Communion is partaking in the fellowship of Christ.
The bread represents His body, which He broke for us.
By partaking of the bread in communion, we acknowledge that Jesus is our source of life. Bread signifies life, so when Jesus broke the unleavened bread and gave it to His disciples, He illustrated that His body (life) would be broken in order that they might have life. The breaking of bread with other believers signifies fellowship within the Body of Christ and unity by the Holy Spirit. The Body of Christ is strengthened and Yahshua Christ is glorified when the Body serves one another in humility and shares blessings in selfless love.
The wine represents His race, His blood, that was shed for His people.
Communion is demonstrated by fellowship, partnership, association, and participation.
Communion is also exhibited by showing brotherly love.
When we obey Yahweh and follow The Way, we are performing Communion.
Communion is not necessarily just eating bread and drinking wine. This is only a ceremonial experience and celebration which we may do as often as we like. As Christ and Paul say:
1Corinthians 11:25-26 Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Prince's death till He come.
The purpose of Communion is to know and understand our heritage and traditions, our duty and what is expected of us as the children of Yahweh. The only way to have communion and fellowship with Christ Yahshua, Yahweh and the Holy Spirit is to be obedient and to have allegiance (faith) to The Way, The Word, The Plan, the law, and our God.
From G2844 a sharer, that is, associate: - companion, X fellowship, partaker, partner.; partnership, that is, (literally) participation, or (social) intercourse, or (pecuniary) benefaction: - (to) communicate (-ation), communion, (contri-), distribution, fellowship.
G2844 comes from G2839.
Probably from G4862; common, that is, (literally) shared by all or several, or (ceremonially) profane: - common, defiled, unclean, unholy. BDB-Levitically unclean.
G4862 to lead together, that is, collect or convene; specifically to entertain (hospitably): - + accompany, assemble (selves, together), bestow, come together, gather (selves together, up, together), lead into, resort, take in. And G71 ag'-o A primary verb; properly to lead; by implication to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specifically) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce: - be, bring (forth), carry, (let) go, keep, lead away, be open.
Examining the above definitions defining communion, we can see a connection with Yahweh and His people Israel. Communion in the Old Testament is a foreshadow of communion in the New Testament.
When Isaac was dedicated to Yahweh by Abraham on the altar, Isaac and his seed became Anointed. Isaac's son Jacob and his descendants are the Anointed seed. The children of Israel are Yahweh's Anointed people. Holy, set apart, dedicated, special, peculiar and known of Yahweh. Christ was an Israelite. Paul and the Apostles were Israelites (except Judas who was a Jew). The white nations of the world are Israelites. Yes, we are Yahweh's Anointed. The Jews are NOT Israelites, they are Edomites (of Esau) and Canaanites (of Cain).
The Egyptians were Hamites, descendants of Noah's son Ham. Kinsmen to the Israelites, who are descendants of Noah's son Shem. Joseph was sold by his brothers and ended up in Egypt where he became Pharaoh's right hand man. This Pharaoh was a Hamite. Eventually, Jacob and his sons (75 souls) came to Egypt. After a few generations, many things changed. A Pharaoh with Hittite blood began oppressing the children of Israel. In addition to forgetting their God, and becoming slaves, the Israelites also adopted the idolatry of Egypt. Because of these things, Yahweh's Anointed children became 'common' (from the above definitions). They were defiled and profane, pagans, idolaters.
Because of the promises Yahweh made to Abraham, He would not forget His people, so He took them by the hand and 'led' (G71 from above) them out of captivity.
Yahweh communed with the children of Israel during the Exodus. He preserved them during the 40 years of wandering. He gave them the law and they swore to covenants and promises with Him. He gave them commandments, statutes, judgments and ordinances. He gave them instructions and guidelines of what is expected of His Anointed people.
When the children of Israel obeyed and followed The Way, they had communion with Yahweh.
When they did not obey and follow, their fellowship with Yahweh was broken and they were cursed.
The foundation of COMMUNION is demonstrated in the Old Testament.
The Exodus begins
Exodus 12:1 And Yahweh spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
The first month is Abib, which starts the day after the Spring Equinox which is March 20 or 21. John the Baptist was born on the Spring Equinox and six months later in September (Fall Equinox) was Yahshua Christ.
12:3 Speak you unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Without blemish, just like Yahshua Messiah (sinless, perfect).
12:6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill (offer) it in the evening. (Lev 23:5 Nub 9:3 Deut 16:1,6)
12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Unleavened bread was significant, as it symbolized the haste in which Israel fled Egypt, with no time to prepare bread with leaven.
12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
12:10 And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.
12:11 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is Yahweh's passover.
12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods (rulers, judges) of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am Yahweh.
12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token (sign) upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Lev 23:5 Num 9:1-5, 28:16 Deut 16:1-2)
12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to Yahweh throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
12:15 Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul (person) shall be cut off from Israel.
12:16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
12:17 And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul (person) shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger (of kin), or born in the land.
12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread. (Ex 23:15, 34:18 Lev 23:6-8 Num 28:17-25 Deut 16:3-8)
12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
12:22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
12:23 For Yahweh will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, Yahweh will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Hebrews 11:28 Through faith (allegiance) he (Moses) kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest He that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
12:24 And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever.
12:25 And it shall come to pass, when you be come to the land which Yahweh will give you, according as He hath promised, that you shall keep this service.
These feasts and services were to take place when they came to the Promise Land. In addition to Passover, we are to keep these other feasts. Unleavened bread, Tabernacles (booths), and day of Atonement (fasting).
12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean you by this service?
12:27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of Yahweh's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
The passover and unleavened bread and the other feasts were to be passed on to all the offspring of Israel forever.
12:28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as Yahweh had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight Yahweh smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
45 Also the likenesses of the first born of Egypt, which were carved in the walls at their houses, were destroyed and fell to the ground.
46 Even the bones of their first born who had died before this and whom they had buried in their houses, were raked up by the dogs of Egypt on that night and dragged before the Egyptians and cast before them.
12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Yahweh, as you have said.
Psalm 105:38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
12:32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
12:33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
12:34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed (asked) of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
12:36 And Yahweh gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent (gave) unto them such things as they required (requested). And they spoiled the Egyptians.
12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
The mixed multitude would include Hamites (Egyptians) and likely some thorns and bristles (Hittites/Canaanites/and other mixed multitudes).
In the Hebrew it says mongrel race. These would be a thorn in the side of Israel in the future. Interracial marriage occurred, even though it was forbidden, and the worship of alien gods followed, as Yahweh had warned.
12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
The children of Israel were not in Egypt for 430 years. The call of Abraham until the Exodus was 430 years. The Samaritan Pentateuch and the Septuagint have 'and Canaan.'
Septuagint: 40 And the sojourning of the children of Israel, while they sojourned in the land of Egypt and the land of Chanaan (Canaan), was four hundred and thirty years.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which are anointed.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt.
The same day Abraham moved into the land of Canaan, 430 days later the children of Israel came out of Egypt.
3 And the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in the land of Egypt in hard labor, was two hundred and ten years.
4 And at the end of two hundred and ten years, Yahweh brought forth the children of Israel from Egypt with a strong hand.
12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of Yahweh to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
12:43 And Yahweh said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when you hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
Stranger is nekar. A non Israelite.
These would be part of the mixed multitudes that left Egypt with the children of Israel (12:38). Israel is Yahweh's peculiar people, chosen, set apart, dedicated on the altar to Him. The only people chosen, given the law, punished for disobeying the law, divorced and cast off, redeemed and eligible for salvation. Christ came only unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof.
Numbers 9:12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not be broken.
12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
12:48 And when a stranger (of kin) shall sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to Yahweh, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Stranger in verse 48 and 49 is gare. A sojourning Israelite kinsmen.
12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger (of kin) that sojourneth among you. (Num 9:14 15:15-16)
12:50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as Yahweh commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that Yahweh did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
The covenant affirmed
Exodus 24:1 And He said unto Moses, Come up unto Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship you afar off.
24:2 And Moses alone shall come near Yahweh: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
24:3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh hath said will we do.
This is the second time our fathers vowed to keep His law.
24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto Yahweh.
24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
Hebrews 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Yahweh hath said will we do, and be obedient.
The third time our fathers swore to keep His law.
24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh hath made with you concerning all these words.
Matthew 26:28 For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
1Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
1Peter 1:2 Elect (Chosen) according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
The Septuagint ends as: “...and as it were the appearance of the firmament of heaven in its purity.”
The Hebrew has “...and as it was the substance of the sky in clearness.”
24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He laid not His hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
Septuagint: 24:11 And of the chosen ones of Israel there was not even one missing, and they appeared in the place of God, and did eat and drink.
24:12 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Come up to Me into the mount, and be there: and I will give you tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that you mayest teach them.
We cannot have communion or fellowship with Yahweh if we do not follow His laws and His Way. Communion and obedience go hand in hand.
Deuteronomy 14:22 You shalt truly tithe all the increase of your seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is Yahweh's: it is holy (set apart, dedicated) unto Yahweh.
14:23 And you shalt eat before Yahweh your God, in the place which He shall choose to place His name there, the tithe of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks; that you mayest learn to fear Yahweh your God always.
14:24 And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from you, which Yahweh your God shall choose to set His name there (Jerusalem), when Yahweh your God hath blessed thee:
14:25 Then shalt you turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shalt go unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose:
14:26 And you shalt bestow that money for whatsoever your soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desireth: and you shalt eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shalt rejoice, thou, and your household,
14:27 And the Levite that is within your gates; you shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part (portion) nor inheritance with you.
Numbers 18:20 And Yahweh spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.
14:28 At the end of three years you shalt bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within your gates:
14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with you,) and the stranger (of kin), and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you doest.
The Levites did not get land as an inheritance. They were the priesthood for the people and were to be taken care of by the people.
When the children of Israel were obedient and followed The Way, they were blessed. The increase of their seed and land were tithed to the Levites. The fellowship and gathering were all part of the lessons in communion. Loving thy brethren, following the law, partaking in the feasts and praising Yahweh.
Communion can also be with wickedness.
2Chronicles 20:31 And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
20:32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of Yahweh.
20:33 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.
20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.
20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.
20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, Yahweh hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
BDB Definition: to unite, join, bind together, be joined, be coupled, be in league, heap up, have fellowship with.
When Jehoshaphat decided to 'have fellowship' with wicked Ahaziah, Yahweh was against him.
Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with You, which frameth mischief by a law (ordinance, appointment, enactment)?
94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul (life) of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
94:22 But Yahweh is my defence (stronghold); and my God is the rock of my refuge.
94:23 And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, Yahweh our God shall cut them off.
Iniquity cannot have fellowship with Yahweh.
Israel was to be sent out of the land for their sins, and by this time there was no way to avoid that fate.
Hosea 4:16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now Yahweh will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
Jeremiah 3:6 Yahweh said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. (Groves, high places, worship of the gods)
The symbol of Ephraim, as the ten-plus tribes of the House of Israel would often be called from this point in Hosea, was an ox. The children of Israel under Jeroboam I had also turned to the worship of the golden calves, that same idolatry which they turned to at Sinai, and which they also carried into the Mediterranean in their travels, to Cyprus and to Crete and beyond. The golden calf cult was not removed under the partial reforms of Jehu, and persisted right to the end of the kingdom. So the backsliding heifer allegory is appropriate in several respects.
Hosea wrote “Now Yahweh will feed them as a lamb in a large place”. This is a prophecy that the children of Israel would be moved to a much larger land (Europe and America), away from the influences of the aliens and the enemies of God. This was the first step in the fulfillment of 2 Samuel 7:10, which said in the time of David that the children of Israel would be moved to another place.
4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
Septuagint 4:17 Ephraim, joined (had fellowship, communed) with idols, has laid stumbling-blocks in his own way.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
4:19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
They would wallow in their idolatry until Yahweh should choose to feed them in that place to which He sent them. This happened, of course, when the dispersed Israelites, who eventually became the Germanic tribes, heard the Christian gospel. For some of them, that came before the third century, among the Alans, some of the Goths, and some of the Sakae. For others, it would not occur until the eighth or ninth centuries! Once having returned to Yahweh their God through Christianity, the children of Israel were indeed - for the most part - ashamed of their pagan practices. This will also go for those that realize that today's “churches” are masking the same practices. Judaism is not Christianity. The Jews are not Israel. And Jesus was certainly not a Jew.
Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.
26:27 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
26:28 For this is My blood of the new testament (covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh hath made with you concerning all these words.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
All these things were done to and for the children of Israel. When someone makes a covenant or promise with you, it does not include anyone else.
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Only Israel was given the law, only Israel will be judged by the law, Christ came for Israel and died for Israel, so Israel may live, and so Israel may be remarried to Yahweh.
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Mark 14:22-25
Luke 22:14 And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
22:15 And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I am to suffer:
22:16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
22:19 And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you.
Later on after Christ was risen.
Luke 24:14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus Himself drew near, and went with them.
24:16 But their eyes were holden (restrained) that they should not know Him.
24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.
The reference takes us to verse 45 “Then opened He their understanding...” and also references Genesis 3:15, which states “And I (Yahweh) will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (Eve), and between thy (Satan's) seed and her seed; it (Eve's seed, Adamites/Israelites) shall bruise thy (Satan's) head, and thou (Satan) shalt bruise his ( Adamites/Israelites) heel.”
Christ was revealing the enmity between the children of light and the children of darkness from the beginning, and about the prophecies and fulfilling of them. The age old battle between Israel and the Canaanite/Edomite Jews. Now we are in the 2,000 year grace period (Hos 6:2 After two days will He revive-restore- us: in the third day He will raise-establish- us up, and we shall live in His sight.). We must 'practice' our allegiance to Christ in order that we are preserved until His 2nd Advent.
24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and He made as though He would have gone further.
24:29 But they constrained Him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And He went in to tarry with them.
24:30 And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight.
24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened (explained) to us the scriptures?
24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
24:34 Saying, The Prince is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
1Corinthians 15:5 And that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them in breaking of bread.
24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts (disputes) arise in your hearts?
24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have.
24:40 And when He had thus spoken, He shewed them His hands and His feet.
24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
24:42 And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
24:43 And He took it, and did eat before them.
Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.
24:44 And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me.
24:45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
What things we perceive in this life are within the provenance of God, and unless God guides a man, the man will remain in blindness. We must consider these things when relating those things which we see as Truth to our brethren who are blinded with the things of the world. Repentance and recognition of God comes before a restoration of vision in every case where Christ healed the blind.
We must also repent before we can have fellowship with Him. Christ does not have fellowship with sinners. We must present ourselves holy (set apart) from sin before we can have communion. (1John 1:6-7)
John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but My Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
6:33 For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world (society).
The bread (manna) in the desert was a “type” of Christ.
That bread was physical, fleshly bread, it preserved the body to sustain life.
THE bread is Christ. HE preserves your Spirit. HE gives LIFE.
Eating His bread is NOT “just believing”.
Eating His bread includes: repentance, acknowledgment, understanding, practicing, obedience, righteousness, godliness, actively and consciously striving, seeking, pursuing, imitating, and thanking Him. Having total allegiance (faith).
6:34 Then said they unto Him, Prince, evermore give us this bread.
6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.
If you “believe” in Him, you must “believe” in His doctrine and commandments and follow them.
John 6:48 I am that bread of life.
6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world (society).
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Christ is our Spiritual food.
6:52 The Judaeans therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?
6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you.
All about DNA. The race of Adam has the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh.
It's in our DNA to imitate Christ. His law is written on our hearts. His blood runs through our veins. We are members of His body.
6:54 Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
6:56 He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.
This is done by imitating Him. Doing, practicing, being.
6:57 As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.
6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
You are what you eat. You are what you partake in. If you live according to Christ, you will live with Christ, hence COMMUNION. FELLOWSHIP.
The context of this sermon of Peter is talking about the corrupt religious sects who agitated the people to join in with them and crucify Christ. They must be saved from the enemies of Christ and the wicked people of their own race.
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren (Men, brothers), what shall we do?
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace (favor) and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
The Jews of Judaea got what they wanted, they killed God. But the Israelites of Judaea that were deceived by the Edomite Jew priesthood ignorantly participated in the death of Christ. Yahweh's spirit of mercy filled some of those Israelites and they asked “what shall we do?”.
2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized (immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ (in knowledge and understanding) for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Prince our God shall call.
2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward (crooked) generation (race).
Referring to the Jews, just as Christ called them the 'children of the Devil' in John 8.
2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized (immersed in the truth): and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Communion can only be properly done when there is true knowledge and understanding and brotherly love.
Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
Romans 15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints (Israelites).
15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things (pertaining to the flesh).
Brotherly love. The wealthier Israelites of Macedonia and Achaia made contributions to their brethren in Jerusalem.
This is having fellowship with Yahweh.
Contribution comes from G2842, fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation, intercourse.
Partaker comes from G2841, to come into communion or fellowship with, to become a sharer, be made a partner.
1Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Prince.
1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Prince Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Brethren is stated very often. Bear in mind that it always refers to kinsman. Paul is preaching to his kinsmen and no one else.
Communion and fellowship is a family tradition. An Israelite heritage.
The same mind and the same judgment.
1Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of (belonging to) that one bread.
10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh (genetic brethren): are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
The Nations (Gentiles) here are the dispersed tribes of Israel that became pagan.
Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Prince, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of (belonging to) the Prince's table, and of the table of devils.
2Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
We either have communion and fellowship with the Devil, or with Yahweh.
The dispersed tribes of Israel (wrongly 'Gentiles'), were those great numbers of Israelites that did not return to Judaea after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and lost their identity and heritage, they lost and/or forgot the laws and their God.
Paul was the apostle to these amnesiatic Israelites, to bring them back to Yahshua.
1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers (imitators) of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.
11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances (transmission), as I delivered them (the transmissions) to you.
Paul goes on to define the order of authority, that being Yahweh, Yahshua Christ, man, woman, child. That women should be more natural instead of vain in their appearance, as not to tempt men or the angels. And proper ways to interpret prophecies, and pray.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches (assemblies) of God.
11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
They were coming together to argue, not for fellowship and edification.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church (assembly), I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
11:19 For there must be also heresies (sects) among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
A sect is created by division. Look how many divisions in denominations today. It is man that changed the scriptures and created his own gospel. Every denomination is a division. A division of what? A separation of true fellowship from Our Father. None of them can claim that they are the truth, they are just another interpretation that suits their doctrine. We must study the originals, not the revisions.
11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the supper of the Prince.
11:21 For in eating every one taketh beforehand his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church (assembly) of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
11:23 For I have received of the Prince that which also I delivered unto you, That the Prince Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:
11:24 And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
11:25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Prince's death till He come (2nd Advent).
“Church”, correctly the assembly, is not a social event. You can be social in other settings. Assembling is about teaching, learning, studying and worshiping Yahweh.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Prince, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Prince.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (unapproved)
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Prince's body.
'unworthily' means unfit. You have to know what you are doing and why it is done. Not just going through the motions, but understand the purpose, meaning, and reason to partake in communion. Those approved are those that are of the race of Adam. Those with the Spirit (DNA) given by Yahweh. And those that act accordingly.
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
He promises us health if we obey.
Everyone is on pills, or has health issues, do you think this is just by chance? Or maybe there is something to this obeying thing.
Here are just some examples:
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve Yahweh your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Without striving to follow His example, we are vulnerable to disease. When we strive for righteousness, He can dwell within us and keep us healthy. Hence, fellowship, communion.
2Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
'unequally yoked together' This may be a hard verse to grasp, but scripture is very clear about association with the stranger (non kinsmen), those of other races.
You wouldn't yoke together a horse and an ox to pull a plow or carriage.
'unbelievers' here refers to those of other races, those without the spirit that was breathed only into Adam. It is defined as infidel, faithless, heathen, altered, different, alien and stranger. Diverse kind.
Let's get another witness to see if Paul is a hypocrite.
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Prince: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
It's the same Greek word, and Paul is saying it is OK to keep an unbelieving spouse, of the same race of course, which also produces pure children, so is Paul saying Yea and Nea or Yea and Yea about being yoked with diverse kinds?
Leviticus 19:19 Ye shall keep My statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
Just one of the many examples of Yahweh's command for separation. If He demands it of these things, wouldn't He of us?
2Corinthians 6:14 again in the Greek: Do not become yoked together with untrustworthy aliens; for what participation has justice and lawlessness?
6:15 And what accord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
Belial, worthlessness, mixed.
The last part should read, 'Or what share the faithful with the faithless?'
6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
This verse is an explicit and exclusive statement. The same now as then.
Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be My people.
Ezekiel 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
These people are the tribes of Jacob/Israel, and generations later the Greeks and Romans, who are white in case you didn't notice, and generations later who are now the anglo-saxon peoples of Europe and America. We are the temple of Yahweh, and when we are righteous, by following the law, He can reside in us. We can have fellowship with Him. We can have true Communion.
6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Prince, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith Yahweh Almighty.
'Be Ye Separate!' Separate from what? There are MANY verses, here are some:
Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Yahweh.
'thing' is in italics, which means the translators added this word. It is so they can pervert the scriptures and universalize Yahweh's promises to everyone else outside the children of Israel.
'Be ye clean', we are the vessels of Yahweh, vessels of mercy, we contain the spirit (DNA). All the others are vessels of destruction, broken cisterns that cannot hold water (the Spirit).
Lamentations 4:15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch (join) not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there. The 'unclean' are the other races.
2 You (Israel-children of the 12 tribes-Anglo Saxon European and American) only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
3 Can two (races) walk together, except they be agreed? History shows NO.
1Kings 8:53 For thou (Yahweh) didst separate them (Us) from among all the people of the earth, to be thine (Yahweh's) inheritance, as thou (Yahweh) spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou (Yahweh) broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Yahweh GOD.
Leviticus 20:24 But I (Yahweh) have said unto you (Us), Ye shall inherit their (see note below) land, and I will give it unto you (Israelites-Us) to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am Yahweh your God, which have separated you (Us) from other people.
Note: In the beginning, Yahweh sent Adam to bring order to what Satan destroyed, and inherit the earth. In the time of the Exodus, Joshua and the children of Israel (our ancestors) were given the Promised Land, and just a few hundred years ago we, the same children of Israel were given this land, America as an inheritance. Ame(Hebrew)- my people Rica(Latin)- rich, plentiful land. The new JerUSAlem.
Jeremiah 31:1 At the same time, saith Yahweh, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.
America, the regathering place of the 12 tribes. Jerusalem is a reference to Yahweh's people wherever they dwell. Fellowship and communion is a racial and family event.
2Corinthians 8:1 Now we make known to you, brethren, the favor of Yahweh which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia.
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality (sincerity, donation).
8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
8:3 Because by ability, I attest, even beyond ability, they are volunteers
8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
The Corinthians were a wealthy society. By their donations towards their Israelite brethren, they were in fellowship with Yahshua.
2Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want (deficiencies) of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
The “churches” use this verse for supporting their doctrine of collection.
Quite different in the Greek:
13 Through the proof of this service (donation) honoring Yahweh, upon the submission of your agreement to the good message of the Anointed (the group, Israelites), and sincerity of the partnership for them and for all,
9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace (favor) of God in you.
9:15 Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable (indescribable) gift.
Fellowship and communion. Wealthy brethren providing for poor brethren. Poor brethren praying for wealthy brethren. Brotherly love brings fellowship and communion with each other and with Yahshua.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (unapproved, spurious)?
13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates (unapproved, rejected).
13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates (unapproved).
13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection (restoration).
13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Prince hath given me to edification (building), and not to destruction.
13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect (restored), be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13:13 All the saints salute you.
13:14 The grace (favor) of the Prince Yahshua Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.
You have to be walking in His Ways in order to have communion with Him.
Galatians 2:9 And when James, Cephas (Peter), and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace (favor) that was given unto me, they gave to me (Paul) and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen (Nations), and they (James, Peter and John) unto the circumcision.
The “churches”, and the Jews, teach that the “Gentiles” are non-Israelites and/or heathen. The word 'Gentile' is a Latin word that means: nation, kin, or tribe of the same race. Period. You can't add 'non-Israelite' as part of the definition.
The KJV added heathen, where the original texts reveal 'Nations', as in 'of Israel'.
The Nations are the uncircumcised, dispersed Israelites that forgot who they were. They were Israelites outside of Judaea, such as most of the Greeks and peoples of the Roman Empire which stretched into Europe. Paul was sent to 'fellowship' with his Israelite kinsmen that lived outside Judaea, bringing them the gospel (heritage, traditions, covenants and promises) that they forgot about. Hence, reconciling Israelites near and far, back to Christ.
Management of the family, the Household of Yahweh
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles (the dispersed Nations of Israel),
Paul was in prison in Rome when he wrote this epistle.
3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace (favor) of God which is given me to you-ward:
Dispensation is from G3622 oikonomia
Thayer Definition: the management of a household or of household affairs, administration, overseer
The Greek: 3:2 If indeed you have heard of the management of the family of the favor of Yahweh which has been given to me in regard to you,
Paul has been given the stewardship or administration (management) of the family of God. Who is the family of God? By now you should know that it is the seed of Abraham.
Acts 9:15 But the Prince said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel by Me, to bear My name before both the Nations and kings of the children of Israel:
Both the Nations and kings of the same seed, Israel. The KJV version has Acts 9:15 mistranslated to separate the nations from the kings and from the children. 3 groups, when all three are of one group, the seed of Abraham.
3:3 How that by revelation He made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) (Acts 22:17, Rom 16:25)
'Christ' here is referring to the Anointed people (seed, group). Christ is not a mystery. The identity of the Anointed group is the mystery. They, and we, forgot who we are, and because of it the Jews teach that we are “Gentiles” (non Israelites).
Isaiah 66:19 And I will set a sign among them (the children of Israel), and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations (of Israel), to Tarshish (Spain), Pul, and Lud (Lydia), that draw the bow, to Tubal (Russia), and Javan (Ionian Greeks), to the isles afar off (UK), that have not heard My fame, neither have seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles (dispersed nations of Israel).
All throughout the times, Noah's 3 sons, the captivities in Egypt, Assyria and Babylon, our people migrated and founded the nations of Europe and America. This was because of the divorce of Yahweh and Israel, so most of these nations of dispersed Israel, missing the Exodus and giving of the law, forgot who they were.
3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Isaiah 29:10 For Yahweh hath poured out upon you (disobedient Israel) the spirit of deep sleep (falling away, amnesia), and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath He covered.
Now the apostles, prophets, and Spirit constantly remind us, but we don't listen.
3:6 That the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel:
The dispersed Nations were the uncircumcision. They too are Israelites that are part of the same body, Abraham's seed, and with this knowledge and understanding 'should' be fellowheirs.
3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace (favor) of God given unto me by the effectual working (operation) of His power. (Rom 1:5, 15:16)
3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace (favor) given, that I should preach among the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) the unsearchable riches of Christ (the Anointed, the group); (Cor 15:9, Col 1:27)
3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
3:9 And to enlighten all concerning the management of the household of the mystery which was concealed from the ages by Yahweh, by whom all things are being established.
You can't know the mystery, unless you know the history. When you believe false doctrine, you have a breach in your fellowship. Believing in a Jewish Jesus, and that you are a 'Gentile' is not the same worship as those that have true knowledge and understanding.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger (race mixer), nor unclean person, nor covetous (greedy) man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ (the Anointed, the group) and of God. (1 Cor 6:9)
5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience (Israelites.)
5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Prince: walk as children of light:
Isaiah 9:2 The people (Israel) that walked in darkness (fell away) have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith (allegiance),
5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Prince.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world (society): but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
The “churches” teach tolerance, don't rock the boat or be controversial. Here, scripture demands that we rebuke unrighteousness. Does your “church” allow homosexuals, mixed races and marriages? Teaching of a Jewish Jesus? Eating pork?
You can commune and have fellowship with false doctrine and an ignorant congregation, but don't believe that Christ is there too. He is having fellowship with those that know and understand the truth.
Political correctness is public cowardice. If we don't rebuke sin, we are just as guilty.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
1Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
5:14 Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead (mentally and spiritually), and Christ shall give thee light.
Today's “churches” are filled with the sleeping dead.
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
Saint according to “church” teaching are the “believers”. Anyone who “believes” is a saint.
Saint according to scripture, are those of the seed of Abraham. A holy, set apart, called out, race. Israelites of the tribes of Jacob/Israel.
Bishop-guardian, overseer, elected by the assembly.
Decon-servant, or minister in the sense of servant, to the assembly
There is no difference in the Greek.
The difference is created by the “churches” to establish and support as a hierarchy, or order.
We are not to rule over each other, we are to be servants to each other.
1:2 Grace (favor) be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Prince Yahshua Christ.
1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance (mention) of you,
1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
1:7 Even as it is meet (fit) for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace (favor).
They shared Paul's faith. Hence, fellowship.
Paul is referring to his defending of the gospel in public in the Praetorium in Rome, on trial.
Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation (encouragement) in Christ (among the Anointed, the group), if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels (affections) and mercies,
2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but accomodating to men of low estate (humble). Be not wise in your own conceits.
2:3 Let nothing be done through strife (contention) or vainglory (empty pride); but in lowliness (humility) of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (Gal 5:26, James 3:14)
2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Be concerned for your brethren. This is fellowship of the Spirit.
Philippians 3:7 The things that were gain to me, these I have regarded as loss on account of the Anointed (the group).
Paul as a Pharisee, thought he was doing right by persecuting the assemblies. Those he destroyed were a gain, but since his conversion, he now counts them for a loss among the 'saints'.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Paul was 'all in' when his eyes were opened.
3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency (prevailing) of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Prince: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win (gain) Christ,
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
3:9 And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (allegiance):
Only Christ had faith (allegiance). We must strive to attain the same allegiance (faith).
3:10 That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;
3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of (from among) the dead.
3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
3:12 Not that I have already received, or I am already perfected, but I pursue if also I may obtain, on the condition that I also have been obtained by Christ Yahshua.
Humility- Even Paul doesn't have this guarantee.
Paul understands that being “saved” is not a one and done deal, how can today's “church” goers declare that? We should not be so sure or arrogant of ourselves. Proclaiming “oh, I'm saved”. Being “saved” is an ongoing thing. That's why the real meaning is preserved, or preservation. It has to do with this mortal life. We must continue imitating Christ's example. Preservation is an 'ongoing' thing. When we continue to imitate Christ, we are continuing in fellowship and communion with Him, and our brethren that also follow.
Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith (allegiance) which you hast toward the Prince Jesus, and toward all saints;
1:6 That the communication (partnership) of your faith (allegiance) may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
1:7 For we have great joy and consolation (encouragement) in your love, because the bowels (hearts) of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.
1:8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient,
'Christ' does not always refer to the man. It often refers to the group, the saints, the called out body of the children of Israel, the Anointed people.
The Greek clarifies:
1:8 On which account having great liberty among the Anointed to enjoin to you that which is fitting,
1:9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul the aged (elder), and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Paul wrote Philemon from prison in Rome.
Communication, verse 6, comes from G2842, communion. Fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate (G2842-communion, fellowship) forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
13:16 But be not forgetful of beneficence and of sharing, for with such sacrifices Yahweh is well pleased. (Rom 12:13, 2 Cor 9:12)
1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon (observed), and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the most beloved of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew (announce) unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare (announce) we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Yahshua Christ.
1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
John 16:24 ...ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
1John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
2Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Verse 6 is the first place in 1 John where the fullness of the correct translation is avoided by the translators. 'Do'. The last part should read, '...we lie and we do not practice the truth.'
1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin (guilt).
1Corinthians 6:11 And such (sinners) were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Prince Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
So stop claiming that your “saved”. This is not a scriptural teaching. Salvation does not come by your own declaration.
1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful (trustworthy) and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sincerely confess our sins. The present cleansing is not for future errors. Our faith (allegiance) is an ongoing thing. Some ask for forgiveness every night, eager to start the next day practicing His example.
1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
By this self admission of being “saved”, the person is putting themselves into the position of complete, fulfilled, errorless and ready for “the rapture” (which is also a lie). By practicing this empty statement, we make Him a liar, because Christ has not returned yet. Sin still exists, and you 'practice' it everyday.
Unrepentant sinners have no communion with Yahweh.
1. Fellowship; intercourse between two persons or more; interchange of transactions, or offices; a state of giving and receiving; agreement; concord.
Other verses with words that have communion in their definition.
Thought H7808 noun śêach say'-akh
From H7879 meditation, complaint, musing; communion, that is, (reflexively) meditation: - thought.
Yahweh will send the Assyrians to punish disobedient Israel. They chose to have fellowship with paganism and idolatry.
Amos 4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto Me, saith Yahweh.
4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
Israel would meet their God by experiencing His judgment, which He pronounces here through the prophet.
The Septuagint version has “prepare to call on thy God.”
4:13 For, lo, He that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is His thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, Yahweh, The God of hosts, is His name.
Psalm 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Dwell G4637 verb Used 5X
From G4636 metaphorically of the human body; to tent or encamp, that is, (figuratively) to occupy (as a mansion) or (specifically) to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol for protection and communion): - dwell. BDB - abide (or live) in a tabernacle (or tent), tabernacle.
John 1:14 And the Word (Plan) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory-splendor, the glory-splendor as of the only begotten-most beloved of the Father,) full of grace (favor) and truth.
The Plan is for us to be like Christ. When we imitate Christ, He can dwell among and in us.
Revelation 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, you knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
These saints are the same as in 6:9.
6:9 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
When we serve Yahweh day and night, He will dwell among us.
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
The Devil and his children know that they have only a short time left. So don't be caught in fellowship with them.
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
A reference to Catholicism and the Popes. The Holy Roman Empire is the beast that healed and made war with the saints. The Catholic Church burned Christians at the stake well into the 1800's.
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Leviticus 26:11 And I will set My tabernacle among you: and My soul shall not abhor you.
Ezekiel 43:7 And He said unto me, Son of man, the place of My throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
2Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
The promise is established, He will walk with us.
21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
21:5 And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”
21:6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
'It is done' should be “They are made!”. This further substantiates the rendering in verse 5, “I shall make all new things”
21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
The keeping of the commandments of God means the keeping of the bloodline of Israel. The overcomers are all of those obedient Israelites who remain at the end of the age.
We must continue in fellowship and communion with Yahweh.