“The key to quell the darkest hour”
What do demons have to do with food? –everything! God uses natural food in the Bible to depict spiritual food, and the type of food countless millions consume each day is opening the door for the enemy just as it did to the children of Israel when they got tired of hearing the pure word of God ~ “Our soul loathes this worthless bread. So the LORD sent fiery serpents [demons] among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died” (Numbers 21.5,6). Why were these demons permitted to attack the people of God? …because they had grown tired of eating the pure doctrine of the bread of life, the supernatural manna that God had appointed and faithfully given them. They turned away form the word to foolish human babble, just like what is happening today. They said, ~ “Our soul loathes this worthless bread [manna].”
As is repeatedly portrayed, the food you choose to eat will either bring demons, sickness, and death; or Jesus, healing, and eternal life. Jesus Himself said ~”He who has My commandments [word] and keeps them, it is he…I will love him and manifest [come] Myself to him” (John 14.21). Jesus pointedly taught that the voluminous Old Testament laws of clean and unclean food represent true and false doctrine, or healthy and unhealthy teaching and preaching. Let’s have a look at what He said ~ “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees” (Matthew 16.6,12). Here again, it is evident that food (leaven) represents “the doctrine of the Pharisees.” Jesus calls Himself, His doctrine, “the bread² of life” because He is the Word³ of God (doctrine).
A Deadly Diet
One can never comprehend the Bible or know who Jesus is until he understands that Jesus Christ is the word of God as is plainly stated⁴ in Scripture. ~ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  And the Word was made flesh [Jesus], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1.1,14). Jesus himself is symbolized by Bread, or by manna, and his blood, as we will see shortly, symbolizes¹ the New Testament. ~ “I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (John 6.48,49,51). Much of the darkness pervading our cities is due to Christians who have grown tired of hearing sound doctrine and have turned aside5 from sound doctrine to fables and psychology and purely human reasoning, having rejected the “love of the truth,” as is prophesied to foreshadow the end of the age.
The Antichrist will Act
~ “With all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2Thessalonians 2.10). As we press further into the last days and draw closer to the end of the age, demon serpents bearing a perilous sting worse than death will once again be unleashed upon the face of the earth, just as they were thousands of years ago in the days of Moses, but this time they will take on the form of grasshoppers from hell. ~ “And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months” (Revelation 9.2,3,10).
The Wine of His Blood
Scripture tells us the account of Moses and venomous serpents is a picture of us who inhabit the final sever years human history. ~ “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1Corinthians 10.11).
In like fashion to the days of Moses, the only way to escape their hellish sting will be food. This time it will be wine instead of bread, which completes the biblical symbol of Communion/Passover, bread and wine, which are the elements of communion. Those Christians inhabiting the Earth at the time of the end overcome the Antichrist and all his hordes of demons by the wine [food] of the blood of the Lamb, which means by the eating of the spiritual food of the doctrine of the New Testament. ~ “And they [Christians] overcame him [Antichrist] by the blood of the Lamb [spiritual food]” (Revelation 12.11). New Testament Christians at the end of the age, like Moses and the children of Israel, overcome the fiery sting of the demonic scorpion-like locusts by the quality of food they choose to feast on each Sunday, that is the spiritual food, by drinking deeply of the pure wine of the unadulterated doctrine of the New Testament.
In the same manner [He] also [took] the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink [it], in remembrance of Me.”
1. Mark 14.24
2. John 6.48
3. John 1.14
4. Rev. 19.13 5. 2Tim. 4.3-4
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