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It seems everything is up to interpretation today. What this one thinks than another of like mindedness, and so on. We have been told to be aware of deceptions, frauds and fakes during the ‘end times,’ and it is my opinion these are the days we are in… just like before the flood of Noah’s time. During the days of Noah life continued on: people married, babies were born, every day normal activities consumed people’s minds, lives and attention- until the flood occurred.
One thing the Jewish people had trouble with, and other people as well, understanding the words of Jesus… as concerns the reference to the body and blood we are to consume. Many said [or thought],”Are we to become cannibals?” This message and teaching will focus on the body, the reference Jesus gave to the bread… and told those to eat of it- to remember Him. The second [the next one] will focus on the blood.
1 Corinthians 11:24 KJV 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.
1 Corinthians 11:25 KJV 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.
Is this not a retelling of the days of Exodus and deliverance [a reminder], the time for bread come from heaven itself, and could be strong reference to it again but this time to the eternal bread… that which saves a man’s soul from damnation?
Exodus 16:12 KJV I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
Exodus 16:15 KJV And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Deuteronomy 8:3 KJV And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
John 6:58 KJV 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.
If Jesus is the living word made flesh, let us approach this from the truth of the statement itself… “the living word.” Can it be understood… the words of God if we do not read God’s word? No, the word cannot be known if the Bible is unknown to the people, and likewise God will not be known by those claiming to be His people. This is one of the most important truths of the Bible… it is the word of God, and we should get our ‘Daily bread’ from it. Our Daily what? Our ‘Daily bread’ does come by the fulfilling of our spirit, the food the spirit needs to be nourished- from the word of God Himself.
2 Samuel 22:31 KJV As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
Acts 13:26 KJV Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Isaiah 40:8 KJV The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Luke 8:21 KJV And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
Luke 11:28 KJV But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
1 Corinthians 4:20 KJV For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Revelation 20:4 KJV And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The word of God should be active in your life or your life itself ceases to bear witness to the life you would proclaim you have. It is to be: told, written, shouted, proclaimed… the ‘Good News of The Gospel,’ for this is the message we need to take to the world- even when the world would find offense to this. Is your bread leavened [with] by the spirit of God showing life comes from the bread Jesus offers us all? Did not Jesus say,”Feed my sheep?” I can think of nothing better to feed the sheep with than the very bread of life, the word of God. I can only hope you’ll agree. (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,