Prophetic Rhema – BT5
Rhema word is our “daily bread” we should proseuchomai conversationally-pray for
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Do you think the “daily bread” that we are to proseuchomai conversationally-pray for in the Lord’s Prayer Model (a) is actually about God just meeting our physical food needs? Why pray for our physical needs at all, because Jesus just said 3 verses earlier (b), “Do not be like them (c), for your Father already knows what you need before you ask Him?” Is asking for our physical needs logically flow from asking for “Thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven” (d)? And how does asking for physical food logically flow into what comes right after it (e): “And/coupled forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors” and the next verse: “And/coupled lead us not into testing, but deliver us from the evil [one]?” Since the conjunction kai couples/relates two similar things together, how is asking for food coupled/related to asking for forgiveness within relationships in order to re-establish fellowship, or how is asking for food coupled/related to deliverance from the evil [one]?” Remember there are no verse numbers in Greek – Jesus is speaking in 1 long sentence conveying 1 idea, linking all the parts together with kai, and He continues with the same idea in the next 2 verses, giving us the reason why to ask for this: “For if you forgive others . . . your Father in heaven will also forgive you, but if you do not . . . your Father in heaven will not forgive your trespasses.” It’s very likely that “the evil [one]” we want to be delivered from is unforgiveness or “the accuser of the brethren” who wants us to hold onto unforgiveness to further his agenda, but then how does this logically flow from asking for physical food? It doesn’t! Everything in Matthew 6:11-15 explains our asking for God’s kingdom and will to be done from verse 10 – everything! That’s how people speak – supporting their main point or “thesis” with details! Have we become blind to what “daily bread” we should actually be asking for, the bread that makes the kingdom possible, that makes forgiveness possible in order to be delivered from the agenda of ‘the evil one,’ the one who causes unforgiveness in the first place? <Notes> a) Matthew 6:11-13; cf. Luke 11:3, b) Matthew 6:8, c) Matthew 6:7 – the pagans idolaters who think they’ll be heard by their many words, d) Matthew 6:10, e) Matthew 6:12-15.
“Our daily bread” is obviously Christ who speaks His directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words into us to give us zoe genuine-life. Remember what Jesus said when starving in the wilderness and Satan tempted Him to command that the stones be turned into loaves of bread? “Man (humanity) absolutely in fact cannot actually, in the future, zoa genuinely-live (a) by the means of bread alone, but instead resting upon/by (b) every directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word that is ongoingly proceeding out thru-the-realizing-channel-of the mouth of God (c). Now where else has Jesus talked about zoe genuine-life and associated it with directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words? Jesus said: “It is the Spirit who is ongoingly giving zoe genuine-life; the flesh (g) actually, ongoingly profits (d) absolutely in fact nothing; the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words that I actually, ongoingly speak to you are actually, ongoingly [singular] Spirit and/coupled zoe genuine-life” (e). Zoe genuine-life is linked directly to the Spirit, which is linked directly to Christ’s directly-spoken/heard rhema words! Only Jesus does “have the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of zoe genuine-life everlasting” (f)! <Notes> a) zao from the noun zoe, b) dative case: resting on, or by the means of, c) Matthew 4:3-4 citing Deuteronomy 8:3, d) is useful for, e) John 6:63, f) John 6:68, g) in context, the entire Jewish religious system.
Also, we know the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of Jesus were the exact directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of God, because Jesus said this: “For I have NOT in fact spoken on My own authority, but the Father who sent Me has Himself given Me a commandment (a) – what to say as a message (b) and/coupled what to speak in words (c). And I know that His commandment is zoe genuine-life everlasting. What I speak in words (c), therefore, I speak in words (c) as the Father has told me” (d). Therefore, Christ’s directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words that make up His logos gospel message of The Truth are the Father’s directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words that makes up His logos gospel message of The Truth, and these are the true Bread of life that makes up God’s Logos Message to man – not a bible full of ancient gramma letters! <Notes> a) entole: official decree – see Only 2 Commandments, b) epo: “talk about something, emphasizing the message or topic, which creates a logos message,” c) laleo: “uttering words to people, emphasizing the creation of words and the social element of conversation,” d) John 12:49-50.
This also fits the larger context of John (a), because there Jesus said: “to not work for the food that perishes (b), but for the food that lasts unto zoe genuine-life everlasting, which the Son of Man will give to you . . . for the Bread of God is He who comes down-from/according-to heaven and gives zoe genuine-life to the world . . . I am the Bread of zoe genuine-life . . . I am the Bread of zoe genuine-life . . . I am the zao genuinely-living Bread that came down-from/according-to heaven . . . and the Bread that I will give for the zoe genuine-life of the world is My flesh.” Isn’t it much more logical and reasonable that Jesus and His directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words are “the Bread” we can truly live on? So, maybe, just maybe, that’s what Christians should be asking to receive daily instead of their next meal at McDonalds? <Notes> a) John 6:27, 33, 35, 48, and 51, b) then why are we praying for it?
Certainly the anointed musician needs to be praying daily for Christ’s directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema word to be spoken to them, through their instrument, and into the lives of the listeners! Otherwise, they and their audience are just eating “Big Macs!”