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