spirit that is the law of a totally new being. In the flesh, Christ purchased our freedom by dying on the cross. He condemned and subdued and deprived sin of its power and the through the acceptance of that sacrifice of Christ, Who died on the cross, we’ll become aware of the power.
The sense of righteousness brings the awareness of the power!
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The people wanted a sign of natural bread falling from heaven, but Jesus said that they could be filled with this Bread. The Greek woman realized the Bread from the Table of the LORD that brings miracle power. She was willing to be satisfied with the crumbs from that Bread. Jesus is the true Bread that comes from heaven and that is His Flesh. It is not a resemblance, but the Bread is His Flesh. The drink is His Blood. When you eat the Bread or His Flesh, you’ll continually dwell in Him. Jesus broke down the wall of enmity and now we are a new quality of man that have life. This life gives you boldness in His Presence, with no reproach or guilt or inferiority or any condemnation. You are Holy and faultless and irreproachable and no finger can be pointed at you. No sickness or disease can come near you and you will live.
The people took offence and asked how they can eat His Flesh and drink His Blood. Jesus told them that He was talking about miracle power and they took offence. It you are not offended and believe you can do the works of God. God brought us in righteousness to Himself, but we do not know Christ after the flesh any more.
The Flesh Body is the sacrifice that overcame sin and it is His Flesh that you must eat. We know Christ not as a Man after the flesh and so we must also know no man after the flesh any more. Many times we know each other after the flesh and know about each other’s faults. If we still know people after the flesh, we will still know Christ after the flesh. That means that we know Him before the cross and not the crucified Christ. That is why we take offence because of people, hurts and accusations. We must take the Flesh of Christ as the final sacrifice and eat it and know no man after the flesh and so never again take offence at anyone and live in the Spirit. Then you become an open target for the power, holiness and all God’s Glory. You can dwell continually in Him, live forever and nothing can touch, hurt or harm you ever.
THE TABLE OF THE LORD
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (Amplified) For I received from the Lord Himself that which I passed on to you [it was given to me personally], that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was treacherously delivered up and while His betrayal was in progress took bread. When He had given thanks, HE BROKE IT and said: “TAKE EAT. THIS IS MY BODY, which is broken for you.” Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. Similarly when supper was ended, He took the cup also, saying, THIS CUP IS THE NEW COVENANT [ratified and established] IN MY BLOOD. Do this, as often as you drink [it], to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND SIGNIFYING AND PROCLAIMING the fact of the LORD’S DEATH until He comes [again].
The bread does not resemble the Body of Jesus. When you break the bread and eat it, it is His Body that you eat and not a resemblance. On the other hand you resemble the death of the LORD Jesus Christ when you partake in the cup and the bread.
1 Corinthians 11: 27-30 (Amplified) So then whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord IN A WAY THAT IS UNWORTHY [OF HIM] will be GUILTY OF [profaning and SINNING AGAINST] the BODY AND THE BLOOD OF THE LORD. Let a man [thoroughly] examine himself, and [only when he has done] so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discriminating and recognizing with due appreciation that [IT IS CHRIST’S] BODY, eats and drinks a sentence (a verdict of judgment) upon himself. That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death.
Jesus Christ took the bread and said: “This is My Body broken for you!”
He did not say that it is a sign or a symbol or a resemblance or a token of His Body. He said that it is His Body broken for us. Previously our minds were alienated against this truth.(Ephesians 2:12-16) Jesus asked the disciples why they don’t walk away, because they couldn’t take this truth. You must discern this truth, for if you do not discern it, that the bread is His Body, the church has sick and weak people and some already died. If you accept the sacrifice, you will not die, but have eternal life. (Romans 8:2,3) You will have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) The people that ate the manna in the desert died. When you eat the Bread that Jesus Christ gives you, you will not die. (John 6:48-53)
If you do not discern that the bread we break is His Body, you’ll be sick, weak and die. The reason that people are sick and die in the church, is because they do not discern that the bread is His Body that was broken for us and that it is not a resemblance. His Body in this context does not mean His corporate Body of believers, but His own Flesh. The bread we break at the Table of the LORD, is Jesus Christ’s Flesh Body and the drink is His Blood.
Some churches used the Table of the LORD once a month, some once a quarter and some only at Easter. When the bread was broken, they said that it represents the Body. Jesus never said that it represents His Body, but He did say that it is His Body broken for us. 1 Corinthians 11:24-25, John 6:53, 54, Luke 22:19, 20, Mark 14:22, 24, Matthew 26:26-28 This truth is spiritually discerned and the natural man cannot receive it. People followed Jesus because they were filled with natural bread, but the Greek woman realized that there is another Table with true Bread from heaven that brings the power and the miracles. She would be satisfied with only a crumb of that Bread from that Table, because she got the revelation. She received her miracle. We call it the Table of the LORD.
The other saying at the Table of the LORD is that we must remember that Jesus is alive. 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 says that when we partake of the Table, we signify or show His death till He comes. We must proclaim amongst each other that He died. It is in the flesh death sacrifice that Jesus overcame, subdued and deprived sin of its power. It was not in the resurrection that He overcame sin. His resurrection is to help us to live the sanctified life of Christ and to sit at the right hand of the Father. (Romans 5:10, Romans 6, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21)
The bread is His Body and when you break it, you remember that Jesus died for you. It is not just bread. If you do not have the revelation, it can be only bread for you. The Roman Catholic Church knew a little of this truth, because when they put the bread on their tongues, they say it is His Body and He died for us, but they do not break the bread, they do acknowledge it is His Body.
Martin Luther stood up against the eighty-nine wrong doctrines in the Catholic Church, but not the things that they did right. He stood up against the paying to get out of hell. He did not stand up against the mass and the crucified Christ. It is not to say that they are perfectly right, but they had a truth that is nowadays distorted. The Reformed, Charismatic and Pentecostals never had the truth of the bread that is His Body that is broken for us. People always made excuses for the death of Christ and said that the bread signified the Body. They said that it is an emblem or a token, but 1 Corinthians 11:27,29 declares when you do that, you do not discern that the bread is His Body and then the people in the church is sick and weak and some of them die.
It is not just bread, but Jesus said that it is His Flesh Body. Some of His disciples left Him, because they were offended when He said that they must eat His Flesh. John 6:54,61,66 The natural man cannot understand or receive this. This revelation lost its significance about 306 AC. Have you ever taken this bread and heard that it is His Body broken for you and when you eat it, you’ll live and not die, you will be healed and all sickness will go, sin is condemned and deprived of its power? If you accept the sacrifice and believe that it is His Body and drink the cup and believe that it is His Blood, you are not offended and you will see the miracle power of God in your life. It is a hard saying for some and some are offended by it, but we must just accept it. Then Jesus Christ comes and dwells within us continually and makes us a new quality of man and we will have life and have it more abundantly. In your flesh body there will be no more any flesh, because we will not know any man after the flesh, but after the Spirit, because we have just eaten the Flesh Body of Christ.
Exodus 12:3-10 says that they had to eat the whole lamb and not one portion had to be left over when they exit Egypt. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed. When we eat the Bread, make sure that His Flesh is truly meat and His Blood is truly drink. It is the New Testament and when you accept it, you have a new quality of life. If you don’t, sickness will still be amongst you.
As often you eat it, you signify that Jesus died! You eat the bread and you do not put it on a foundation of a building to break a curse. You do not put it on a monument to set a country free. Jesus did not die for a monument. He paid the price for you! You do not go and throw the bread around your building, you eat the bread! It is His Body broken for you! You eat His Flesh and you get life and life more abundantly. When you say: “But…” Jesus asks if you also want to go away, and then you have to realize that He has the Words of eternal life. (John 6:67,68) When you realize that the bread is His Body, there will be no sickness any more.
ACCEPT IT AND BE HEALED
When you take the bread and really accept the sacrifice, there will be no sickness and miracle power will break through. No one has to lay hands on you or have to pray for you, just accept it and believe. Jesus commissioned us to go out and reach the lost and to heal the sinner. The church is supposed to eat the bread and be healed.
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