Ah, just the very mention of the word and I can see myself making meals out of just bread. This is because I’m addicted to bread/carbs. And my love for bread/carbs is not returned to me, as a matter of fact, this addiction of mine has caused and will continue to cause me to gain weight and not look as flattering as I desire in my own eyes. Now, this type of bread is natural food for eating it’s a mass of dough, made by moistening and kneading the flour or meal of some species of grain and baked in an oven, or pan. But there is a greater bread that we all must eat daily and the only fattening that this bread will cause is that of our heart and spirit. JESUS is the bread of life. And this is the addiction I prefer to have. When we ask the LORD to give us our daily bread we often refer to natural food and this should not be the case. The daily bread that scripture refers to is the Bread of Life/JESUS. JESUS HIMself said that “man cannot live by bread alone (natural food) but by every Word (spiritual bread) that proceeds from the mouth of GOD”.
Just as JESUS was led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil we too are tempted but not led by the Holy Spirit. JESUS is the only person who was actually led by the Holy Spirit to begin the battle for our very souls. We are often tempted but we are tempted by those things that we have already experienced or by that which is pleasing to our natural senses. 1 Cor. 10:13, Jms. 1:13. We are all addicted to eating and JESUS ate regularly by the hands of his parents while HE still lived at home. If you don’t believe that eating is an addiction fast for three days and notice your mindset and the cravings for food even the eyes will take notice of television, billboard and magazine ads that have something to do with food. During your travels you may have never noticed how many fast food eateries you pass but because now that your flesh wants to be fed it’s tempted. The first temptation JESUS had to conquer was that of who HE is. We all must be alert to the word “if”; satan came at Eve in this same manner causing her to question what GOD said. The possibility that JESUS maybe the SON of the living GOD was not sure by satan, after all, he did have many male babies killed beginning when Moses was born up until the time when JESUS was two years old. However, notice how the enemy did not acknowledge JESUS as HIS FATHER said who HE is. In the book of Ps. It is written, “The LORD has said to ME, YOU are MY SON, today I have begotten YOU”. In the gospels, GOD said, “This is MY beloved SON, in whom I AM well pleased”. And “This is MY beloved SON, hear HIM”! So JESUS passed that test. The next temptation was that of HIS flesh through hunger telling JESUS to make the stones become bread. Did not the devil tempt Eve to look at the fruit for too long that she began to question and in fact added to what GOD told them? Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-3. First, allow me to share this with all the readers, we are all often guilty of trying to argue and or prove who JESUS is to those who are not saved before we mature in the knowledge of CHRIST. Cease arguing and trying to prove to a non-believer about the salvation grace of our LORD CHRIST JESUS. First, live our life according to how JESUS is teaching us to live be an example rather than a speaker so much. People are more influenced by action rather than words. We can verbally share the salvation of CHRIST JESUS with others but never beat them up or feel defeated if they refuse to believe the Good News that we offer. We’ve placed it in their hearing maybe, hopefully before they die someone else will come along and witness to them also and eventually their heart will be ready to receive from JESUS. Next, never try to prove who you are or who JESUS is. What if we are asked to reveal something and it does not happen? Then our testimony will be a joke. For example, do we have to prove to another that we are either male or female and that the female is made to compliment the male? No, when we are seen anyone can see that we are either male or female and it is only the devil who has confused the minds of the males and females to see themselves as the opposite of what their genes, chromosomes, and flesh reveal them to be. We never have to remove our garments to reveal our gender to prove to others that we are male or female. Even those who go as far as getting a sex change can’t fool the medical examiner or the medical labs should we require medical attention or getting a medical check-up. JESUS let it be known that natural food will never sustain us alone but what will sustain us is spiritual food along with natural food.
Do you want a true life? Then eat the Bread of Life, eat JESUS.
It pains me how when we take Communion it’s taken incorrectly. I have heard prayers that are done inaccurately regarding the bread and the wine. I have heard statements that are not biblical before taking the bread and wine. So let’s take a look at what JESUS said regarding the bread and the wine.
Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
JESUS took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is MY body.” The JESUS took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is MY blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins”.
JESUS took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is MY body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of ME”. Likewise, JESUS also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in MY blood, which is shed for you”.
The LORD JESUS on the same night that HE was betrayed took bread; and when HE had given thanks, HE broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is MY body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of ME”. In the same manner, JESUS also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in MY blood, this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of ME”.
It is not necessary to improve on what JESUS did or said. Follow HIS example in all things. Though the topic is about bread know this accurately, it is important that we never separate the bread from the wine, don’t be like Cain and Lot who did not take notice of the blood. Our first example of the bread and wine was Melchizedek/JESUS who introduced this to Abraham, Gen. 14:18.
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Matthew 4:4; John 6:48; 1 Corinthians 11:23