The Bread of Heaven

Democrats and VirusAs many are worried about the Covid Virus, they don’t want to socialize, go to the stores, or even go to work out of fear. In fact the Lawless One that Paul spoke about (2 Thes. 2:10) has sent a spirit of fear upon the land. And his henchmen have joined right in closing ‘non-essential’ places of gathering and giving out government Covid checks to keep people from reporting to work. Now businesses are having to close because of lack of employees willing to work because they get more from the government not to work! Those that do report are often faced with masking and threats to get the vaccine shot, even though it is unproven and many well qualified doctors are warning about taking it! Through all of this the government wants to become God, giving out ‘bread’ to the people like Pharaoh did. But, Pharaoh’s bread brought slavery!

In this article, I want to explain Who the Bread of Heaven is and how you can get Him. In the Gospel of Mark is described two accounts of Jesus performing the miracle of multiplying bread –

gal-3-7-know-then-that-they-who-are-of-faith-these-are-sons-of-AbrahamBut He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.” Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.” – Mark 6:38-44

Immediately He made the disciples get into a boat to cross to the other side of the lake to Bethsaida while He Himself went up on the mountain to pray. Later, as the disciples were struggling to cross, He came walking on the water and His first words were “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” But they were greatly amazed and marveled, not because He was walking on water, but because of the bread!

“For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.” – Mark 6:52

A short time later, Jesus again multiplied the bread, this time feeding 4 thousand, and when Jesus and His disciples departed, the disciples forgot to take bread with them and when Jesus said, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” they thought He was talking about their taking no bread, so Jesus said to them again –

““Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? “Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? “When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?” They said to Him, “Twelve.” Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?” And they said, “Seven.” So He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?” – Mark 8:17-21

As I re-read this story, I wondered, “How many today would understand?” To explain it, I will have to go back to a time when the Hebrews were coming out of Egypt and in the wilderness. They were hungry and complained, so God gave them manna from heaven, as David later remembered –

“Therefore the LORD heard this and was furious; So a fire is kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel, Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation. Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels’ food; He sent them food to the full.” – Psalm 78:21-25

When referring to this miracle, the Pharisees challenged Jesus, asking Him what sign would He do. –

“Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? “Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” Then Jesus 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. “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus 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 6:30-35

This was a direct fulfillment of what Nehemiah said about God –

You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, And brought them water out of the rock for their thirst, And told them to go in to possess the land Which You had sworn to give them.” – Neh. 9:15

Jesus told the Pharisees again –

“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.” – John 6:51

It is no wonder that when Jesus came as a baby, He was born in Bethlehem. The word ‘Bethlehem’ means “House of Bread”. In the beginning when Adam fell from Grace, God pronounced a curse on him –

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return” – Gen. 3:19

That curse remained in effect until Jesus came and became a curse for us on the Cross. Jesus is here proclaiming that He is the Messiah, the One who is sent to erase the curse and give life back to mankind. And by multiplying the bread, He was demonstrating that He is the “bread from Heaven” sent down from God!

He was telling the Pharisees that anyone who “eats of this bread”, in other words, anyone who accepts Him as the Bread of Heaven, will have everlasting life. As Jesus took the last Passover meal with His disciples, He instituted what we call “The Lord’s Super”.

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. “Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” – Mark 14:22-25

Paul adds, “Take eat; this is My body which is broken for you” and “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (1 Cor. 11:24).

When a person accepts Jesus and is ‘born again’ by the Holy Spirit, he or she becomes a new person in the Spirit, “old things are passed away and all things become new”. (2 Cor. 5:17). They are now welcome at the Lord’s table to partake of His New Covenant. Every time we meet we should partake of this Supper, reminding ourselves of His sacrifice for us and this New Covenant.

In this Last Supper there is regeneration; old wounds are to be healed, old resentments are to be forgiven, old sins are washed away in His blood, and by His blood we can come boldly into the Throne Room of God for help in time of need! What a blessed time this time of remembrance should be! No wonder why we should take it as oft as we gather.

When Jesus multiplied the bread, this is what He was declaring. He was the answer to Adam’s sin sent down from Heaven with the mercy of God to restore us to all that Adam lost. And remember, Adam had the Tree of Life in the Garden and Jesus promised us eternal life.

So, when the spirit of Lawlessness tries to intimidate you with fear, remember Jesus’ word to the disciples, Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid “ When his henchmen try to control you and manipulate you and buy your allegiance with government handouts, remember Pharaoh and that you have the “Bread of Heaven” come down from God to meet your every need. 

May this message be a blessing to you.

The Times We Live In

Democrat garbage“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thess. 2:9-12

John writes that the spirit behind this ‘lawless one’ is the spirit of Antichrist, “this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” (1 John 4:3). This is the language of the Bible, written 2000 years ago. Today, we call it ‘Globalism’ and ‘New World Order’, or socialism, or marxism, or communism.  Continue reading

God’s Judgment Depends on this Election

Our local University has just posted its promotional video called The Center for Racial and Restorative Justice, shown below. It is a blatant, in your face, look at what they are promoting on their University, with tax payer monies I might add! This is what parents are turning their children over to be trained in.

Americans wake up! You have let a Trojan Horse into your country and it has been pulled into the educational system. They are not teaching American heritage but socialist-marxist philosophies that will destroy us from inside. It is no accident that most of the rioters burning cities are young people. This is just a foretaste of what is to be unleashed upon us if they have their way. Continue reading

Update on the Third Temple

black-lives-matter-terrorist-organization-new-panthers-islam-nation-george-sorosAs rebellion and rioting sweep the major cities in the U.S. people are wondering what is the meaning of it all? Well, I could say it is caused by the globalists and carried out by those who want to change the United States from being a world power Republic into a Third World socialist country that will give place to a One World Government. And the Democrat Party seems to be backing the plan. Or, I could also say it is all in God’s plan for the coming of Messiah. Paul wrote some 2000 years ago about this – Continue reading

Waiting on the Lord

simeon-with-jesusThese are ‘days of waiting’; waiting on the election of a president, waiting for the Covid19 pandemic to be over, or in my case – waiting for the snow storm that is predicted to hit this afternoon. But, can you imagine what the Jews must have felt waiting for the promises God had given for a Messiah? Think of the Biblical character Simeon to whom the Holy Spirit had revealed that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. I don’t know how long he waited for that promise but, he was an old man when he finally saw the Child Jesus.

“And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” – Luke 2:26-32

Did Simeon know that on this day he would see the Christ Child – I doubt it. Rather he was faithful to be in the presence of God, in His Temple, every day, faithfully waiting. He said “My eyes have seen Your salvation” and I wonder if he knew the Child was named Yeshua, which means salvation? Even here we can see that God’s plan was bigger than what the Jews were thinking – Simeon saw that He was to be “A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles.” God’s plan includes all peoples and His call is to all who will hear.

But, many Jews have waited for the promise of God’s Messiah to come over the centuries, knowing He would come, just not when. Few realized He would come twice. Isaiah had seen Him coming as a suffering Servant, despised and rejected by men.

web pictures 143“Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. . . . He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.” – Isa. 53:4-8

When He came the first time, many in Israel did not want to see Him this way. They wanted a Messiah like David of old who would deliver them from wicked Rome. They failed to understand that God is little concerned with earthly kingdoms but with the heavenly kingdom. They did not understand that because they rejected Messiah’s first coming, they would face nearly 2000 years of dispersion but, God did. God had told Daniel the exact day Messiah would enter Jerusalem (the Triumphant Entry) and after they ‘cut off’ Messiah they would be dispersed until the time of the Antichrist.

“Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem (given by Cyrus) Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. (The return from Babylon) And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself (the Triumphant entry and the crucifixion); And the people of the prince who is to come (Romans)  Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined (the dispersion).

Then he (the Antichrist) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:25-27

But, before the time of Antichrist, God knew He would regather Israel back to their homeland and restore it. He also knew about the wars that would take place and that Israel would have to fight for their possession.

web pictures 001“He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim. But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; Together they shall plunder the people of the East; They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; And the people of Ammon shall obey them.” – Isa. 11:12-14

God knew they would no longer be Judah and Israel, divided, but they would come back as one nation. He knew their strength would be in their air force. He also knew He would raise up Donald Trump at the head of the most powerful nation on earth to declare that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel, moving our embassy there. He knew that this would lead to the rebuilding of the Temple which had been destroyed by the Romans.

“Then the Angel of the LORD answered and said, “O LORD of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which You were angry these seventy years?” . . . Therefore thus says the LORD: “I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it,” says the LORD of hosts, “And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.” ’ “Again proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; The LORD will again comfort Zion,
And will again choose Jerusalem.” ’ ” – Zech. 1:12-17

Ezra 1-1 Decree from Cyrus King of Persia brown

Now, I know that this prophesy was given to those returning from the Babylonian captivity but, prophesies stand forever as the word of the Lord and the Lord said I “will again comfort Zion, And will again choose Jerusalem” and “My house shall be built in it,” I know that the decree of Cyrus was to rebuild Jerusalem and the rebuild the Temple and I know that Donald Trump is recognized in Israel as the ‘Cyrus of our day’. And I know that Trump’s Jerusalem declaration sparks talk of 3rd Temple.

God also knows the Messiah will come back a second time to deal with the Antichrist and deliver His people –

“so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” – Heb. 9:28

But for now, we are all left waiting. But then, David had the right attitude –

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” – Psalm 27:14

As I look out my office window, I see the snow I had been waiting on is here. I feel very confident that the wait for the Lord’s second coming will be just as successful. He will come! As David encouraged, be of good courage and wait on the Lord!

From Ancient Rome until WW1 (reposted)

Rome Changes
(From Roman Empire to the European Union)

I know that in this age of modern education the subject of history holds little allurement, especially as modern educators endeavor to destroy American history. But, to understand Biblical prophesy and the End Times, it is important to understand that Satan doesn’t mind taking a long time to build his plan for conquering the world. and God has allowed him to do it to test man. Continue reading

The Wheat and the Tares

wheat-and-tares4In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells a parable about the kingdom of heaven using a story of wheat and tares.

“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ” – Mat. 13: 26-30

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God Speaks in Various Ways

David Wilkerson on the plagueOn the introductory page of this blog I wrote, “God has revealed His plans to mankind through the prophets. These messages can warn us, reveal hidden things to us, and reveal coming events all for our benefit.

In this blog, I hope to share some prophecies that are written in the Bible (and given in the Church). I do not claim to have the total answer to them but I hope to encourage you to study them for yourself and search out their meanings. There is blessing in the searching as well as finding the answers.” Continue reading

Protect Christmas 2019

christmas starChristmas is a long standing tradition in America but the truths revealed in Christmas are under attack today from demon inspired left-wing ideologues. So, let’s just look at Christmas once again.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” – Matt. 1:18

First of all, we see that Christmas is all about the birth of the Christ, Jesus, and it was a supernatural birth. This greatly disturbs the left-wingers because they hate the name of Jesus Christ, even more so than Donald Trump! And it was a supernatural birth which implies there is a God, which they don’t believe in. Continue reading

God’s Lighthouse is Shinning

Bethel Christian SchoolStudents Brushed Aside as Christian School Cut From Voucher Program

When the state of Maryland found out that Bethel Christian Academy affirms the biblical view of marriage in its student handbook, officials last fall cut the Baltimore-area school from a state-sponsored school voucher program, arguing it practiced sexual discrimination. They dared to state their belief in the Biblical definition of marriage in writing –

“It should be noted, however, that Bethel Christian Academy supports the biblical view of marriage defined as a covenant between one man and one woman, and that God immutably bestows gender upon each person at birth as male or female to reflect His image.  (Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2:23-24) ” Continue reading