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.