Christ Communion: Being of the Same Mind
Christ Communion, being of the same mind in Christ meets head on with the Harlot and Jezebel in this hard hitting end of days Expose.
By the Watchman
Dana G Smith
Watchman Expose Nwsltr-09-18-11
“The Harlot shall lie in the dust… The Serpent will be revealed and brought low. The Word of the L-rd will slay the rebellious. Those who refuse to hear me, saith the L-rd will shudder on that day” From the Ichabod Watchman Psalm
Divisions of Christ at Corinth
1Co 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
Goal to be Likeminded in Christ at Corinth
Php 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Christ divided, divisions of Christ, and this is Corinth? Christ divided sounds like western Christianity, or Christ -ianity. Take two letters out of ianity and add an apostropeh, then with a little rearranging you have this i.e. “ain’t”. Ain’t this the way it is? Ask yourself really truthfully?
In this context above we come to Communion. When I think of communion in a biblical sense, that is, a modern church definition I come to the ordinance of Communion. That place where Christians come to church and take the bread or wafer and a small portion cup of grape juice. Every church and denomination who call themselves to walk within standard teachings of the New Testament church do this, even though, many do it in differing ways. Yet today as I speak of Communion I speak of a Communion in Christ. That connection, in which, a believer is to be firmly rooted. This is not only through the typical wafer or bread and grape juice Communion, but through an intense living breathing relationship with the living God.
If we stop at the simple ceremony that most churches call Communion and call it good, then we fall short of what this really means. It goes beyond man-made doctrines and denominations. It is as Paul wrote to the Philippians above telling them to “fulfill my joy”. I can see most Pastors trying to tell carnal secularized religious Christianity to “fulfill my joy.” Well it is not a pretty picture. There would be “joy” alright, but it would be the congregations smirking and laughing at the thought of them really “fulfilling the joy” of their spiritual leader. Paul here meant it as a Spiritual Father to the Philippians. He longed for them to understand this concept. In order to make a difference in the Paganized Roman Empire they had to be in unity. Unity of spirit, body, and mind; with all three sourced out of the Holy Ghost and the Word of God. It is these two, meaning; the Holy Ghost and the Word of God that directly bring the purposes of Christ and his presence into their lives and midst. In order to do this though, the ego of men and their ways had to go. In these Paul gave them three areas to do this. All three had to come out of the believer’s devotion to Jesus Christ and their longing to see his kingdom rise to greater heights. This would affect all around them. For if they truly sought God and devoted themselves to being “likeminded”, then nothing could stop them. There would be no splits, no division, nothing that the devil could use to destroy the move of God in Philippi. So Paul said, “fulfill my joy and be likeminded”. This likeminded would entail “having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” It is then as true love in Christ is employed in the lives of believer’s, then being in one accord and of one mind follows. We find the concept that Paul told the Philippian’s in two other places. In Philippian’s 3:16, Paul says “let us mind the same thing.” Again here is unity among brethren. Then in Philippian’s 4:2, Paul says to two brethren that “they be of the same mind in the Lord.”