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Eating the Lamb Regularly

April 30, 2012

Galatians 1:11-16
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me
is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it,
but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used
to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; and I was
advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my
countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. But when
God, who had set me apart even from my mothers womb and called me through
His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him
among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,

As we continue to look unto Jesus, the author and completion of our faith, let us
look again at our need to eat of the Lamb.
In talking with people about the eating of the Lamb I often hear questions such as
How do we eat? I wish to talk some about this but try to also say that it must never
simply become about doing or formulas or particular works. Communion with the Lord in
an undistracted way is a vital component of our relationship, but I believe we can all
agree that we can commune and yet the Lamb never appear in our comprehension. The
same can be said about reading the scriptures, which I love and believe are a great gift
of the Lord to us, but we can read and, without the Holy Spirit, the Lamb will not be
beheld or known. So there is this demand for an inward revealing, or revelation, from
the Spirit of Christ to our inward man. Im not and neither are the scriptures referring
only to outward revealing of the Lord, though I appreciate these communications of and
from the Lord. The demand is for the Spirit to Spirit type revealing where the Lord truly
makes Himself known to the believer. It was this type of inward revelation that
separated Paul from his first birth identity. In Galatians 1:11-16 Paul explains His
journey out of his former manner of life in Judaism and even his Adamic birth by the
Son being revealed in Him! Yes, Christ revealed inwardly was his exodus out of all that
was former. We will speak more about this exodus in the coming weeks, but my point is
the absolute need for inward revelation. We tend to look to ways of doing or ways of
getting somewhere, but God alone can reveal Himself to any or all of His creation. No
one can comprehend Him outside of revelation, and inward revelation is what brings
inward transformation, which is an exodus out of Adams life into Christ our life.
Let me remind us that in his former life, Paul or Saul knew the scriptures very
well, perhaps better than us. Paul also prayed but there was NO revelation of Christ
Terry Bennett

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Eating the Lamb Regularly

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from those Old Testament scriptures, and he was a persecutor of Christ and His body. I
bring this into view to caution us as to how to see instead of simply beholding the Lord.
Again communion (prayer) scripture reading, worship, fasting, all of these are true
components of life in Christ but only if we know Him, otherwise they could become only
religious exercise.
When I commune with the Lord, I am asking for inward revelation of the Lamb.
When I read the scriptures, I ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ the Lamb. When I
worship, I ask to join the heavenly host in praise and worship of the eternal Lamb.
Now, let me encourage you that Christ is pleased to reveal Himself in us. He will
never resist us in this desire unless we are arrogant and insincere. It pleases Him to
reveal Himself as Paul states in Galatians 1:15-16. We shouldnt beg or worry, but trust
and ask.
Now, watch as the Lord undertakes through the scriptures and prayer and
worship to make Himself known. Let me also add one final note and that is the Lords
Supper which is again the eating of the Lamb. I encourage you individually, and
particularly as families, to eat and drink of it often. If we ask, the Holy Spirit can and will
use this remembering act to reveal the Lamb. So at home I encourage you to celebrate
Christ our Passover as Paul speaks very, very often.
Bless you,

Terry Bennett

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