Caution to students of God's Word - Please remember two things when using our studies: #1. Our commentary is not God's Word. It is only our interpretation or understanding of "His Word" and even though we try our best to be accurate we may or may not be correct. #2. The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Dake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it? Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ... Having said that, let us continue with our "Key Knowledge" lessons. These are pamphlets containing knowledge, we believe, you must have to fully and accurately unlock and understand the Word of God.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
This Bible Study was originally written by Roger
published at http://www.theseason.org/
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our study of:
"The Public Use of Spiritual Gifts
"The Gospel Dispensation (coming together) [17-22]."
"The Lord's Supper [23-34]."
I Corinthians 11:1 "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ."
Paul is telling us to be followers of him, and in the Greek tongue it is "mimetes" (Strong's #3402) from which we get the English world "imitators". Paul is giving us the details of how we are to act under all conditions, and he himself follows these words. Now he is telling us to do them also.
I Corinthians 11:2 "Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you."
The word "ordinances" in the Greek text is "paradosis, and it is always translated as traditions elsewhere that it is used. It has been used twelve other times in Paul's letters and this is the only place that it is called ordinances. Paul is urging us to follow the real true Christian traditions, such as Passover, and we are to keep them.
I Corinthians 11:3 "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God."
This is a chain of order to things as God would have it for our lives. At the top is God, and the order of obedience is woman to man, man to Christ and Christ to the Father God. As woman and man are used in this verse, it is in reference to a husband and wife relationship. It is talking about a marriage tie, and all men that are in Christ are part of the bride of Christ. Remember what God said in Genesis:
Genesis 2:21 "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and close up the flesh instead thereof;"
Adam was made in the image of God, and the angels, however, Adam is about to have surgery to change something. Does this mean that man is one rib short? Of course not. The word "rib" in the Hebrew text is "tsela", and Strong's Hebrew dictionary # 6763 says it is from the prime root, #6760, "to curve". What that surgery did has many people guessing, However, we know that Eve was formed from something from Adam taken in that surgery.
Genesis 2:22 "And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man."
This verse is a continuation of the prior verse, and
thus we know the man here is the man we know as Adam (" 'eth-ha adham" and it means this one man in particular formed after God's day of rest> see Genesis 2:7),
Not from (" 'adham") which was all of mankind (the races) of the sixth day creation> see Genesis 1:26 & 27.
That is why it is so important that you study a Bible like "The Companion Bible" which is translated from manuscrips that were protected by "The Massorah"God set this woman apart from all other women living then, that were created through the sixth day creation. It will be through this woman that the Christ child would come [be born], to the virgin Mary, one of Eve's granddaughters, of pure pedigree in a distant future generation. No Fallen Angel Blood in Mary's ancestry! See Genesis 6:1-2 It's the reason for Noah's Flood! To keep the " 'eth-ha adham" pedigree pure through to the virgin Mary! There were only 8 individuals left of pure pedigree when God chose to rid the land of those of a impure blood line. as the Bible describes it in Genesis 6:1-2
Genesis 6:1-2) And it came to pass, when men (" 'eth-ha adham" and his helpmeet Eve) began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Genesis 2:23 "And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
There were no women in the world in that first earth age (The Age of the Dinosaurs). All souls were in the same type of angelic bodies or form that the angels have in this earth age, and this is also the form that our souls had in the first earth age. There were no females, for all souls of that age are referred to as "sons", or in the masculine sense by God.
Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
The purpose for man and woman, male and female is given in Genesis 1:28; "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
"Replenish" as used here is translated
correctly. This earth had a population in the first earth age, and it was
inhabited by God's sons, His children (all of us originally created souls while still in our celestial, angelic, bodies. Lucifer, now called Satan caused one third of all God's
children to fall, and follow him, and the result of that fall angered God. It is
because of this fall that "the earth became [tohu-va bohu] a waste and
desolation", as is recorded in Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23-26.
There are two times when the Bible uses the word "replenish" and in both cases it deals with the time following a destruction of the earth and mankind by a flood. To replenish anything, means that it had a prior existence. What is interesting though is that evolutionist can find animal forms dating back thousands of years before traces of mankind, but they can find no skeletal remains of mankind. Why? Because we were all in celestial bodies back then and none of us had ever died in the 1st earth age!. In fact the specimens of man that are carbon-dated, within the limits of man's existing knowledge, God's creation bear out the writings of God's holy Word. The only link that tied the monkey to man, turned out to be a monkey, strange huh? Remember, "kind after kind".
As a man and woman replenish the earth for this 2nd earth age, they both become one flesh through their offspring. Spiritually they are one flesh anyway, for "what God has brought together, let no man put assunder." The greatest gift that God gave to man, was a woman to be his helpmate. They are not one spirit, for they are still separate spirits, two souls, but only one flesh. Remember, in the 1st earth age we were all in male bodies.
At the death of one of their flesh and blood bodies, the still living soul is no longer tied together as one flesh with that dead soul mate and the bond of the flesh is separated. The living may marry and become one flesh with another mate of the other sex. God is very much against those who would pervert this bond and join male to male and female to female, for that bonding of sodomy is an abomination to the Lord. Remember that the reason for the bonding into one flesh is to replenish the earth. To have children and raise a family.
The two ways to remarry with the blessings of God, is by death under the old law, or by repentance under the present. It is the "law of liberty" set forth within Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 11:4 "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head."
Many people by their tradition say this refers to hair. However, what this is talking about in the word "veil", is a spiritual veil. Man and his wife are two in one flesh body, but the spiritual body of the man needs no covering. The reason is that man does not need protection from the subject that Paul is about to enter in this chapter. Remember this chapter is addressing the end times, and in the end times Satan and the angels will be right here on earth.
Revelation 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
Those angels that are going to be cast out with Satan onto the earth are male in origin for they are in angelic form. They are not human as you and I are, but spiritual and angelic in form. That "veil" that separates them from us is Christ Himself. So, in other words, if some man is standing up and preaching the Word, and one of these angels come along, we are to take the power and authority and throw them out.
I Corinthians 11:5 "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."
For a woman to be "shaven" is a mark of "xurao" in the Greek and it shows mourning or shame. When a woman is standing up and teaching God's Word, she should be bold and forthright and not as one in shame. This is where Paul is saying that if a woman is speaking out in the congregation, and she is prophesying, then let her speak boldly. Paul is saying that a woman can speak out in church and teach, but let her do it with authority and understanding.
Lets look at the word "prophesieth" as it is in the Strong's concordance. It is # 4395 in the Strong's Greek dictionary. "propheteuo, from 4396, to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, to exercise the prophetic office." You ladies, don't you ever let some one verse Charlie who is trying to protect his job tell you that women are not to teach and prophesy in church. Just by stating such a thing, he is showing you his ignorance of the Word.
God made it very clear that in the final generation both sons and daughters will prophesy. It happened on the day of Pentecost, and Peter stated that what those in Jerusalem were seeing was a sample of what Joel the prophet was talking about in Joel 2:28, 29.
Joel 2:28 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see vision:"
Those days started when Israel was established as a nation, when the Jews returned to their homeland in 1948. That is when the generation of the parable of the fig tree started, and that was many years ago. We are living in the days when this is coming to pass and God expects the women to speak out when His Spirit places the prophetic words in their minds.
Joel 2:29 "And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My spirit."
Both sons and daughters are participating in the spreading of the good news of the saving power and love of Jesus Christ. The circumcision is now of the heart and mind, and not of the flesh. It is time that people wise up and pay attention, and stop listening to the traditions of men as taught in most so-called Christian churches today; listen only to the Word of God!.
The whole idea that "woman were to remain silent in church" came from the traditional thought that "woman chatter all the time", well pal, if you haven't noticed, so do men. It is time to stop chattering in church no matter if you are a man or woman. When God's Word is being taught that is not a time for anyone to chatter, but a time to pay attention.
Any pastor worth his salt will not tolerate chattering in their services while the Word of God is being taught, and Paul is backing up their position here. We must have discipline in our Father's Word, and this applies to all of God's people. So why would one sex feel so weak that they must cut another sex down for doing the same thing that they are doing. Why are men so weak that they must feel afraid of a woman speaking under the inspiration of the Almighty God, through the Son, through the veil. God does use the ladies to teach His Word under the anointing and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, under the veil of our our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is God that gives the gifts to both men and women, and if God has given a gift to a woman then no man has the right to prevent that person from using that gift to the glory of God. If a woman has the gift of teaching and prophesying, then it is that woman's duty to God to use that gift and teach. To force her to keep silent and not speak is to hinder the work of God from going forward. No matter how high you think that you are in your denomination, if you try to take that gift away from anyone that God has placed within that woman, is to bring down God's curses on your head. We are living in a generation where you had better stop playing church anymore.
Remember back in Daniel 12:8, 9 when Daniel wanted to understand those many things that God had just revealed to him?
Daniel 12:8 "And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, 'O MY Lord, what shall be the end of these things?"
Daniel wanted to know the wisdom of the things that would take place in the time of the end that he had just written about. He pleaded with God, but God sealed the wisdom and knowledge of those things until this generation of the time of the end was living.
Daniel 12:9 "And he said, 'Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
If you are studying under the writings of someone that lived many years prior to our generation, you are studying under conditions where traditions are taught. God promised that he would reveal that wisdom to His prophets in our generation, and as we read in Joel 2:28, "And it shall come to pass afterward, [after this generation of the end times comes into being,] that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,..." We are living in the times when people of both sexes are being sealed with the truth of God's Word, preparing them for the coming of the false Christ so that they shall stand and be a witness against Satan and his world system. If a woman has the understanding and wisdom of God Word, then it is her duty to speak out, and those preventing that wisdom from going forth are taking a stand against the Holy Spirit Himself.
It is the Holy Spirit that will turn the hearts of His people back to the Father, the true Father and not the fake father. This is the very last warning of the Old Testament, before it came to an end.
Malachi 4:5 "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:"
Malachi 4:6 "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children back to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
There are two "fathers" coming in our generation, the first is the false father or "instead of Christ", and the other will be the True Christ, Jesus Christ that comes at the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Satan comes at the sixth trumpet, and those that do not have the wisdom of the Spirit of God for our generation will be taken by the first christ (Satan) who is the fake christ. We are to listen to the Word of our Heavenly Father and learn wisdom.
So what Paul was addressing in this fifth verse was that if a woman is speaking and prophesying under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, let her speak. However, if she is speaking out of her own mind and not under the anointing, or leading of the Holy Spirit, then she is to keep quiet, and this applies to both men and women. The covering that Paul is talking about is Jesus Christ. When even a man tries to teach without the wisdom or covering of Christ, he or she is a soldier of Christ out of uniform.
I Corinthians 11:6 "For if the woman (i.e.the Christian Church) be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered."
When Jesus Christ returns to this earth at the seventh trumpet, He is coming back for His bride. The "bride of Christ" takes in both genders, male and female, man and woman. Once again keep this in the proper text, for it is not right for any of "the bride of Christ" to speak when they are not covered in the "veil", Which is the wisdom of His Word. If a woman does not have that veil of Christ over her, then it is a sign that she is going through a very bad time. It is a time of mourning and if you decide that you are going to teach God's Word without the veil of Christ and His wisdom in your mind, it will be a sad thing also.
Christ said that people would come in the last days saying that Christ sent me, and Jesus said, I don't have anything to do with them. We are living in the generation that Jesus addressed His warning to, for Matthew 24 is directed to the end generation when those seven seals would be opened and take place.
Matthew 24:4, "And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you." "
Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ;' and shall deceive many."
Note: Yes, what Jesus is telling us in Matthew 24:4-5 is that many preachers will tell their congregation that, "Jesus is Christ", and then turn right around and preach deception to the congregation as if Jesus said "the deceptive things" that they are telling the congregation.
The way that you spot a true gift from a fake gift is whether what they say is backed up by the Word of God. The hireling, or one that preaches for the sake of making money, will tell you what you want to hear. He pleases you and himself, and the Word of God becomes secondary.
I Corinthians 11:7 "For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man."
The woman is the glory of man, for his wife is the best gift that any man can receive. God created man and woman whereby the man and his wife become one. Without that oneness in the bonding of your marriage, you are not a whole, but only a half a person.
However on a deeper level here, Christ is the groom, and the church is the woman. In as much as Christ is the warrior, spiritually speaking, He is the head and the one that gives His bride (the church) direction. But at the same time, from the very beginning it is given that the man is to protect the woman when there is danger present. Many times however the woman knows how to protect herself very well.
I Corinthians 11:8 "For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man."
I Corinthians 11:9 "Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."
This is not aimed to put superiority in this, but the man and the woman were created as a team to work together. God created each for the other. The woman was created for the man, and the man for the protections and well being of the woman.
I Corinthians 11:10 "For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels."
It is for this reason that the woman (the church) ought to have the power, which is the authority that God gives to each of us, when we are in Christ. This again is written to the end generation, and our power and authority come from the Word of God. That knowledge and wisdom that is in the Word of God is where our power comes from, and we must have that wisdom in our mind or we will not stand in the day of the deception. This goes way back to Genesis 6, and it pertains to what the fallen angels did when they came to earth and had children to Eve's daughters. It was for this reason that the flood of Noah came to be, for Satan could not destroy the Seed, so he tried to destroy the coming of Christ through Eve's daughters.
Genesis 6:1 "And it came to pass, when the men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,"
So the subject that we are trying to learn is why
does a woman (the church) today ever have to protect herself from angels? Got the subject
here? Daughters are born to men. Question: Who were these men? Answer: They were fallen angels!
Genesis 6:2 "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."
"Sons of God" are the "Nephilim" or "fallen angels". They are the angels that have committed themselves to Satan in his fall in the first earth age. These fallen angels saw that the daughters of flesh men were very beautiful, and they wanted to take them for their wives. Remember that flesh man was created from the dust of the earth, and the woman was created just like the man, also from the dust of the earth as a companion for each other. These fallen angels sought to have the things of flesh man, and their experiences of marriage, without being born of woman.
Angels are supernatural beings of a different form and dimension, and these fallen angels took for themselves the daughters that they wanted. This went directly against God's plan of our flesh age. They have the power and the supernatural wisdom to take what they wanted from flesh man.
Genesis 6:3 "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
Remember that in Adams day the life span of man was set at one thousand years, and now God has shortened that life span to one hundred and twenty years. Why? Because of what was happening to flesh man that God had created. The human race was now becoming hybrids of half flesh man, and half angelic.
Genesis 6:4 "There were (giants) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same become mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
These "Giants", or Nephyil" as stated in the Hebrew text, were the offspring of the fallen angels [Nephilim], and the offspring that were born through these daughters of flesh man are called the "children" in the translation to English, but in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary there is no number given. This is because these offspring of the union between the fallen angels and the daughters of men could not be labeled in the category of human children. These creature offspring did exist, and the sexual union is possible.
Remember that when the children of Israel were in the wilderness, God fed them with angel food, "manna". Angels can live on flesh, man's food and vise versa. If you ever wondered what the angels look like, just look at any man, for flesh man was created in the image of God and the angels. Genesis 1:27; "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." The angel in the flesh male form is exactly as Adam was.
Remember what Jesus told that Pharisee, the ruler of the Jews named Nicodemus in John 3:3? Nicodemus knew that Jesus must be a teacher from God, for the miracles and teaching that Jesus was doing simply could not come from any man.
John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." "
This is a very interesting statement, and in most King James Bibles, in the margin shows that "again" as being, "from above". In the Strong's Greek dictionary it is # 509, "Anothen, from above". You can never understand this statement that Jesus made, unless you understand what it means to be "born from above". In verses five, six and seven it is documented that you must be born from above, or your soul will be lost for eternity. The church world sings their songs that "ye must be born again", when they just don't understand what it means to be "born from above"
John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
"Verily, verily," is "Truly, truly, and Jesus is telling Nicodemus that there must be two birth's necessary, the birth of the water and the birth of the spirit before a soul can enter into the kingdom of God. Many teachers teach that to be born from above is to be baptized, and this is not what is being talked about here. To be "born of the water", which is "from above" is to be born through the birthing process through the womb of a woman. So we see that a soul must be born of a woman, through the womb of its mother in that soul's innocence from those things of that first earth age, and then chose to be born of the spirit in order to come into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit."
We will discuss this in detail in I Corinthians 15.
John 3:7 "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."
God had intended that each soul would pass through the flesh body from birth just once. Born innocent, and there is nothing more innocent than a new born baby. Then as that infant grew to a point of knowledge and understanding, that soul would have the choice of choosing God [Jesus Christ], or or the false christ [Satan].
These fallen angels chose of their own accord not to be born of woman, but they left their place of habitation to come to earth in violation of God's orders. This event is what the book of Jude is all about.
Jude 3 "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."
Judas is saying that he very prayerfully and carefully sought to write to you about common salvation. This then is the very first sip of spiritual milk that is taken by the new born in his or her study of the Word. This is what is most often taught, and unfortunately most pastors don't get beyond the spiritual milk bottles. Judas is saying that he wanted to write to you about more then just plain salvation, and it is important that all new Christians know the very basics of what their salvation is, and Judas is treating them very tenderly.
The purpose is of having this knowledge is to help us in defending our faith in Jesus Christ and Judas is going to give us that information that had been given to him by Jesus, when he was teaching and walking among the brethren.
Jude 4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
These men were "before of old ordained to condemnation", which means that they were committed to their ways even back in the first earth age, prior to this present age of the flesh. They came from that age and entered into this world age of the flesh to change the very words of Christ. The Word of God is eternal and unchanging from age to age, and these "certain men" [fallen angels "Nephilim" of Satan] that crept in unawares, are those that followed Satan in his rebellion in that prior age.
Jude 5 "I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the People out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not."
Jude is telling us that he wants to write and warn us about all this cotton candy type Christianity that has turned into nothing but traditions and fairy-tales, but he could not do that without warning again about the fallen angels. Jude is saying that if in this earth age people follow those fallen angels, those Nephilim will lead them to Satan. God is going to destroy them again just as he did His people after thy left Egypt when they turned to the doctrines of devils, and idol worship. God wiped out an entire generation in the wilderness because of their foolishness and idolatry.
Jude 6 "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."
The only habitation for any angel, us while still in our cfelestial bodies, is in the heavenlies, and in defiance of God, they left heaven and came to this earth. "Habitation" in the Greek text is "Oiketerion, oy-kay-tey-ree-on, a place of residence." This was those fallen angels sin, that they left their place of habitation, meaning that when you are in your angelic body, you are to stay with the Father. Even Satan himself was confined to the heavens, except for a certain period of time that God allowed him to walk to and fro upon the earth, as we read in Job 1:6, 7. Then Satan went to appear before God.
So now the question comes, Why would Paul say even in the generation that he was living, that a woman needed to protect herself from the angels? When Paul wrote this he was looking forward to the time of the generation that would see the return of Christ. Of course Jesus gave the answer in Matthew 24:36 where Jesus said this in response to the disciples asking Him what it would be like in the days just before His return. "What will be the end of this earth age?" This is all part of those seven events that will mark the end of this earth of the flesh, and it will happen before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has said first that the false Christ will come first, and now Jesus adds this to the warning.
Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only."
This tells us of the conditions of those times that we will be living in at that moment before Christ's return. Only God knows the exact instant in time.
Matthew 24:37 "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Matthew 24:38 "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,"
Flesh man was living their lives right along with, and mixing with the fallen angels. They were marrying and having "children" [those Nephiyl] by these beings, and creating a society of misfits or half breeds. The blood lines of mankind was polluted to the point of God wanting to terminating all mankind.
Genesis 6:9 "THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."
The subject here is "Noah's generations" or in the Hebrew text, "Noah's family history". "Perfect" as used in the Massorah text is "tamin", "without blemish as to breed or pedigree". Noah's family lineage without blemish as to the mixing with these angels that have come to earth and polluted the blood lines of all other men and women living on the earth. This is the reason for Noah's flood, to wipe out all those half bred creatures, and the mankind that had mixed to the point of great wickedness.
So Jesus is telling us here that it is going to be just like that day when Noah entered the ark, and then the floods came.
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Matthew 24:39 "And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Though many teach that Satan walks the earth today, and don't be fooled by them. Satan is not walking the earth today. Satan's evil spirit is walking the earth now, however in a very short time to come, Satan and his fallen angels will be cast out onto the earth, and then they will be here to deceive many, and it will be as it was in the days of Noah. Satan is bound right now, but legions of his angels are roaming the earth, in spirit., influencing people Those evil spirits are the negative part of God's plan. This is all that Satan is allowed to cover the earth with at this time, however the time is coming when he will be here in person.
Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,"
In Revejation 12:7 John is revealing to us what he saw happening, as he viewed events from the day of the Lord's return. These events happened prior to the coming of the Lord, yet after the time that we are living in today, for Satan and his fallen angels have not yet arrived on earth. In other words, the battle is going on right now in the heavenlies.
Revelation 12:8 "And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven."
Satan and his angels are going to lose their battle in heaven. Right now "their place" is in bonds in heaven, but shortly "their place" will be no more in heaven but right here on earth, living with all of mankind, and that is what is called the great tribulation or deception, for most Christians will believe Satan to be Christ, and those many loved ones that have died and gone to be with him. Are you starting to get it? They will not be in heaven, because they will be right here on earth marrying your daughters, [not physically, but spiritually] and becoming family members of flesh man's families. There is a point in time when God expects to rid the heavens of all of the Nephilim, including Satan, and send them right here to earth.
Revelation 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
The word "Pharisees" means a separatist, i.e. exclusively religious.John 3:1
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
And the name "Nicodemus" means "victorious among his people". He was a wealthy ruler in the Sanhedrin and a friend of the shipping magnate, Joseph of Arimathaea, Jesus' Uncle. It would be this Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea who would be Jesus' legal defense team at the illegally held trial of the council preceding the crucifixion, and they would be victorious in obtaining His acquittal.
Nicodemus had no doubts whatsoever that Jesus was a teacher sent from God. You see, the witnessing of divine miracles by a person with common sense is conclusive evidence itself of the presence of God. The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
For the benefit of those who haven't studied with us long let's do a little recapping:John 3:3
Of course, flesh and blood cannot see the kingdom of God so you must first be born back into your celestial bodies when this flesh and blood life ends and we are no longer in our terrestrial bodies.Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:3 Jesus replied, Truly, truly I tell you, no one can see God's Realm unless he is born from above. (Moffat)
You must first come down from heaven and be born of woman, in the sack of water.
However, either way you look at it, the next verse shows that Nicodemus is thinking about another birth.Nicodemus was a smart man and he understood what "born" means, but he couldn't get his mind off the flesh and it is obvious by his reply that he didn't understand about the spiritual body (which Paul so simply explained to us). Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?Unless you come down and be born of woman, and then go into, be born, into your spiritual body, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Got it? First of water, of flesh, and then of spirit. The fallen angels did not do this and so as it is written in Rev. 11, they shall perish at Christ's return at the 7th Trump. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
And again, we've already documented that flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom. You must be born of woman first and then be born in the spirit.Note: This is not talking about being begotten by the Holy Spirit. Of course you must be begotten by the Holy Spirit to be saved. Some like to call that begettal being "born again". Call it what you like but that is not what is being discussed here.
As Paul said "There is a natural body (terrestrial), and there is a spiritual body (celestial)." So when you are born in the flesh body you are flesh and when you die and are born into your spiritual body you are spirit. Let's continue with Christ's explanation to Nicodemus:
If you've followed along to this point then this verse is really quite simple, though tradition struggles with it and the next few verses.John 3:6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.Do you marvel at the Words of Christ? Here's Dr. Moffat's translation of this verse: Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.There's no need to wonder. The next verse gives us some further detail about those who are born of the spirit: Do not wonder at me telling you, "You must all be born from above."This verse is a "no-brainer". Those who are in their spiritual bodies are not visible to those of us who are in the flesh, in this dimension. They are just like the wind, you cannot see them. So you can tell me you are "born again", and I will certainly understand that you are begotten of God and have received the Holy Spirit, but if I can see you, then you have not gotten to this point yet! And you haven't literally entered into the kingdom of God because you are still flesh and blood! I'll pinch you and prove it!John 3:8
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.Yeah, how can these things be? Good question! Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
American Wisdom Series note: Allow us to try to make this clearer in your mind. When you repent of your sins and invite Jesus Christ into your heart; At that moment you receive a new "inner man", spiritual nature that dwells in your heart, although your old "inner man" still dwells in your flesh body. You now have life eternal, but still being alive in the flesh, you are still living in your terrestrial body. You also, still have your old nature living within in your flesh body, and may still sin from time to time. (For that reason you should confess that sin and ask forgiveness for that sin in Jesus name.)
Now when Christ returns all of us who are still alive and living in terrestrial bodies (both the saved and the unsaved will instantly be changed (reborn) back into our celestial bodies, very similar to the body we had in the first earth age.
If you were saved (welcomed Christ into your life, were begotten by the Holy Spirit) at some point during your flesh and blood life, (THIS PERIOD OF GRACE) you still needed some work done, by "The Holy Spirit" in your life, to make you perfect and acceptable to God before the Millennium. To be ready to be granted eternal life at "The First Resurrection", during Christ's return.
This is only speculation on my part, but, I believe the reason for Christ's Millennial reign here on earth before He actually ends this earth age and prior to the "Great White Throne of Judgment" is to allow all of the non-believers an opportunity to rethink their position, while in their new non-corruptible bodies but with still mortal souls, having full knowledge of both earth ages and what Satan's ways result in.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your savior but are not yet ready (acceptable) at Christ's return, you will enter the Millennium in Your new non-corruptable body, but with a still mortal soul, still needing further work to make you acceptable.
If you were one who entered the Millennium, unsaved, you have now become "a real piece of work", After 1000 years of teaching and discipline, by our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, while back here on earth in person as "Lord of lords and King of kings", you will now be able to know and appreciate the difference between what is holy (Jesus) and what is profane (Satan).
Satan will again be released from the pit to test you for a short while, at the end of these 1000 years, after which you be will judged by your works and may, also be granted eternal life (The second resurrection), but by works, not by grace, although it will still be because of Christ's shed blood on the cross.But, ALWAYS REMEMBER SATAN WILL COME TO EARTH FOR FIVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE REAL CHRIST'S RETURN at the start of the Millennium, CLAIMING HE IS CHRIST!. When that happens, IF YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD BODY, i.e. HAVE NOT BEEN REBORN INTO YOUR NEW SPIRITUAL BODY, (If you still bleed when pricked with a pin or if grandma still looks older than you.) it ain't the real Christ you're seeing! IT'S SATAN CLAIMING TO BE CHRIST!
Uh oh, Nicodemus was a teacher of Israel and he didn't know about these things?
You know what? We can say the same of many Christian ministers today, they do not know these things? I'm not bashing them. Many of them mean well, but the traditions of men have overridden the Word of God and have made it of non effect.
Now before Jesus puts the finishing touch on this precious knowledge He's giving to Nicodemus, and so to you and me, here's one more excerpt from "How to Enjoy the Bible":"The cloud that now rests over its [God Word] intelligent study arises from the fact that it is with us to-day as with the Jews of old - "The Word of God has been made of none effect by the traditions of men" (Mat. 15:1-9).Come out of the desert and drink some of the new wine of truth.
Hence it is that on some of the most important questions... we are, still, in what the great Lord Bacon calls "a desert". He alludes to those "deserts" in history, where discovery or research comes to a stand-still, and we get schoolmen instead of philosophers; and clerics instead of discoverers.
The Reformation came as an oasis after one of these deserts. Men were sent from the stagnant pools of tradition to the fountain-head of truth. But within two or three generations the Church entered the desert again; Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms took the place of the open Bible; the inductive method of study was abandoned, and to day it is scarcely understood." ("How to Enjoy the Bible", E.W. Bullinger, pg. xv.) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.If you can't believe the literal things, how can you believe that which is spiritual? If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Now get this next verse.So no man [son of God] has ascended [or entered into] heaven [the kingdom] except he that came down from heaven [and was born of water]. Even Jesus Christ Himself, the Son of the Living God came down from heaven and was born of water!! IT'S THE GOOD NEWS!John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Did you use your eyes to see and understand what Jesus just taught?
If not go back to John 3:3 and go over it again!
You need to understand this!
Remember what Jesus told us in Matthew 21:13 and in Mark13:13
Matthew 24:13 -- But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark 13:13 -- And ye shall be hated of all men for my name sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved
The end is when the Real Jesus Christ returns in person to start His Millennial Kingdom right here on earth.If a supernatural person comes to earth performing miracles and says he is God and you are still in this Flesh and Blood body; don't worship him, It is Satan disguised as Jesus Christ! The real Jesus Christ is coming next and when He comes this Flesh and Blood earth age will end!!!!; but, NOT BEFORE!!!!. You don't want Jesus to get here and find you worshiping Satan!!!! DO YOU!!!!
Sorry for the long side trip, but God is allowing Satan to return to earth prior to Jesus Christ's return, to test pro-claiming Christians to see if they have studied their Bibles and learned the order of events that will happen at the end of this earth age! To see if you our one of those pro-claiming Christians that really do love "What is Holy" (Jesus) and not "What is Profane" (Satan).
If you Really Love Jesus you will endure unto the Very END when Jesus returns; But if you did not endure unto the end, when the real Jesus returns, God will know you really love Satan and his ways!!!!! And you will not be awarded Eternal Life at the "First Resurrection" !!!!!!
Are you getting the whole picture now? John is writing this to us as Jesus is revealing these events to him about a time to come very shortly. It is after the one world system has come into being, and the Jews have returned to their promised land, in 1948, then Satan and all his fallen angels will be here on earth with us and as you can see it could be anytime now. Michael is going to cast him and his whole tribe of evil angels to this earth, and they will be marrying, spiritually, with your daughters, and sisters, just as they did, physically, in Genesis 6. It is time to wake up and for women (The Christian Church, i.e. the many membered body, Christ's bride) to place the veil of Christ upon their heads or minds, or they will be taken by them.
There is only one Satan, and he plays many roles, of which the dragon, the old serpent, the devil and many other name are attached to him, however those names identify Satan in the role that he will be playing at a certain time. In the garden of Eden when he sexually seduced Eve, he played the role of the deceiver or serpent. But in the near future Satan will be coming in another role, as the "instead of Christ" [the spurious messiah], and in that day many Christians alike will think of Satan as the Christ, for he will look and act just as you expect Christ to be. He will do many supernatural acts, say the things that you expect Christ to say, and look just as you expect Christ to look. The church houses today are preparing you to accept this false Christ as the true Christ, because the are training you through their traditions, such as the rapture theory.
My Christian friend, the veil that Paul is telling the women "the bride of Christ" [which includes me also] to put on their heads, i.e. in their minds is the authority and wisdom that only comes when we take all of God's Word from it's beginning to end. This is why Paul said that you need your heads covered, because the angels are coming back.
Genesis 6:5 "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
When Satan returns to earth it will be exactly as the wickedness of Noah's day, for the wickedness these angels were doing the things that were even from the first earth age. They did their wickedness day and night and it reached into every fabric of everyday life. What they thought was normal is given in Jude 7.
Jude 7 "Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, in like manner given themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
This is talking about what the fallen angels and mankind were doing together and thinking it to be normal. Sodomy is an abomination to the Lord, and this is part of what we are seeing even in many so called Christian church houses today. It is hard to understand how any church can even consider such a thing as voting as to whether sodomites can worship with them and remain sodomites. However they will be accepted very shortly in the "beth-aven", the "church houses of nothing" that are learning to reject God's ways, as they listen to the Kenite indoctrination.
Satan is going to walk among us very shortly, for he is going to tell the world that he is the Christ. He will walk among us as the false messiah, and his beautiful angels will be here with him seducing those that will listen to them. Even many of the bride of Christ will be deceived because they just don't know that there are going to be two christs, and the fake christ is coming first. And, Jesus is to return, looking to find a virgin bride, the church, waiting to marry Him, but He'll find her spiritually with another man's, Satan's, child,
Paul is instructing us on the third level of understand to keep your covering over your mind for these wicked angels are coming back. The battle is about to begin; are you prepared for it? It is a must that we understand God's overall plan for that plan is to seal in your mind what will happen, for when Satan and his angels arrive on earth it will too late to begin studying your Bible, even if you wanted to. You probably won't want to because you will think Christ is already here. II Corinthians 11 will make it very clear how Satan will come upon the earth.
When Satan failed to destroy the seed of Eve by bringing forth the Kenite in birth, then he tried to destroy all of the daughters by allowing his angelic followers, his sons to came to earth and cohabit with women and pollute the entire lineage of Eve, and believe it our not, there was only one family left that was not polluted by these angels and that family was Noahs. Noah's family was saved because of their pedigree or bloodline. Noah's family had not mixed with the angels and all the others had. This is why God destroyed all of them, and it is going to happen again. This is an example of how it shall be again, only the flood that comes in the near future will be a flood of lies coming out of the mouth of Satan.
I Corinthians 11:11 "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."
The bride of Christ is to keep their heads covered. In God's overall plan the woman, His church/His bride, is very important. It is essential that there be both man and woman in God's plan, for it is through the womb of woman that each soul must enter this earth age innocent of that age that was destroyed. If man and woman cease to join, in one generation the entire world would cease. this is Gods natural way to allow each soul to pass through this earth age, born innocent of that first earth age. Then they have the choice to accept or reject the Messiah.
I Corinthians 11:12 "For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God."
Just as the woman came from the curve of the man, the man also came from the woman. There is not a man walking on the earth today that was not born from the womb of a woman. My Christian friend, if it wasn't for that woman that you call mother, you just would not be here. God created all things and that includes your soul and all things that exist. Paul is saying that it takes both to fulfill God's plan.
I Corinthians 11:13 "Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?"
Paul is asking, is it becoming or unbecoming? What is the covering or veil for? The veil is Christ and the reason that you put Christ on is for your own protection against Satan. So if you don't pray to God just who would you be praying to; a stick? Christ is necessary for we must pray in the name of Jesus Christ before we can even approach the throne of God, or receive the protection and authority to command Satan's evil spirits and angels to depart from us. Our Heavenly Father requires that the only way to approach Him is through His Son Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 11:14 "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?"
I Corinthians 11:15 "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."
This is an analogy within an analogy. In the deeper sense we are talking about the veil. Why would it be unnatural for a man to have long hair? If you are going into battle the last thing you do before you head to the front is to cut the hair real close. Not only for health reason, but also for the trouble that long hair can be and get into the way during the battle. However, to a woman her hair is her beauty.
I Corinthians 11:16 "But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God."
This has to do with women prophesying; Paul is saying that if someone simply cannot receive this don't let it be a problem for they can still find salvation. Paul is saying that a person either has ears to hear and understand or they don't. Don't get upset over someone's hang-up over women prophesying.
I Corinthians 11:17 "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse."
Remember from the early chapters there were many divisions within the church, and Paul wrote to set the Corinthians straight about those divisions. One of those divisions was on Communion, and now Paul is going to set them straight about the table of the Lord. In those early days of the church they had what we would call a "pot luck dinner", where everyone brought what each could afford, and they shared in the dinner. The purpose was for every one to bring what they had, and no one would know who provided the food and they all shared equally. The problem with the Corinthians church was that they were turning the Holy Communion into a pot luck supper. Only, instead of sharing with each other, the rich would go into their corner, and leave the poor out of a large portion of the food. So with this in mind, we will continue.
Paul is telling them if you think I am going to praise you for the divisions you have created through your dinners, you can forget it. Rather then pointing out the best in a person, this thing that they were doing was causing divisions in the church. Your traditions are hindering the spreading of the gospel.
I Corinthians 11:18 "For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it."
This is Paul's first point in his criticism. Paul knew that all of the Christians were not that way, but he could see where there were some trouble makers in the group that are stirring up trouble and causing divisions.
I Corinthians 11:19 "For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you."
"Heresies" as used here is "sects or factions" in the Greek text, and what Paul is saying is that sometimes God allows these faction to take place to test those Christians that have taken part in it, to see if they will repent and come closer to our Father. This becomes a matter of testing the spiritual fiber of each soul, and those that refuse to repent when they fall into such a condition will be manifest, or made known just what they are. Then others will know them for the gossiper that they are, and the fact that they refuse to get right with God through repentance. It is one thing to fall into such traps, but that doesn't mean that you have to stay in that fallen condition. God will test those that are in His service to see how faithful they are to Him. God wants you tested and "Manifested" or made known that you can be relied on when the going gets tough.
I Corinthians 11:20 "When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper."
Paul is saying that when you come together for one of these suppers and times of fellowship, that is not the time for the Lord's Supper. Those times were for social times and bringing the group together for the sake of meeting one another. They were partaking of the whole supper at that time and not what Christ became, WHICH IS OUR PASSOVER.
I Corinthians 11:21 "For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken."
You have one group that takes the eating to a point of being stuffed, and the others take the wine to the point of being drunken. The rich are drunk while the poor are hungry. How can you meditate on the Lord's supper when you are in those conditions? This is not what holy Communion is all about, and even today many Christians simply do not know the purpose of Communion.
I Corinthians 11:22 "What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not?"
Paul is asking them; What can I say to you? Don't you have your own houses to eat and get drunk in? If you are hungry, eat your supper before you come here, and if you want to get drunk, then do it at home and stay there. Do you so despise the house of God that you would come to the church of God and shame yourself and those that have not what you have? Paul is telling them, if you think that I will praise you on this matter, I praise you not.
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I Corinthians 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;"
Paul is telling the Corinthians that God has given him through the Holy Spirit every thing that he has taught you. It isn't my words but it is God's Words. This then is the Passover service, for Christ became our "Passover". Communion is the Passover, and it is done in remembrance of our Lord's sacrifice on the Cross. Jesus Christ paid the price for one and all times so that you and I could partake of the Holy Communion. This is the most reverent moment in all Christianity, and it is done that all Christians will take of the cup and the bread for the sake of keeping focused on the shed blood and stripes that Jesus took for our sins. It is the most precious moment of our worship.
The problem that we have today is that the church at large has lost focus on what Passover is all about, and even taken up the traditions of an heathen feast holiday. They call Passover by the name "Easter", after the heathen festival, the "feast of Ihstar". They bring in the bunnies and the easter eggs and all the fertility rights of the sexual orgies that the festival came from, and they call it of Christ.
Remember what we read earlier about the mixing of the two tables in the last chapter? You simply cannot do it. I CORINTHIANS 10:21 "YE CANNOT DRINK OF THE CUP OF THE LORD, AND THE CUP OF DEVILS: YE CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORD'S TABLE, AND OF THE TABLE OF DEVILS."
When you mix heathen custom with the precious time of Communion, your cup becomes polluted and becomes the the cup of devils, and you are taking of the table of the devils. Is that hard to understand? Sure it is a time of rejoicing, but it is also a time of provoking our Lord to Jealousy.
I Corinthians 10:22 "Do we provoke the Lord to Jealousy? are we stronger than He"
As you do those silly games of easter that originated from the old Baal-Ashroth sex orgies, what pleasure do you think our Father, and Jesus Christ is getting from your silly games? We have a jealous God, and you will not get away with your insults at His table, and it doesn't matter what you call that table and how righteous you think you are. When you play your games at the Lord's table it is not the Lord's table for the two just don't mix. Wake up.
Those eggs of easter have nothing to do with the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, and those other items that deal with the feast of Ishtar, such as the early morning services where the men face the sun to the east is straight from the sun worship of Baal. Do you think God gets any pleasure at all of your silly games, even though you do it in ignorance? Remember that there is no mixing of the things of Passover with the things of Ishtar or Easter. The things of the devil are to the devil and the things of the Lord are the Lord's. When you do what you do for the devil, even in ignorance, it make God jealous. You are supposed to be part of the bride of Christ, how do you think our Lord Jesus thinks of your ways when He sees you going whoring after Satan's toys?
When you bring those heathen customs into the church at Passover, you actually distract from the children's minds from the most sacred time of Christian worship of the entire year. I suppose in ignorance there is no sin, however now that you have read this writing, you are not in ignorance from this point on. Isn't there anyone anywhere in the church world that has the wisdom to question the foolishness that is going on in the name of our Lord's Table? It is time to get back into the true Communion and learn what the Passover is all about, for the death angel is about to Passover again very shortly.
Remember what we discussed earlier in this chapter? Keep yourself covered because of the angels. If you are part of the bride of Christ then this is directed to you. Our veil is Jesus Christ. If you don't get to this depth of understanding in our generation, you will be one of those "taken in the field" at the coming of Satan in his role of the spurious messiah [instead of Christ]. Paul is telling us to stop allowing heresy and unfavored practices to work into the house of God, for if you must do those silly things then do them away from God's house and out on your own. You will be held accountable as to how you treat the Lord's table and those precious things that are part of our Lord's table.
When you take on the blood of Christ you take on the veil, which causes the death angel Satan to pass over you. Satan will pass over your house, over your church, and over your family members.
I Corinthians 11:24 "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, "Take, eat, this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me."
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Jesus Christ's body received the stripes, and we receive the healing. If you ever want to take Communion at home, and you are not feeling well, this is the chapter that we are to remember, and read for this important time. Read these Scriptures from the twenty third verse on, and partake of the bread and the cup in Jesus name. This makes a good home Communion. That healing is just as sure today as it was in Jesus day, and we do it all "in remembrance of Him".
What were the other people doing at Corinth when they took the communion? They were stuffing their stomachs, and getting drunk and blurry-eyed. It wasn't in remembrance to Christ. We are to take the Communion in REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST'S BODY THAT TOOK THE STRIPES for YOU AND me. When you are taking the Communion, you are to concentrate on the shed blood of Christ's, many stripes of punishment that He took for the sacrifice for your and my sins. He is the one that is worthy, not you, for our worthiness is in Christ.
I Corinthians 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."
Jesus took the wine cup and stated exactly what the purpose the Communion cup was for. The purpose of taking the wine cup and drinking it, was to remember the shed blood of Christ that was given at the cross of Calvary. It was not taken to be a glutton, but to do it with the thankfulness and respect that we have for our Lord Jesus Christ for making that sacrifice for our sins. We do it as a symbol, that in remembrance of that wine reminds us of the blood, and when we repent it brings forgiveness for our sins, for we are sinners. However to take the communion to be a wine bibber is a dangerous thing. But we are to take the cup with our mind focused reverently and honestly set upon Christ the only perfect blood that ever walked the earth in the flesh.
It is our Father's love toward us that He himself paid the price for us, so that we would have forgiveness for our sins. So that we ourselves could enter back into the realm of God's perfection. We take on Christ's perfection, when our sins are laid on Him at our repentance. That is why it is absolutely required that our prayers are offered in "Jesus' name", for there is no other name under heaven whereby we can be saved and approach the throne of God.
I Corinthians 11:26 "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till He come.""
So Paul is warning us that we should not partake of the table of the Lord in a irresponsible manner, for we take it to remember the Lord's death. To remember the "crucifixion" which includes the when, what, where and why for the death of our Lord. Each of these points are important to our knowledge. For to teach Christ crucified all four of these things must come forth or you have not given the full story. The Kenites brought about Christ's crucifixion, and it happened in Jerusalem, where it was prophesied many years prior.
Genesis 3:15 "And I [God} will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy seed [the Kenites] and her Seed [Jesus Christ]; It [Christ] shall bruise thy [Satan's] head, and thou [Satan] shalt bruise His [Christ's] heel."
Eve's Seed is Jesus Christ, while Satan's seed are the children, to the last generation, called the "Kenites. When we take the word "seed back to the Strong's Hebrew dictionary it is # 2233; "zirmah" and in the Greek that is called "sperma". We call that in the English "sperm" and it is the "Posterity, carnally, child, fruitful." We know from Luke 3:23 to 38 that Jesus was of the lineage or blood line of Eve. Adams posterity is through Seth, and Satan's posterity is through "Cain". The Kenites are of the seed of Cain, who is the physical son of Satan.
John 8:44 "Ye [the Jewish Kenites] are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father ye will do. He [Cain] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he [Satan] speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he [Satan] is a liar, and the father of lies."
The death took place on the exact moment that God prophesied it would from the book of Daniel. Seventy times seven weeks of years, minus one week, to the exact day; four hundred and ninety years minus seven, from the time of Nehemiah's return to build the streets and walls of Jerusalem, the price was paid.
The "why" is the most important part of crucifixion, for we all know that we fall short of God's standards because we are weak within our selves. But when by the Holy Spirit we take Christ into ourselves, we become strong. Through the shed blood of Christ we have that way to salvation, back to fellowship with the Father. When we are part of the body of Christ, we become royalty of the very throne of God. Then God will take your life and mold you all over again into an active and helpful child of the living God. This is what the real meaning of Passover is. A renewing our your mind in remembrance of Christ.
I Corinthians 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."
The bread is the bread that is set aside for Communion, and the cup is the wine that is to be taken at the table of the Lord. It is the cup that signifies the blood of the Lord, that is to be drunk only at the table of the Lord. That cup brings forgiveness for your sins and makes you a new creature.
I Corinthians 11:28 "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup."
Paul is asking you personally, what are you thinking about when you are partaking of the cup and eating of the bread of the Lord's table? Are you filling your stomach for the pleasure of eating, and are you being a wine bibber? Examine yourself and see what your motives are when you take that cup to your lips. If your remembrance does not go back to the cross and the price that was paid there, if you can't eat and drink for your pleasure at home, then don't partake of the Holy Communion. If you can't remember those events that surround the crucifixion then examine yourself for what is in your mind. are your thoughts on the easter egg hunt that follows, or the bunnies that the kids play with, or is it on that new bonnet, or the breakfast that follows the early morning service? If your mind is not completely on the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, than don't take that cup. That is the only thing that matters.
I Corinthians 11:29 "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body."
If your mind is not in that remembrance mode, then you are drinking to your own damnation. Did you get that the subject here is "not discerning the Lord's body". My Christian friend, you had better not be thinking of those sins that you have committed in the past, make sure your entire focus is on the Lord's Body that was crucified for your sins, the shedding of His sin free blood to cover over them. It is Jesus Christ, God Himself, in a flesh and blood body who was able to make the sacrifice for the sins of mankind, for all of us that would believe in Him, repent of our sins, ask for His forgiveness, and invite His Holy Spirit to come live in our heart to cleanse it and make it righteous. Get your mind off those traditions of men that like to draw you from the table of the Lord, and focus it on the only place that God says is worthy of consideration at this time. Examine yourself as to what is in your mind and thoughts before you go to the table of the Lord.
I Corinthians 11:30 "For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."
If you receive the blood of Christ, then you will also receive the health laws, and the instruction for living in your flesh body. Those that do not understand the covering of the head that Paul is talking about, are spiritually dead. Jesus Christ is our covering, as we read earlier.
I Corinthians 11:31 "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged."
This means exactly what it says, when you know mankind. Can you judge yourself? The problem is that we always tend to show leniency towards ourselves when it comes time to judge ourselves. We let a lot of things that God hates fall through the cracks, and overlook many of our shortcomings. A man simply can't judge himself. If you are waiting to judge yourself when it is time for communion, then forget it. You will never be ready because there will always be something that will hinder your perfection. But when you consider the body of Christ, you had better know that Christ was worthy if you take of the cup.
Only God can judge man and he knows your heart and what is in your mind. This is why we must repent, and then focus on the cross of Christ. Then you are forgiven of your sins, and you are ready to take of the table of the Lord.
I Corinthians 11:32 "But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world."
When we are in Christ and we do wrong, then expect that God will make the corrections in our life. When God does the correcting it is just, and not as the justice that this world gives. If you are a servant of God, expect to be tested by God, for in the testing we get our strength. God loves His children and He does not want his children to be destroyed when the rest of the world is destroyed. The material things of this world shall pass, as will all those that seek to find their pleasure in them.
I Corinthians 11:33 "Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another."
Paul is urging the Corinthians and you and me that when we come together to partake of the table of the Lord, wait on each other and do it right.
I Corinthians 11:34 "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."
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