Give us this day, our daily bread (Matt 6:11)
When we think of bread, the first thing that comes to our mind is food, but in the spirit realm, it goes beyond that. When Jesus used the word bread, he compared it to a host of things. There are a couple of points to ponder concerning communion—
- It was compared to his body, creating a stir among the Jews. They misunderstood his message and thought he was encouraging cannibalism. (John 6:50-52)
- It was compared to healing. One scripture that stands out is when Jesus compares healing to the children’s bread. To all who doubt or say that it’s pending his will, I, respectfully, disagree. What father would not feed his child with bread (Food)? (Matt 15:25-28) Children’s bread indicates the healing power of God. This woman of Canaan refused to take No for an answer. She was persistent and her daughter was made whole. The word whole comes from the Greek word “Laomai” which means healing. There is a lot that we need to know about healing. Healing is a very misunderstood subject and if you want to learn more about it, please read Christ the healer (1)
- It is compared to wisdom. In our last post, we discussed how communion will open the door for you to receive wisdom. (Prov 9:1-6)
- Discernment against mixture or false doctrines. Leaven was a part of the bread that was removed before preparing it. The Jews ate unleavened bread which produced bread that was flat, similar to the Matzo cracker. Leaven will cause a bread to rise and is symbolic of sin. False teachings will mislead you and hurt your loved ones in the long run. When celebrating communion, ask for discernment against wrong teaching. His Spirit will help you discern from what is true and what is not. (Matt 16:6)
As I conclude my studies on the bread elements of communion, I want to call your attention to Ecc. 11:1. It says to cast your bread upon the waters. This verse talks about giving. Giving is, not, a popular theme within the churches, but the Bible speaks a lot about giving. It is, actually, a way to worship the Lord. When you give of your tithes and offerings, you honor God and open a wave a blessings in your life. Think about this, who would, not, want to live under an open heaven? (Mal 3:10)
When you have an open window from heaven, you get God’s best. People would equate it with money and that’s part of it, but there is more. An open window will create favor with others, open doors of opportunities and even bring about answered prayers. God’s covenant contains about 58 promises and they are yours under an open heaven. Many would say that I am implying that you have to buy God’s blessings.
Truth of the matter is that God has given us all things that pertain to life. (II Peter 1:3) Jesus brought it for us through his blood. God’s word is based on seedtime and harvest. (Gen 8:22) Your life is a garden. What you sow, you will reap. (Gal 6:7) His promises are given to you as a seed and your life is a garden.
When you give, you are bringing about the open heavens that waters the fruit on your garden. It allows the blessing to bring forth his promises for your life. It is the principle of sowing and reaping. So, friend, when celebrating communion, it might be a good idea to speak God’s covenant promises concerning your finances. Put your checkbook and bills on the table. As you do this with a heart of faith, you will see God move on your life regarding finances. God bless.
Bible verses courtesy of www.biblegateway.com