God's Sword of Truth - The Word
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
1 Cor.10:21....”Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
2 John 1:9-10....”Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ,hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed”.
1 Cor.5:6-8....”Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaventh the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us”.
John 6:32-35....”....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. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 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.”
These four scriptural references are all spiritual matters and not physical. The Lord used comparisons called “parables”. His blood is shown as eternal life, by water and by wine. His body, by bread and manna (a bread also), was a leaven or un-leavened bread. John 4:10-14.. ”Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him and he would have given thee living water (Holy Spirit). The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him (Holy Spirit) shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Churches throughout history have made doctrines or sacraments out of scripture, or used scripture to make rules or guidelines of their belief/teaching. They have not the spirit, but instead use their false doctrine to form or keep their memberships; using money of the members to pay for the pastor/preacher/church needs or the bills. No apostle took a wage for themselves, but they did give alms to people who needed help (Alms does not mean tithe, but something that is given in secret - read Matthew 6:4). Nowhere in the New Testament are we to pay or work for our salvation, it is a gift of the Lord. We are free in Christ...no laws, rules or days to keep, nor self-righteous acts to be performed. And how can you rob God if He owns all the gold in the world?
Religions have always tried to make the building of man into a house of the Lord.
They have always made holy ways to serve the Lord or idols to look up to. They have fleshly, worldly forms of holy things or people. Many people have in the name of the Lord received, heard or were given signs to mislead people. It seems they all want to help the Holy Spirit, in gaining righteousness on their own by works. People work in the light of their own making, they do not have the proper fellowship. The Book of Acts was a true fellowship, they had everything in common. Jesus was with His (Jewish) Apostles for the last time as a group during the Passover (Jewish holiday). It became the last supper for them together. It was never meant or intended to be a holyday or holiday. We are told by Paul in Galatians 4:10 about making or keeping days. Read Eph. 2:8 - We do nothing but believe by faith - no works or ordinances.
If you have Jesus in your heart by the spirit and live by His Word you have a continued supper in the body and blood of Christ. The works of the Spirit are not of man nor of the flesh, so says all the Word. You live by it only in spirit and truth. Live by every word that comes from the Lord by the Holy Spirit. This is how you eat His flesh and drink His blood, by the Word (New Testament).
You cannot make laws, rules or ordinances from the Word (New Testament). In Christ you are totally free. Christ finished it all for us. His blood covers our sin if we confess and keep His Word as taught, not of or by a man, but by the Holy Spirit. You can not go to man’s colleges or schools to learn the Lord’s way. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things by the Word. It is written that we should discern all spirits of man because they are like angels of light. They live for riches and fleshly things.
Christ rode on a donkey and had no place to lay His head. TV preachers go 1st class, live in style, have big homes, own jets, etc. How can this be the way of Jesus? Follow Him and build your treasures in heaven. Wake up people, if religion says so, do the opposite.
There is no fellowship in a church building, it is bondage in the flesh and is sin. It will cost you to belong to man’s buildings. It is through Christ that you have been set free. Take care of your family and if you see a brother or sister in need, help them. Jesus said that we will always have the poor with us, read Matthew 26:11.
That which is spiritually done cannot be made physical by works. Breaking bread is physical by the use of bread and water or wine (grape juice), so it becomes works (or a physical act). On the death of Christ on the cross, He finished it. He did it all for you and by grace are you saved...you need nothing else, especially not an act of man. The fellowships in "church" buildings built by man does not make it holy, nor is there a required act to be do to obtain holiness or salvation. The fellowships and buildings built by man are "works" of man which will bring you into bondage, and most certainly will not give you righteousness.
If Christ Jesus lives in your heat there is no need to add to it. You are not saved by works of man or ordinances. There is nothing you can do in works to add to what Christ has already done. If you have Christ and you love Him, you need nothing else and you couldn't begin to add to it. If you live Christ, you have rememberance that He is always with you.
For an example of works, look at the Catholics who are loaded with idols and icons and use their host (pressed bread) as a wafer god. They take the Lord out of heaven and put him into the bread and call it a sacrament with mortal sin attached if used wrongly. During the Catholic mass, the priests allegedly have power to supernaturally change bread and wine into the actual and literal body and blood of Jesus Christ - now, if this could actually be done, I would have to call it "cannibalism". Catholics even claim that confession to a man-priest absolves you from sin following the penance given you by the priest to perform or do. For anyone to accept the Catholic doctrine one must refuse to hear and obey the Word of God and are not His and will not enter into heaven. - "He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." - John 8:47. Other religions have followed the catholics, having similar ordinances by passing bread and wine out at their service. They do a physical thing also, not a spiritual remembrance. They‘ve made a doctrine out of it, and in their eyes, believe it is a holy or spiritual thing. They do not see the spiritual remembrance part of it.
Using a man-made bread or drinking a liquid (water or wine) does not make it a holy act.
As a remembrance of what Christ did as an example you will need Jesus in your heart to understand. There are no works or act to be performed by humans. Keep this in mind, the first body of Christ in the Book of Acts had no works or acts to celebrate. They had everything in common, broke bread and ate meat together daily as a fellowship of the body of Christ, refer to Acts 2: 44-47.
Read about the Christian-Jews who, in error, wanted Peter to tell the Gentiles (who were becoming Christians) to be circumcised. This act was a form of remembrance of the Lord and a physical act performed under Law. In Acts 15:4-11, Peter set the record straight by stating in verse 15:11 “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. That all the multitude kept silent and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them”. We are all saved in salvation and no physical deed or act on our part is needed, nor can it make us holy or spiritual. Jesus did it all by his life and death on the tree.
There is a warning in 1 Corinthians 11:24-31 (read it). Starting with verse 29, “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body”. If you say you are a Christian (member of the body of Christ) and say you know Him (He lives in your heart) and in fact you do not, you are a liar and do not have Christ’s soul and spirit within you, which means you are guilty of the body and blood of Christ.
Keep this in mind, always perform in spirit (not in flesh) the remembrance of what Christ did for us by His body and blood. This must be a daily, every second act. The remembrance of what Christ did should be a part of you (meaning in your heart) and not the bread and wine (or water) which are used by religious as objects of worship. This occured as the same remembrance of the sacrifice at the altar in the Old Testament by the Jews. Objects used for worship do not become holy by their use. In 1 Corinthians 11:34,...“if any man hunger, let him eat at home that ye come not together onto condemnation and the rest will I set in order when I come”...the warning is in the act of physical eating, not the spiritual remembrance. The act of eating and drinking Christ must be spiritual and by the Holy Spirit, not meaning in a litteral act performed by man.
"...WHOSOEVER HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE, AND DOETH THEM, I WILL LIKEN HIM UNTO A WISE MAN...AND EVERY ONE THAT HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE, AND DOETH THEM NOT, SHALL BE LIKENED UNTO A FOOLISH MAN..." - MATT. 7:24,26
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.