BREAD AND WINE

BREAD  AND  WINE

 

Life where there was none

Earth and sky and sea

An abundance of creatures everywhere

Seen and unseen

Visible and invisible

To the bottom of the deepest ocean

Above the highest mountain,

The coldest place, the hottest

The driest place, the wettest.

Humans like ants multiplied

Yet, who among them in the natural

What part of human nature in itself

Hungers and thirsts for the living God?

Who truly seeks the God of our creation,

From superstitious fears to intellectual abstractiions

From masquerading fallen angels as Aliens

To legal, law-bound religious control,

Traditions of men designed to bind up the soul

Bad fruit only from a bad tree;

But who honestly seeks after the true God of freedom?

The Cross was lifted only once for all mankind

Redeemer, Word made flesh who paid the price

That all might see,

Water and blood and Spirit.

On the third day as written, as spoken

The Spirit of God raised Him to life

Truth over law, truth over human effort

What no man or priest can ever divine,

Spirit of Messiah alone gives life.

The Anointed One has spoken

Eternal living water of the Word

Covenant life for life,

Bread of Heaven freely given to all foreknown

From Jerusalem’s Holy of Holies to the hearts of men and women

Children of destiny

Children of rebirth into His new creation.

Now, bread and wine lifted up in remembrance, in worship

Remains humbly bread and wine;

Then, the Holy Spirit moves upon a soul

“Word Made Flesh” as a seed deeply planted within a human spirit grows

Water of the Word, Spirit of holy power,

Far beyond the touch of human hands

Even those clothed with royal robes.

 

   ***We who truly believe belong to a royal priesthood, a holy nation.  True Jews with hearts circumcised by the Holy Spirit.  And, just as a man walks outside and looks towards the sun. feels the warmth, enjoys the goodness of the light, so the Heavenly Father draws humans to His Son.  They are drawn to Jesus/Yeshua, are enabled to believe in Him and bask in the light of His reality.  They begin to know Him.  His Spirit gives them all eternal life and causes them to grow up into His disciples.  They all “taste and see that the Lord is good”.  His Word that spoke all into existence, the Word of the “Living Word made flesh” indwells them as “Bread from Heaven”.  His Holy Spirit who “moved upon the waters” at creation, becomes New Wine within each one.  No human can do this.  No “law based” religion of control can do this.  No man can stand in the way of God’s truth.  We lift up the bread and wine as a simple way to honor and worship Him.  We remember the Cross, the cost of our redemption.  His blood.  In covenant communion ways we experience the Cross through our death to self.  We are baptized into His death and raised by grace into His life.  It is all the Lord’s finished work even as the Voice cried out long ago-“It is finished!”.  The day of the Nicolaitans is long ago over.  

 

 

 

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About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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One Response to BREAD AND WINE

  1. MeakinsSpeak says:

    What a beautiful poem, concisely sharing the foundation of our shared faith! Thanks Gary

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