Class Notes: 6/26/2016
Celebration of the Lord's Table; The doctrine of how the lie becomes the public lie of public opinion John 8:44; Rev 12:9; part 7
Today we will observe the Lord's Table or Eucharist where we remember our Lord Jesus Christ in the only remaining ritual for the Church.
We recall the Lord Jesus Christ aka the bright morning star Rev 22:16; who defeated Helel ben-shakar aka the star of the dawn Isa 14:12; once and for all for time and eternity on the cross in the angelic conflict aka the real Star Wars.
The Eternal Word who was God entered the human race in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, aka the Bright Morning Star so that He could fulfill the Father's plan as savior of the world through His substitutionary spiritual death and spiritual victory on the cross.
Our celebration of the Lord's Table recalls our Lord's judgment and His spiritual victory that was God's strategic victory over satan accomplished while He was on the earth in unglorified humanity.
Jesus Christ is the pattern for humility and obedience He became the channel for the fulfillment of God the Father's plan by complying with the grace principle of pivot power where the power of God's word is deployed under the mentorship of God the Holy Spirit through positive volition. Luke 22:42;
In sending Jesus Christ to receive the imputation and judgment for all personal sins and die as our substitute, God demonstrated His love for us Rom 5:8; 1John 4:19; we reciprocate or respond to His love by complying with His mandates. 1John 5:2-3;
Our celebration of the Lord's Table is therefore an expression of our reciprocal love for our Lord who is the strategic victor of time and eternity. We concentrate on him through the elements of the Lord's Table. Luke 22:19-20;
He came to do God the Father's will Heb 10:5-7; He demonstrated that obedience to the Father's unique plan for His life by enduring the suffering and death on the cross Phil 2:8;
He now resides at the right hand of the Father because the Father exalted Him above every created being, such that, every created being will ultimately bow down to him and acknowledge Him as Lord. Phil 2:9-10;
He completely and perfectly fulfilled the directive will of the Father by unilaterally providing a way of salvation for everyone. Rom 5:8; as the "lamb slain from the foundation of the world" Rev 13:8; KJV John 1:29;
While we were God's enemies, God demonstrated his love for us by giving his uniquely born Son "monogenes" who entered the world through the virgin birth. John 3:16;
While we were his enemies He took our sins. He became sin in our place and was He rejected by God the Father so we would never be rejected by God. 2Cor 5:21;
As a result of Jesus' substitutionary spiritual death on the cross God is propitiated so He is free to reconcile mankind from their fallen state of depravity without compromising his perfect righteousness and justice because TLJC willingly laid down his life for us as our substitute. John 15:13; 1John 3:16
This is why believing in TLJC is the only way to a relationship with God John 14:6, salvation Acts 4:12 and eternal life John 3:16;
Anyone can appropriate this Grace gift of salvation which is secured by the Power of God John 10:26-29; simply by believing in TLJC 1Cor 15:3-4 in the same way that Paul and Silas instructed the Philippian Jailer who asked, "what Must I do to be saved?"
Their response recorded In Acts 16:31
Anyone, any time, anywhere can become saved in a moment in time simply by believing in TLJC privately in their thoughts only.
TLJC left his friends, the members of The Royal Family of God, this one and only ritual in the church age The Lord's table which we are mandated to observe in remembrance of Him.
The mandate is found in 1Cor 11:24; in the second person plural present active imperative of the Greek word " poieo" that where Paul references TLJC's own instruction found in Luke 22:19-20;
An expanded translation of 1Cor 11:24 taking into consideration the tense mood and voice of "poieo" would be " Keep on doing this in remembrance of me"
Because these verbs are only imperatives regarding ritual in the New Testament the Lord's Table is one and only ritual of the Church Age and it is a test of our capacity to concentrate on our Lord Jesus Christ through the Bible Doctrine that is resident in our soul as we partake of the elements that represent his work on our behalf.
We have these instructions for partaking of the Lord's table from the Apostle Paul starting in verse 26 of 1Cor 11.
1Cor 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup; you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
We understand from this that we are to examine ourselves (imperative mood is a mandate to start doing something and stop doing another privately in our thinking.
In the privacy of our priesthood, and when we find we are outside of the word, we apply the first problem solving device, and simply acknowledge the sin as described in 1 John 1:9;
If/when (third class condition) we acknowledge any known sin he is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. This is the believer's experiential forgiveness during their post salvation life in time.
Having examined ourselves, and acknowledging any known sin we may have discovered, we are then instructed to partake of the elements, the bread and the cup.
The bread which represents his body in which he bore the sins and the judgment for our sins and the sins of the whole world, past present and future.
1Cor 11:23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
1Cor 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.
eat the bread
The cup which represents his substitutionary spiritual death on the cross which purchased the freedom from spiritual death and eternal condemnation of everyone who believes in him.
1Cor 11:25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper saying This cup is the new covenant in my Blood do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.
In our study of how the lie becomes so pervasive that it becomes the public lie per Jesus' statement regarding satan the "father of lies" who deceives the entire world John 8:44; Rev 12:9; aka how satan uses public education, the media and the political class to deceive the nations into believing that satanic viewpoint is superior to divine viewpoint.
We noted that through the institutions, the media the "progressives" have replaced divine viewpoint including establishment and doctrinal viewpoint with a collectivist communist statist atheistic "politically correct" viewpoint.
By using the, principle of stating a big enough lie long enough and loud enough satan using the progressives is establishing the lie as public opinion.
Satan's progressives have divided and betrayed the nation by using own laws to destroy us by hiding behind our immoral minorities in the name of "equality."
Client nation USA is a representative republic it cannot be sustained because of our immorality that causes our people to fall for progressive's lies and be deceived. Prov 28:1;
God permits this because he is permitting satan to use mankind in his attempt to make his case in the court trial that is the basis of the resolution of the angelic conflict.
The choices people make becomes their testimony in the court trial of the angelic conflict. People therefore have a right to be wrong and testify for satan and his nefarious agenda. Most are so deceived they are unaware of it.
However in the final analysis they along with satan will be destroyed by their bad choices because in the final analysis the truth is always true so the truth is always vindicated. 2Cor 13:8;
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