I was watching a video today which was talking about our daily bread. In the video the speaker was commenting on how bread develops mould over time and decays. When we put it in a bread box it tends to last longer but eventually will suffer the same demise.
So here Yahshua is showing us that we should be asking for bread daily. Yes. That would seem to be the case even upon the Sabbath. It is interesting that in scripture, we do not see the bread decaying upon the Sabbath either. It remains in tact, wholesome and good.
In the video, the speaker never really spoke about what bread represents and I was about to comment why didn’t he do this when I realised I should be doing this myself. Its part of learning.
The scripture that was spoken of here is what many of us know as the prayer from which we should take and learn from. It is found in Matthew.
9b Our Father in heaven,Matthew 6:9b-13
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
So what is our daily bread. Bread is spoken about in scripture quite often and when you read the scriptures that talk about it, I am sure many of you will see that Yahushua is not speaking directly about the bread we consume with our mouth, but rather the bread we consume with our eyes and ears.
Let’s look at some of these scriptures.
32 Yahshua said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of Elohim is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 Yahshua said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.John 6:32-35
Here Yahshua talks about the bread given at the time of Moses and explains that this was not the true bread. Much like the lambs they sacrificed. They were not the true lambs. But the bread, that which we should consume is the Son and in Him is Truth. He is the bread.
The book of John goes on to explain more about what the bread represents.
47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
48 I AM the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
51 I AM the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
It is interesting that the bread we need to consume is represented by the flesh. Our flesh constantly refreshes itself. Skin comes off our bodies all the time and is replaced by new cells.
Consider what happens when we get a skin cancer however. That new skin contains that which is incompatible with life and it spreads. It grows from its small location and multiplies. As the cels die, the cancer grows.
It represents that which is incompatible with Life, and there is only one who can cure us and remove this cancer completely. Yahuwah.
Skin cells are based upon the older skins cells. But each of them are not exactly the same as the old. They all differ a little in their shape. They are built upon the old foundation and from their they grow. When we look at someone, most of what we can see is their skin. It is an image of who we are. What we have become. We all have sin and as we age so does our bodies.
The elasticity of the skin is lost – it finds it difficult to return back the the same state it was as it did when we were a child. It becomes thinner. It no longer has the same number of layers to protect us and as we age and cut the skin, the healing process takes longer.
These are all a result of sin. For if we were able to eat of the tree of Life, we would not have these issues. It is sad to say, but very true, that out earthly bodies are not made for eternal life, but to pass away at some point.
But the interesting thind is that If we remove our focus off ourselves, and focus instead upon Him, we will see eternal life. We read in 2 Corinthians the following:
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;2 Corinthians 9:10
So if we share that which He gives us, the seeds for the bread, others who want to learn can see the truth inside and it will increase the harvest and you shall be doing that which he wants us to do.
There is a time coming when this bread will no longer be available for everyone. You will no longer be able to gather the bread which was laid out before you to take. Use your time wisely and read His word while the bread is still available.
“Behold, days are coming,” declares Yahuwah Elohim, “When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of Yahuwah.Amos 8:11