9 November 2010 (Shleshi/Bikkurim)|
Day #238, 5934 AM
The Breaking of Bread
The Spiritual Significance of Sharing Meals
The breaking of bread! The sharing of meals is a sacrament! A new realisation is dawning on me. I saw in vision St being defiled by breaking bread/eating a meal with an unbeliever outside of my covering and blessing. The early believers broke bread with one another daily (Ac.2:46), thereby cementing their bond, as Moses and the 70 did with Yahweh on Mount Sinai (Ex.24:9-10). The Jews would not eat with gentiles. That barrier is gone only inasmuch as Christ has been offered to them and they become citizens of the Commonwealth of [Messianic] Israel. Why is it that Satan wants us to keep on going to pagan parties and meals? It is because we are defiled by them! When I arrived here in England I saw a vision of bread being cut - now here in England it is already pre-cut so the meaning is 'breaking of bread' - that is what is poison on the spiritual level. What of meat offered to idols and Paul's remarks (1 Cor.8)? I saw a pizza being 'divided' and St's teeth fall out. I saw that before I left Sweden that she would lose a tooth! It signifies a loss of innocence and defilement.
Continued in Part 2
It is obviously important with whom we eat and why. Why have we been given a Lord's Supper? It is a sacred meal, an agapé love feast. Women should not eat with other men unless they are of the covenant or their husbands are present, or unless they are given authority to do so by their husbands or fathers. It is also important who gives the meal. Why is spiritual union described as eating? The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil are 'eaten'. Whose table do we eat at? Mephibosheth was covered by David when he offered him his table and protection (2 Sam.9:7). We are not to eat the "bread of idleness" (Prov.31:27 - see Isa.55:1ff). Ezekiel was told to eat the scroll (Ezek.3:1) as was John (Rev.10:10). We are to eat the body of Christ (Mt.26:26) which means union as the Bride with the Bridegroom - eating is an act of marriage! We are forbidden to eat with the sexually immoral, the greedy, idolaters, slanderers, drunkards and swindlers (1 Cor.5:11). Whatever we eat or drink must only be to the glory of Yahweh (v.31). More could be said but the principle is established. It just needs refining.
When alcohol flows at a meal it is a feast to the demon Bacchus. When a feast or meal is blessed in the name of a pagan deity, it is a feast to that deity. The wall or partition between Jew and Gentile may be gone, but is it removed between believer and unbeliever?
(From the Diary of Lev-Tsiyon, 15 October 2003, England)