Monthly Archives: February 2015

Broken Body and Blood of Jesus

(posted to both Jesus is the Feast and Heavens Side of the Story)

Jesus’ Broken Body is where the Shed Blood issued from (except in the Garden of Gethsemane)

It spilt on the earth, this is important to note because

The Blood Speaks…

In Genesis, we learned that, because God said Gen 4:10 … the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Now Jesus’ Blood is calling to us to Remember

Remember…

You are Righteous, He paid it all

You are washed clean forever, He paid it all

You are a Son, He paid it all

You are seated in Heavenly places, He paid it all

You are Blessed with every Spiritual Blessing, He paid it all

Every time Jesus Bled, He broke the power of death, hell, the grave, separation from the Father, haste, curse, lack and many other things

Jesus’ Blood from His Broken Body fell on the earth

It calls out for us to Know we are Sons

It never cries out shame or condemnation

Jesus and His Blood are alive and well, in Heaven

You are alive and well, within Him, just as He Promised

Dear One, Know you ARE a Well Beloved Son, in whom the Father has no anger nor argument!

Because of the Broken Body and shed Blood of Jesus!

Shine On!!!     Laurie

Me and the Disciples

Jesus gave to the disciples

Jesus was giving the Bread of broken affliction, broken haste, and broken curse

As these “things” were now broken, destroyed, the Bread has changed

It is now the Bread of Life and it has no affliction, haste, or curse

He gave it to me and to the disciples

I am a student of the Person of Jesus Christ

I am His disciple

Jesus, in always reaching into the past and the future, bringing them into the Present

He was also reaching into our time, giving us Himself, The Bread of Life

He handed us that Bread just as surely as if we had been sitting in “person” with Him at the Table

To Remember that Jesus is handing ME the Bread of Life speaks to the strength I have for today!

Shine On!!!     Laurie

And He Gave

Celebrating the Passover (the passing by of death to the Children of God), having broken the bread of my haste and affliction, Thanking the Father, then…

He GAVE

Jesus gave the broken bread of haste and affliction to the disciples

And because He was always reaching into the past and into the future, bringing them to the Present, He also gave the Bread to me and to you

The Bread that had represented all things evil, slavery, bondage, sin, curse, sickness, lack, separation from our Creator, separation from the Father, now had a new meaning

When Jesus Thanked (Blessed) the Father it became something else

The Bread of Life

It became Him,

John 6:48 I am that bread of life. (KJV)

It took on a completely different meaning and stood NOW for something better

The Bread now had a new reputation, the flat unleavened bread of haste and affliction had new purpose, it had been Redeemed

They received the Bread because that’s what you did at the Passover Feast

But what happened next was nothing like the “normal” Passover Feast

Shine On!     Laurie

Giving Thanks

Jesus gave Thanks

To who?

The Father

The Fathers plan was being carried out, just as it had been at the time of Moses

No matter what anyone else understood or thought they saw, Jesus was fulfilling the Plan, the Plan that was made Before the Beginning of the World

Jesus, who had said He was looking forward to THIS meal, was excited

Why? For He alone understood the significance we struggle to catch

Jesus during this meal was reaching back in time and forward in time, bringing all things together, in the Present

He was Remembering the Faithfulness of the Father to the previous Plan, He was Remembering the Fathers Faithfulness to this Plan, and He was Remembering the Fathers Faithfulness for the Plan yet to come

Jesus did not go to the Cross kicking and screaming, for the Joy set before Him He endured the Cross, He went willingly

He did not approach it in sorrow, but in Faith, not that it was easy

He was also Commemorating/ Remembering the Meal yet to come, the Marriage Feast

The breadth and depth of Communion may never be fully extolled in this world, so great and full is every gesture, every syllable

Jesus Thanked the Father for the blood of bulls and goats for it had kept the children safe til now

He Thanked the Father that He, Jesus was ABLE to be the Final Sacrifice

Jesus Thanked the Father for the ability to face what was about to happen, the plan to restore the Children to their Rightful Father

Think if you found a lost child, weeping, frightened, battered, hungry, and were able to give that child back to its parents… THIS is what made Jesus Joyful and determined

He got to be THAT PERSON for God

And as Jesus gave Thanks for this and SO SO much more

The Bread of Affliction He had broken

Now became The Bread of Life

His Life

Shine On!     Laurie

The Opposite of Fleeing

Breaking the Bread involved many, many symbols, entirely too many to list here effectively, having said that, we will look at a few more before moving on.

Jesus broke the Bread of my Haste. Bread of I have to hurry.

Immediacy. Jesus broke the need to “run”, the need to “hide” like Gideon, the need to find a solution “right this minute.”

Jesus introduced us to the term “fullness of time.” No longer did we have to “run,” in our minds or bodies. We could walk WITH God and be secure.

Isa 52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward (note: rear guard). (KJV)

It is an aspect rarely addressed yet it is of great value to a believer. We can be assured that immediacy, in everyday life has been effectively cared for in the person of Jesus Christ.

We no longer have to feel the “pressure” of the moment. We can depend upon God, that in the “fullness of time,” the right answer, the deliverance, the solution, is ours.

We see it also in the Promise Jesus spoke…

Luk 12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

Luk 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. (KJV)

The key is the term “powers”, all things that have HAD power, you will be given the way to answer them.

Jesus is making an open show to us thru the Breaking of the Bread, all that is Redeemed.

Immediacy is a great burden, it is a torture, and a torment, yet the Father and Jesus in Their infinite Wisdom and Mercy, have removed this as well, and given us the answers thru the Holy Spirit.

It also speaks of no longer having to “run” from your bondage, that it can not come after you and “catch” you. You are Forever and Always FREE.

Next time… The Broken Body

Shine On!     Laurie

And He Broke It

Jesus took the Bread and He broke it

He broke the Bread of my haste, the bread of my affliction

Bread of Affliction , the bread of what ails me, the curse, illness etc…

He used the breaking of the Bread to symbolize many things, including…

The breaking of the curse, and

The breaking of the enemys power

As Jesus broke the Bread, He was giving us a picture of the Words the Creator spoke in the Garden after the Fall.

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (KJV)

John Wesley put it this way…

…Destroyed and ruined at last by the great Redeemer, signified by the bruising of his head; his subtle politics shall be all baffled, his usurped power entirely crushed….

When the Bread is broken during Communion, we are witness to and in agreement with the destruction of the curse and the removal of power from the enemy for every believer by Jesus.

More about the Broken Bread next time.

Shine On!     Laurie

What Bread…

Jesus took the Bread…

What Bread?

The Unleavened Bread of the Passover, and this Bread has very specific instructions, ideas, and connections.

God said specifically Deut 16:3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. (KJV)

In a post from 2012 I shared my research into the original Hebrew meaning for Bread. There are 2 specific realities attached to the word Bread…

  • Sustenance, eating, chewing
  • Puffing up, fighting and war (punching down a yeasty dough; all part of the same thought in Ancient Hebrew)

Sustenance was easy but war; that required a bit more understanding.

I have come to know the Bread that Jesus initially took (before He broke or Blessed it) as…

The bread Affliction…

my human arrogance (puffing myself up), my thinking and choosing against God, my choice is also my sin, the wages of sin are death, the curse comes because of sin.

So as I take Communion I see Jesus at the Table literally taking the Bread of My Affliction.

Communion is very personal and gets richer and more satisfying as our understanding grows through Revelation from the Holy Spirit.

Shine On!     Laurie

Jesus and Taking

Jesus TOOK the Bread…

Jesus took…

It reminds me of His Words

John 10:17-18 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

And Pauls words

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

He had the ultimate free choice. Jesus took by choice, not from coercion or condemnation. As He was without sin, he was also without guilt, shame, humiliation, rejection, and condemnation, in His relationship with His Father.

He chose to reunite the Children to the Father.

Jesus took, by reaching across time and space, the wages of sin of all men, death even death on a Cross.

Remembering Jesus during Communion includes Remembering His motivation and the Choice as they both point unfailingly to Love…

Shine On!     Laurie