Day Old Bread

Day Old Bread

Day Old Bread: Right now the Lord Jesus Christ is generating new life in and through you. Everyday we have the ability to touch the fresh (new) life of God. While we know the laws of degeneration are always against us, they can not be linked to our Lord. There is no death, decaying or anything that can be said to be old or stale.

Rom 6:4 AMP

We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways]. 

 Rom 7:6 AMP

But now we have been released from the Law and its penalty, having died [through Christ] to that by which we were held captive, so that we serve [God] in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter [of the Law].  ROM 7:6 AMP

Religion is like old bread, stale, hard and usually costs you little to nothing to have. When you have had fresh warm bread, there is a very big difference to your palette upon eating stale bread. It has a distinct flavor and consistency. How about a stale potato chip, or a mushy apple? Again, you bite into them and at once you know by the taste and texture, it’s not right. Now here’s the danger, a person can get used to the old. It feeds and its substance can fill you and the cost is usually cheaper. We get use to paying less and are just being satisfied with being fed. This is really how religion works. It gets you use to a certain level of food without virtually any cost required and tells us it's fresh and it's all you need. Could we be settling for old, stale bread?

Rev 4:8

Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." NIV

Rev 4:9-11

 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." NIV

Rev 5:9-13

And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth." 11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!" NIV

Whenever I read these scriptures out of the book of Revelation I can’t help but be a little jealous. I would love to have that view momentarily as John did. It had to be exciting, awesome, holy and a little fearful all at once. He is witnessing so much from beasts, angels and elders all worshipping and declaring His sovereign Kingship. He is seeing Jesus in His highest form, King of all kings, Almighty Lord of all. In Revelation it states every time they encircled the throne, they sang a new song. When was the song new? When they sang it. The scene John was recording is still happening. It didn’t cease cause John left. If we were to be in the throne room right now, like John was, there would be a new song being sung.

This song being sung is always new.   Every time they saw Him it was a new view, it was fresh, something different each time which makes it a new song, if it were not then it wouldn't be new. Scripture tells us in Rev.21:5  He makes all things new. Every time we come before Him we have the ability to have something new, different, never experienced before, because with Him all things are perpetually new. He is continually generating new life. If it were not so then He would have to have some form of death or decay about Him. Instead His life is being generated afresh, new, original, and we can experience that each time we spend time with Him. It can never be old, because for something to be old there would be no change and if there is no change it is technically old. It would be a form of degeneration. But this is not true with Christ, He is always offering new life and this life is always being made new. It's never getting old, it's only old if we allow the old to be the norm.

When is the new life old?  When you believe it's got nothing new to offer. When you, whether you admit it or not, allow it to be old and routine or stale and stagnant because you begin to believe there is nothing new. You've seen it or done it and it's just the same old stuff to you. It only gets old because you've allowed it to get old. Just like old bread you have gotten use to it. You allowed the old to be normal, it feeds, and cost me nothing, it’s just easier.  The real truth is the devil has been stealing your fresh bread.

Now think about this, for our lives in Christ to be old is technically an impossibility. If Jesus only has new life then the old we may be experiencing has to come from us or the enemy. It cannot originate from the Lord.The Lord can only generate new life. Every morning we have the ability to experience new life, fresh revelation, newness of the Spirit being regenerated in and through us. The Lord Jesus Christ can only do new, He does not know old, it’s an impossibility for Him.

The challenge for all of us is to check the bread we are eating, is it warm and fresh and are we willing to pay the price to have this new bread, or is it old and stale but  comfortable  and costing you nothing to have?

John 10:10 AMP

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].