Some Bible Verses Containing the Word
Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek
king of Salem brought forth bread and wine (to Abraham): and he was the priest of the most high God.
19And he blessed him, and said,
Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies
into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth,
and plenty of corn and wine:
And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants;
and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the
neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down,
he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering
of the people be.
Binding his foal unto the vine,
and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Exodus 29:40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of
flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering 1.5
And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals
of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof
shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin
15:5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt
offering or sacrifice, for one lamb
15:7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour
unto the LORD.
Numbers 18:12 All
the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the
LORD, them have I given thee.
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Psalm 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than
in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
60:3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
Psalm 75:8 For in the hand of
the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but
the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
Psalm 78:65 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason
Psalm 104:15 And wine
that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Proverbs 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy
presses shall burst out with new wine.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
Proverbs 9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished
Proverbs 9:5 Come, eat of
my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 21:17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he
that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.
Proverbs 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Proverbs 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong
drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Mark 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles,
and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles. 1
Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine
for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled,
not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre:
Revelation 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat
for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that
great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out
without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the
holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into
the great winepress of the wrath of God.
14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse
bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations
fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth
have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and
the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance
of her delicacies.
Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon,
and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses,
and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
The following may be somewhat repetitious, but contains additional details,
and a somewhat different way of looking at the subject.
COMMUNION WITH JESUS CHRIST IS BREAD AND WINE – NOT GRAPE JUICE.
Grape Juice IS THE WAY OF CAIN.
GOD ALONE has the right to choose the symbols of Christian Communion and he has already ordained
bread and wine to be the symbols of Christ’s body and blood.
To substitute grape
juice, or anything else for wine, is the same as refusing Christ’s blood.
God, never, ever authorized the substitution of anything in place of wine. I use the word “symbols,”
but, bread and wine are virtual realities, not mere symbols.
chapter 14 we find that mysterious and wonderful meeting between the Priest Melchizedec and Abraham, the great
man of faith, returning from military victory over the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah:
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of
all. Note that bread and wine are specified.
God does not do things haphazardly,
but deliberately, methodically, meticulously. The appointment of wine is deliberate.
the New Testament passage of Hebrews chapter 5:
5 So also Christ glorified not himself
to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
And in Hebrews 7:
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest
of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that
also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without
descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Jesus Christ being a High Priest forever after the order of Melchizedec, it is certain
that communion with him, for believers, is bread and wine. It could not be anything else.
was always wine, in all churches until pasteurization was discovered in the late 1800s.
then was it possible to stop the fermentation (anaerobic respiration) and end up with grape juice. This anaerobic respiration
process is extremely complex and is clearly God’s deliberate creation. It could never be an accident.
Thus, the use of grape juice requires the deliberate intervention and stopping of God’s deliberately created
process by which wine naturally comes into being. There was a “perfect storm.”
1. Industrialization made alcohol extremely cheap, in some places cheaper than water.
was completely unregulated and unrestricted then, as it IS restricted and regulated, today, it became a tremendous
social problem, giving rise to the so-called temperance movement, which became an abstinence movement and ended with the enactment
of the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution on December 18, 1917 (prohibition).
On December 5, 1933, the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment.
2. The upsurge in the propagation of Darwinism or Evolution gave people the false idea that the Bible was full
of errors, and thus people were conditioned to accept grape juice, although the Bible overwhelming teaches the great significance
of wine in God’s purpose.
The "cover story" was that alcohol leads to problems. My
experience is that the small quantity at communion is not a problem, and besides the "mind set" while taking communion
is entirely different from "having a few drinks with friends, or at a pub."
Pasteurization was discovered in the late 1800s. Thus, the “perfect storm” that results in many, or even
most, churches, now using grape juice for, “so-called” communion.
It is really
the trashing of God, and of Communion, and the insulting “way of Cain,” to God. Cain failed to come by way
of the atoning blood.
In Genesis 4:1-8, God rejects
Cain’s offering because it did not involve, or at least imply, the shedding of innocent blood.
He tried just as hard as Abel to bring an offering to God, but it lacked the innocent blood which is required for
the substitutionary atonement essential for God’s forgiveness of sins.
Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto
Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his
offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD
said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well,
shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou
shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they
were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
absolutely based on substitutionary atonement.
The New Testament passage, Hebrews
chapter 9 shows this:
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity
be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise
it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament
was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the
people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled
both the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which
God hath enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all
the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood;
and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that
the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which
are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the
end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ
was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto
The Book of Revelation, chapter 1 says:
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the
earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Genuine Christian communion is of the utmost importance in God’s estimation. In the New Testament book,
or Gospel, of John, chapter 6, (Jesus is talking initially):
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread,
he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink
his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal
life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is
meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh
my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the
Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which
came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard
saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he
said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend
up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me,
except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
listeners did not grab Jesus’ arm and start munching away, but it is clear Jesus delivered a very serious message, as is seen in the fact that many of his disciples left him, apparently, for good.
Christian Communion is of the utmost importance to God. It is far more than the mere remembrance ceremony
seen in many churches.
In the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians we find this
passage (the Apostle Paul is talking):
17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise
you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
18 For first of all, when
ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not?
what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23 For I have received
of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this
do in remembrance of me.
25 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.
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
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
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
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when
I come. Note that Christian Communion is also called the Lord’s Supper.
It is clear that true Christian Communion is much more than the memorial ceremony found in many
Rather, in some very real way Jesus Christ is truly present in the symbols, or
elements, or tokens of bread and wine, as they are called. I use the term virtual realities.
This must be true to accord with Paul’s words in the above passage and Jesus’ words in John chapter
This argues even more strongly that bread and wine are exactly, specific, in the Communion
with our Lord, and that grape juice is spurious and disqualified.
For the other accounts
of Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper, see Matthew 26:26-, Mark 14:22-, and Luke22:19-.
In the Communion or Lord’s Supper, the bread and wine, are commonly called elements or
emblems, or tokens. But, I think that these terms all fall short of what the bread and wine really are.
They are virtually, the real body and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as
should be expected from the above Bible passages.
I am quick to say that Roman Catholics
go too far in their “transubstantiation,” that is, holding that the bread and wine literally change into Christ’s
body and blood.
Having mentioned Roman Catholics, although
many other churches may also hold, that a priest or ordained minister must officiate at Communion -- I say this is wrong.
The 1 Corinthians passage makes absolutely NO
mention of any necessary official. Nowhere in the New Testament does it indicate any need for any official.
Genuine believers are perfectly correct in doing the Communion
They, must however, insure that the
time is a serious devotion and Communion with Christ.
at Revelation 1: above:
hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.
All true Christians are members of Christ's body, and thus they are truly Priests of God, themselves.
The New Testament contains lists of qualifications for Elders, or Bishops,
and for Deacons.
These are the ONLY
TWO offices in the Christian Church. THERE ARE NO OTHER OFFICES IN CHRISTIANITY.
There are NO lists of qualification for Priests or Pastors or anything else!
See ALSO my other pages, especially NICOLAITANES! -- Jesus Christ Hates
their Deeds, and Doctrine! and They Came to Jesus.