God's Bread from Heaven
A bible with errors in it was unthinkable to the scribes and priests of Jerusalem, yet exactly such a scenario was foreseen by the prophets of ancient Israel. Jeremiah had predicted it over 2500 years ago:
"How dare you say: 'We are wise, and we possess the Law of God' But look how it has been falsified by the lying pen of the scribes!" (Jer.8:8).
Because it is a blemished book, The author of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament tells us that the Old Testament has no power of redemption. In fact, it goes on to tell us that in the end, the Books of Moses will disappear entirely. (Heb.8:13).
This stunning revelation was previously disclosed by Jesus Himself, who instructed His apostles that the bread of Moses was not a bread of life. It was simply a 'mannah' of this earth. It did not come from heaven.
"I tell you most solemnly, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven, it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven, the true bread; for the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." (Jn.6:26-27).
By referring to the Torah -- the first five books of the Bible which Moses had authored -- as bread, Jesus proved that in God's eyes, religious teaching is spiritual food.
Because it did not come from heaven, the food of Moses in scripture had no lasting value because it had no power over death.
"Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life, the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you, for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal." (Jn. 6:27).
Jesus defined the bread that lasts forever:
"I have food to eat that you do not know about...my food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work." (Jn.4:32). That same food will give us eternal life as well. "I tell you most solemnly, whoever keeps my word will never see death." (Jn.8:51).
1. The Food of God
2. The Temple
3. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 23, 'God's Word Declared'
4. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 11, 'The Bread of Life'
5. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 12, 'Baptism of Repentance'
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