TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I came so that you might have life and life more abundantly. I Am the Bread of Life that sustains you, especially when trials and temptations hit. I prepare a table in the presence of your enemies. Sit. Eat. You will never hunger again as I fill you with my Spirit.
THE HOUSE OF BREAD
It’s not just at Christmas that I like to thank God for His indescribable gift of Jesus. But there’s something else in the Bible that is indescribable, and that’s manna.
“And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as the frost on the ground. So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was…And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.” – Exodus 16:14-15, 31
The word “manna” literally means, “What is it?” It was bread that fell from heaven and couldn’t be defined or explained. It was supernatural and natural at the same time.
Exactly like the Savior the Bible foretold would be born in Bethlehem. That baby would be supernatural and natural at the same exact time – 100 percent God and 100 percent man at the same exact time. Jesus was a natural piece of “bread” that didn’t come from earth. He actually came from heaven, and He was born in what city? Bethlehem.
“But you Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto Me the One to be Ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” – Micah 5:2
The name Bethlehem means “house of bread”. That’s a big deal. So why was it prophesied that Messiah would be born in a city called the “house of bread”? Because He is supernatural and natural at the same time, just like manna.
Manna is a type and a shadow for Jesus Christ. It’s something that shows up every single day of your life and you don’t know where it comes from, how it got there, but He’s there and your life is good because of that. You go through things that ought to kill you, but this power of God that shows up on a daily basis and manifests – well, you know how to walk it out, but you don’t know how to explain it to anybody.
Well, that’s Jesus. He said it himself in the book of John:
“…I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35
He, like manna, is an indescribable gift from Heaven. So this day and every day, thank God for the gift of Jesus!
From my sermon series INDESCRIBABLE