New Wheat Research Confirms "Bread of Life" is a Perfect Picture
We’ve all heard the phrase “bread of life” through the scriptures and teachings within the bible.
Was there more significance to this than originally thought?
Today, I have another one of those off-the-ground enthusiasm moments to share with you:
The meaning of the bread of life and this is totally out of the Bible! This will be the greatest PRAISE tickle your body has experienced in a long time! Understanding the Importance of Bread in the Bible and In our Lives has brought me such joy and I know it will for you too.
What you are about to find is God’s truth in even the smallest details of his design. Not only in us but also within the food he designed for us. Ok, I know food excites me, but not as much as when God reveals Himself
Yes, I will tell you the story. Be ready to be amazed!
Why It Is Important to Understand the DNA of Food
Have you ever wondered about the DNA in every food you eat?
DNA is within every living organism in God’s creation. It is in your body, my body, plants, animals, and yes, the food served on your table. I mean, REAL food like your fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, bread, and so on.
So what is the importance of even paying attention and understanding food’s DNA?
God designed DNA to self replicate. With this genetic code, humans reproduce humans, animals reproduce animals, and plants reproduce plants. What’s fascinating is that DNA was once thought to be genetic junk, but it’s now realized to be far more complexthan we could have imagined.
There’s so much wisdom and intricacy in the DNA.
Even scientist now are having a hard time denying the perfect design by an intelligent creator. Within our scriptures, we know that God had a master plan for his perfect creation.
Today though, I want to focus on the DNA within food, which helps us to see just how perfect God’s design really is.
Food amazes me. When I learned cruciferous vegetables represent the Cross I felt like God reached down and lifted me off the ground with enthusiasm.
Not only is God’s message and love for us reflected on the outside of his creation but also from deep within. For years – decades really, man has been working studiously to understand microscopically the DNA of food.
You see, there’s a whole process that comes with understanding the DNA:
Learn the DNA – change the DNA – control the crops – control the people.
We see it happening in the grocery stores and at the dinner table. The understanding or value of GMO foods causes people to be polar opposites in their beliefs of whether this intervention is good or bad.
Let’s push that cereal aside and just look at what happened.
Scientists have worked hard to decode DNA in plants. Understanding DNA opens new doors for crop productivity and pesticide developments.
In 2002, scientists decoded the genome, (1) (genetic material) of rice. In 2008 they completed the genome of soybeans. In 2009, they mapped the maize (corn) genome. Then it was time for wheat. (2) Wheat studies were complicated and the answers evasive. Truth be told, wheat is an important crop – both biblically and politically.
Wheat as a Bread for Life – Politically, Scientifically, Biblically
Let us talk about wheat and understand more about this crop.
Scientists will say that wheat is arguably the most critical crop in the world. It is grown on more land than anything else (even without man’s intervention). Wheat provides humanity with a fifth of our calories. (2)
It is in your bread, your pastry, your pasta.
Speaking of bread…
Here are 17 Bread Making Tips to Bake the Perfect Bread. Bread in the bible is used to understand God’s love for us, teachings for us to live by and tells us a lot about God’s chosen people. Food also brought people together, family, friends, and neighbors and was included in numerous celebrations. Biblically, our Lord compares Himself to Our Daily Bread.
Here are some verses from the Bible that talks about the significance of Bread and how Jesus considered Himself as the “bread of life”.
“I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John 6:51
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” John 6:35
“I am the bread of life.” John 6:48
“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 9:10
Why did our LORD compare himself to the bread of life? Most importantly, what exactly does this statement mean?As it turns out, there’s a deep and beautiful message to be found. To no surprise, it comes right down to the very DNA.
And I will talk more about that in the next section.
So why did it take so long to unravel the DNA of wheat? Wheat has one of the most complex genomes known to science.
Here is what scientists discovered:
For a start, wheat’s genome is monstrously big.
Massive and complex…
Wheat DNA Vs. Human Genome
Here is a comparison:
But wait, that is great – but not the reason for this article. Grab the butter there is more. Just one of wheat’s chromosomes—3B—is bigger than the entire soybean genome. Here it is – open the oven…
Surprising Facts about the Wheat Genome
The bread wheat genome is really three genomes in one.
Scientists go on to share how the evolutionary process that happened over 500,000 years ago….. Yes if you can’t explain it evolutionize it.
Modern bread wheat has three pairs of every chromosome, one pair from each of the three ancestral grasses. In technical lingo, that’s a hexaploid genome. (2) There are three totally different kinds of grass with their own DNA combined together in one grain of wheat.
Check out the video below to see how Research confirms the “Bread of Life” is a Perfect Picture.
Three in one! Now what does this represent? The Trinity! Each genome within wheat comes with its own set of DNA! Do I hear a hallelujah chorus inserted here?
No matter the reason why scientists were searching for the complete revelation of the wheat DNA – God is the one who revealed HIMSELF instead!
Food amazes me!
It is not just what it seems to be – something you eat to satisfy your craving or to fill you up. Food is not just something you consume to receive nutrients that nourish your body. Essentially, when you eat bread, you are not just filled up, physically satisfied, and nourished. You are also spiritually learning how to be satisfied in God’s grace.
The three genomes in one that is in a bread wheat genome prove this fact.
So this goes more than Biblical facts but even scientifically. How fascinating it is to realize that with every bite of bread, we receive the bread of life Himself, Jesus.
Learning more about food and understanding how some foods we eat bring us closer to God is such a beautiful realization.
I am awed by the fact that there is indeed a strong correlation between Scripture and research about the bread of life.
It really inspires people to be more aware of the food they eat and ask themselves if it is doing them good or not.
What research has shown through their findings of the wheat genome is profound. It makes you want to dive deeper into Scripture and see what other treasures can be found.
And we sure can count on the fact that there are many more treasures waiting to be discovered!
God continues to reveal himself through his design of His foods.
The Bible Diet always shows us the flavor of His grace. Our most physical intimate need EVERY day of our life – food! Now we see our most physical intimate daily need reveals our most spiritual intimate daily need – Christ Jesus.
“And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teachings and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.” Acts 2:42-43
Until next time, let us learn more about the wonderful treasures that Scriptures reveal to us. I will be back with more amazing facts to inspire you, which you can impart with your loved ones, as well.
Thank you for reading, I hope you were as thrilled as I was when I learned this truth!