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16. Feb, 2018

Respect for the Lord brings respect for others

 An American General said to his troops after racial slurs were given to some of them, "If you can't treat all people with respect then you need to get out." I would add or to get the Lord in their life to the point of total surrender. Yes even Christians can be guilty of this lack of respect for others. We had a dear friend who passed away recently, who lived with Downs Syndrome all her life, who was treated with disrespect by many in the Church. People turned away so they did not have to speak to her and pastors refused to baptize her. In my travels in this country I have met and hugged brothers in the Lord who have full-face tattoos and in their words, something they did in their silly days. But now they know the Lord and are strong in their faith. They know and appreciate the light as they have been in the darkness and never want to go back there now that they have experienced the light and seen how the power of the Lord has transformed lives. [Matthew 22:39]

A lady on TV said we have to work with the gangs to make them better people but gave no answer as to how that could happen. We know, I know there is power in that name Yeshua. The ex-gang members I have met know there is only one way to turn around the lives of people and that is within the knowledge of the Mighty councillor, the Prince of peace, the almighty God as He is the only way and the only truth and the only life worthy living. [John 14:6] The One who was before time and will be long after time has ended as He has the Knowledge and answer to all things. He made us [John 1:3] He gave us His breath and His life. [Genesis 2:7]

Our Pastor called for the churches to join together in a street outreach and none accepted his offer. God commands a blessing where there is unity, remember together we stand divided we fall. God wants unity within the Fellowships and if there is no unity, we have to ask who is keeping the churches part? Yes we may have different ideas and interpretation of the Word, like when we take communion or stand to sing or sit, or on the gifts of the Spirit but what we agree on is, Yeshua came to earth to show the way they crucified Him because of who He was, is and will always be. On the third day He rose from the grave to show the words of the Old Testament, of which He spoke many times, were true and are full of truth. So why not come together to further the Kingdom of God? After all there will be unity in heaven so why should it not start here and now? [Revelation 7:9]

Now we have His words recorded for all to see, so is there any reason not to listen, act and obey the commands of the Lord and all He demonstrated? We hear and read the Gospel week after week in our Churches and our homes and we still act as if they are just words; but they are life itself. [Psalm 119:50] God spoke and it was, He spoke and the heavens were formed and mankind was made, nothing was made without the knowledge of the Lord. [John 1:3]

Without these Words where would we be, still in the dark ages where power reigned and death came daily? But Yeshua changed all that when He came forth with a Light brighter than the Sun itself, a light that changes lives, a light that all our actions are revealed within. [Acts 26:13] The blackness of darkness has no hold on true followers of Yeshua. Yes we may slip, but fall? Never, as all we have to do is look into the eyes of the One who saves and know we are loved. But we also have to look upon all people through those same eyes of the Lord, the One who loves beyond measure, the One who reached out from the cross and asked for us to be forgiven. The day we accept Yeshua as Lord, the day we go throughout the Baptismal waters, God can and does change lives. He brings life where there was death. He brings love and respect for all, out of the darkness and into His light. [Isaiah 29:18]

Belonging to the family of God is not a club where we do nice things and have a nice time to feel good; it is a calling upon our lives, a calling into the Kingdom of God. From that day on our lives should change as we now have hearts of flesh, [Ezekiel 36:26] hearts circumcised to Him [Romans 2:29] and then we can cry out, “Change my heart Oh Lord and create a right spirit within me.” [Psalm 51:10] Powerful words that give powerful action to our lives, lives that can be broken, melted and molded into that which the Lord can use to further His Kingdom, not ours. Once saved people say we can't step outside His Word. Well we can, the moment we leave the church building and we start an argument then we have stepped outside His Word. The proof to this is in the Word, If we hate our brother (Sister or neighbour or mother or father) we are guilty of murder. [Matthew 5:21-22] Yes the Words of our Lord Himself. Again if we cannot treat people with full respect are we respecting our Lord and His sacrifice? And if not, what sort of witness are we to those we meet in the street or at work or wherever? We are not born into the Kingdom for our glory but to the glory of God, the One who saves heals and forgives. The One who was nailed to a piece of wood and abused before all the people and He still cried out "Forgive them Father" [Luke 23:34] He was silent before His accusers, are we? He gave up all for the salvation of the World, are we willing to give up something for our Saviour? Are we willing to accept all people? Are we ready to live in unity with all Believers or are our lives just continuing as they were before we were saved?

The second greatest commandment is to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. But what about the first commandment where we are told to love God with all out hearts mind and spirit. To live a life with the Lord is also to respect the One who gave us a heart to love others, who gave us a mind to think of others and a spirit to connect with the spirit of God so that we can carry out the first two. Yeshua is coming, He is returning and one day we will stand in His presence, [2 Corinthians 5:10] the creator of the Universe the One who holds all things together and the maker of mankind who has the right to command our respect for Him and for all those we encounter.

 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:12-17 

9. Feb, 2018

As in the Days of Noah

 As in the days of Noah people will forget about God and concentrate on the things of the world.  The ten virgins were waiting for the coming of the Lord but only five were ready and went in to be with the Lord while the others were locked out. Tough words spoken by our Lord but recently I have been to farewell two friends. At one service the Lord's Prayer was read out, at the other not a word about the Lord or salvation. We are here for but a moment in time and that moment in time is just that, a mere moment. [Job 14:1-2] So while we are here we need to think seriously about what comes next, [Matthew 25:1-12] we know the world existed before we were born and will exist long after we are gone from this earth. [Psalm 48:14]

The question is where will we spend the time to come? It is obvious from scripture there is a time to come and from things that happen in our lives that there is something more that is far greater than you or I. I for one have testimony after testimony of the super natural powers of our Lord and I would like to share my experiences with the Lord with all. [Job 9:10] The reason is not mine but the Lord’s as He wants all to be saved, for all to call on His name and to follow when He calls and walk in His footsteps. We need His words in our hearts and His love on our faces for all to see, we need to be fully committed to the call of God and His testimony. [1 John 5:9]

There is a time to be born and a time to die and this is very true and then there is the life in between these two very major events in our lives. There are very major decisions to be made as we travel through this life, like job, families, where we will take a holiday or which new car to buy. But there are millions of people on this earth that do not have any of these to make a decision on, they live from day to day with no other purpose in their lives other than to live until tomorrow. In all of this many turn to false gods like rivers or statues or even the universe. All this may seem a simple way to get solace in their lives but where will it end? Rivers dry up and statues rot away and have to be replaced and one day even the heavens and the earth will pass away. [Psalm 135:16]

However there is One who will never pass away, He came to show how real He is and that there is more to life than the people searched for in the time of Noah and continues up to today and will continue until the Lords return. We look for something in times of trouble but don't know where to look. [Isaiah 56:11]

Sometimes it's in a bottle and sometimes its just trying to ignore the problem and just hope it will go away but each morning when we wake the problem is no less. When the slaves were being taken to the ships in Benin they cried out for help from the people around them but nobody responded so they turned to witchcraft. Nobody taught them about the Lord and how precious they were in the sight of God and how He loved them and many died not knowing the truth. But as slaves they heard the Gospel and in death they learnt there could be life. Most went through hell in what they experienced and God raised up people to rescue them as He did the Israelites when Moses was called by God to bring them out of slavery and into freedom. [John 8:12]

It is time for that truth to be revealed to all and shouted from the rooftops for all to hear. The truth that one like Moses has come forth to rescue the whole world from our slavery to many things and People, and His name is “The bright morning star, the Prince of peace, the Bread of life and the one who quenches our thirst for the things of this world to ready us for the next. In the Book of Ecclesiastes it does say there is a time to search out, a time to search out the truth and the only place truth can be found is to ask the truth giver. “Many false prophets will come in my name,” said the Lord and many would be deceived. [Luke 21:8] It is easier to believe a lie than the truth because to believe a lie requires little commitment whereas to follow the truth is sometimes difficult and lonely. But in the end it brings light and life eternal whereas the darkness blinds people to the truth. But the Light brought life, the Light spoke and caused all the people of the great city of Nineveh to repent and turn to God. [Job 4:11]

So many people try to find salvation with their own efforts, by praying five times a day or washing in a river or even hanging flags around a building. Some people even create their own gods or even have sacred animals to worship but in the end there is no assurance or promise to be had in any of these things. All of these things rely on one with and one thing only to obtain salvation and that is self, what the person can do. [2 Timothy 1:9]

But the Good News is we don’t have to do anything as it has been done for us all. The Whole world is like the City of Nineveh and like Nineveh we need to repent and repent soon of our wicked thoughts and our ways and then like the City of Nineveh there will be life, new life, a life of joy and of wonder. [Ephesians 2:5]

Let the days of Noah be an event in history but may we learn from it for the future. Let us come before our Lord and live the life He died for, let us live the life he suffered for, so we can not only have a birth and a passing but a glorious life in between these two events. A life in the presence Lord and enjoy for all eternity being in His presence of the One who was born of woman lived a life to glory of the Father [John 12:28] died for our sins and rose to show the glory of the promises given in His word. Because we also know there is a time for eternity, which starts here and now and it is our decision to which path we will take.

 

"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

 

1. Feb, 2018

The Lord Gives Life

 I was lost but now am found, wonderful words written so long ago, yes I am one of those who was lost but found by a wonderful Saviour who came down from heaven to save us all from ourselves. [John 3:17] Have you ever felt lost and unwanted? Well I have and it is not a nice feeling when everything seems to be against you. But then the Lord appears in ones life and life begins anew and a whole new world is open to us. A life where the sun shines brighter and the flowers show God’s creation and the birds sing God’s glory when all creation sings His praises. [Psalm 96:13] The whole world opens up to us with such a new look we can never doubt the Lord’s power that is working in our lives and the world around us.

We might have once been put down or failed in a task but in Yeshua we can do all things as He gave us a life to live. [Philippians 4:13] But as we read in Job 14:1-2 life is just fleeting and like grass we soon wither away. One moment we are young and the world at our feet, we can run all day and climb hills as if they are not there. Some do great things in the world and become famous while others live quiet undisturbed lives achieving nothing world beating but what they want. But whatever life we lead it soon comes to an end, we bring nothing into this world and we take nothing from it. [Job 1:21] One moment we are young and then we look in the mirror and see this person and we wonder where the years have gone. The time comes when we lose friends, many friends and it makes us think of our own immortality.

We plant a tree and it grows strong and mighty, the wind comes and blows it this way and that and the tree withstands the storms that are thrown at it. When it is watered and fed it gains strength, then as the years pass it ages and withers, then one day it is cut down but the root remains and when the rains come the roots once more shoot and new growth can occur. [Job 14:7-9] We are like that tree we grow into a person with many prospects, we are watered and fed and look forward to a great future. But as the Word says we are like grass and soon fade away but as it says in the Book of Job unlike the tree once gone we are never to return. [Job 14:10]

So where is our future? It is in the Lord. The heavens reflect His glory and His promises. [Joel 2:30] Take the moon, it rises in the east as a small slice in the sky and as the days pass it grows in size and lights the earth with the reflection of the sunlight. Then as the month comes to an end so does the glory of the moon. But with a new month so we have a new moon and the process starts again, a true picture of birth, life, death and resurrection, God’s glory.                      

We too have been given the chance if we will take it to be resurrected and to do this we must accept and reflect the glory of the Son. [Romans 10:9] With the light of life upon us we can see more clearly the way ahead and know that even if we start to fade, as does the Moon at the end of its month, there is a hope to be had in the resurrection of the Son upon us we can be born again. [John 3:3] Born not into a world of darkness but into the Light of the world and with all the promises that come with knowing the Light. [1 John 1:7]

We may be cut down in the prime of life or live to a very old age but whichever it is we know there is a hope in the One who promises that hope as He is true and faithful to His Word. He cannot deny Himself for to do that would be to take away His power, promises and love. [2 Timothy 2:13] Yes we will fade from this earth as time passes and our bodies show the signs of age with time. We may not be able to run and climb like we once did as our youth fades and is taken from us but one thing can never be taken from us and that is the promises and love of God. [Romans 8:37-39]

As the Moon is born again each month and shines brightly in the sky each month, we must remember it is not its own light but the reflection of the light of one greater than it. Being born again into the Kingdom of God is like that, we are not reflecting our own light as we are like an uncut diamond that can't reflect any light. But when born again we are cut and polished to reflect His light, the much greater light than we will ever be. [Revelation 21:22-23] And it is this light that lights our path and shows clearly the road ahead. [Psalm 119:105] The wind may blow and the storms surround us but it is the Lord’s power in us that keeps us strong and firmly planted within the Holy ground on which we now stand. [Exodus 3:5]

Every person is lost and searching, that is why the Lord went past the words in a Book, He came to bring those Words alive [John 1:1-5] so that we might see the truth in everything written, His prophecies, His promises, His warnings and His love to the lost, all were written and now through Yeshua all can come to life and know the truth of His word which is revealed to all. [1 Corinthians 1:16] For the truth will set us free, free from hurt, free from pain, free from all the things the world can throw at us. [John 8:12] Stepping into God’s Kingdom is to be found and to bring us new life, not just now but for all eternity in the world to come as the Word of God says:

 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. “He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. Revelation 21:1-7

26. Jan, 2018

 

The Word of God is faithful and true [Deuteronomy 7:9] and Yeshua came to earth to explain it to us. [John 1:1] It was recorded by the disciples for us to read, it is God’s testimony [1 John 5:9] written down for us to understand several things, which I want to touch on in this message. Without the Word we are nothing and have nothing.

The Word tells us Yeshua, the Saviour of our souls, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, [Revelation 19:16] came to set us free from every trouble, concern and need. [Luke 4:18-19] We just love the idea that the Lord concerns Himself with us as He does. [Psalm 44:21] He does this because when He looks at us He sees someone made in His image someone who is loved beyond measure, [1 John 4:16] someone with so much potential and someone He gave up everything for [Matthew 13:46] so even though we may feel we are walking in a valley of death, He brings life. As the song says, “From heaven to earth, from the earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave” He rose to give new life to you and me. The Lord may see a broken person, He may see our tears and our depression but through all this He sees us for what we can be in this life, a child of God. [John 1:12]

He sees our smiles when He touches our lives and as we look into His face we rejoice that we know Him and that He knows us. [1 John 3:20] We celebrate Him and we rejoice within that celebration in a way that there is no tomorrow. But yes, there is a but in all of this, when we walk down the street and we see a drunk, or a beggar, a girl who has had an abortion and is hurting, what do we see? Just another person or do we see a Samaritan? [Luke 10:30-37]  I believe Yeshua is everywhere, in each of these people we see the love of Yeshua and we look at these people as people Yeshua died for. He died for the poor and He died for the rich and everyone in between, [John 12:47] He is no respecter of people [Acts 10:34] in what they have achieved or not achieved. Every person we meet could be Yeshua in disguise, and that includes the Jewish people as the Lord came first for the Jew and then the Gentile; it’s in the Book. [Romans 1:16]

The Book that tells us to surrender all to Yeshua, [1 Thessalonians 5:18] I surrender everything to You Lord. It is the same Book that tells us to love, it is the same Book that tells us to care for His Jewish people [Isaiah 40:1-2] it is time for us to live up to the term ‘Christian’ and love all people including the Jewish people. Society reacts against such teachings, but these are not our teachings they are the commandments of the Lord. Therefore we are not under attack but the Lord Himself and His word. [Ecclesiastes 7:29] We all want revival, we want to see the power of God sweep through our families, our town, our country but unless we start looking through the eyes of Yeshua nothing will change. We love the Lord, we cry out in song and in worship “We love you Lord”. But the question remains do we love the people God Loves? Do we love all the Jewish people unconditionally? Do we love them sacrificially as He loves them? [Psalm 17:8]

Yes we love the Lord and we know where we are going when this life comes to an end, but what about our neighbour, our friend where are they going to spend eternity? It is not about Bible bashing but living the Bible in front of all we meet. We could be the only Bible many Jewish people will ever see therefore we must become the witness the Lord wants us to be wherever we are and in whatever we do and that includes our Christianity. [Romans 11:11] This is why we have the word written so we can tell of His testimony not ours. That includes our attitude to the Jewish people who are a manifestation of God’s reality. No people could have gone through what they have gone through and still survive without the hand of God upon them. It’s all in the Word. The Pharaohs, Haman in the time of Esther, the Greeks the Romans and many others then, and today people are still trying to destroy them.

Words are great but when they are His words they are even greater. [2 Corinthians 6:7] The Lord has taught countless people through His word. In China there was a time they would tear a page out of the Bible for a person to have, just one page, from the Gospels and these pages brought people to the Lord, so there is power within the word. The same word we say we teach from and yet it is changed pushed and re-interpreted in so many ways. It is there for all to see and read and through the power of the Holy Spirit, understand in all of its simplicity. [2 Timothy 4:2]

There is nothing we can change in the Word, if it says God loves, if it says He will give us eternal life; we would complain if someone tried to change these promises. So why have we changed scripture when it comes to the Jewish people? [Revelation 22:18-19]

The Word tells us to love our neighbour [Leviticus 19:18] and Yeshua was asked the Jewish question, “Who is my neighbour?” [Luke 10:29] From the Master Himself we learn we are to love even those we class as enemies or outcastes or the persecuted. The question today is which people have been the most persecuted throughout history? 215,000,000 Christians today face persecution in some 150 countries worldwide and we say this has to end. We pray for our enemies and we pray for the persecuted and yet there is one group of people who are the apple of God’s eye who are persecuted wherever they live within the world today, yes the Jewish people. Even Christians and world leaders of Christian denominations are aligning themselves with the world against the Word of God. I walk into Churches and see the list of the great mission works they are involved with, Africa, China, Asia and many more but I seldom see a listing for the Jewish nation of Israel. I once asked a Church to pray for Israel and was told it was not right to pray so much for Israel and yet it is the only place we are ordered to pray for. [Psalm 122:6:9]

The Word of God is mightier than a two edge sword, it cuts to the truth and the truth is the Word of God, [Hebrews 4:12] the truth is in the fulfillment of His prophecies, the truth is in the reality of the re-establishment of the Land of Israel and the return of the Jewish people. [Isaiah 51:3] Yes Yeshua was, is and will ever be the Saviour of the World. He is everything He said He was, such as the Bread of life, [John 6:34:35] springs of living water; [John 7:37:38] He is all these things and much more. In all of this we must always remember that He came first for the Jew and then the Gentile [Romans 2:9] not the other way around. Pray this week that the tears of the Holocaust will be wiped away and the pain and the hurt of that event will fade and the people, the Jewish people will once and for all time realise Yeshua is Messiah of every nation tribe and tongue including the Jewish Nation.

 Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and praise is becoming. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. John 147:1-5

 

 

 

18. Jan, 2018

Communion

To Take or not to take.

 The other day we were told taking communion weekly was being religious. But as we were about to take communion we were asked what communion was. The answer to the second question answers why taking communion is the most important part of any and every service. We can speak words for hours on end but nothing is like participation to understand the promise and sacrifice of our Lord.

Being religious is, according to the Church doing something the church says you shouldn't. I looked up the word religious and there were only positive words listed for this term. There was nothing under this word’s meaning that gave me any concern in doing something wrong, if I wish to take communion as often as I can [1 Corinthians 11:25] even weekly. So if taking communion every week is being religious then why is going to church every week not? If taking communion every week is being religious why is giving a sermon every week not? In these two we may hear about the Lord but in communion we experience Him.

Let us have a look at what my answer to the question, what Communion is. To me it is a practical demonstration of a physical event and that event is the sacrifice of our Lord for my sins, your sins and the sins of the world. [Romans 5:6-8] It is a picture of what the Lord did for you and me as He was whipped, [Isaiah 53:4 – Mark 15:15] abused [Isaiah 53:7 – 1 Peter 2:23] and dragged through the streets [Matthew 27:32] then nailed to a cross [Matthew 27:35] as the people cried “Crucify Him”. [Matthew 27:23] It is a representation of the earthly meeting the heavenlies, the blood of the Lord who came from heaven, [John 1:1] meeting the bread that represents an earthly body. If we did nothing else in a meeting before the Lord but kneel before Him asking for forgiveness [Luke 5:21] and partaking of communion we would have partaken in the promise [2 Timothy 1:1] and once more renewed our commitment to Him. The promise given to mankind so long ago and played out in the streets of Jerusalem and ended on Golgotha. [Matthew 27:33] We can hear a thousand sermons, which are mostly forgotten a month later, but taking communion just once, we may never forget. I remember taking communion back as an eighteen year old for the first time, I never knew what it meant but felt I should take it and now to me it is the most precious time of any service. After all is a church service about us or about the Lord?

Someone once asked me, “Would anybody be lost if they only took communion once a year, which is taught by some? The answer to this question is yes, my sister could have been. She came to the Lord while she was taking communion for the first time in her life. I asked her why she had never taken it before? Her answer; “I don’t feel worth.” Of course none of us are worthy and that’s why He took our place and why we should always remember His sacrifice that rescued us and presents us clean before the Father. [1 Corinthians 15:3]

We took communion every week in our Pentecostal Church, so I invited her to come with us to Church the following Sunday. The day my sister came to church I asked if I could give her the Communion elements, which she took and experienced the wonder of the crucifixion for the first time. As she took the bread and wine from my hands and looked at the elements the tears started to flow and the Lord came into her life. Of all the words she heard at that meeting nothing compared to how the Lord spoke to her as she took the bread and the wine.  As she heard the words of our Lord, “This is the cup of the new covenant [Luke 22:20] the covenant promised through the Prophet Jeremiah”, [Jeremiah 31:31] and as she heard the words, “I am the bread of life.” [John 6:35] She ate and drank and she believed.

Why should the church remove this chance for many more Sharons to experience what our Sharon experienced that day? Why should we deny any one to have the chance of eternal salvation as my sister did and has by placing rules on when the communion should or should not be taken? She died eighteen months later after confessing Yeshua as Lord [Acts 4:12] and was baptised and took part in a Jesus/Yeshua march in the Main Street of our city. I always ask the question, what would have happened if she had not had the opportunity to take communion because it was not the week for it to be given to the people and she never had the chance to take it?

These are the meanings of the word Religious, as found in the Dictionary, words like: devout, reverent, believing, godly, God–fearing, dutiful, holy, faithful, devoted, committed, all fall under the description of religious. All these words show our dedication to the truth of the Word of God. Correct me if I am wrong but I see nothing religious as in the church term, in these words, but just the opposite, to me they describe how our feelings should always be towards our Lord and Saviour.

These are words that show our feelings, they show we want to and need to worship and praise His Holy name in all things and at all times. [Psalm 34:1] Are we not to be devout followers of Yeshua as He was devout in following the commands of the Father?  [John 12:28] Are we not to be reverent in our actions and our words, are we not be true followers of the One who leads? [Micah 4:5] God fearing is the beginning of wisdom [Psalm 111:10] as wisdom is what keeps us within the footsteps of the Lord. [Ecclesiastes 7:12] Dutiful, our duty to our Lord surely should know no bounds. [2 Corinthians 7:4 NIV] The Lord clearly expects us to be holy as He is Holy [Leviticus 11:44] and to walk in the ways of the Lord not the world. [1 John 2:15] And if we are not faithful to all God wants of us are we truly the followers the Lord wants us to be? {Romans 15:5] Is it too much trouble to be devoted to the Lord, after all His devotion to fulfilling His Word and His promises to us knew no limits? [John 3:16-17] He promised, He spoke, He acted and now we have salvation so is it too difficult to commit our ways totally unto the Lord? [Proverbs 3:5-6]

Again please correct me if I am wrong on this but I see nothing within the words of being religious that tells us not to do as the Lord commands and surely that includes taking of the communion as often as we can. Communion - the outward sign or action that shows our inward love and actions towards our Lord and all He has done for us. [1 Peter 3:18] From dust we came and to dust we will return, [Ecclesiastes 3:20] the bread came from the dust and grew into a food that maintains our physical bodies. Just as the Lord was buried and then grew into the Bread of Life, who maintains our Spiritual bodies, forever. The blood flows through our bodies ensuring the oxygen we breathe spreads throughout to give us physical life. Now His blood has been given for life eternal to flow through our bodies to give us that life the Lord spoke of when He said; “Unless one is born of water and the blood you cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven. [John 3:4-7]

When we take communion we should imagine for a moment that we are the only person there, kneeling at the Altar, kneeling before the Lord. Taking the cup and the bread and looking into His face of the Lord and say, “Thank you”, before we drink knowing this we have in our hands represents what He did for us and why we can, eat and drink, doing this in remembrance of Him kneeling in a time of Communion before our Lord and Saviour.

 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. Luke 22:19:20