“Bob, Be Bold” Miracle #1: CommunionFire
There are three powerful miracles over the past three years that are so natural the only way to describe them is ‘supernatural’.
Contained, released and revealed within each one are innumerable other miracles!
The first is CommunionFire.
My wife Camille and I have had well over 1,000 Communions over the past three years. It is a daily encounter with Jesus at home and in the homes of others who have come to share the miracle.
Communion is what most Christians do. It is a Sacrament in most denominations. Usually it is hurried and at the end of the service. We have found that many believers are not aware that coming to the Table of the Lord involves more than just receiving the blessed bread and wine. Our experience is that Jesus established the holy meal as His way of providing a place where we could ‘dine with Him’.
When we partake together each morning in our living room, each of us has a very special personal encounter with the Lord that feeds us with His life, love and peace. In the bread and wine, which we now believe becomes His glorified ‘flesh and blood’ after we offer it to Him for His blessing. Supernatural food and drink that brings us into His presence and reveals His presence within us.
For the purpose of making the experience distinct we call the encounter during the meal CommunionFire. We have the blessing, the meal and during the consuming of the bread of His flesh and the wine of His blood our spiritual eyes and ears are opened to see and hear Jesus. He may show us something of Himself or comes to share something with us and speaks to us in a way that is personal, intimate, and gentle.
What Communion looks and sounds like today:
Today there are 2.6 billion Christians on the planet and they are comprised of two Communion-related groups:
600 million Orthodox or Eastern Catholics
150 million Anglicans and Lutherans (some Methodists)
Total: 1,950,000,000 (billion)
Total: 650.000.000 (million)
(Charismatics are found in both A and B.)
Group Catholic: Communion-centric worship and lifestyle.
These trace their history to apostolic tradition. The center of the sanctuary and focus of worship is the Eucharist/Qurbana/Holy Communion. This means they believe this is the way Jesus visits his people personally today. They hold up the Communion and say, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
Group Indy: Platform/People/Bible-centric worship and lifestyle.
This is my background BTW. We trace our genesis from Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Count Zinzendorf, Conrad Grebel and other Reformers, Anabaptists, Moravians and a barrage of other divisions during the past 500 years. Worship is Bible-centric and the sanctuary is generally some type of platform with a pulpit of some kind or arrangements of microphones and multi-media. In some more traditional sanctuaries there is a table in front of the pulpit adorned for once per month Communion.
Like my wife says, “It’s like we trace our heritage from Jesus (then skip 1600 years) and go right to Luther! Today’s non-Catholic worship is arena and platform-based with congregations of 10,000 people or more. Evangelistic crusades are generally outdoors and can draw as many as a million people! Great for 'winning souls' but then what? It's the then what that causes so many divisions.
Here’s How we Share Communion Every Day at home and in home gatherings usually once per week. (This breaks the tradition of the Catholic and Independents both but it is where we experience the Fire of Communion.)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Believe & Receive – Be Still & Know He is God
Have a small piece of bread and pray
“Lord, we ask you to bless this bread to be your Body;
we do this to remember you.”
Partake as you think or say
“The Body of Christ Broken for me/you”
Eyes closed, Pause for ten seconds, looking for Jesus
Luke 24:31, 35
Believe & Receive – Be still & Listen for His voice
Have a small sip of wine and pray:
“Lord, we ask you to bless this wine to be your Blood;
we do this to remember you.”
Partake & Drink as you think or say
“The Blood of Jesus Shed for me/you”
Eyes closed, Pause for ten seconds, listen for Him.
Then we share with each other what the Lord shared with us. I like to journal every episode! “What He shows in secret, shout from the housetops.”