On a certain day of the week, Jesus was in a wheat field with the disciples. They were hungry, and the wheat was ripe…ready to harvest. So the disciples stripped wheat into their hands, rubbed it in their hands to separate the wheat and chaff, and blew the chaff away so they could eat the grain. Because it was a particular day that fell under the jurisdiction of the religious rulers and enforcers, and that day was considered violated if one “worked”, they popped up out of the grass to begin to accuse the disciples of violating the Sabbath, a day that was made for man, and not the other way around. This failure of proper perspective was pointed out to them, when Jesus responded to them with the following:

[Mar 2:23-28 KJV] 23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Jesus asked these “experts” if they were unfamiliar with how David approached the subject, and by association, them who were with him, something it was only lawful for priests to do. So let’s read for ourselves:

[1Sa 21:1-6 KJV] 1 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man with thee? 2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed [my] servants to such and such a place. 3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give [me] five [loaves of] bread in mine hand, or what there is present. 4 And the priest answered David, and said, [There is] no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. 5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women [have been] kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and [the bread is] in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. 6 So the priest gave him hallowed [bread]: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

“The bread is, in a manner, common”.

The priest, Ahimelech, thought only in terms of what he had jurisdiction over, that being common bread and the show bread, the twelve priest-baked loaves set on the table of show bread each day, which only the priests could eat. There is another bread in the tent that the priest either forgot about, or purposefully left out of the conversation. For in the great Exodus, the Lord had sustained the people with manna…God given bread that appeared for them daily. When the Exodus ended and the people set foot into the figurative land of promise, the manna ceased to appear. A portion was collected for the last time and put in a golden pot, and placed, hidden in the ark of testimonies in the holy of holies. When David told the priest that the show bread is “in a manner” common, David was demonstrating his understanding of what the placement of bread or manna in the tent meant. From the perspective of the ark and the place it resided, hidden behind a veil, all forms of bread beyond, whether show bread or common bread, are all common. This is not to diminish them. It is to give proper perspective.

Jesus promised certain things to the over comer in the opening chapters of the book of Revelation…a book not open to the world, but to the Lord’s people who are with Him. Among those promises is right to eat of the hidden manna. This is a direct referral to the manna in the golden pot (see Hebrews 9), just as Jesus teaching certain people in a certain place to ask for daily bread, is a direct reference to the show bread. The difference between these two breads is derived in their preparation. Show bread is made by men, priests, according to a formula. Manna comes from God only. The weak link in the preparation of show bread is in the men who prepare it. There is no weak link in the source of manna.

Jesus is the bread of heaven. And lest any confuse it with the bread that men prepare and dole out in “houses of worship”, understand that the true bread of heaven is never touched with human hands. The true bread of heaven is Christ in you. And to them that over come the world and the things in it, to include religious institution, Jesus gives right to eat this hidden bread.

Because you believe Christ, and know He dwells in you by faith, you are free to pluck, winnow and eat. Completely free. This includes the scriptures. The Spirit of God is the author of the scriptures.

[2Pe 1:20-21 KJV] 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

The only authorized “interpretor” of scripture is the author. Jesus Christ is the subject of the book, through and through. And both the author and the subject are alive, Christ having been raised again by the Author, the Spirit of God. If the author and the subject of the book were dead, it would be open to interpretation. They aren’t and it isn’t.

[1Jo 2:20 KJV] 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

The truth which John wrote in his epistle reveals to you , that if the Author lives and abides in you, perhaps your mind does not yet grasp everything, but the one with all the answers lodges with you. Just as the case of Jesus being in a field with the disciples, Christ in you becomes the door to all understanding.

[Jhn 14:26-27 KJV] 26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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