05 May: Unveiling the Bread

If you feel that picking your way across this life is nothing but a complex navigation over the unknown, today’s chapter holds one of the greatest of all gemstones of hidden wealth[a] that has been woven into the secret tapestry of the Creator God’s Epic Play …

READ JOSHUA 5  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Over the past 50 years, I’ve noticed two things about my Maker: He never does random (like Shakespeare, He works within a complex multi-layered tapestry); and, His power over-rides our human form of “reason”. Today’s chapter holds examples of both. There’s no coincidence, for example, that on the day after the Passover Lamb was slain – to the very day – the manna (the bread that had sustained their lives for 40 years) suddenly ceased. [v12] But what could this mean for us today and why bother our heads about it?

Well… this epic drama is a complex 3D jig-saw puzzle with interlocking puzzle pieces that straddle millenniums. The Creator God has begun to unveil the True Bread in perfect synchronization with someone who arrives in place of the manna: “… as Sar (prince, ruler, leader, chief, chieftain, official, captain) Tze’va (Master of Legions, host, armies of) Hashem (The Name – The LORD), am I now come...” [v14]  If the unfolding revelation hasn’t already become clear[b], from this point on there should be no doubt that the world’s longest running drama includes Malach Hashem[c] (Messenger The Name – The LORD) who has already appeared on centerstage roughly in the size and shape of a human and therefore clearly not the Creator God Himself, yet who is then called The LORD.[d] He is incredibly special (divine in nature yet not merely one of the malachim within the host of angels) due to His unique role as Commander of The LORD’s Hosts – which includes the Creator God’s people.[e] Topping this, it’s someone who would later feed 5,000 with two loaves of bread, then become known globally as our Bread of Life.[f] Read More? …CLICK on “05 May – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly to your complex Creator God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[g]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

May all people know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendour of Your Kingdom, O Lord. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. You, Lord, are trustworthy in all that You promise. You’re faithful in all You do. [Psalm 145:12-13]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Government decisions in Cuba[h]
  • Your Country: Parents and Carers of Children
  • Yourself: The use of your treasures
  • Your concerns for today
You’ve given Your solemn Word, Father God, that You’ll destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations – You’ll swallow up death forever. Amen to the God who answers our prayer. [Isaiah 25:7-8]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

With kindness You show Yourself faithful, Father God. With the blameless You show Yourself blameless. With the pure You show Yourself pure. But with the devious and perverted, You’ll show Yourself well-judging. [2 Samuel 22:26-27]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”

Thank-you that You didn’t send Your Son into the world to condemn the world, Lord God, but instead, to save the world through Him. [John 3:17]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[i] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

Jesus said: “Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” [John 7:17]  

[a] Isaiah 45:3

[b] Genesis 17:1, c18, 26:4, 32:24,30; Exodus 3:16, 4:5, 6:3

[c] Genesis 16:7,9-11; 22:11,15; Exodus 3:2; Numbers 22:22-35 (Orthodox Jewish Bible – OJB)

[d] Genesis c18 and 32:24-30

[e] Exodus 23:20-25 (notice the He and I interchange in v25)

[f] John c6

[g] Matthew 6:5-15

[h] http://www.operationworld.org/node/160

[i] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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