For 5 years I couldn’t hear, see, feel much of anything with God. I had slowly began to live for this kingdom. The kingdom of the seen. After some reaping of this seen kingdom and my wife’s frustration with the emptiness in our marriage, I began to See something. Hope.
As the hope began to settle over me. I began to remember the goodness, joy, and life that I have known before.
With a sad history of occasionally tossing up prayers just in case, groanings of the burdens of Egypt, I began to come to Him. I walked to the edge of Egypt and longed for the Bread that I had eaten of before. He said, “Eddie, do you believe that you can come and get real bread, that this is not a spiritual example, that this Bread is real?” I could feel where He was going, so with a little faith I said Yes.
He told me that I could even exchange seen bread for real bread. He wasn’t specifically talking about fasting. He was saying I could exchange anything that doesn’t satisfy for bread that does. I started praying, “God I’m trading you the seen for the unseen. I’m trading (this)”, and I would name something that I used to eat from that didn’t satisfy me. God immediately took the seen and replaced it with the Warm Bread of His Presence.
The show bread of the tabernacle is called the bread of His presence. The priests could eat of it. It had to be warm and fresh every morning. It had to be replaced every day with warm, fresh bread.
This is real bread. Not a symbol. Your Spirit chews, digests, and processes the purity of His presence. There is not waste after digestion as there is nothing that the spirit doesn’t absorb completely.
Psalms 78:22-27 He literally ripped open the unseen realm, and pushed the bread of heaven out every morning. You were only to gather this bread fresh every day. Exodus 16:18 It was His presence that nourished the people.
They rejected this eternal food and preferred the meals of Egypt, complained in Numbers 11:6, that their “whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
The food of Egypt is seen. The food of Heaven is His Presence.
The Bread of His Presence is REAL. Moses was twice in the presence for 40 days and nights and he didn’t eat or drink. Man’s body can not sustain 40 days without food or water. He ate the Bread of Life and drank from the Fountain of Living Waters. At his death God said that Moses’s strength never decreased till God took him from the earth! Elijah ate of it in 1 Kings 19:8.
Jesus ate of His presence in John 4:32 – He told them, “I have food to eat of, which you do not know.”
Isaiah gave the invitation of eat and drink of it in Isaiah Chapter 55:1. In verse 2 he says, Why do you keep eating the FAKE BREAD that can be seen!
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
2Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.”
How long will we feast at the table of darkness? Eating morsels of deception?
Proverbs 23:2 “Put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.”
Proverbs 23:3 “Do not desire his delicacies for they are deceptive food.”
You can’t eat from both tables, or drink from both wells.
This is a season of Bread. He is giving the Bread of Heaven again. Has your “whole being” been dried up? All you can see is this Manna before your eyes?
Ask Him for the Bread, Ask Him for the Living Waters. This is a season of invitation to eat and drink to the full. To feel satisfied again.
Faith is the substance of things unseen. Faith is the plate that your bring to Him, let him serve you from His Table. He will be your portion. You will eat of HIM.