Not By Bread Alone
Pastor E. C. Dowdy, Lion of Judah Worship Center Ministries
As we peruse the scriptures from Deut. 8:3, Matt. 4:4, and Luke 4:4, although the statement is a reference to physical bread, we need to pause and allow the Words to enter our heart. The meaning goes much deeper than the surface level of a slice or loaf of bread. Even though Jesus referred to Himself as the Bread of Life, and healing as the children’s bread, it underscores the necessity of a stable life factor. Probably one of the first requirements for establishing a community would be planting grain, or harvesting wild grain, and preparing it for human consumption.
However, as we dig deeper we see a principle emerging: don’t worry about your needs, even the basic day to day needs, the Father is Jehovah Jireh, and it is not the bread you eat that gives life but every Word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father. This defines Him as not only our provider, but also as our healer. We live by the Word of the living God, who is Life; He has imparted that life into our being. We are to remember Jesus’ Words in the beatitudes … take no thought for the morrow. God, has promised to meet and provide for all of our needs, therefore we do not need to be anxious for anything.
When the economy appears take a turn away from satisfactorily meeting our needs…It is Not by Bread Alone… Listen to this Message by Pastor Dowdy
Listen now: The service has been separated into two parts, like a delectable meal prepared specially for you. Be blessed!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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