Jesus makes it undeniably clear: Literal bread is not communion.
John 6:55-5855 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
a. Referring to the literal manna which his people ate, who also lived and died.
b. Speaking of his word as bread, if it is eaten, men shall live forever.
c. Why is this not clear? Because those in groups who believe like the false church will rail.
d. Certainly one would not conclude Jesus to be speaking literally here, but was he referring to a
literal bread and wine as eating him? NO! A million times no. The word is what he was speaking of.
e. This is that bread: Jesus again referring to the literal manna and the fulfilment of it being
himself and the word he spake.
HERE IS THE DRINK:The Holy Ghost does not come by a literal drink of wine. It comes as it did on the day of Pentecost.
1 Cor 12:1313 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
a. If anyone thirst, let him come unto me and drink.
b. If thou knewest the gift of God and who it was that asked thee to drink, thou wouldest have
asked him and he would have given the living water. The living water is the wine, prefigured
by the blood. When the Spirit is received and drank: the blood has been drunk.
c. It is by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, not by a drink of wine.
d. Men fear to give up their foolishness of embracing the law, did we begin the Spirit and shall
we be made perfect by the flesh? If we received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, do we think
eating a literal bread will enhance that? No! The Spirit of God and the new testament doctrine
of the apostles is far greater than the flesh or the teachings of law.
Jesus assures them that the natural meat is not everlasting life:
John 6:26-2726 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
a. The meat that endureth unto everlasting life is the Word of God.
b. The doctrine Jesus gave to the apostles is the meat or will of God.
c. As Jesus gave them literal bread, he also gave them their teachings, which believed brings
d. My meat is to do the will of him that sent me.
e. Could it be that Jesus is trying to say: labor not for bread and wine, the kind that perishes?
f. Labor for the understanding of the word of God which endures unto everlasting life.
The church sells it's birthright when they keep the literal and refused to understand it spiritual.
Heb 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
a. The cup Jesus spake of here in Mt. 26:39 was the cup of suffering. Nothing literal about this cup he speaks of.
Matt 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
a. To eat the literal bread for communion or even acknowledge it in a memorial service is to
detract from the power God meant to be given to his word.
b. To sell you birthright in the new testament is to bye the morsel of literal bread as a doctrine
into eternal life.
c. Millions have sold their birthright into eternal life for a lie and morsel of literal bread which
cannot produce eternal life. The saints of God are still confused although they may be sitting
under a strong and powerful ministry, advocating the use of literal bread has anything to do
with eternal life is an abomination. The law makes desolate and Jesus came to revive those
in the spiritual graveyard of desolation by revealing the spiritual meaning of those things
under the law.
d. The false doctrine of the false church: eat a literal bread and continue to be exactly what you
as a good person are. There is none good but one and Jesus was the good shepherd which
gave his life for the sheep. The rich ruler decided to continue following the law and refused
to follow Jesus. Jesus was good because he fulfilled the old testament types and shadows. Jesus
had the words which actually made goodness. This the law does not have. What the law could
not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful
flesh, condemned sin in the flesh. The sin that the law could not reach was the heart, the law
dealt with the outward but not how the inward should correspond with the outward.
Are we all great big loaves of bread?
1 Cor 10:16-17
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
a. The cup of blessing which we bless is having found the Gospel which allows us to drink his Spirit. This is breaking the bread....understanding that the literal drink is the Holy Ghost. Once
the meaning of the natural has been discovered there is no more need for the literal. Once the meaning of the temple was discovered, there was no more need for the temple. Once the meaning
of the priesthood was discovered, there is no more need of the old testament literal high priest. The priesthood is fulfilled in the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.
b. To receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a blessing.
c. To hear the word from a God sent man who represents the Apostles Doctrine is a blessing.
d. When we eat the word and it becomes our thinking, we then can give that same word out and the Church becomes one bread. One bread by hearing and doing the truth not by eating a piece of bread and drinking a tad bit of wine but hearing the word.
e. We are one bread because we have eaten of that one bread, the word of God
f. We are not one bread because we eat a literal bread...the false church is one literal bread of
the law and by the law shall no flesh be justified.
The birthright is to hear and receive the promise of the Holy Ghost.
The old Testament was fulfilled in Christ: No longer is communion a literal supper. The Old Testament was weak through the flesh, not having sufficient commandments.
1. Eating a literal bread is not a new birth. The false church eats the bread and drinks the wine while living as best they can through their own conscience and fleshly capabilities. They sold
the birthright of the promise to receive the Holy Ghost.
2. This is claiming grace and living the law. By the law shall no flesh be justified.
a. The Catholic church has sold its birth right for it’s holy Eucharist.
b. The Catholic church has succeeded in bringing the literal law into the New Testament where it should not be. We can no longer be saved by O.T. symbolism. It must be by faith in hearing the word of God
c. They have changed the truth of God into a lie to worship and serve the creature.
d. By making literal bread the life and not the Word of Truth the life they have sold their birth right to satisfy the lusts of the flesh.
e. Any church that believes that communion is a literal taking of bread and wine are deceived.
f. The cup of blessing which we bless is that cup of receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost and promise of eternal life. This is the cup of the new testament, not a literal cup.
The image made like corruptible man is what the law could make: the glory of God can only be obtained by and through the Apostles doctrine.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
a. To birds, fourfooted beasts and creeping things, this is what the law can make as an image.
b. The image of God cannot be obtained their old testament types and shadows. Jesus is the
image of the invisible God and his doctrine is the only doctrine that can produce a sacrifice
in the likeness of his image.
c. So returning to the law of types and shadows, cannot make a man in the image of the living
d. They imagined they could keep the literal law without being in obedience to Christ law and
obtain salvation, claiming Christ and living the law is the strong delusion God has sent into
this world to dupe those who do not receive the love for the truth.
e. It really doesn’t matter what false doctrine you have embraced or who the teacher was that
taught you. It doesn’t matter what group or organization you may be in, if the truth revealed
here is, clear, plain and believable but is rejected, the delusion will replace it. The love of the
truth is greatest of all achievements in this life.
f. Holding the truth in unrighteousness, if one knows the truth and does not preach it, but
continues in law pleasing the people and flesh, they will be guilty. To know this truth and
continue eating literal bread and drinking literal wine for communion: is damning. It is like
the man who baptizes in both titles and in the name just to be sure. One is right and the other
is wrong. To do both is a confusion and the man who performs such a baptism is also confused.
Jesus takes His disciples from the literal unto the spiritual again
John 4:32-3432 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
a. Jesus Christ was clearly saying meat represented doing the will of God.
b. Not a natural meat to eat as the disciples thought.
c. Many today are still caught up in the natural and cannot see the spiritual.
d. To be spiritual is to understand the meaning of a type, shadow, metaphor. allegory.
e. Jesus spake spiritually, using natural things which had greater meaning, Jesus explained
his using meat in the spiritual sense, as a type of doing the will of God.
f. When David said my cup runneth over, he did not mean a literal cup, he meant his cup of
blessings from God.
What is meant by Paul when he calls the rock in the wilderness, that spiritual rock, that rock is Christ?
1 Cor 10:3-4
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
a. The manna was the bread from heaven which symbolized the word of God.
b. The water from the rock Moses struck symbolized Christ when he was smitten and the
Holy Ghost was given on the day of Pentecost as a result.
c. The rock and the manna were literal, but they represented as types, something which would
be fulfilled at the coming of Jesus Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Ghost after hearing
the Gospel message.
d. The water coming out of the Rock symbolized the Holy Ghost.
e. The Rock itself was a symbol of Christ our Rock who was God.
f. For something to possess spiritual meaning; it must represent something greater in meaning
than its literal self.
The word of God has been wrested concerning communion:
Wrest: 5186 natah (naw-taw');
a primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows):
KJV-- + afternoon, apply, bow (down, -ing), carry aside, decline, deliver, extend, go down, be gone, incline, intend, lay, let down, offer, outstretched, overthrown, pervert, pitch, prolong, put away, shew, spread (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
a. The scripture is not interpreted correctly if it is not read figuratively.
b. The reason: Paul referred back to what Jesus said to his disciples under the law.
So they would once again remember the interpretation of what Jesus said, not that
communion was literal but that communion was spiritual and the words of the Lord
were allegorical or a shadow as when he spoke of the bread and the meat previously
mentioned. Jesus was in the old testament and was a type and shadow himself, a type of
the body of Christ the church. The words he spoke, he used the literal to make clear the
spiritual understanding to the apostles. At the last supper this was the case. They fully
understood that they would fulfill the literal on the day of Pentecost.
c. When Jesus spoke of meat he did not mean natural meat.
d. When Jesus spoke of bread he did not mean literal bread.
e. When Jesus took the cup and spoke of the wine he was referring to his Spirit which is the
blood of the New Testament.
f. When Jesus spoke of the bread he was speaking of the Word of God in preaching in the New
g. This is what Paul was doing when he quoted Jesus, he was referring back to symbols to make
the point of spiritual communion.
2 Pet 3:1616 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
a. 1Cor 11 is scripture that if interpreted wrongly can mean a mans salvation.
b. If a man truly believes the symbols are communion he will lessen the value of the Word of God
in his own life and be destroyed.
Submitted by: Pastor Davidson