What do you call a highly refined wheat product that has been stripped of 11 known vitamins, half a dozen nutritionally significant minerals, as well as the essential fatty acids? Some would say nutritional junk.
Bread is used by Christ to represent His gospel. “I am the bread of life.” (Jn 6:35), “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God“ (Matthew 4:4), and in the Ancient Hebrew Sanctuary on the table of showbread. The Christian commission is to take the everlasting gospel to the world. But are you absolutely and completely sure you have the whole everlasting gospel?
The Bible teaches the gospels of grace and glory together. But tragically modern Christianity teaches only the gospel of grace. Do you really have the wholemeal bread to share or do you have the white, refined bread that has no complete nutrients? In the refining/bleaching process modern bread makers also add in the following chemicals
Studies have found that rats fed exclusively on white bread fare poorly. Their fur falls out and they begin to eat each other. Rats fed on a diet of wholemeal bread suffer no such problems and live on.
When Christ came no one but the wise men of the east were ready. He came to deliver a much needed message for a deeper understanding of the everlasting gospel. This extension included both the gospel of grace and the gospel of glory. He inquired of people whether they believed in Him. Then He restored their health. And then He told them to go and sin no more.
When He gave His first major sermon on the mount (Mat 5,6 & 7), He expected people to understand the sanctuary teaching. The eight beatitudes follow the journey of Christian maturity reflected in the pattern of the sanctuary – from grace to glory. Blessed are the poor in spirit resonates with Revelation 3:17. We must realize our need for Christ in our life. Then when our character reflects His character the world will revile and persecute us as in the last of the beatitudes. Jesus gave on Mount Sinai the sanctuary message first to Moses and then the 10 Commandments. First the pattern of Christ for how to keep the Commandments and then the Commandments. In the Sermon on the Mount He again first gave that extraordinary divine pattern. And then He reminds the people that the Law will never change. He then goes on to expand on the Law. He tells us that it is not only the outer actions but also our thoughts that we are accountable for in the Judgement. “Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor 10:5)
Monsanto is a huge company that supplies most of the world’s wheat farmers with their seed for planting a crop. Many of the seeds have been genetically modified, they have been sprayed with toxic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and mold inhibitors. These seeds are terminator seeds. The seeds of the plants that grow from them will not germinate. They are unable to give new life. This is the same with the partial Christian gospel that is taught in most churches. The promise of forgiveness and eternal life is taught without the conditions for receiving the promises that accompany every Bible verse promise. For example John 14:14 “Ask anything in my name and I will do it.” And John 14:15 “If you love me keep my commandments.”
Many are led to believe they are saved by merely declaring their faith without demonstrating their faith. Christ said it both ways:
“I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.” (Ez 11:19)
“Cast away from you all your transgressions whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit.” (Ez 18:31)
By themselves either one of the verses above represent terminator seeds, not leading to everlasting life. One is liberal the other conservative. We begin with accepting the blessings of grace and through faith we are led towards glory. Do we then make void the law through faith. God forbid: yea we establish the Law (Romans 3:31).
Blessed are those who do the commandments. And they shall see His face and His name shall be in their foreheads. Behold I come quickly and my reward is with me to give every man according as His work shall be. (Rev 22:14,4,12)
Here are those that keep the Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Living according to every word that proceedeth from God in this book called the Bible.
The greatest single deception by the enemy of souls leading millions of Christians to their spiritual destruction is to believe they are saved whilst still consciously sinning. This is a terminator seed. Peter in his second letter warned of this heresy led by the antinomians as it corrupted the Roman church 2000 years ago. The invention of the false doctrine of original sin is unbiblical. It promotes a very misleading idea of the nature of sin. The original sin was committed by Satan in heaven. You are not guilty when you are born. When you are old enough to know better and your conscience is fully developed, then if you act against the words of God, then you are sinning. You and I have a choice to sin or to resist the temptation to sin. This is what is meant to surrender your will to the will of God. “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” (Hebrews 10:26).
Christ came in fallen human flesh and was subject to temptations as we are (Romans 8:3 & 4). He overcame by living a perfectly sinless life as an example for us. If Christ came in the unfallen nature of Adam before the fall there would have been no point to the sacrifice at calvary. It would have been an example of a nice gesture of a caring God. Believing this would be like planting a terminator seed. But the true nature of Christ in fallen human flesh makes His sinless life and complete sacrifice bearing our sins - a world shaking defeat of Satan in the great controversy between good and evil. Putting to shame the accuser who declares man cannot overcome sin.
Enoch walked with God and was taken to heaven. Elijah also and Moses are in heaven. The book of Hebrews and the rest of the Bible give many examples of sinful men who have turned their lives around choosing to leave sin behind. A cloud of witnesses the author describes them as examples cheering you on in the race of faith to keep your eye upon Jesus and to reflect His character. “Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
Therefore the two fertile seeds for the understanding of the wholemeal gospel are:
1/ The nature of sin is a function of choice and free will.
2/ The nature of Jesus Christ in His life, death and resurrection – was divinity cloaked in fallen human flesh.
The Terminator seeds of the partial white bread gospel are:
1/ The nature of sin is that you are guilty and you can do nothing, accept Jesus without making changes in your life and be saved.
2/ The nature of Jesus Christ in His life, death and resurrection - Jesus came in divinity, in unfallen flesh.
The conclusion of the Bible, the book of Revelation screams out the wholemeal message to the believer seven times in chapters 2 & 3, that we must overcome sin in the same way and in the same fallen human flesh as Christ overcame sin. This is the bread of heaven, the unpopular wholemeal everlasting gospel that will lead to everlasting life. “Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life; and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14). Spiritual malnutrition is the result of the absence of the wholemeal gospel in modern Christian churches today. The only security for any soul is right thinking.