Exodus 2:16 – Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Exodus 2:17 – And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Mark 8:1 – In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
Mark 8:2 – I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
Mark 8:3 – And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
Mark 8:4 – And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
Hey all, new blog today. And something critical today. Because the masses, the multitudes are unfed today. They’re unfed, and being sent away unfed by churches, by other people, by Christians. People are fainting, STARVING in this life, tired of feeding on all that vanity substitute food this world has to offer which always has a short expiry date… needing some true food… but nobody will give it to them. The cruelest thing you can do to someone is withhold truth from them. TO never extend the invitation from the king to them. We as believers are COMMANDED to go into the world and preach the gospel, to invite all to the great marriage supper of the Lamb. Obviously first of all you have to be saved yourself, because if you have never partaken of salvation, of the bread of life, Jesus Christ, for yourself… then OF COURSE why would you care for others. Even going to church, people leave unfed. It’s not to say they aren’t being fed something… but WHAT are they being fed? Because most churches are feeding their flocks with substitute food. The food of entertainment, smooth words, half truths, and ultimately not even the word of God. The word of God is the food a believer is first of all saved by, and then grows on… if you don’t give someone the word of God, you’re giving them a substitute that will never fill, sustain or keep someone. People need to feed, and what we all need ultimately is spiritual food. But most people feed on rubbish, garbage, vanity, stuff that feeds their flesh and soul, but never their spirit.And hence they are never truly fed. Are you feeding on anything that is going to sustain you for life’s journey, have you fed on something that’s going to take you safely into eternity?
John 6 would be a great chapter to read at this point in time. I can’t even begin to do it justice. They are the words of Jesus Christ. Jesus himself said, blessed are they that hear the word, and keep it. Jesus himself said, the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. Jesus told the multitude in John 6, I am the true bread of heaven. Do you want earthly food (which is important for our mortal body), do you want worldly food (pleasure, entertainment, fun – all which are short lived and end up hurting and destroying rather than giving life)… or do you want some true bread FROM heaven? Mankind needs “bread”. Bread is food, and we need bread and water to physically live. Of course the physical is secondary to the spiritual, but we can learn a lot of spiritual truths from the physical. As you need physical food, you even MORESO need spiritual food. Spiritual food is what will truly satisfy that most core part of your being, the real you, because the spiritual you is far more real than the physical you. The bread of heaven is the … LORD JESUS CHRIST. Jesus is the bread and the water, not a set of rules, not a process, not a ritual, not church attendance, not water baptism, not speaking in tongues, not flashing lights, not a dancefloor, not sex, not adventure… he… the person, the man Jesus is the bread. And he’s not any old bread, he’s the bread of heaven. It’d be nice for you to have some heavenly food. After all giving someone the gospel is giving them some free bread, and it’s the best bread someone will ever take of if they want it. Bread given from heaven. It’s what people need, they need Jesus Christ. They need him and his words.
Waaay back in Exodus… The priest of Midian, Jethro, Moses’ future father in law, had seven daughters who came to water their dad’s flock. That’s good! Coming to get watered, filled up. Remember Jesus is the bread, and Jesus gives the water of life. It’s all about Jesus Christ. He is the life remember! But they come to get watered… it’s a good thing, but then something happens… they got driven away. People want to prevent you from feeding on Jesus Christ and his word. Don’t forget that, there is real enemy out there, and not just out there, in YOUR life right here, right now, spiritual enemy working through the physical world thick and fast, coming for that seed of the word of God, out there to prevent you from getting fed and watered. Out there to prevent you from laying hold on Jesus Christ. And guess who drove their flock away? Shepherds!!! That’s a warning to you, because there are many false shepherds out there, posing as churches, pastors, teachers, and yet they won’t suffer you to be watered and fed. Jesus himself said many false Christs would arise and deceive many. You better believe that there are many false Christs being declared and worshipped in churches today. Idolatry back then is just as rampant today. The same old sin, the same old mistakes… still today. Satan doesn’t do anything new, just a new face for the same old evil. Matthew 23:13 – But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. You better believe it’s a battle, you better believe that people lie, you better believe that man is utterly wicked and deceitful… that’s the reality. It’s the shepherds that are going to drive you away. Make sure you plug yourself into faithful preaching of the word of God, a faithful church, faithful Christians… because fake ones, false ones, posers, pretenders (oh yes they put on a good show)… they’ll make sure you never get fed and watered.
They may drive you away in ways you don’t even recognize. God’s word tells things for how they are, but in real life, they are presented to you in ways that will suck you in. So you read the Bible and think oh I’d never fall for that, but yeah, you will and do. Because Satan doesn’t come up to you and say hi, I’m Satan, and I’m here to wreck your life, he’ll strip your life without you ever knowing what hit you. Sin will destroy your life before you wake up to yourself. These shepherds won’t tell you to get lost, they will win you with niceness, and platitudes, and big fancy words. And in so doing they’ll keep you from the water of life, and from the bread of heaven. They’ll give you anything but the gospel… the word of God. They give you anything but what can really feed you, what can really change your life, what really has the power of God. They’ll give you all BUT the bread of heaven… they’ll send you away unfed. It’s why the masses are starving, unfed, faint and falling by the way. Because they have no sustenance for the journey, they never get alive, they never get saved. Spending their whole life, fretting away on substitute food, wasting out in the wilderness. Feeling around for God, searching for moments they feel something, living from experience to experience, settling for very second best in their life. Never getting to Jesus… instead lost in the press… lost in the press of people, never GETTING to Jesus… letting Jesus pass by, instead of as blind Bartimaeus did calling out for Jesus and not being stopped by anyone else. That man in John 5 lay there 38 years… 38 years!!! That’s a long time to be laying around. Waiting for the water to move… and never getting there, and nobody else getting him there either… How long are you going to wait around? Those lepers in 2 Kings, Israel under a terrible siege… suddenly they said… Why sit we here until we die? Look, if you’re not saved, or not moving in life, well you’re not saved and not going anywhere, why not have some faith, why sit around till you die?
There’s no food anymore. We are in a famine. 1 Samuel 3:1 – And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision. Hey, God didn’t even speak to Eli the priest, nor his wicked sons, the only person hearing from God was a CHILD called Samuel. You’ll be surprised who is hearing from God… and who isn’t. People lie. People talk into the air so easily… but few know the Lord Jesus. Jesus said MANY shall say in that day Lord, Lord, open to us, we did this and that in your name, they will say we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. And yet Jesus will say depart from me ye CURSED into everlasting fire, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity! How bad is that… how sad… they knew all about Jesus, so familiar, yet they never got saved, yet they never knew him. And they are sincere, but they are sincerely wrong, sincerely deceived, and sincerely wicked. The heart is desperately wicked and deceitful above all things, there’s plenty you don’t know about people that God knows. He knows the heart of man, he knows what is in man. All the mighty, all the men of renown, all the esteemed, and yet God only heard by a child. Amos 8:11,12 – Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. It’s time to fear the Lord and depart from evil. If God withdraws from you, you’re toast. I’m toast. Don’t push him away, you have no guarantee you’ll get him back. Imagine playing hide and seek with God. If he hides, he can’t be found, he’ll win that game every time.
Why is truth, why is God’s word… which is true spiritual food… why is repentance of sin missing from churches today? Because without repentance there is no salvation… Jesus said REPENT and believe the gospel. Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish. A gospel without repentance of sin is a false gospel. There’s lots of substitute food out there. The Bible speaks of these people, those people who offer false bread, false Christs, false gospels, false news, false spirits… they are wells WITHOUT water. They speak great swelling words, but they’re not giving you the bread of heaven. False gospels produce false converts. People hearing from “God” all over the shop, actually they’re not, they’re hearing from the plethora of false seducing ,enticing, lying spirits out there. Who will lead them to perdition. You won’t hear from God but through the Lord Jesus. He is the SOLE connection to God, you will never EVER meet God but through the Lord Jesus Christ. NEVER EVER. There is no way to God, but through the way God himself appointed, and that is through his Son Jesus Christ.
Think about your church today, what is it achieving. A lot of Christians may even be “good people” and do charitable things… but if you meet someone’s physical needs but don’t give them the true bread of heaven, Jesus Christ, the gospel, you haven’t helped them, you’ve sent them away unfed. What good are miracles, signs, wonders, if you see them, but then go to hell unsaved, unborn again? What good are all the good works, if you never told someone of the need to repent of sin and believe the gospel… and thus never gave them true food? What good is niceness, and being good, without ever telling someone the gospel, or laying hold upon it for yourself for that matter? It’s all a joke. It’s time to wake up. The good news, the gospel news, is that there is some true, everlasting, heavenly bread out there people. His name is Jesus Christ. Stop rejecting Jesus Christ and his word and stop sending people away unfed… you don’t truly love anyone if you don’t love them IN truth. If we get right with God, then we will be right with others. If we have the love of God, then we will love others. It’s all proportional to what you do with Jesus Christ. As you are to God, so you are to man.
Read about Jesus Christ. Read about the true bread. The bread that’ll feed you and you’ll never hunger and thirst again. Read about him in John 6. The people listening couldn’t believe it… they didn’t understand it… because his words are spiritual words, and they are spiritually received, without the Holy Spirit ministering his word to you, you can’t receive it or understand it. Without being born again you can’t see or enter the kingdom of God. We all start in this wicked worldly kingdom, of whom the DEVIL is the prince. This world takes after Satan, it is full of lies, murder, deceit, theft, hurt, pain, cursing, bitterness, pride, self, lust… and you’ll never escape this doomed kingdom but to looking at Jesus, at seeing his cross, at receiving his light and truth that came and reached down to you from heaven… who came to seek and save the lost out of it. It’s a miracle, it’s impossible, but God SO loved this world that he gave his Son for it. He wants to save you out of this world, and forgive you and give you eternal life. You see, as part of this world’s kingdom, you are condemned already, you’re on the titanic headed for the bottom, because Satan’s already been defeated and the ship is sinking, Jesus will possess this kingdom, because all power in heaven and earth is his, and the kingdom is his. His kingdom is a righteous, holy kingdom, full of light and truth, freedom, joy, peace and on earth his kingdom is here, it is the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven here on earth. Any saved person who believed on him and got saved got translated spiritually into his kingdom. We become strangers in and to this world suddenly, because we are here on earth, in the world, yet our conversation, our hearts, our spirits are in heaven, because we are in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, not in Satan’s evil, dark, nasty, filthy, fettered kingdom… we are vitally connected to our Savior through his Spirit given to us forever. Do you want to get fed? Do you want fullness of life, sure you may be poor and suffer, but you can have all spiritual blessings, you can be set free from sin, you can love, and hope, and have faith… and then look to future glory, such blessedness the human language can’t describe it, nor the mortal frames comprehend it. We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, his body is a spiritual body, that’s what Jesus is about, seeking and saving the lost, CALLING you today. Is sin that great? Is darkness so awesome? You can have life and freedom today and liberty you’ve never known, lay hold on the bread of life… HIS name is Jesus Christ.