It’s time again for our annual Communion weekend with services beginning Friday night, May 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with Elder Josh Winslett and we conclude the meeting with The Lord’s Supper of the unleavened bread and wine followed by the washing of the saint’s feet on Sunday morning. Communion is to participate and fellowship with certain individuals or things. When baptized believers partake of the bread and wine, they participate and have communion with the redeeming blood and broken body of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is sweet under the influence of the Holy Spirit. This is positive communion and fellowship that is commanded and authorized by God’s word. Conversely, certain communion and fellowship is forbidden such as Paul mentions in Eph. 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Two cannot walk together unless they be agreed. Â That is why Paul warns against believers uniting with unbelievers in II Cor. 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
God promised the Israelites that He would commune with them in the ark of the testimony from above the mercy seat, between the two cherubims. We remember the mercy seat in the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the saint’s feet. Â As long as we break the bread and drink the cup, we show forth the Lord’s death until He come the second time. Here, He has promised to also meet and commune with us.
We pray for the Holy Spirit to engulf us from the beginning on Friday night, on Saturday night, and concluding on Sunday morning so that we may be strengthened in the most holy faith. Ministers are participants and experience great joy along with the rest of the flock in the worship service and communion. Paul says, “That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.” (Rom. 15:32). “And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.” (I Cor. 9:23)
It’s Communion Time so come and worship the Lord, not only this special time of year but each Lord’s day. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25).–May 15, 2013–Elder Larry Wise