Paul’s warning

 

     The apostle Paul commented in several places on the subject of Communion. In his letter to the Corinthians, he expressed displeasure over the snobbishness of some wealthy feast participants over the poorer communion-takers’ lack of rich fare. He warned them to not turn the Communion into a social event where comparisons were made. Furthermore, he accused some of misunderstanding what constitutes the unified body of Christ. He suggested instead that all partakers should first eat their meal at home, then come to the Lord’s Communion and partake. This way, all members would come to the covenant on equal footing. He warned that eating and drinking the Communion without first understanding that wealth in terms of material and spiritual gifts makes no difference would put participants in danger of damnation. This he mentioned at length in 1 Cor 11:19-34. This part of his letter is oft quoted because it addresses fellowship among Christians...

 

     ...However, the less quoted passage (and more important one) pertaining to this subject of apostasy with non-Christians is found slightly earlier in that same letter. It levels a very strong warning to never partake of Communion with non-believers. Paul starts out by reminding everyone of what the Communion consists:

 

     1 Cor 10:16-17 "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?

     The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? (v.17) For we being many are

      one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."

 

     Communion is of YHVH’s Christ, not Osiris, not Allah, not the many gods of Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Star Trek-ism, animism, voodoo, secularism, Wicca, “the great spirit in the sky”, or some unknowable “force”. Paul was clearly making a rhetorical remark. He knew his readers should know the answer.

 

     Then came Paul's warning…

 

     (1 Cor 10:20) “But I say, that the things, which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:

     and I would not that you should have fellowship with devils.” (v.21) “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord,

     and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.”

 

     That is, if one partakes of Christian communion yet lives like a non-believer; allowing others to influence you into thinking/acting contrary to Christian thought/practice, then this is no different than taking communion with non-believers. That person is in danger of eating and drinking the sacrifice of Satan. At this juncture you might think it an impossibility that you or anyone you know could ever mistake one for the other or that you would ever be coerced. But prophecy would prove you wrong. Just keep that in mind when you see it happening around you.

 

* This oath written in the Song of Solomon 8:6-7 is prophetic of Christ (representing the House of Judah) and His Bride, the House of Israel (all those who profess Christ). It is one of the most beautiful ever written. Verse 7 is the more popular of the two verses.

     The arm is the place of power, yet the hand does any work is attached to it. Heart in Hebrew refers to “mind” (behind the forehead). Contrast this sealing with the Mark of the Beast, which as you recall, is placed on the "right hand and forehead" (Rev 13:16). Notice - it's the right hand to this very day, this is the oath hand. Different seals, same body sites. You may recall: Yah and YHVH are forms of the God of Heaven’s sacred name, which is simply...“I AM” as He told Moses.

 

     Here it is, translated in a truer form from the Hebrew than is found in the KJV:

 

                                 "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.

                                                         For love is stronger than death,

                                               Yah’s passion more jealous than the grave.

                                                      The coals therefore are coals of fire,

                                                         The vehement flames of YHVH..."

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