Posts Tagged ‘Broken bread’

Fruit of the Vine

July 21, 2020

John 15:1,5,8,11 AMPC … I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
… I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives{abides} in Me and I in him bears much abundant fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
… When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine{disciples}.
… I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.

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Fruit of the Vine
Righteousness –Phil 1:11
Love, Joy and Peace Divine –Gal 5:22;Eph 5:9;Rom 14:17
Broken bread
Poured out Wine –Luke 22:19-20
Abide in Christ
Cup of Joy –1Cor 10:16-17
Running over –Psalm 23:5
The best Wine
Saved for last! –John 2:9-10
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John 6:54-56Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides{dwells} in Me, and I in him.
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1Corinthians 10:16-17 AMP … Is the cup of blessing which we bless [at the Lord’s Supper] not a sharing in the blood of Christ? [Indeed it is.] Is the bread which we break not a sharing in the body of Christ? [Indeed it is.] 17 Since there is one bread, we [believers] who are many are [united into] one body; for we all partake of the one bread [which represents the body of Christ].
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Matthew 26:27-29And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
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From NetBible John 15:1,5,8,11

  • * The imagery of the vine underscores the importance of fruitfulness in the Christian life and the truth that this results not from human achievement, but from one’s position in Christ.
  • * This vine imagery is similar to the head-body metaphor used by Paul, with Christ as head and believers as members of the body. Both metaphors bring out the vital and necessary connection which exists between Christ and believers.
  • * Bearing fruit is the outward sign or proof of being Jesus’ disciple

From Drink Offering

  • The overflowing cup, pouring forth, is an image that represents the pouring out of a drink offering!
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    The drink offering is poured out on the burnt offering along with the grain offering mixed with oil. Lambs were used as burnt offerings. Jesus as our Passover Lamb (1Cor 5:7) is a picture of a burnt offering. When Jesus says “my flesh is real{true} food and my blood is real{true} drink” (Jn 6:55) it’s a picture of His blood as a drink offering (Phil 2:17; 2Tim 4:6) and His body as a grain offering; the wine and the bread.
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    The overflowing cup, pouring forth in abundance, because Christ first drank the cup His Father set before Him(Mt 26:42;Lk 22:20;1Cor 11:25).

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From Psalm 23:5 Customs

  • The cup running over speaks of abundance and drinking one’s fill at the Lord’s table. The picture of the Lord as host filling the honored guest’s cup to overflowing also has a custom behind it. When you came to a person’s house (even if a stranger) you were offered a cup of wine or water along with a meal. As long as the cup was being refilled you were welcome to stay; if the cup remained empty it was time to go. If the host enjoyed your company and decided that you could stay as long as you liked, the cup would be filled to the rim and overflow. This overflowing cup was only offered to special guests because in the desert you just don’t waste water or wine. So the Lord as host, by offering the overflowing cup is saying, stay as long as you want, I have an abundant supply of wine, oil and bread to meet your needs both now and forever.

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Bread Blessed and Broken

February 6, 2020

Mark 6:41-43 Amplified Bible (AMP)
41 Taking the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to heaven and said a blessing [of praise and thanksgiving to the Father]. Then He broke the loaves and [repeatedly] gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and He divided up the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied. 43 And the disciples picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces [of the loaves], and of the fish.
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Bread blessed and broken open –Lk 22:19-20
By Jesus – the Bread of Life –Jn 6:35
His words spirit and life –Jn 6:63
Eaten and chewed –Jn 6:58
Shared among His people –Mt 14:13-21;Mk 6:30-43
Yield an abundance of Life/Healing –Is53:4-5;Ps107:20;Jn 10:10,17:3
Taste and See the goodness of the Lord –Psa 34:8
Savor and enjoy the flavor! –Jere 15:16;Psa 19:10
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Matthew 26:26-28 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Lord’s Supper Instituted
26 Now as they were eating Jesus took bread, and after blessing it, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the [new and better] covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many [as a substitutionary atonement] for the forgiveness of sins.
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From NetBible
* Jn 6:54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
* Jn 6:56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
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Jn 6:57As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
* Jn 6:58This is the bread which came down from heaven––not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.

  • eats[5176] = consumes, gnaw=chew{slowly}

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Holy Spirit Empowered Word

August 9, 2019

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Holy Spirit empowered word
Spirit and TruthJn 4:24
Spirit and LifeJn 6:63
Sweeter than honey
Stronger than a lion Jdg 14:18
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Out of the eater came something to eat
Out of the strong came something sweet
Jdg 14:14
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Broken bread
Poured out wine Lk 22:19-20
Love divineJn 3:16;1Jn 4:10;Jn 15:10
Honey from the Rock
Golden oil Ps 81:16;Deut 32:13
Perfect foodMt 4:4
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Sweet to the soul and healing to the bonesPro 16:24
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Strength for the battle
The Living WordHeb 4:12;Eph 6:14,17
Taste and SEE!Ps 34:8-10
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Psalm 19:7-11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
9 The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward. …
… 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.

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Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judges 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word
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Broken Bread

June 18, 2018

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Jesus
Your words are Spirit
Your words are lifeJn 6:63
Coming down from heaven –Jn 6:41
Broken bread
Poured out wineLk 22:19-20
Word of GodJn 1:1
The Lamb’s precious blood1Pe 1:19
Broken and poured out
From the Father through the Son
Scarlet sins
Washed white as snowIsa 1:18
Born of the incorruptible seed
Broken Bread
Poured out wine
Joy divinePs 16:11
ABIDE forevermore!1Pe 1:23
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John 6:53-58 NASB … So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.
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Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
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Red The Scarlet Thread

March 25, 2016

RED
The color of blood
The blood of the Lamb
Christ our sinless, spotless –1Pe 1:19
Passover Lamb –1Cor 5:7
The perfect sacrifice
A life laid down
Poured out in a scarlet flow –Jn19:34;Is53:5,12; 1Pe1:18-19
Broken bread –Jn 6:51
Poured out wine –Is 53:12
No greater love than this –Jn 15:13

RED
The scarlet thread of love
A fragrant offering
The sweet aroma of Christ –Eph 5:2
That flows throughout eternity! –1Pe1:8;Ps 103:17-19

 

Broken Bread Poured Out Wine

January 3, 2014

1 Peter 1:18-19 AMP
18 You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, 19 But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.

Psalm 36:7 … How precious[03368] is Your lovingkindness[02617]O God!

From NetBible Ps 36:7

  • precious[03368 = priceless, excellent, exquisite, valuable, prized, rare
  • lovingkindness[02617] = mercy, unfailing steadfast love, goodness, faithfulness

Therefore the children of men take refuge[put their trust] in the shadow of Your wings.

 

Psalm 63:3,7 … Because [experiencing] Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. … Because you are my help, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.

From NetBible Ps 63:3

  • lovingkindness[02617] = loyal love, goodness, kindness, faithfulness
    * The word “experiencing” is supplied in the translation for clarification. The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.
  • praise[07623] = to soothe, still, stroke, calm, glory triumph
    *My lips brim praises like fountains glorifying You!

From NetBible Ps 63:7

  • sing for joy[07442] = greatly rejoice, celebrate, triumph, overcome

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Broken Bread – No Greater Love
By Karen Holland

A body offered for all
The blood of the perfect Lamb
Broken bread, poured out wine
The Lamb, the Son of God
No greater love than this.

A life lain down
Broken bread, poured out wine.

A living sacrifice
The pearl of greatest price
A life lain down for friends
No greater love than this.

John 15:13Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 12:1-2Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Related:
Precious Mercy
Love Beyond Understanding
Broken Bread – No Greater Love

Poured Out Mercy

October 8, 2011

Drink Offering

September 28, 2009

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 116:12-17 What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me{all He has poured out on me}? I will lift up the cup of salvation{deliverance} and call on the name of the LORD. I will fulfil my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant; you have freed me from my chains. To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and call upon the name of the LORD.

The overflowing cup, pouring forth, I never realized before that this image represents the pouring out of a drink offering!

From http://bible.cc/psalms/116-13.htm
In the Law they used to make a banquet when they gave solemn thanks to God, and to take the cup and drink is a sign of thanksgiving. The cup of salvation-the drink offering was part of the thank offering.

Numbers 15:3-5 ‘and you make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or in your appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to the LORD, from the herd or the flock, ‘then he who presents his offering to the LORD shall bring a grain offering of one–tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one–fourth of a hin of oil; ‘and one–fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb.

The drink offering is poured out on the burnt offering along with the grain offering mixed with oil. Lambs were used as burnt offerings. Jesus as our Passover Lamb (1 Cor 5:7) is a picture of a burnt offering. When Jesus says “my flesh is real{true} food and my blood is real{true} drink” (Jn 6:55) it’s a picture of His blood as a drink offering (Phil 2:17; 2 Tim 4:6) and His body as a grain offering; the wine and the bread.

The overflowing cup, pouring forth in abundance, because Christ first drank the cup His Father set before Him(Mt 26:42;Lk 22:20;1 Cor 11:25).

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He *poured out Himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.

Philippians 2:5-11, 17 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation{emptied, poured out Himself}, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. … But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

It’s only because of Christ’s sacrifice that we can have communion with Him and with each other.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

How beautiful is the cup of salvation lifted up; a cup overflowing with thanksgiving for all Christ has and is pouring out on us. Blood poured out from the broken body of the spotless Passover Lamb. Spiritual drink, spiritual food offered and consumed in the presence of His people. Living water flowing in abundance from the Rock(1 Cor 10:3-4; Ex 17:6; Num 20:11; Ps 78:15 ) Sing to the well, the well of your salvation, with the rod of your mouth strike the Rock that it may yield it’s living water for all who are thirsty to drink(Num 21:16-18;Num 20:8;Isa 11:1-4;Rev 22:17)!

Hebrews 13:15 Through Him{Jesus} then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.