83 Our Communion in God (Hidden in Christ)

 

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#83: In Conclusion
Our Communion in God (Hidden in Christ)

Opening Scripture:

Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place [the place where God dwells] by [means of] the Blood of Jesus, by this new and living way which He initiated and opened for us through the veil [as in the Holy of Holies], that is, through His flesh [His broken Body], and since we have a great and wonderful Priest [who rules] over the house of God, let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]. (Hebrews 10:19-24 AMP)

What is the purpose of Communion? Like the Passover Meal it reminds us of what God has done. But also it reminds us of what God as yet desires to do. Salvation not being the end, but the beginning of what God has for each one of us. It is a birth; the Door opening to the vastness of the Dreams and of the very Person of God. The word ‘Communion’ what does it mean to you? Communication … it is a dialogue. It is also a Commune, the joining and being made part of the Community of Heaven. But most importantly Communion is dining in the very Person of Christ Jesus, and as you dine so too are you fed of Heaven. 

A number of Scriptures speak of this: in Revelation 3:20, it speaks of how Jesus always knocks at your door. And if you would ‘hear His Voice’ and open your heart to Him, so too will He come in and ‘dine’ together with you. And in Luke 12:37 Jesus speaks of how He desires to prepare you a Meal whereby He has you ‘recline’ and ‘dressing Himself to serve’ waits upon you. And in John 7:38 it speaks of how from your innermost being ‘rivers of living water’ will flow. My testimony of this is expressed in a chapter titled, “My Jesus Loves to Cook me Pancakes”. This chapter is about how, as a dear and most close trusted Friend, Jesus likes to surprise me coming to my home new and fresh each day.

I was speaking of this to a lady recently, of whom has been suffering greatly from anxieties, fears, and worries. Her daughters as well suffer the same, even with thoughts of suicide. I was sharing these things of how one can make a ‘date’ with Jesus, and how important and valuable this is. And how Jesus desires to come and have you recline in His Presence and minister into your life. I said that if she would open herself up and make a ‘date’ with Jesus each day to meet with Him, He would come. Pray about your needs, yes, but more importantly pray for encounter, and when He is ready He will come. And do you know what, the next day she came and told me that she did what I said, and had made 4pm her time with Jesus. She said that such a Peace came over her, something that she has not experienced before. This, as we know, is but the residue of the Presence of God. 

Scripture continued:

For by the one offering He has perfected forever and completely cleansed those who are being sanctified [bringing each believer to spiritual completion and maturity]. And the Holy Spirit also adds His testimony to us [in confirmation of this]; for after having said, “THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL IMPRINT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL INSCRIBE THEM [producing an inward change],” He then says, “AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS ACTS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE [no longer holding their sins against them].” Now where there is [absolute] forgiveness and complete cancellation of the penalty of these things, there is no longer any offering [to be made to atone] for sin. (Hebrews 10:14-18 AMP)

We can go to God with our needs and problems; that is good and that is right. But God has a greater desire and vision for each one of us, so let Him become greater than your needs, your issues and your problems. You can live under problems, going from one problem to another, but raise your sights higher than problems – and seek the Face of God. For Jesus, as the Door, in Him one is given a Grace, Peace, and Strength that surpasses understanding (Phil. 4:7). 

Keep your sights set High in Him and it will be He who raises your sights even higher and higher (Col. 3:2-3). Even to be taken in Visions and Dreams, with Ideas and Doors continually opened (Acts 2:17). Keep raising your sights High in Him and you’ll find yourself replaced by Him, His Presence will come upon you in very real ways – inexpressible. The continual heart-chatter of the Lord will speak in your soul and thought-life; these Whispers of the Lord that are laced with the burning Joy and Love of God. And when you think that your sights are high in Him they are only taken higher and higher (1 Cor. 2:9-10, Ex. 24:9-10). And now when you look at problems and needs they appear so small, even the mountains of impossibilities; and when you speak you see great change (Matt. 17:20, 18:3).

Before you were always living under problems and needs, going from one battle to another; but God has raised you up above them, something has been given you from Above. And in the course of time you see impossible problems just fade as ‘chaff’ in the Wind (Is. 41:14-16, John 3:8). For you are abiding in the ‘Community’ of the Kingdom of God; walking among the Hosts of Heaven … and been taken Places where man cannot go. Now one can better understand the word ‘Blessings’; for this is Jesus and His Angels scheming and working together for your good. But now also is the word ‘Anointing’ better understood; for this is where you scheme together with Jesus and His Angels releasing good. 

Such is the Power of the Blood and the Body broken of the Lord; the Wine and the Bread. And as you dine in Him, in the Banqueting Halls of Heaven (Is. 25:6, 55:1-2, SoS 2:3-4), it is Jesus that has lifted you out from the ‘miry mud’ (Ps. 40:2) and has set you in such high Honour. It is He who has taken you out of the ‘gutter and alleyways’ (Luke 14:21) and has set you within the Company of God. This not for the self-sufficient or the righteous, but for the broken and the hungry. 

Adam walked with God in the cool of the evening. So too as ‘My child’ are you to the praise of His Glory (Eph. 1:12) ...

“Call to me, and I will answer you,

and will tell [and show] you

great and hidden things,

which you do not know

[mighty, mysterious, and unsearchable].”

(Jeremiah 33:3)

Amen.