Excerpts from the 2008 Shepherd’s Rod: Sanctify Your Food

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Sanctify Your Food

Food poisoning will be a major problem in the days ahead. In our enemies increased effort to promote fear in our society, food poisoning and tainted provisions are going to escalate in the coming days. Bob saw many areas reaching crisis mode in relationship to the purity of our food banks. Thankfully, we have the Biblical admonition that:

Everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the Word of God and prayer. —1 Timothy 4:4-5

We will come to know the importance of sanctifying our meals with the Word of God and prayer. Even so, we must also use common sense to wash produce thoroughly and avoid exposure to the elements. This concern will also facilitate greater measures of fear for those who do not have faith in Christ and His Biblical principles. Greater knowledge and awareness of potential hazards that exist in our worlds food supply will also promote greater measures of fear and caution.

Prophetically speaking, this analogy is also highlighting the importance placed upon what we consume spiritually and from what table we dine. The Lord has given us the invitation to dine at His table. In fact, He has promised to prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies.

In last year’s Shepherd’s Rod we talked about dining at the Lord’s Table saying:

In his vision Bob found himself at the Lord’s Table with these three items set before him. Initially, he was allowed to partake of the fish, which symbolically depicts our present position of experiencing supernatural grace. Then he was allowed to reach for the bread, which is the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Our grace in this day is to begin to apprehend the full measure of Heaven’s revelation of the Lord as the exalted Overcoming King. Furthermore, we will begin to experience the promise of Isaiah 30:26 saying:

The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted.

The bread and wine are typical of communion. This prophetic expression is highlighting the Lord’s desire to “bind the fracture of His people” and produce a common-union or spiritual unity among many within the Church. Clearly, unity of the brethren is a fundamental aspect of the 21st century Church model.

True unity is discovered when we become Christ-like. Christ being formed in us is the true forum for spiritual unity among brethren. To the extent we reflect the Lord’s nature and character will we experience spiritual unity.

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