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Tuesday, February 25 2020

THE NEW COVENANT OF COMMUNION

    For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you; that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." I Corinthians 11:23,24

    We are new men and women, new creations in Christ, a supernatural race of divine beings, transformed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, Deliverer and our God! No longer just old sinners saved by grace, we are chosen by Him and precious in His sight!

    The Lord's table reminds us of His sacrifice for us and our transformation as born again believers in Him. Knowing who we are in Christ is one of the most important revelations we can ever receive! We are no longer human in nature, born to die and buried in the ground, only to be forgotten for eternity. We are a new breed of supernatural ambassadors, endowed with power from on high, filled with His Holy Spirit and called out of darkness into His marvelous light!

    Every time you partake of this communion of the Lord Jesus, remember who you are and to Whom you belong that will strengthen your resolve and cleanse your heart of all fear, doubt, and unbelief, knowing you are His beloved! 

    In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. I Corinthians 11:25,26

EATING AND DRINKING JUDGMENT

    Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. I Corinthians 11:27,28

    The apostle Paul rebuked the Corinthian church for being divisive and eating and drinking before the others, defiling what was called the "Love Feast!" The table of the Lord was never to be a dead ritual as we have made it in these last days, as we have also made many other things including baptism. It was a time of fellowship, remembrance and celebration of that which the Lord Jesus has done for us!

    If we were to duplicate what the table of the Lord was to look like, it would resemble the Passover meal in which everyone ate together and testified and worshiped the Lord, remembering His sacrificial death, burial and resurrection. We as the body of Christ have what no other religion has, a Savior who gave up His life to save ours and transformed us into His image. Our worship and adoration is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ for all that He did for us and to proclaim to the world His death until He returns!

    The true church of Jesus Christ needs to restore the unity of the faith and seek the ancient paths that will lead us to holiness, righteousness and power. We are stewards of the mysteries of God, possessors of the keys to the very kingdom of the Most High, therefore we must revere this awesome, all powerful God, giving Him the honor and glory He deserves!

    For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many dead. I Corinthians 11:29,30

THE FELLOWSHIP OF COMMUNION

    The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion (fellowship and sharing) of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion (fellowship and sharing) of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body, for we all partake of that one bread. I Corinthians 10:16,17

    It is imperative that we as Christ's body know that we share in His life as well as His death, being one with Him. We also are one with each other in fellowship as we share our lives together in perfect unity, where there is great power and the peace (Shalom) that surpasses understanding! 

    As we commune with Him and with one another as One, the world will see and know that we are His followers. It is of the utmost that we maintain this celebratory feast by taking it as often as we can, remembering what has been done for us by the shedding of the blood of Christ. We are a chosen race, His own family, given all the blessings and benefits of the New Covenant written in the blood of Christ!

    I exhort you to take this covenant meal with your spouse that will solidify your marriage as well as your health and divine prosperity. Everything in your life will become blessed by partaking of His communion and by appropriating all the benefits of His blood Covenant!

    But God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Tuesday, February 25 2020

THE NEW COVENANT OF COMMUNION 
    
    Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget none of His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:2-5

    The act of taking communion doesn't provide you with the benefits of the kingdom of God, it reminds you of what has already been done for you in order for you to appropriate those things into your life. You are already forgiven, healed, delivered and prospered by the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Each time you partake of the Lord's table you proclaim that which has already been given you by faith by remembering His covenant with you! As joint heirs of eternal life we possess all the benefits left to us in His will and everything He possessed He has given to those who follow Him! We are one with Him in the Spirit, anointed to do the greater works that He promised we would do by faith in His name!

    If we would only recognize who we are and to Whom we belong, we would quickly conquer the powers of darkness and win multitudes to Christ! The hospitals would be emptied, the prisons too and the world would be a different place! In the Welsh revival whole towns were converted with so many being saved that the mules in the mines couldn't understand the commands of men who's tongues had been touched by the Holy Spirit!

    For this reason also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power for all patience and long-suffering with joy. Colossians 1:9-11

THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS

    Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints (us) in the light. Colossians 1:12

    Jesus died for us, His body was broken for us, He was beaten for us and by those deep wounds we are healed. He suffered greatly to give us a New Covenant written in His own blood, ratified by the Holy Spirit, He died on an old rugged cross for His beloved!

    The New Testament is our inheritance given by the Lord Jesus to His followers, His last will and testament. (the legal instructions for the disposition of one's property after death) We have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness, provisions for healing, deliverance, prosperity and authority to rule and reign in His stead! We have been made complete in Him!

    We as the "Bride of Christ," the wife of the Lamb who was slain has been given all things to enjoy, all of her needs have been met, her sins forgiven and she has been delivered from the powers of darkness, only to become a warrior Queen endowed with power and glory from on high! She walks, rules and conquers by the mention of His name the power of attorney of the King of all kings and Lord of all!

    God has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed (transferred) us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, (as we are the image of Jesus) the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in Heaven and that are on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:13-17

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Tuesday, February 25 2020

THE NEW COVENANT OF COMMUNION

    When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves; "for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "do this in remembrance of Me." Likewise He took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood which is shed for you." Luke 22:14-20

    Jesus was announcing to His apostles the beginning of a new covenant, inaugurated with His own blood! When He said to them, "do this in remembrance of Me," He wasn't telling them to remember what He looked like, or about the good times they had, or even the ministry He taught them, He was telling them and we who are His followers to remember the "New Covenant" that His upcoming death, burial and resurrection was to initiate!

    After the celebration of the Passover with His newly trained apostles, He went into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray and under great stress and anguish of heart He sweat blood that began His journey to the cross. Jesus bled in seven places from the garden to Calvary giving us a perfect and complete sacrifice for our sins, iniquities and transgressions! When we partake of the cup we share in His suffering as joint heirs of eternal life in Him.

    When we partake of the bread, we share in His body that was broken for us and through this supernatural communion, we as His disciples are healed, delivered and set free from sin, sickness, poverty, generational curses and death. When we became born again by the supernatural transformation of the washing in His blood we became One with Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit!

    "I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect (complete) in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me." John 17:23

COMMUNION AND FELLOWSHIP

    If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. I John 1:7

    Communion and fellowship come from the same Greek word, koinonia meaning fellowship, joint participation and to share with one in anything. It is our co-union with Christ, sharing not only His sufferings, but also His blessings and benefits.

    The Lord's supper is the supernatural sharing of all the benefits of the finished works of Calvary! The seven places Jesus bled on His way to pay the ultimate price gave us everything promised in the new covenant: healing, deliverance, salvation, prosperity and freedom from the generational curse! The truth of this selfless act of mercy and grace afforded us great blessings and the outcome, eternal life!

    Never a ritual, communion is a joyous time of sharing in all that the Lord Jesus has done for us as joint heirs of eternal life in Him! Originally a love feast for the body of Christ it is meant to be a time of great blessing for us all!

    The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion/fellowship of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion/fellowship of the body of Christ? For we who are many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. I Corinthians 10:16,17

THE BREAD OF LIFE

    "I am the bread of life. "Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. "This is the bread which comes down from Heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. "I am the living bread which came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever and the bread that I shall give is My flesh which I shall give for the life of the world." John 6:48-51

    In order to eat the "Bread of Life" one has to assimilate that which we receive from the Lord Jesus who is the Bread! When we eat physical, natural food we chew it to get the flavor from it and then it is assimilated into our body creating nourishment that in turn gives life, so it is with the supernatural bread, we assimilate the nourishment of God's word and it gives spiritual life!

    Communion doesn't save us, it rejuvenates us and reminds us of the covenant we are partakers of. The Jews wear phylactery's, small leather boxes containing scripture attached to their hair seen out of the corner of their eyes to remind them of God's law, but we have the covenant of the Lord Jesus written in our hearts as a reminder of His great love for us!

    Remember, when you partake of the bread and drink of the cup you are proclaiming the Lord's death, burial and resurrection and you are sharing in all the benefits of His blood covenant in which we entered upon our salvation experience, by giving our lives as a sacrifice to Him! We have been bought with a price, the precious blood of a pure and holy Lamb slain for us, making us One with Him in covenant forever!

    But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. Hebrews 8:6

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Friday, January 03 2020

21st CENTURY KINGDOM LEADERSHIP

    And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13

    Up until now, 2000 years since Christ first said to His disciples, "Follow Me" the kingdom has suffered violence to its sound doctrine of divine leadership and the perversion of the "Original model" that Jesus intended for His church!

    Most would say that our Pastor is our leader, but pastor is only mentioned twice in the New Testament and is never mentioned specifically leading a church body, although everyone who leads is called pastor! For those who read these messages who have grown up in "Church" they will seem strange and unfamiliar with what has been taught in the body of Christ!

    For men to lead they must first be led by the Spirit, being sound in doctrine, pure in motive and passionate about His calling. For one to be successful in leadership he must be totally submitted to God's mission to build up and lead His "Ekklesia." Your ministry is not your ministry until it is His ministry!

    I urge you brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
   Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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