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Hello again Internet friends.  As of tonight, for the month of July you folks have visited us at 5minuteministries 1540  times from 31 nations other than the USA.   This is compares with 787 visits in June. we are less than 20 hits away from double the  amounts of June visits.  2 months & 2 days, WOW! Thank you so much.  I am really enjoying doing the blog.  I pray and meditate and try to truly get a Word for you, from the Lord.  I spend time in the Word, researching Scriptures which will confirm His Word, and share real life stories from my life experiences, when ever possible.  It is not about numbers, as much as it is about results.  I ask the Lord, daily to make this site a place of refreshing, restoration, salvation, and a connection with God in the prophetic realm as well.  Tonight at a home meeting, we had missionaries praying for 5minuteministries.net.  We ask God for the Nations, as well as The USA.

Speaking of which, “Jesus, I sit before you in reverence, for a time of hearing Your Voice.  I do not take  this experience lightly.

For the Lord Jesus would say, “Tonight I want to see you all get manifestations of your healing requests by the power of prayer, mixed with your faith, and my ability.  I do desire above all else, that you would prosper, even as your soul prospers.  (In every way…spiritually, I love seeing lives changed.  I give you new life with a hope for your good and a future.  I want you to prosper as far as provision goes.  Almost every thing costs money today.  I want you to prosper in your health, both in My protection over you, and My healing ability , and in the areas where you can take care of your physical body, and maintain good rest, exercise, and healthy eating  habits.

I recognize that this blog is world-wide.  That means that many of you do not have the same opportunities, and abilities, as others in more affluent nations.  Things that are taken for granite in America, are a challenge for you.  You must trust Me and My ability to meet your needs.   Know that I care equally for every one.  Has anyone told you that I pray for you?   I do.   I pray for your strength, your faithfulness to Me, and provision for you.  There is more power in prayers of agreement, than you ever have recognized.  Holy Spirit prays for you also, in a heavenly language known only to God and not understood by satan.  Holy Spirit prays for you, for the perfect will of The Father in your life.

Trust me, read my Word, and spend time in prayer with me.  I want relationship with you.  I am moved with compassion by your needs.  Koinonea relationship means “Communion” with me.  Both sharing the Lord’s table with the body and blood, act of taking My Communion, in remembrance of Me, and Communion as in building relationship with Me.  I love you and desire the best for you.”

I enjoyed His Word tonight.  I have always loved “taking Communion,” well,  let me correct that statement.  In the early 1980′s, I backslid, (lived outside the boundaries of relationship with Jesus) for about four years.  If I came to church and saw the “elements” placed on the “Remembrance Table”, usually, I would go to the bathroom, until I was sure Communion was over.  That clause in the Bible about receiving the Lord’s body, unworthily, made me terrified to partake.  I would hear in my ear, “if you take Communion as a sinner, you will get sick or die”

(1 Corinthians11:25-27)  “After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.  26For as often as  ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye, do shew the Lord’s death till He comes. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

I have heard different Preachers explain 1Corinthians 11:27-31 in different ways.  One taught us, “When you take Communion, and you poke fun about it, or take it, being disrespectful to God,  some believe that is what the writer of Corinthians had reference to.  I do note however, that the first half of this chapter, talks about churches with unforgiveness, divisions, and heresies. vs. 20 says, “When ye come together therefore into one of these places, this is not to eat the Lord’s Supper.   That has reference to unforgiveness, divisions, confusion, and heresies, not providing the atmosphere to have Communion.  I agree with that.   Personally, I think that vs 28 and vs 31, should be written in bold type   I believe vs.28, But let a man examine himself,” (take inventory of His life in reference to whether or not he is living in open sin.  If that person is not willing to confess his sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, then, he should not take Communion.   However, instant forgiveness is only a prayer away.  If you pray, repent sincerely, mean what you say, and intend to change your life style, pleasing Jesus, then, repent, accept Jesus’ forgiveness and freely take Communion.

There is Scripture that says, Phil 2:20 “Work out your own Salvation with fear & trembling…”  I did, and happily, I partake of Communion.  In fact, My Jerry and I take Communion often at home. It is a special time with Jesus, me, and my husband.

Since I first heard the word “Koinonea,”  and found out that it means “Communion, either by partaking of the Lord’s table, or by having close Communion relationship with Jesus.

Someone gave me a book, which I highly recommend, to those who, like me, love Communion.  Its title  is, Remember Me, Communion Devotions, written by, JoDell Welborn, published by CrossHouse Publishing, You can order copies, by calling, 1-877-212-0933 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-877-212-0933      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or fax 888 252-3022. or visit www.crosshousepublishing.com

I have read it through one time, now I have started over, digesting every wonderful chapter.  Some of the Chapter titles are:    Communion, A Form of Worship;  Communion;  The Cost of Spiritual Freedom;  Communion, Simple but Sublime;  A Memorial Hymn,  The Alabaster Box,  The Kinsman Redeemer,  Who is That Man?  This is just a few of the Thirty Three chapters.  It is hard to put the book down.  I have had the pleasure of meeting JoNell.  I think we will hear more from her anointed pen in the future.

I can’t resist just one excerpt...”Come unto Me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest…take My yoke upon you and learn of me…and you shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matt.11:28& 29)

“That is what we are called to remember!”  (quoted from chapter entitled, “To See Christ.)”

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His Koinonea and Mine,

Charlotte Gerhardt