Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Jesus- The Word, the Bread, The Manna
John Curtis on
The Bread of Life
Our Savior warned about the danger of laboring only for temporary, physical sustenance and neglecting that which is spiritual and everlasting (v.27). The Jews to whom Jesus was speaking knew about the bread from heaven (manna), which God miraculously had provided to meet the physical needs of their forefathers in the wilderness. Yet here in there midst stood Jesus Christ, the true Bread of Heaven, teaching them eternal truths; nevertheless, most of them could only respond with insulting questions. They refused to believe in Christ and thus enjoy the spiritual Bread that satisfies completely and eternally. This Bread of Life was, and still is, a gift. While mankind must labor for that which is temporary, eternal life is free. What a contrast!
The Lord Jesus Christ's message was not complicated: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life (vv.47-48). The gospel of Christ is simple yet powerful; it will save anyone and everyone who believes (Rom.1:16). The Word of God explicitly states that satanically inspired opposition to the gospel will always exist. Nevertheless, we do not need to soften God's message, sugar coat it, or embellish it in attempt to lessen its offense. Paul did not try to alter the gospel in order to appease the Jews or the Greeks (1 Cor.1:18-25). Jesus Christ, the Bread from Heaven, can be, wants to be, and will be the Savior and satisfaction of all who come to Him (v.37). We have wonderfully good news to proclaim! If the Bread of Life has satisfied your soul, then share Him with others. Together with the psalmist, let the redeemed of the Lord say so (Psa.107:2).
Chris Welch on
We believe then we speak..........
In Genesis 1 God never said "Hmmm...all this Tohu Bohu (chaos) I'll just see how it works out. All things work together for good....."
Some things you have to address....but it will become obvious as an inner explosive build up.
So God spoke.....and it was!!!!!
Secular people are lazy bastards. They want to flit through life "seeing how it will all pan out."
God has presented Man with the fantastic shared responsiblity and privilege of speaking the New Creation into being. God could have done it all Himself....and in one sense He did....but Romans 10 is about our shared responsibility.....
All the equipment is there....all the tools are there....but man's glory is to TRIGGER IT. Somebody has to pull the trigger. And the earth is given to man to do it. Not to angels , fallen angels, or even God Himself.....
You believe in your heart....
You confess with your mouth
And you pass inwardly from Death to Life and in experience!!!!
You believe in your heart
you confess with your mouth
and you receive the full baptism in the Spirit which launches you into things no humans can ordinarily do
You believe in your heart
you confess with your mouth
and YOUR OUTSIDE WALK starts to magically line up with your innards....unlike the rest of the current church and Jews in general
Acknowledge Him in all your ways and HE WILL MAKE STRAIGHT YOUR PATHS.....
everything is believing and speaking.....that's just how it is.
Leave the secular to make a ballsup of their Globalist world
we are welcoming King Jesus.
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.Rev19.10
This is as near as you will get to a mathematical equation in the Spirit. it works in both directions.
It kind of links the three forms of Word in the Mercy Seat In the Holiest Place.
The Manna ....the fresh "what's that?" of God
The Almond stick of declaration authority and Command
are all the testimony of Jesus in the form of the spirit of prophecy.
Perhaps you can think of LOGOS as a slowmotion prophecy.
All of history is the Story of God Incarnating Himself.
God is Spirit and His idea, His conception is to make Himself manifest in flesh and later....glorified flesh....
We saw the film trailer when Jesus was Transfigured.
You, Jesus and me are the main film!!!!! He the Head we the Body.
Sure there are discrepancies in the Bible....some are quite legitimate...just viewing the same things from different angles.
Some are weird translation issues, but mostly we can go back to early records.
Corinthians clarifies that unless we have the Spirit's revelation we cannot understand the things of God anyway.
Bible believers don't mess around with the Word too much...not because they are all Southern USA hicks that don't know better...
But because anybody who has lived with the Word of God has experienced it proving itself over and over.
Secondly, anybody that has moved in prophecy and absolutely knows that never came by somebody's mind....because of the way the Word ties in with other scriptures and also by the Presence of God's glory often tangibly felt after delivery.....
The Bible is Holy Spirit inspired words and accounts describing Holy Spirit invasions of history. In order for characters to make an appearance they had to be the equivalent of what 1 John 2 calls Father Level people. Spirit people grown up. And if they weren't, like the gospels, then they are accounts of people growing up.
For that reason when the Bible is read, when the stories and teachings , prophecy , poetry and wisdom are read, they have Divine power. They are written through and in the spirit of prophecy. The Testimony of Jesus.....even before His earthly appearance. If you read the Bible to sick people, the power of the word alone quickens faith for healing, for deliverance, for restoration , for prosperity. The Word truly is (Hebrews 4) Living and active. None of this works as a leftbrain tool. It works because the Word comes from Spirit and communicates straight through to spirit. Ps 42 Deep calls unto deep.
I don't denigrate it as a leftbrain book. The details are accurate.
But the power isn't in our leftbrains which is why nothing ever happens in the West. The leftbrain is not a POWER TOOL when it comes to the miraculous....it just isn't geared to be, it is useful in other areas. Jesus didn't explain to the dead body of Lazarus....for these reasons body you must wake up now. Point one. Point Two Point Three.
Jesus groaned deep within then focussed His faith on the tomb and let forth with "Lazarus....Come forth."
This is the testimony, the spirit of prophecy that the Word builds within us. Seminaries use the Bible in a completely wrong and ungainly fashion. It is for bringing forth Word out of the stomachs
of new ministries. The way seminaries use the Bible is more akin to paper hankies for blowing out your leftbrain bogies onto.