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Since Satan can express himself both by tormenting our dead relatives and also through human violence and crime, as well as in emotional and physical disorders, removal both of ourselves and the dead from all his invisible channels of evil through the Eucharist is essential -1Corinthians 10:21
    For example we-(or you and another -Matthew 18:18-20)-might pray that all those ancestors involved in the handing down of temper tantrums might receive our forgiveness. We can ask the Lord to help them to accept this forgiveness, and also of the other evil that only He knows -2Corinthians 5:18-20
    By taking the Lord's cup of wine, with all it represents, we break all agreements known and unknown with the evil one-(for both those alive present or not present in this ceremony, and for those dead for whom we wish to pray)-and enter into the new covenant with God.
    See, the key is, these departed spirits may have not yet been able to accept God's gift of righteousness, because of us, not knowing that we should be praying for them; unless, of course, they themselves were Christian while alive, then they continue acceptable by God after death. Why?-(and read there through down to half the next page).
    1Peter 3:19; John 5:25.
    Our job for them is to get them acceptable. What greater love is there than this?
    So, this communion ceremony is imperative for freedom; freedom for both them and us. Otherwise, adverse circumstances may continue and things may continue to bother us--dark side darts may continue to make inroads until we 'get the point'. The point is, we need to understand that we have a part to play in helping them, in loving them, so that these departed restless spirits can 'move on' into the arms of Jesus as it were.

Next, Dr. McAll in this simple respectful communion ceremony, offers the Lord's love and forgiveness to both the living and the dead for any inroads the evil one and his cohorts have made.
    Dr. McAll states that if one has a problem emotionally forgiving another, he or she should ask themselves if they want to academically forgive this person or persons, even if they cannot yet think of the other person without complete acceptance of them.
    This may help you to love, to forgive another. This is important as Dr. McAll states that both love and prayer must be sincere to be effective.
    God deals with the hearts and responds to the state of our innermost being, our hearts.
    When you come to God, you want to come with sincerity -Matthew 5:23,24.
    Ask yourself if you would die for that person. If there was a choice between you and your son or daughter dying, and you had the choice, would you choose you?
    The test here is: would you choose the other for whom you have opportunity to forgive? Sure you would! And, Jesus would too. He did once, and if He had to do it all again, He would choose the same again. Jesus example -Matthew 26:28.
    Dr. McAll states that we must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive. If you can't face it, how can you forgive it, as you are then denying it.
    True forgiveness, Dr. McAll states "is love given before another has either given it, earned it, accepted it, or even understood it. It is the father running out to embrace the prodigal son-(meaning of prodigal)-even before he knows whether the son has come repenting of all the destruction he has caused." 
    It is Joseph and his acts of kindness toward those who despitefully-thwarted life's direction for him.
    We love others because they need it, not because they necessarily deserve it.
    Joseph's example. Matthew 26:39,42,44 is Jesus facing His greatest trial. Notice the strength He gained from prayer to the Father -Matthew 26:45,46.
    Dr. McAll carries on:-"Jesus Christ allows us to choose between being the elder brother-(in the prodigal son story) focusing on his own pain or being the father focusing on the son's pain and holding out welcoming arms of healing.
    "The latter concentrates not on the destruction but on the growth which can bring the son and the father closer to each other and to God.
    "The rite of the Eucharist involves double forgiveness; through Jesus Christ we not only forgive the dead but we ask them to forgive us.
    "How do we, the living, need forgiveness? To identify the often unrealized evil within ourselves and thus be able to confess it and be forgiven by the Lord. We should ask whether we have failed to live a balanced life and whether we are blaming controlling forces outside ourselves for behaviour that we could have changed." ...continues


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