Day 66: The Body Of Christ

Day 66: The Body Of Christ
March 7, 2015 Joel Grantham

“And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy; for the Lord made them joyful, and turned the heart of the King of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.”  Ezra 6:22

This Bible is not a book of history or poetry or even prophecy.  Even though the Bible contains history, poetry and prophecy, it is however, a revelation of one person- Jesus Christ.  Amazingly, Jesus is revealed throughout the Old Testament, hidden in types and shadows.  Hebrews 10:1 declares, “For the law (Old Testament), having a SHADOW of the good things to come (Jesus), and not the very image of the things…”

Every one of the Feasts of the Old Testament contains a revelation of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Himself explained the meaning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread while eating the Last Supper with His disciples.  In Luke 22:19 Jesus took the unleavened bread and broke it saying, “This is My body which is given for you.”  Imagine the excitement that they must have felt when the true meaning of this ancient feast was finally revealed!

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a type and shadow of the body of Christ that was to be offered as a sacrifice, redeeming humanity from sin and sickness.  Leaven in the Bible is a type and shadow of sin.  Jesus lived a sinless life, which is why the bread had to be unleavened.

The very first time that the children of Israel partook of the feast of unleavened bread was on the night that they were delivered from Egypt.  Amazingly, as they ate, their bodies were completely healed!  Psalm 105:37 records this awesome miracle when it says, “He also brought them out with silver and gold, AND THERE WAS NOT ONE FEEBLE PERSON AMONG THEIR TRIBES.”  Can you imagine three to seven million people and not one of them had even a cold or a headache!

We know and understand that the BLOOD of Christ was shed for our redemption from sin.  But did you know that the BODY of Christ was broken for the healing of our physical body?  We receive spiritual strength and life through the blood of Jesus, but we receive physical strength and life through the body of Jesus.

In Ezra’s day the people received STRENGTH after they partook of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  If they were healed by partaking of the type and shadow of Christ’s body, then how much more should we find healing for our bodies when by faith we partake of the real thing?

 

Confession:  Christ’s body was broken and made weak so my body could be made whole and strong.  By His wounds, I am healed!

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