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We are a small group of people who believe in daily Communion at home.We also meet from house to house once per week or in some cases once per month. My wife Camille is also a cradle catholic and I was raised methodist. We were both part of the evangelical awakeing of the early 70's and Charismatic Renewal - both crossed denominational lines.
In 2012, Camille and I started to have Communion together in our living room as a result of several things that started to occur in our life. I like to say that Revelation 3:20 says Behold, I stand at the door and knock and if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into them and dine with them and them with Me. there were 40 years between the two evenst. Jesus dined at my table everyday and ate everything I served Him. Buut the day finally came when (Psalm 23) Jesus became my Good Shepherd and led me to His Table. My wife and i have been dining at His Table on the bread of his Holy Flesh and drinking the wine of His Prescious Blood!
By January of 2013 something happened we now call CommunionFire. It is what some saints describe as encountering the real presence of Jesus or the Jewish people called the face of Elohim. When Jesus presented the last passover and the first Holy Eucharist, He could because He is God. Now we have access into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus. You know all this because of good catholic formation.
Very tempted to become Roman Catholic or Antiochean American Orthodox, we realized the Lord is calling us to Himself with a message for the other 650 Million Believers who are not Eastern Orthodox or Roman Catholic or Communion Centric in their worship like Anglicans or Lutherans. There are 650 Million evangelicals, charismatics and non-communion-centric protestants.
This is a daunting task for anyone so I'm glad that we know Jesus is building His Church and each one of us are His partners in various ways. We believe that Jesus blesses the bread we present and the wine we present with a simple act of faith asking His blessing upon it. We believe He takes it, blesses it, breaks it and returns it to us as His Flesh and Blood. That's what Jesus calls it again and again in John 6. So, we do as well!
His flesh was torn for our healing, and like the veil in the Temple on the Day of the Crucifixion, the middle wall of partition created by the Law and the architecture of heaven given to Moses, Ezekiel and Solomon. Now He shares His presence with us as we respond to His invitation to sit at Table with Him. We come empty handed, hungry and thirsty for anything and everything He wants to share with us. As we eat, we enter His presence and His life is imparted within us. As we drink, His life flows into and floods us with His eternal realm. As Wesley said, "Communion becomes Communication". As St. Ephraem of Syria said in 350A.D. "It is the Bread of Medicine and Wine of Fire". At first we felt very alone but after six months we started sharing about our encounters with others.
So yes! We do believe that Holy Communion miraculously transforms the bread and wine we offer to become His Flesh and Blood. Another note to all this is that in these last days we see Amos 9:11-15 and Acts 15:12-21 with the prophecy of James that we are in a day like King David's Day, one generation was freed to worship the Lord where the Ark of the Covenant was placed in an open tent on Zion. For one generation all the tribe of Levi lived there for 33 years woshiping 24/7 inventing instruments and writing and singing psalms. We believe CommunionFire, or even Renewal in the Divine Liturgy and Eucharist and Holy Communion will become central and supreme and for some even house to house. Communion is about a personal, one on one, intimate relationship with Jesus.
For those who do not know this, who try every way to find His presence through any other means than His prescribed "Do this to remember Me", we believe that 2 Corinthians 3:18, 4:18 and 5:17 give us the understanding that we cannot transform ouselves. We cannot by our own strnegth do anything on our own volition. it is the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus that leads us back to His love and presence again and again. his love like the oceans pound our hearts with wave after wave of His grace every 5 seconds. In His grace His goodness leads us to His Table. There we dine on His great and precious promises and thereby are partakers of His divine nature.
We are so excited to know the fullness of His love and the life He died to share with us! Alleluia! We now have thousands of handwritten pages documenting our encounters and experiences and those of 100 others. There are hundreds of posts in www.communionfire.com and www.bobbebold.com. We have a private site where others post how The CommunionFire Experience is changing lives and giving birth to new and wonderfuul ministries.
With all our hearts we look for the Second Coming of Jesus who promises "Those who eat My flesh and drink My blood will have eternal life and I will raise them up on the last day. He also says that this simple eternal meal allows His life to become a part of ours and ours a part of His. It brings the eternal into the realm of the temporal and takes the temporal into the eternal. his life in exchage for our belief.
We say His Flesh and His Blood are supernatural in every degree. Like the miracle of luciano in 700 A.D. the miracle of the Eucharist in the Monstrance still shows the Flesh and Blood miracle 1300 years later as still fresh! The miraculous apparitions of Guadalupe, Lourdes, Fatima and others approved and under consideration... show us that Jesus loves to reveal His life, love and family in ways that make us feel a part of what is going on in heaven. Soon the prayer will be fully answered. the conversion, transformation and conformity will reveal that the Bride is ready and we will be invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Communion and its Fire are the glory of Jesus when we spend time with Him at His Table.
I hope these comments are not too long-winded but as you can see I am on fire! So is my wife Camille. I now do a "Go Live" on my Facebook site each morning around 9:45 a.m. where I share Communion with those who would like to see and listen in or join us!
The Lord Bless you Protect you, Provide for and Prosper you and give you His Peace,
With Love in Christ Jesus to you your family and community of faith,
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/communionfire/ (private site ask for free membership)
https://www.facebook.com/bob.bonnell ("Go Live" site 9:45 a.m Tuesday - Friday)
http://www.communionfire.com/ (can use a search window here)
http://www.bobbebold.com/ (no search window... but can scroll or click on months)
He will take care of the rest...
Let the Children come; all who are weary and overwhelmed come; all who hunger and thirst, come; all who have no money come - buy and eat! Then when you have found you place at my Table go and bring those who cannot come - who are sick, broken, blind and crippled. Then go out into the highays and find the wandering and lead them by the hand to my House and My Table. And some go into the byways and find those who are wondering and compel them with My invitation and love to please come for the days are short and I want to fill my Table and my house.
#BeBoldBelieve! Communion is how and where we encounter Jesus until He returns for us in the clouds with power and great glory. #BeBoldBelieve!
"Those who do have a seat at My Table" Jesus tells us. When you sit down and dine with Him and upon His presence,, eternity awakens. The veil is torn, the curtain opens to His stage and suddenly, quickly, quietly, peacefully, everything becomes peaceful and holy. You can sense He is within You by eating the Communion bread and drinking the Communion wine. You are within Him in His Glory, as you experience Him in Communion.
He is there: around you, in you and in all you do and say all day and night (good, bad or indifferent) embracing you. Let Him and He will reveal Himself through you. Believe Jesus as the source and summit of who you are!!
He alone is your personal Deliverer, Savior, Lord, Provider and Healer;
Jesus Christ is God's manifestation to you "on earth as in heaven" revealing His Love, Joy, Peace, Humanity, Holiness, Royalty & Servanthood.
Believe Jesus is Real. If you can't ask Him. He is your ever present helper.
Believe that the name of Jesus Christ is God's Name, given to His Son, when He was born into this world to demonstrate His love for you. His name is above every name. We can call upon Him in our heart, mind inner voice or outer voice and God hears us.
Believe that He alone is worthy of our Worship, Praise and Thanksgiving!
There are no other gods. All other gods are made up, false and totally unreliable. There is only one Jesus who made you, knows you and knows how to share His life with you in a way that you alone understand. When you believe, it begins and you leave the journey of this life to start sharing the journey of eternity with Him. Then you will see others as He sees them because you see Him. Then you will see life as He intended you to, full of grace and truth. You will walk in the light of His way, truth and lifestyle set free from the demands that others place upon you.
Believe in Jesus as your High Priest, after the order of Melchizzadek, as Intercessor leading the way in heaven by Communion on earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Jesus is God with The Father and The Holy Spirit, Believe, His Mother is the Holy and Eternal Virgin Mary, His Queen and ours, Queen of heaven and co-intercessor with us to Jesus with all Saints, preparing The Bride for Him, along with Holy Saint Joseph, selected by God the Father to be head of the Holy Family as earthly father to Jesus and earthly partner of Mary, to demonstrate the divine nature of family as God designed it to be; those who have Jesus at the center of their daily lives in a house He provides and meakes home.
By Jesus Christ we know that God intends His mercy is new every morning falling like rain and sunshine upon the just and the unjust and that He crowns those who believe with lovingkindness every day as we sit at His Table.
Believe in Him and that in Him we live and move and breathe and find our being, purpose and eternal life. Believe that He is the eternal source of all Faith, Hope and Charity in this life and that His promises to us allow us to partkae of His divine nature. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift and is the author of your faith from chapter one and throughout our lives in this world, for without Him we are nothing, have no story and are left to our own dead end and devices, without eternal purpose, as those without the hope of His resurrection who await eternal judgment.
Those who believe in their heart can speak freely of His love and Lordship, His kindness and goodness, and his absolute mercy and do so without reserve by whatever means He enables them. Those who believe as He has said, will have eternal life with Him and He will raise you up on the last day. Until that moment, we are uickened by the same Holy Spirit that raised Him from the dead. He now comes to us in the form of Holy Communion so that we can touch, feel and know Him, personally, one on one, and intimately experience His grace, forgiveness and blessings.
Through the Holy Bread of his Flesh, the Holy Scriptures become Him in the flesh to us and we see His Face and His love; as He is, where He is for who He is in that moment and by His Spirit and the Holy Wine of His Blood becomes the very oxygen of heaven that we breathe in this life. Each breath carries withiin it His voice, His whisper to the new creation and we understand our Communion upon Him is our Communion with Him and it is for us heaven's communication within us and to us.
Believe His eternal words of life. He communicates in a language that we understand and in the language of Pentecost and Heaven. By His embrace and Holy Ghost touch, wind and fire, in Communion, He frames our new eternal world by our relationship with Him at His Table and throughout the activities He prepares us for each day and throughout our lives.
He surrounds us within Himself by those who have believed and are with us constantly as a cloud of heavenly witnesses, saints and angels, with whom we pray for all souls everywhere without judgement, crticicism or variableness of love. We also are in Communion Fellowship with with those who believe with us in Him. We share His Table of grace and mercy. We share our encounters and revelations. We share our experiences and understand because we believe and worship together sharing with one another without regard for ourselves.
There is just one ongoing flow of heavenly vision, encounters and experiences expressed in the presence of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ when we sit down with Him at His Table. We commence by His grace and provision of all things to freely dine in His Holy Presence upon Him as our Bread of Life. We also drink from the River of Life, Mercy and Goodness supplied by His Most Prescious Blood. Now each one of us can say, "I love you Lamb of God, Lion of Heaven, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for You alone are worthy of all prase! #BeBoldBelieve 2016/9/26
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31(NKJV)
"She was homeless but whenever I offered to help out she took me to lunch! So I would pick her up and head out of town and let her buy me a dollar hamburger and small soda. I went a little out of town because I didn't want others to misconstrue a homeless person buying me lunch. Then one day she asked to be taken to Walmart to pick up a few things she needed. As I got out of the car with her I was nervous. Who will I run into what will they think... as these kinds of thoughts an through my mind the Lord said, "I am the King of kings and the Lord of lords and I'm not ashamed to be seen with... YOU!" It was a profound moment, life changing." A personal story shared under the Surfside Pier.
It was that kind of morning.
It has become increasingly obvious that among our small ranks something has happened. Our lives are being touched by the Lord in a way that our vulnerability to others and our overflow from the blessings received at The Lord's Table overflow to others in our daily lives.
Sharon: I saw a target in front of me just before I had Communion then in the bread of life as I ate I saw an eagle's head and then the drawing of an eagle in flight in front of me on a piece of paper. In the wine of Jesus' blood the eagle took off from the paper and started soaring into the sky! Isaiah 40:31 has always been my life scripture, like a theme to me.
Bob: as soon as I ingested the Bread of Jesus' flesh I heard "Its springtime in heaven!" and then "That is... many springs flowing, pouring out from heaven on you" then in the wine of Jesus' blood the voice of the Lord continued, "Pouring out My eternal life in you."
Camille: As I ate the Blessed Bread I saw Jesus in the Bread and He just said, "Everlasting Life!" and then as I had he blessed wine Jesus held the wine and toasted us! (As if for all eternity it was the one thing He always looked forward to.)
Joe: I don't usually see something but right away I saw pages flying... I think it was a Bible... then with the Wine I got my super peace... (Joe just received a Bible from his wife this week... and said... maybe I'm supposed to read more Scriptures!)
Mary: In the bread I thought of Jesus welcoming the little children and then in the wine I heard John Denver singing "Fly Away" (Are you kidding!? Wow!)
Veronica: I was thinking about a prophecy someone gave me in 2010 and as we prayed, "Lord I want to do more for you!" Then when I received the Bread of Jesus' flesh The Lord said, "Now is the time! The best is yet to come! Then when I had the cup of the precious blood, the Spirit said, "Hold-On!!!!" Note: It has begun - "Little Missions to Pray with People"
George: I couldn't stop from thinking about a show that I saw about Divine Intervention. One motorcyclist was struck by lightning and when the paramedics had given him up a lady appeared and placed a Bible on his chest and then she got up and left and the man was came back to life. There was another story about a fireman, seasoned veteran who was surrounded by fire and he knelt down knowing this was probably it for him and a lady showed up in his line of vision and she pointed toward a wall. He got up and went there and when he pushed on the wall it was a door and he fell through it to the parking lot!
Don: I saw a flat bright laser light come through between the bottom of a door and the floor and the light digitized into a human form and it was Jesus surrounded by the light of glory. Then I saw the stone rolled away.. and in my heart I felt like shouting "Ta-Dah!"
August 28, 2016
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 SIRACH 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
My child, conduct your affairs with humility,
and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.
Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,
and you will find favor with God.
What is too sublime for you, seek not,
into things beyond your strength search not.
The mind of a sage appreciates proverbs,
and an attentive ear is the joy of the wise.
Water quenches a flaming fire,
and alms atone for sins.
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11
R. (cf. 11b) God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.
The just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice.
Sing to God, chant praise to his name;
whose name is the LORD.
R. God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.
The father of orphans and the defender of widows
is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth prisoners to prosperity.
R. God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.
A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance;
you restored the land when it languished;
your flock settled in it;
in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy.
R. God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.
Reading 2 HEBREWS 12:18-19, 22-24A
Brothers and sisters:
You have not approached that which could be touched
and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness
and storm and a trumpet blast
and a voice speaking words such that those who heard
begged that no message be further addressed to them.
No, you have approached Mount Zion
and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,
and countless angels in festal gathering,
and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven,
and God the judge of all,
and the spirits of the just made perfect,
and Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant,
and the sprinkled blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel.
Alleluia MATTHEW 11:29AB
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord,
and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel LUKE 14:1, 7-14
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.
He told a parable to those who had been invited,
noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,
do not recline at table in the place of honor.
A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him,
and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say,
‘Give your place to this man,’
and then you would proceed with embarrassment
to take the lowest place.
Rather, when you are invited,
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
For every one who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Then he said to the host who invited him,
“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,
do not invite your friends or your brothers
or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors,
in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
By John Denver
All of her days have gone soft and cloudy, all of her dreams have gone dry.
All of her nights have gone sad and shady, She's getting ready to fly.
Fly away, fly away, fly away.
Life in the city can make you crazy for sounds of the sand and the sea.
Life in a high-rise can make you hungry for things that you can't even see.
Fly away, fly away, fly away.
In this whole world there's nobody as lonely as she,
there's nowhere to go and there's nowhere that she'd rather be.
She's looking for lovers and children playing, she's looking for signs of the spring.
She listens for laughter and sounds of dancing, she listens for any old thing.
Fly away, fly away, fly away .
In this whole world there's nobody as lonely as she,
there's nowhere to go and there's nowhere that she'd rather be.
All of her days have gone soft and cloudy, all of her dreams have gone dry.
All of her nights have gone sad and shady, She's getting ready to fly.
Fly away, fly away, fly away, fly away.
Where are my days, where are my nights? Where is the Spring? I wanna fly, I wanna fly:
While surrounded by the chaos of this world, He is busy converting us and transforming us and conforming us to the Eternal Reality of His Kingdom.
Communion. The Eucharist. The Lord's Supper. The Qurbana...
Jesus Flesh & Blood as Bread and Wine
Through the broken "veil" of His Flesh given to each one of us by Him as living manna from our bread, we forget this world for a moment and enter His reality. In His presence we get a glimpse of Him and He opens the eyes of our spirit to see what He has prepared for us. Even one quick moment continues to open up and unfold throughout the rest of our life. It is an eternal seed that continues to grow and multiply. Then there we encounter a "river of life" that flows from His heart into ours. His love flows in the form of heaven's wine coursing into your body and influencing every nerve and cell, spirit, soul and body.
His Invitation to dine at His Table and to dine on what He had prepared for us through a morsel and a sip of His Flesh and Blood as real food, is like a key that starts your spirit engine. The fuel of His meal and the spark of the Holy Spirit awakens and quickens your spirit and translates you into His eternalness!
Here's what each person encountered or experienced on sunday under the Surfside Pier!
In the 40 days between Resurrection and Pentecost, Jesus shared about the realities of His Eternal Kingdom. Clothed in His resurrected body in the face of this temporal world He appeared to the disciples and Apostles. He appeared to be like a flashlight planted in the sand, lighting the way to eternal life.
After He ascended, He sent His Holy Spirit to all who believed.
They have been leaving their imprints in the sands of this planet one generation after another for almost 2000 years as a witness to those of us who follow. (Even under the Surfside Pier in South Carolina!)
He is still here.
He's never left us or forsaken us.
When us eggheads believe, we are hanging in space without purpose or direction. He comes to us in the real food of bread and wine. By His loving hands it "becomes" His Flesh & Blood, if you believe. So then, Be Bold Believe!
Then we are invited to dine with Him at His Table, for the meal He has prepared just for you. In that meal He continues to translate us into the reality of His realm, His Kingdom by sharing, surrounding us in His presence.
* Heaven surrounds us with a huge sky of bright clouds above, as eternal witnesses from heaven's grandstand; in the face of this world that surrounds us in its chaos! And in the sand below, Jesus opens our eyes to see a million footprints in the sand of those who also were led to His Table of goodness and mercy.
* When we gather at His Table (though surrounded by our enemies) the sounds of His waves of grace pounds our hearing with songs from his oceans of love as far as the eye can see to flood us with heavenly joy and peace..
* There He feeds us as He did the multitudes of 4,000 and the 5,000 in the open countryside. He does not with feed us with bread and fish or heavenly manna and gourmet quail from the sky. He feeds us with Himself. He comes to us as Heaven-infused and prepared Meal. It is a morsel of the "new eternal manna" and a sip of living water turned to wine in His glory that He calls His Flesh & Blood.
* He surrounds us in His perfect pure presence as the light streaming of heaven and as He places His hands upon the bread and wine we bring to Him the light turns into a pulsating rainbow of His Promise encircling our hearts, minds and bodies. As it surrounds us we are translated for a moment to catch a glimpse of the King in His glory or the Shepherd in His field or the mighty Creator of time and space to become transformed to be, like Him; Full of Grace and Truth!
CommunionFire embraces us for just a moment. We get one quick glimpse and discover spiritual cognizance of the gracious power of The Holy Spirit. He reveals the Glory of Jesus Christ. It is greatest when we are in at His Table in Communion with Him just as He prescribes. This awareness is heightened even more if we are still for a moment. He opens our eyes in His presence (the CommunionFire) and and our ears to hear the Spirit is saying from the mouth of Jesus.
As we looked out into the Ocean beyond the Pier someone said, "George! Look its the boat!" As though Jesus had been looking towards us and preaching all the time! Just a glimpse of His face and we see and hear all eternity.
Take me home Emmaus Road! : )
Listen to John Denver's Lyrics as though it is Jesus Singing to you right now!
24 hours later:
I forgot to finish that in the wine Don saw the egg start to spin and two hands like those of a magician on either side and as the egg began to spin, it turned into, became the earth spinning.
Newton's Laws of motion? (see below)
What might the same principle be in the realms of Jesus Christ - from the physical translation/transition/transformation into the Spirit? We are "at rest" in Christ while surrounded by chaos. While surrounded by chaos, He is busy converting us, transforming us and translating his realm into our lives, thoughts, motivations and speech - and we are hardly aware of the power of His grace constantly at work within us and in all situations around us. Our spiritual cognizance of the gracious power of His glory is perhaps greatest when we are in communion with Him as He prescribed it.
When Don shared with us what he encountered and experienced during communion in the CommunionFire, the imagery was explained by a third grader sitting with us as she explained anything can happen when "we rest in the Lord", even if an outside force tries to upset us. The law of the Lord is perfect bringing conversion to His design to restore our soul (mind, will and emotions).
"For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the Law of sin and death! Romans 8:2
And if that same Spirit that raised christ from the dead dwells in you He shall quicken you mortal body! Romans 8:10-14
While "at rest" at His Table we are being constantly transformed by feeding on His grace, love, life, mercy and goodness first as a morsel of bread and sip of wine - that when He blesses it it becomes for us a meal of His Word become Flesh and Blood that like a fire consumes what is not from Him and purifies and tempers all that is eternal from Him. In His presence through the veil of His flesh and blood we encounter and experience all that He prepares personally for us each moment we dine at His Table.
The Physics Classroom » Physics Tutorial » Newton's Laws » Newton's First Law
Newton's Laws - Lesson 1 - Newton's First Law of Motion
(Though known as one of the great minds of science in all of history he was also, and perhaps an even greater, Christian Theologian!
By the way, Sir Isaac Newton
Newton's First LawIn a previous chapter of study, the variety of ways by which motion can be described (words, graphs, diagrams, numbers, etc.) was discussed. In this unit (Newton's Laws of Motion), the ways in which motion can be explained will be discussed. Isaac Newton (a 17th century scientist) put forth a variety of laws that explain why objects move (or don't move) as they do. These three laws have become known as Newton's three laws of motion. The focus of Lesson 1 is Newton's first law of motion - sometimes referred to as the law of inertia.
Newton's first law of motion is often stated as: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Partakers of His Divine Nature!
It is interesting that when we did the Lilly of the Valley exercise and the word was "Jesus" 3 people said they saw shafts of light breaking through a dark, overcast sky. Sunrays or "Son Rays" breaking through like a shaft of light or shafts. One saw the face of Jesus, another saw the sideview face of Jesus and I saw Jesus sitting on a stone surrounded by children. (Bridget was too shy at that moment to share) The other person saw and felt "LOVE" at just the name of Jesus. We are His children and the sheep of His pasture.
CommunionFire translates or communicates from heaven because of our utter and total dependence on Jesus, no matter our condition.
Jesus shares His love and life and when He does we are being made whole. He is busy transforming us by the sheer power of the life and love He feeds us by pulling back the veil of this life to share His presence with us right now. It is but that single, simple "taste" that enables us to "see"
O taste and see that the Lord is good. It is the goodness of God that brings us into the realm of His ability to transform us and make us whole.
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me
Okay - so then there is the ray of light or shafts of light breaking in overhead down upon us. Jesus is the light that lights upon every person that comes into the world. He is the light that continually shines in the darkness and that the darkness cannot, will not and refuses to comprehend. But no matter, Jesus says in John 6, "If anyone believes, they have eternal life" and that "He will raise them up on the last day" and "when He appears we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is." 1 John 3:2
The Testimony of Jesus
(How Jesus Communicates His Life to Us in Communion with Him)
The 1st Hand Witness of His Testimony in CommunionFire
(How He Weaves us into the Fabric of His Story Personally)
Overcomers of Death and Darkness in Him and we are transformed by Him to Become More Than Conquerors Through Him.
Revelation 12:9-12 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
Revelation 19:9-13 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” 10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God..."
This is how the Lord hurls down the dragon who is constantly day and night making accusations against individuals the Church: By the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Their story is a day to day story of an eternal relationship and union with Jesus Christ through his Flesh and Blood. He shares His story with us personally and applies His life and love to ours and the result is that we become 1st hand witnesses of His grace, mercy, love and goodness. when we witness or share with other s the light of Christ in our lives, it splits their darkness and hurls the dragon out of the picture and the light of Jesus rules and reigns at least for that brief, shining, eternal moment and it is enough light of his glory within us and glory revealed in His presence that we are bathed in His glory and we feed on his glory and are thereby transformed by His glory from one degree of glory to another. Jesus wants His testimony to become our story. As His witnesses in CommunionFire our relationship with Him increases in every communion. that is why the Revelator, prophet St. John, the Apostle declares for the Lord in Revelation 19:10 that,
"The Testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Prophecy = propheteia/propheteuo/prophetes = the gift of communicating (in communion with) and enforcing revealed truth (revelation of His realm or reality); from the root words:
Pro (of place: before or in front of; or beforehand) + Phemi (shine, Bring To LIGHT (revelation from what is hidden treasure to be opened and seen, what was in darkness now seen in the light of Jesus presence - Psalm 36:9, Isaiah 45:1-8) elevating one idea over another (as providing 'forward motion' as shared by Jesus (The Word - Logos - life source) through the power of the Holy Spirit (The Logos pronounced/breathed as Rhema - the Life Giver/Giving) as heaven's communication through our Communion - (with/by) Jesus surrounding us in His glory outwardly and His glory within us as his blood speaks or communicates with us giving us remembrances and even sharing about things forward in time from the next hour to the final hour in His CommunionFire.
Jesus comes to us Himself as The Word made Flesh, by His Flesh (transformed bread as heavenly bread, not like O.T. manna but N.T. hidden Manna with His eternal (DNA) properties as food and drink for your spirit). By The Word as His Blood we drink, (in the physical transformed wine - He demonstrated this by his first miracle John 2:3-12) as He did when He was conceived within his Mother Mary. In His presence through the veil of his flesh, broken and torn to make a way for us and His presence within us as the wine of His Blood courses through our physical body awakening, reviving and filling us with the Fire of His Word within us. We partake of that divine nature which He has prepared specifically as the "meal" He has perfectly prepared for you personally in each and every Communion encounter or experience. One mosel of bread and one sip of wine, blessed by Him and received from Him physically at His Table, becomes the New Manna that feeds, nourishes and fills your spirit with revelation of eternal life and promise of rapture. By this we become partakers day-to-day or as often as you do this. from the root words:
Phos: Light, source of light, radiance (Jesus) especially in terms of what He manifests, reveals, shares, manifestation of god's self-existent life to us personally through our relationship in Communion with His Son by His Spirit. Divine illumination to reveal and impart life, (like a shaft of light piercing through a dark overcast sky straight into your heart and mind from Jesus, the source.
(1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18 (7-18); 4:18 (1-18); 5:17(1-21))
Phaino: To bring to light, cause to appear (Prolongation for the base of phos; to lighten (shine), Show (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative) -- appear, seem, be seen, shine, X think) As the action of Jesus in CommunionFire what He shows you/us; or what we see when He appears; He is the action - we may look upon Him, His face or even His foot on a marble floor (as my wife saw in Communion this morning); His presents reveals presents! He shares His promises, assurance, healing, wholeness in clearer and clearer ways to us.
John 1:15-18 (grace upon grace), Romans 5:14-16 (greater grace) Acts 4:32-24 (great/abundant grace); Psalm 84:7, Psalm 84 All (Strength to strength); Romans 1:16-17 (Faith to faith); 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (Glory to glory)
Lego: To say, speak, tell (originally, "lay down to sleep," used later of "laying an argument to rest," i.e. bringing a message to closure) to break the silence, lay out and bring to conclusion, lay to rest - ongoing speech as in prayer tongues, worship, praising God with utterances; in CommunionFire to encounter the telling, sharing, voice of the Lord by His Spirit in the Bread of life/revelation (Flesh) or especially in the Wine of life/fire (Blood) that speaks of better things than that of Abel. from further roots "Epo", "Phemi", "Rheo", "Laleo"
Psalm 29, Hebrews 12:24, 29 (18-29); Exodus 23:20-33 and all of 24, John 4, 14-16 (The Spirit of truth speaks - as The Presence of Jesus, as the/from the reality and realm of Jesus - a flash of light can "say, tell, speak" without words, a location "over here, over there, at 10 o'clock or 5 o'clock "I saw..." speaks without words but the description speaks, "rays" or "shaft of light" pouring down upon your heart and then/or springing up within like a fountain into your thoughts a from the spirit/heart by the power of the Holy Spirit - like seeing a 'sign on the road' that gives further direction or warning. The voice of the Lord speaks and tells and says sometimes with words verbally, or without words by pictures and understood inferences, feelings, sense, or simple clear mindedness as in discerning something you had no other way of knowing except that it was "given" you.
And there is more set of "Amazingnesses" from #CommunionUnderthePier on July 17. More tomorrow... all this happened within the space of one hour 10am - 11am! I have spent 12 hours in research and writing alone already... but there is one more set of phenomenons that must be examined. Have a blessed day! #gotcommunion?
After 2 1/2 years the Lord has been directing us into a new format. We opened with some sharing. Charles spoke about Screwtape Letters and Veronica shared about her "defining moment". After we enjoyed some good worship we came to the Lord's Table. We asked the Lord's blessing on the bread to be His body and the wine to be His blood Then as led by the Spirit, we shared our encounters and experiences. After a 5 minute break we looked at The continuing ministry of Jesus in Acts 10. We finished the evening with prayer, praise and thanksgiving. The following is a quick review of this evening's sharing from the CommunionFire. (Acts 10 is available at the top menu - just click ACTS)
I shared first: in the bread of life I saw the almost sheer veil again pulled back at the center by a gentle wind of the Spirit and heard "Hail through the veil". it is through Communion of the flesh and blood of Jesus that we enter His presence. then in the wine of His blood I heard myself saying, "Wow! That's strong stuff!" Hebrews 10:20
Veronica: "In the glory of the CommunionFire I saw butterflies, a rainbow and gladness!" The heavenly meaning: New life and transformation (butterflies), Promise of eternal life and that he will raise us up on the last day (rainbow), and His faithfulness, the hope he gives us and His love gives us gladness.' Psalm 100:2
Joe: In the bread of Life I received my usual super peace and then in the wine of His blood I could feel heaven's heat and power filling my spirit. Ephesians 3:16
Camille: my communion led to the fire of realizing that I could do without so many things that require my force, effort and work, but I could never do without Communion. It is how Jesus shares His love and life personally - the gift of eternal life. John 6:53-58
Lori: With the Bread of the Body I saw the charcoal face of Jesus again only this time the image was clear and not shaking! With the Wine of the Covenant I was distracted and had to take two sips to finish my share. (It was suggested that sometimes the Lord gives us a double portion to combat whatever form the enemy might use. 2 Corinthians 4:6
Don: While having Communion I got only one word, "quicken". John 5:21, Romans 8:11
Jim: In the bread of life I saw the Eucharist wafer in the sky and in the wine of life I saw it become like the eye of the Lord! Psalm 33:18, 1 Peter 3:12
Charles: 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 The Truth is Jesus - the truth is a person it is Jesus! He is the truth!
Halleluia! Thank you Jesus for coming to us as Savior and Lord and as Bread and Wine!
THE CONTINUED ACTS OF JESUS CHRIST
BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We read through and looked at the meaning the Holy Spirit imparted in the testimony of Jesus as described in Acts 10:1-23.
Camille, for example, shared an inspiration about "The Three Threes of St. Peter"
A) The night of the Last Supper, Jesus told Peter he would disown Him three times by the time the rooster crowed during His passion.
B) At breakfast on the beach, during the Resurrection, Jesus asked Peter three times, "Do You Love Me?"
C) Hungry, while lunch was being made, Peter prayed on the roof of Simon the tanner. Three Times the Lord sent the same vision when Peter fell into a trance, "Get up, kill and eat", "Do not call what God has made clean, unholy or common"
The Lord is patient when our eyes are opened by Communion to behold the Lord and what he reveals to us in CommunionFire. We behold but sometimes it takes a few moments for us to "believe" what we see, hear and understand.
We offered bread prepared by Mary M to the Lord for His blessing to be the medicine of His flesh broken for our healing and wholeness, the Living Bread. Then we waited on the Lord for a few moments.
Then the Lord poured out His blood through the wine offered to Him for His blessing to become His life inside us to course into and through our hearts and spirit. The following are reports given under the Pier a few minutes later:
Bob: my eyes opened to see Jesus and that we (the 9 who gathered under the pier and among the thousands around us filling the beaches) are the sheep of His pasture. My ears opened to the message that Jesus is Lord of the rapture.
Mary C. shared that the waves under the pier were soothing to her and that in Communion she reflected on "the birds of the air" in Acts 10 made her think "free to fly"! (as in rapture?)
Mary M. in tears mary shared that the flesh of Jesus fed her with the revelation that "Jesus is my home, my refuge and my family" and the blood spoke to her that it was sacrificed for all, "yes! even them!" Really? "Yes!"
Sharon shared that when eating the Bread of Life she discerned oppression around her like a bird of prey but when she drank from the seal of the new covenant in Christ's blood the (oppression) bird was gone!
Ronnie said that with the Bread the Lord said to 'visualize peace' and then from His precious blood He gave me strength to believe to be made whole
Don saw the revelation of a Tree growing when feeding on the Bread. Drinking the wine, he saw the tree bear flowers that became fruit and they all appeared to have His likeness.
Thanks be to God for His Gifts of Glory that bring quiet transformation to us from glory to glory. When we see Jesus and believe the mote of judgement in our vision is removed and we can "see" others through His eyes!
We also spoke about the Journey of Pope Francis to the Armenian Church in his continued quest to see the fulfillment of John 17. Patriarch Karekin II and Pope Francis made great strides towards Communion.
The services over the past three days were tremendous! At CommunionFire under the Pier, we spoke about the style of Worship with the Armenians that is so Communion-Centric that all of worship leads to the apogee of song, praise and adoration of the Flesh and blood of Jesus during Divine Worship. It was a stunning witness and demonstration, almost a 'heaven-sent staging' to what we are also experiencing quietly in CommunionFire.
Sunday on Surfside Beach under the Pier
Over the past week in private Communion at home, on the porch, with each other and neighbors there has been an ongoing stream of revelation about the reality of eternal life and the Coming of the Lord Jesus.
This is What Happened Today!
After a discussion about the Trinity and how CommunionFire is a work of the Holy Spirit in the Presence of Jesus and Jesus present within us (as real food) revealing the love of the Father I was asked what happened to me first.
All sharing is voluntary and no one feels compelled to share unless they sense the leadership of the Holy Spirit to do so. This morning was a little more intense than usual. Everyone could not wait their turn to share. Here is our witness to “on earth as it is in heaven” from this morning.
Bread: As I partook, I saw Jesus coming up to us on the beach and sitting down in our circle under the pier. He was obviously happy. He said, “I am so happy to be with you.” (As in, among us) I said, “But Lord, you are so holy!” And He responded with a grin and said, “So are you!”
Wine: As soon as I partook, I saw Jesus get up and walk around us. He walked around us faster and faster until He created a whirlwind and we were all caught up with Him into “heavenly places”.
Bread: “I have to share because as soon as I ate the bread, I felt myself lifted up with the Lord to the “Lapis Lazuli” (a transparent, sky blue floor that Moses and the 73 saw when they ate and drank with the Lord in Exodus 24.) Wow!
Wine: Then the Lord said to me, “Your faith has healed you.” (She had re- injured an elbow the Lord had healed.) She said she felt that this time the healing would be final and there would be no more injuries.
Bread: “As soon as I ate I saw a rafter. It was like an A-frame and from the cross-beam; there came a very bright light! Lord, I have no idea what that means.”
Wine: “As soon as I took the cup the Lord said, “You are going to be so surprised!”” (As though, He was referring to the “light beam”.)
Bread: “I got the same sense as Bob. Jesus is on the beach with us and there are no distractions!” The beach was crowded and lots of activity around us. “I noticed there were people walking by and listening but one person heard,
“Taste and see” and she turned and looked. Then walking away… she turned around and came back to listen some more.
Wine: “As I had the wine of His precious blood it was like a scene from Star Wars. You know when Obi-Wan said, “You don’t see a thing, just pass by” only it was Jesus and He was saying to any distraction, “You will not distract here. You will pass by.”
Bread: “I saw the bridge! The Bridge over Troubled Water and I was walking on it. At the other end of the Bridge was a very bright light! The Lord said, “Keep walking toward the light!” He was talking to me but there were others on the bridge too!
Every step was one step brighter and it happened with every step, one step at a time!”
Bread: “I opened my eyes as I was eating and the Lord said, “Behold!” And Bam! The Ocean exploded parting like the Red Sea and Moses but this was Jesus and the waters went “up” not just apart. Then I noticed the clouds coming together to form the shape of The Cross and Bam! It exploded like a recurring brilliant light.
Wine: “I saw a painting I did about 10 years ago. It was a painting of Jesus 2nd Coming in the clouds.”
For anyone new to this blog, Communion, we are learning, is something defined by 5 major Christian ‘continents’ and 40,000 denominations and splinter groups. The ‘continents’ might be defined as “Orthodox” (Eastern Catholicism), Roman Catholicism; Protestantism; Evangelical/Independents and Charismatics. Each defines their history, approach, view and practice of “How To” have Communion, The Lord’s Supper, the Mass/Eucharist, Divine Liturgy or Mystical Eucharist and others.
Our experience starting over 3 years ago is a daily Communion that leads into what we call CommunionFire. Others call this the Bread of Presence, The Bread of Medicine and Fire of Wine or The Mystery of Communion.
We call it the CommunionFire. It is where, by partaking of the bread offered to and blessed by Jesus becomes His flesh and the wine we offer and blessed by Jesus become His blood. When received with Thanksgiving (Eucharist) and eaten in faith, believing that it is what Jesus calls it, something happens.
We encounter the presence of the Lord within and/or without; in the natural and/or supernatural. He may show us something and may say something. Sometimes we “just” encounter much needed peace, healing or assurance.
Bob Bonnell Communion Pastor
We share about the Miracle we call CommunionFire
Luke 3:16 "He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire." Ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire today.