Australia Kneels : Week 1 – Day 4

Coming into an intimate place of Communion with Jesus

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Ps Susan Hammer – Cry of an Eagle Revival Ministries (South Africa)

Communion Reminds us that Jesus DESTROYED the Devil through DEATH to DELIVER US

Click Here for the Notes from the above communion session.

1 Cor 1:18-31

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God
18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 
19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 
22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 
25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 
26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 
28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 
29  That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 

1 Cor 15:55-57

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 
57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Heb 12:2 

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

John 10:14-18

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. 

Rom 8:11

11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 

Isa 66:1

1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Rev 3:21 

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne

Dan 10:5-9

5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6  His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7  And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8  Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9  Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. 

Rev 21:3,22-24

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. 

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 

Our Worship Song for the Week:

Above All

Above all powersAbove all kingsAbove all nature and all created thingsAbove all wisdom and all the ways of manYou were here before the world beganAbove all kingdomsAbove all thronesAbove all wonders the world has ever knownAbove all wealth and treasures of the earthThere’s no way to measure what You’re worth
CrucifiedLaid behind the stoneYou lived to dieRejected and aloneLike a rose trampled on the groundYou took the fallAnd thought of meAbove all
Above all powersAbove all kingsAbove all nature and all created thingsAbove all wisdom and all the ways of manYou were here before the world beganAbove all kingdomsAbove all thronesAbove all wonders the world has ever knownAbove all wealth and treasures of the earthThere’s no way to measure what You’re worth
CrucifiedAnd laid behind the stoneYou lived to dieRejected and aloneLike a rose trampled on the groundYou took the fallAnd thought of meAbove allOh, You were crucifiedAnd laid behind the stoneYou lived to dieRejected and aloneLike the rose trampled on the groundYou took the fallAnd thought of meAbove all
Like the rose trampled on the groundYou took the fallAnd thought of meAbove all
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Paul Baloche / Lenny Leblanc
Above All lyrics © Integrity’s Hosanna! Music

Ps Jeff’s Special Today:  “Repent Before Communion

As many of us celebrate a Holy Week leading to Jesus/ Yeshua’s Resurrection, it’s important to remember how significant the Last Supper was, how it speaks of a better covenant, and how clearly we are told to repent prior to partaking in this extraordinary sacrament, affectionally, ever thankfully, honoring His Body and His Blood. This is beautifully written by my friend, Jane Snyder of Melchizedek’s Treasure ministries.

Repent to be Holy in Taking Communion.

COMMUNION

23 For this is what the Lord himself has said about his Table, and I have passed it on to you before: That on the night when Judas betrayed him, the Lord Jesus took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks to God for it, he broke it and gave it to his disciples and said, “Take this and eat it. This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”

 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new agreement between God and you that has been established and set in motion by my blood. Do this in remembrance of me whenever you drink it.” 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup you are retelling the message of the Lord’s death, that he has died for you. Do this until he comes again.

27 So if anyone eats this bread and drinks from this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, he is guilty of sin against the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 That is why a man should examine himself carefully before eating the bread and drinking from the cup. 

29 For if he eats the bread and drinks from the cup unworthily, not thinking about the body of Christ and what it means, he is eating and drinking God’s judgment upon himself; for he is trifling with the death of Christ. 30 That is why many of you are weak and sick, and some have even died.

31 But if you carefully examine yourselves before eating you will not need to be judged and punished. 32 Yet, when we are judged and punished by the Lord, it is so that we will not be condemned with the rest of the world.  

1 Cor. 11:23-32 TLB

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I see here a firm exhortation to examine ourselves before taking of the bread and wine. 

Examine ourselves looking for what? The answer is of course sin. 

It says in verse 26 that when we take communion, we are retelling the message of the Lord’s death, that he has died for us.

 

Could this lack of examination be caused by having no fear of the Lord? 

 

REPENTANCE

Father, forgive me for not taking time to seek You for my hidden sins, as well as my glaring ones, in confession and repentance before I take your bread and wine. 

Forgive me for overlooking Your monumental sacrifice that You made, so that all in the world could receive acceptance with forgiveness. 

Thank You, Lord, for what You did. 

Cleanse me for keeping You out of the shut doors as I open each one to You. 

I take Your bread and wine to celebrate Your sacrifice for us, without which we would be hopeless. Restore my hope as I see You in the bread and wine. 

I repent for any residue of the love of money for which Judas sold You to the enemies, on that last night when he dined at your very table of the instituting of the new covenant in Your blood. It instituted the new era of gentile inclusion into Your family. For this we are so thankful.

You probably even washed Juda’s feet. Ohh Lord.

You continue to wash my feet too… over and over, and I am so unworthy. Help me to be like this with others. Help me to be able to forgive easily. 

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UNITY

16 When we ask the Lord’s blessing upon our drinking from the cup of wine at the Lord’s Table, this means, doesn’t it, that all who drink it are sharing together the blessing of Christ’s blood? And when we break off pieces of the bread from the loaf to eat there together, this shows that we are sharing together in the benefits of his body. 

1 Cor. 10:16 TLB

 

I want to highlight The unity of one body in awe of our sharing in Jesus’ sacrifice for us. His sacrifice was for US and not just for “me”. 

Help me Lord to get that through my head and into my heart.

 

REPENTANCE

Father, today I am troubled by how short I have fallen from:

  1. caring about the unity of the community I am sharing bread and wine with. Please show me how much You love the others I am with, and give me Your compassion. Forgive me, please. Make a change in me. I want to change. I repent for not seeing us as ONE, but only as me and You exclusively.
  2. Lord, I repent for being selfish in my thoughts, words, and deeds. Please forgive me and cause my heart to be pure like Yours.
  3. How can I joyously sacrifice for the other’s well-being without resentment? Forgive me Lord, for those trails of resentment. Wash me clean.

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 OUR FIRST LOVE

Help us to recover the joy of our first love. We long for this:

43 A deep sense of awe was on them all, and the apostles did many miracles. 

44 And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other,  

45 selling their possessions and dividing with those in need.

46 They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, 

Acts 2:43-46 TLB

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Jane Snyder

Founder/ CEO Melchizedek’s Treasure 

https://melchizedekstreasure.com/

And my favorite ministry that started me on this repentance journey in 2021:

http://www.globalrepent.com

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