Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 25/11/2016 · 5 min de lectura · +100

THE COVENANT MEETING

COVENANT MEETING

Jesus said:

But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:

for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]


BURNT OFFERING MEETING

FEAST OF THE PASSOVER MEETING

COVENANT MEETING

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship."

Romans 12:1. [New International Version]

The burnt offering sacrifice is voluntary, and the New Testament equivalent is the giving of our bodies as living sacrifices.

In Leviticus Chapter 1, 6:8 - 13 we find the burnt offering where blood and flesh are all consumed, thus the whole sacrifice is burnt inside and outside.

The New Testament equivalent is

Romans 7:4 – 8:39 [New International Version]


Read and internalize ROMANS 7:4 - 8:39

and MATTHEW 25:14-28


In order that we may give to God at the level at which we have; and not at the level what we have not got; God allowed for 3 forms of sacrifice: -

1. Bullock - the more gifts you have the more you give. = 5 talents in the New Testament.

2. Sheep or goat - medium gifts, you give what you have. = 2 talents in the New Testament.

3. Pigeons or doves - if that is the only gift you have, give it. = 1 talent in the New Testament.

The New Testament equivalents for those 3 different types of burnt offerings are the talents described in the scriptures below.

Matthew 25:14 – 28 [New International Version]


The burnt offering sacrifice is expressed through the COVENANT meeting.

In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you….”

Luke 22:20 [New International Version]


Thus the very epitome of the burnt offering lies with the Lords Supper

- Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we who are many, are one body, for we all partake of one loaf. Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:16, 17, 18. [New International Version]


Read John 6:53 - 58. [New International Version]


# Inside --- Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Romans 12:2. [New International Version]

# Outside --- ... do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you

I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassion’s of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice--living, sanctified, acceptable to God--your intelligent service;

and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what is the will of God--the good, and acceptable, and perfect.

Romans 12 :1 - 21... [1898 Young’s literal Translation]


- We come to remember the Lord, which is the whole purpose of the meeting.

"....; do this in remembrance of Me."

Luke 22:19b. [New International Version]


The very first Breaking of Bread meeting took place on the `day of unleavened bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed'.

It is thus symbolic of all that the unleavened bread, and the Passover represent. Jesus is our unleavened bread and our Passover.

He provides that the angel of death will `pass over' us.

Read

Matthew 26:17 - 36, [1898 Young’s Literal Translation]


Yeast in the Scriptures is a type of the leaven in our OLD TESTAMENT, which is a symbol of any immoral influence in our lives, which is why we use unleavened bread to observe Communion, in the Covenant meeting.


We have leaven in our lives, and this leaven needs to be removed in 3 areas; with the Holy Spirits guidance: -

1. As individuals.

2. As family. [Husband/priest]

3. As church.


We need to remove 5 types of leaven: -

* [1]. Of the Pharisees - HYPOCRISY

....., Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy

.Luke 21:1 [New International Version]


* [2]. Of the Sadducees - NO MIRACULOUS POWER

Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.

Mark 12:18. [New International Version]


*[3.] Of the Herodians - LOVE OF THE WORLD

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:15 [New International Version]

"Be careful," Jesus warned them. Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."

Mark 8:15. [New International Version]


* [4.] Of the Galatians - LEGALISM, WORKS WITHOUT FAITH, BONDAGE.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ................" A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."

Galatians 5:1 & 9. [New International Version]


* [5.] Of the Corinthians - SINS OF THE FLESH - IMMORALITY.

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you ...Get rid of the old yeast that you may be new batch without yeast--as you really are. For Christ our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.

Galatians 5:1a, 7, 8. [New International Version]


That is why

THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME TIME GIVEN TO MAKE RIGHT WITH THE LORD IN TERMS OF THE LEAVEN/YEAST

[I.E. POINTS 1 TO 5 ABOVE]

Also

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man aught to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgement on himself.

1 Corinthians 11:27 -29 [New International Version]


Particular note should be taken of 1 Corinthians 11:30 which states

`That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.'

Asleep in this scripture means to have died! A very obvious reference to the angel of death!


1 Corinthians 11:31 explains

But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgement.

[New International Version]

So we need to notice the exact parallel between the New Testament Holy Communion, and the Passover in the Old Testament where the Angel of death is active in both cases.


Because the cup of the new covenant has the potential to solve almost all of the problems of the Body of Christ – it is suggested that the same scriptures be read in the Amplified Bible.

…is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

1Corinthians 10:16


We can only understand the Passover by the Holy Spirit and that is why we look at these scriptures: -

`and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answered, "No, we have not even heard that here is a Holy Spirit."

Acts 19.2. [New International Version]


So we need to notice the exact parallel between the New Testament Holy Communion, and the Passover in the Old Testament where the Angel of death is active in both cases.

We need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in practicing the covenant\burnt-offering meeting, as with all the meetings.

[- See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14. Also Romans 12:4 - 8.]


- This meeting receives us all into the body of Christ.

- This meeting causes us to become concerned with the UNITY of the Body of Christ and the UNITY of the meetings.

- We are not concerned with asking, interceding or with personal issues.

- Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we who are many, are one body, for we all partake of one loaf. Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar?

1 Corinthians 10:16, 17, 18. [New International Version]


Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood; you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Our forefathers ate [manna] and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live for ever."

John 6:53-58. [New International Version]


This verse sums up the incredible importance of the COVENANT MEETING; and need for this to be shared with us by someone who has an Apostolic anointing and ministry, to provide us with the spirit and truth of what covenants are all about.

THE COVENANT MEETING


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