Friday, October 25, 2013

A Hidden Famine. A Hidden Feast.

According to 1Cor.10:17 all those who belong to Christ's body provide and partake of, spiritual nourishment (1Pet.4:10).
What food should be provided by the steward? Jesus said, "I am the bread from heaven". Christ's teachings provide the food, and the Holy Spirit granted his body aids them to prepare it, and to share what they have received through the body, from the Head, Christ.

Remember the illustration of the wheat? Wheat seeds makes bread, which is Christ's symbol for spiritual food (Luke8:11).
Those who take his words into their heart (Luke8:15) "and produce a crop", take what they have been given, and multiply that seed (Matt.25:20) by becoming mature "wheat" themselves. 
  An immature stalk of wheat cannot bear fruit/seed. It must become mature (Eph.4:13), and thereby become identified as "sons of the kingdom" (Matt.13:37,38). 
Before they can scatter the same seeds of truth which were planted in their own hearts, they must grow to maturity. This is why Christ's illustration has two parts....
the first, when the seed is the word of God in their heart (Luke8:11)...
and second, when the word of God has grown in that heart to full maturity...
  able to provide it's own seed from that maturity....seed of the same kind it was given. Those sowing this seed, are "sons of the kingdom" (Matt.13:37,38).
  That "seed" provides bread for the hearer, and is to be freely "cast upon the waters" (2Cor.9:10; Ec.11:1,6; Gal.6:9; Luke6:38).

What then of the prophesied famine?
This "famine" is not for literal food, but for the spiritual bread of our present discussion (Amos8:11; 2Chron.15:3; Ps.74:9; Lev.26:26; Eze.4:10,11,12,13; Rev.6:5,6)
Dan.12:4 tells us that in the time of the end, "many" will rove about seeking spiritual food, due to the famine 
(Rev.6:5,6,8; 18:8; 13:17; Isa.55:2).
But most will not find the bread of life (Dan.12:4; Amos8:12,11; 2Tim.3:7; Rev.6:5,6; Matt.7:13,14), despite the work of the faithful to provide the very "food" they themselves are receiving (Isa.65:13; Luke12:37,42,43,44) from Christ (John15:15,4,5,8).

Who is identified as the faithful who offer the bread sourced in heaven?
"They" who provide food, sustain the "woman" (Rev.12:6; 11:3) during the end-time famine, 

and are symbolized by "two witnesses" (Moses and Elijah -Matt.17:3; John8:17).
["Women" = covenants -Gal.4:24,26 (Rev.12:1,2,5,6; 2:26,27)]
The source of their light/oil/bread, is no mystery (Rev.11:3,4; Zech.4:6,11,12,14; John15:5).
When these offer what they are given, they will provide "the proper food at the proper time",
during a famine which forbids such provisions (Rev.6:6; 13:17; 6:9).

The "seven" years of famine are symbolic, according the symbolic meaning of "seven".
Those who are spiritually deaf, will not recognize their starvation (Isa.55:2; Matt.13:15,14; Ps.119:70; Zech.7:11; Eze.3:7; Luke19:42; John8:43,47; Rev.3:22; Luke8:10,18), nor the source of it (2Thess.2:9,10,11,12; Rev.13:8,4,14; 12:16).
due to the deceptive spell they are under (Isa.29:8; 2Thess.2:10; Rev.13:14; Eze.13:17,18,19; Isa.28:7,13,14,15,20,18,19; Dan.5:5,6,22,23,24,25,26 (Luke16:3); Dan.5:27 (Isa.28:20); Dan.5:23 A; (Rev.17:14); Rev.11:7,8,9,10; Matt.25:44,45).
Those without insight (granted by the Father -Matt.13:11; 16:17) will not recognize these 7 symbolic years of famine;
nor the spiritual feast being offered by God.
(Matt.13:12; 22:1,2,5,8,9; Rev.5:1,9,7; 1:1; John15:15; Rev.21:6; 22:17)

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All the anointed branches that are attached to the true vine, are obligated to bear fruit (John15:5,8; Matt.7:19).
They are all "stewards" of what they have been given (2Thess.2:15; Titus 1:1,9; 2:1; 2Tim.1:13; Matt.28:20; 1Cor.4:1,2).
These provide food in all seasons, not just during famine (2Tim.4:2; Col.1:25,26; Rom.16:25; Eph.3:3,4,9; 4:3).
But in the time of the end, there will be spiritual famine.
Who will prove to be faithfully providing Truth, by "keeping their lamp burning", despite persecution? (Luke12:35,36,37; Rev.5:7; John15:15)

Just as prophesied....the wayward nation of Chosen Ones will have a remnant that will repent of their idolatry to the "Image" of the Wild Beast (Rev.2:5,16,22,23; 3:1,2,3,4,15,16,17,18,19,20; Isa.10:22; Joel2:32; Zech.13:9; Rev.12:4; 7:9-10,13-14). Those prophets among them will be "caused to prophesy" (Rev.11:3), providing the proper food at the proper time during this famine (Dan.12:1,3-4,7-12; 9:25-26; Phil.2:15), and thereby, strengthen their mother covenant (who was in danger of being swept away by Satanic lies (Rev.12:15; 16:13; 2Pet.3:17; Luke17:26,27; Dan.9:26; Eph.4:14).



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