Baking the Bread; Body of Christ
How the bread is made?
We know that Jesus is the bread and we eat his body to have life. But how many of us truly understand what this bread consist of and how to become part of the bread and body of Jesus?
John 6: 51 ‘51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.’
Quote: If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever.
Jesus teaches us that the bread is His body. The body is the church, the church is the members, and we are the members of His body.
The bread is Jesus Christ, but Christ is not physically bread. The bread therefore has to be made in some way or the other, as it consists of different ingredients? Let’s investigate how the bread is made, from the harvest, to where it can be eaten.
We will go through the entire process on how to become the bread and part of the body with Jesus.
It all starts here:
John 4: 35-36 ‘35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.’
The corn has to be harvested by the servants of God who are the reapers. In addition, the cornfield is the world with all the lost souls therein.
After the corn is harvested, it is brought from the cornfield to be cleaned. Each grain of corn is covered in chaff. The corn seed has to go through a major change when it is removed from its chaff coverings. It is separated from the chaff by being beat with an ore.
The corn is separated from the chaff by hurling the corn and the chaff into the air. Because the corn has substance and the chaff is merely an empty shell, the wind blows away the chaff and separates the corn, as it falls back to the earth.
The clean corn is gathered and taken to the mill where it will now be ground into wheat and stored in containers and bags.
Baking the bread:
1) Water is added to the wheat.
2) The water is thoroughly kneaded into the wheat until it becomes dough.
3) The dough would then be placed into the oven where it is baked.
4) The bread is broken up to be eaten.
5) Nice flavoured fillings and spreads are added to the bread to make it all the more enjoyable for the hungry to eat.
Revealing the parable of the bread
The corn seeds are the people, which are harvested from the world. Each one of these corn seeds has chaff covering their hearts. The chaff is the darkness and worldly thoughts in which each person’s spirit are covered.
The corn or spirit has to be separated from the chaff (carnal mind). Separating the corn from the chaff is a difficult and tough stage for us to endure; as the seeker has to deny him-self and change from darkness to light. The corn is treated harshly and has to be beat to be separated from the chaff. (Not physically) But, this process is even harder in spirit. To remove the spirit from the bondage of the world and its pleasures is a difficult process for seekers to endure (This process takes some people their entire lifetime and then still fail at the end) (It took Moses 40 years). We have to be strong and hard on the mind for this change to come about in our lives.
This is where we will be introduced to the true way of fasting for the first time; as we have to abstain from feeding Satan for as long as possible.
The newly found seekers have to remain in the works of the Father and be in the presence of the flock continuously. They have to be well loved and cared for by the community; more than their friends of the world could ever share with them.
The corn and the chaff are tossed up into the air; in other words, the seekers are elevated into higher forms of wisdom by the spiritual teachings they receive from the enlightened members. In these gatherings, God Himself is in their midst and will elevate their thoughts to a peaceful state of bliss.
The Words of God are also the winds of teachings, which will blow away the chaff to clear their hearts of all darkness. (The winds are well explained in the following chapters.) These winds or teachings will clear their minds from their (chaff) old ways of understanding, which imprisoned their souls for so long.
The corn is now ground in the mill: At this stage, the seeker will start losing his own identity and be made part of the bread (Body). They will start loving their brothers and sisters as much as themselves as they will become one with each other within the body. When the members become one with the body, the change will clearly be noticeable in their lives. They will not boast on themselves as being the individual who gained a new soul for God when a new member is added to the flock. Their ego’s will diminish rapidly and will therefore praise all the members who worked together as the body of Jesus to gain a new soul.
After the grain is ground, the individual has no more identity; they will have been ground to fine powder where all members have become as one. The same as when a drop of water is returned to the ocean.
The water is added
The evangelistic mysteries of Jesus are revealed to them; which will enlighten them on how to crack the codes from the Bible. The evangelistic water will help them understand their responsibilities towards the rest of the church and other souls who has to be harvested.
Matthew 3: 11 ‘11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance:’
This phase could also be explained as the baptism of Moses or the baptism with water. The water will wash the seeker’s hearts until they understand the path and their responsibilities well. In other words, the water is well kneaded into all the seeker’s minds. (The teachings are repeated until it is well understood by them)
Once the members understand their responsibilities, they will be given small tasks to perform.
The innocent cannot sin
In the beginning stages the new members are baptised with water because they are weak. Babies are fed with milk; not meat. We should therefore not punish them for doing wrong at this point.
Example: We don’t punish a child who committed a wrong if they are too young to understand their responsibilities. This is why the new members will be shown the path of the Lord on how to become responsible first. When they do wrong, they will be guided or reprimanded in a gentle way, for as long as they are still being baptised with water.
However, when they do the same wrong deed after understanding right from wrong, they will have to take full responsibility for their actions.
Baptism with fire
Preparing the members for the oven
Matthew 3: 11 ‘11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:’
With time, whilst being baptised with water, the members will become more than capable to distinguish between light and darkness and therefore understand what their responsibilities are. Once they understand their responsibilities, the water baptism will be complete; and the fire baptism is at hand.
Jesus is the one who will baptise with fire, after the water baptism of Moses. Jesus baptises the spirit by keeping it in the fire of righteousness. The fire baptism will harden the heart of seekers against the old habits of the flesh and become resistant against the darkness (The small little habits we brought with us from the darkness which we never really conquered will be consumed by the fire baptism)
Members at this level will serve as reapers and for teaching and guiding the new found souls. They will therefore be reprimanded to the fullest when stepping out of line.
Hebrews 12: 28 ‘28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire.’
No chaff or carnal thoughts survives the fire of God’s righteousness. From this level, the members will remain under the watchful eye of God at all times. When we step out of line, God will be present in the form of a fellow brother or sister to notice the wrongdoing. God Himself will then reprimand us through the mouth of the brothers and sisters.
Matthew 10: 26 ‘26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.’
From hence, these members will be baptised with fire and remain in the fire, as they will be fully aware of their responsibilities towards their own and others’ souls.
For one to be baptised with the fiery tongue is not always accepted by all members. The weaker members might even be embarrassed for being exposed and would therefore become angry with those reprimanding them.
We have to understand that it is not the member baptizing us with fire; it is Jesus Himself who reprimands us by the Word. The vessel merely serves as a speaker through which God baptises us.
All members will that remains on the path will reach the level where they will identify God’s voice and spirit. The advanced members who reached this level will see God in man and not be bothered by man’s flesh through which God reprimands them. They will merely accept being baptised with fire and ask forgiveness.
Warning: Those who are waiting for God to come and under the impression that they are saved by saying their prayers and attending church once a week—read carefully; as these are the facts of being part of God’s kingdom.
As I have said before, many people have a misconception of being Christian. Once we are reborn we will accept God’s children, love Jesus and do no evil. Not all people of Christian dogma’s are God’s children. The facts are laid out very clearly.
John 1: 9-12 ‘9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God . . .’