I do faith in action. Today I continue on the subject of taking Holy Communion. This is my personal testimony. Do not feel condemned if you experience otherwise. Because I have been away for a long time from this place the place has become dusty and not as tidy. When houses and things are not in use for sometime things gather and need to be cleansed, both physically and spiritually.
The first night things happened as I was unpacking. I bumped my head twice, once on the treadmill and then on the bathroom handle. I was surprised as it had not happened to me for a long time. I became alert after that. As I arranged for the place to be thoroughly cleaned physically I cleansed the spiritual scene myself in separate acts of faith.
One of my normal supernatural faith in action is taking Holy Communion. I have written on this in my previous blog post.
Today as I was preparing to take my Holy Communion, I was reminded of the furniture. I often kneel down and pray at a low glass and wood coffee table. The floor tiles had been mopped once by the cleaner/helper. But the coffee table is dusty and the floor has been exposed to the elements in the last two weeks and are dusty too. Yesterday my spirit received this prompting but I was in a hurry and my mind was on the unresolved internet access issue involving my new MacBook. So I just took the Holy Communion anyway without cleaning the furniture.
But the prompting came again today. This time I was wide awake and repented for my own treating God’s words and God lightly. My Bible opened to Leviticus 13:1-59 wherein God commanded Moses to deal with serous skin diseases and contamination of clothing. The clothing contaminated by mildew was to be completely destroyed by fire regardless its value. The priest was to put the affected item in quarantine for seven days and destroyed them if the contaminated area had spread. I asked the Lord what the key teaching is. I received the word: Be serious about the Lord’s standard of cleanliness. God has nor changed His standard.
This word, “seriousness” rings in my ears. I have not been serious over many matters like whether the floor or the table I use are clean or not. Once because I was in a hurry I did not bother to dry the little saucer I used to place the biscuit for the Holy Communion. My attitude was not serious about the matter of God.
The traditional priest is careful and treats the Holy Communion and all utensils and furniture with care, in reverential fear of the Lord. What makes Christian today assumes that we can just do what we like and treat God as an ordinary common man in the street who does not bother with such matters? The reminder is “Beware”. God is holy.
When coming to the holy presence of God we must be serious. Holiness is a serious attitude before God. Holiness involves the whole preparation (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) to come to meet with the holy God. The ancient people of Israel treated God’s matters with carelessness which really meant they treated God (as revealed in His words) with unbelief and contempt. And they were slain.
When we come to God we minister to Him as royal and holy priests:
1 Peter 2:5 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests.[a] Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.
- 2:5 Greek holy priesthood.
Old Testament teaching: