The Miracle of CommunionFire
It started around Thanksgiving 2012. Camille and I would break the bread and share the cup each morning in the livingroom of our home in South Carolina.
It was a decision we had made as a couple to have communion every morning. Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of me." So we did.
We did what He asked but what did "remembrance" mean? We weren't there so how could we remember?
Then it happened.
We broke the bread one morning and I saw the life of JESUS from cradle to cross in a matter of seconds. I shared what happened with Camille and asked, "What was that?" She responded without hesitation, "Could that be the remembrance?"
The next morning it happened again. This time it was like a 10 second episode from the encounter the day before. When we ate the bread I saw JESUS calling Peter away from his boat saying, "Follow me." and then while drinking the wine JESUS turned to me and looking me right in the eyes, with warmth He said, "Follow me." I thought I had been for 40 years but this time He said it to me and it seemed that when He said it that He would give me the power to do it.
Up until now I had been doing my best in my own strength to follow Him. Admittedly, I didn't know how though I'd read the books. I tried my best but failed constantly though claimed to be His disciple. I was riddled with a constant river of guilt, shame and despondency over my ability to be a good follower of JESUS. I did what the teachers and preachers said, tried to be a servant leader but until JESUS looked at me and said, "Follow me" I was nothing more than a Christian practitioner.
I had ministries, graduated from a good Bible School, had pastored, written and taught seminars, had radio programs, written books and magazine articles, composed over a hundred songs and hymns and even led a tour in 1976 that covered half the country to share the Good News. I worked with the Billy Graham Crusade, the Nicky Cruz Crusade was blessed to be a part of so many wonderful organizations and met so many wonderful people. But none of this gave me the ability to 'follow Him'.Under my own strength I could only do my best to imitate others who imitated others who all said they were following Him. I don't know about them, but something was missing. Him! I came to Him tried to obey and follow Him but rarely waited for Him to come to me. When He did I'm not sure I was paying attention. Then I found out my righteousness was, on my best day, dirty rags. That none is righteous, no not one and that without Him I can do nothing!
In the weeks that followed my wife began to share her encounters in Communion. After several months of daily encounters and experiences with the Lord we felt Him leading us to share with others. It may not amount to anything more than what happens between my wife, the Lord and me in the living room and that would be fine. But now we are seeing others experience the same types of things even using the same phrasing that has become commonplace in our home. It is simple yet profound. All are welcome to His Table. It is His Table not ours. What JESUS shares and does is a constant. He said He would never leave us or forsake us. He is always there. When we spend time, even a few moments in His presence - everything changes and we are not the same.
Remembering JESUS means that we spend real time with Him and we remember how wonderful, loving, gentle, happy and caring He is. The more time we spend with Him through Communion the more we know Him. The more we know Him the more He influences us by His presence. We call being with JESUS CommunionFire. The fire is His glory that we see. It is the passion that He has to spend time with us. It is the revelation that we experience when He shares with us and the power of His presence to express His love.
So we have created this website to give you resources to learn about CommunionFire, to hear and see our witness to His testimony in our lives and hopefully to open the door of our life and home to let Him in to dine with you. When you do He will gently call you to follow Him to Tables you never knew existed. You will dine with Him and share about what happened with others. When you do you will want more and JESUS is there to fill you and feed you as the bread of life and change the water of your life into the wine of His life. You will never be the same again and Communion will never be complete again without CommunionFire. JESUS created Communion like He did the stars in the sky. He gave us a way to come into His presence and experience His love first hand. Every Communion brings us into another glimpse of eternity. It is where true worshipers lean in to kiss the presence of the Lord. This is where you get to know the one you asked into your life. He is there, waiting to share all He has with you as often as you want.
We welcome your questions and comments. We are available to come and share with your community of faith.
Looking to JESUS the author and finisher of our faith
From the warmth and love He shares with us in CommunionFire
Our hearts pounding for His return,
Hoping you will join us at His Table of grace,
The life that I now live we live by the faith of the Son of God who died and gave Himself for us
for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death
Our life is hid with Christ in God - For is that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you
He shall quicken your mortal body!
Have a blessed day!
Note that there are 8 resource tabs, besides this one, to explore. You will see the selections at the top of each title page (just scroll up to the top)
BLOG: Ongoing topical and testimonial posts
JESUS Seeing Jesus in The Book of Acts
EMBERS Links to our other blogs and CommunionFire Media (Daily Broadcasts on You Tube)
SPARKS Extended Topical Studies and resources
FIRE Graphic Posts of Examples of Actual CommunionFire Encounters and Expeiences
YOU The 40 Day CommunionFire Challenge
LASTGENNOW Last Day Thoughts
BOLD Crossing over into new territory - Guest posts and understanding how CommunionFire has the GPS of heaven
Bob & Camille Bonnell
Exodus 12, 23-24
Song of Songs whole Book
Luke 22, 24
John 6, 13-17
Acts 2-3, 20
1 Corinthians 10-12
2 Corinthians 3-5
Revelation 3:20, 4-5, 19-21
Just a few references for your consideration...
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