Either it refuses the breaking and writhes in its rot or it is buried and broken in insignificance and worthlessness.
Paul, through the Holy Spirit, unfolds a logical dissertation in 1 Corinthians 15 that is imbedded in me. How can this mortal put on immortality?
Can the seed contain the power that gives it life?
The seed is created for displaying life, life in a form wholly different from itself. It falls into the ground and dies in order to produce fruit (John 12:24). Life must spring forth from that dirt, in spite of the dirt.
This dying, living is our life, bearing the image of that Heavenly Man; that death be swallowed in victory (1 Cor. 15:49,54).
“God.. in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through Him also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:2-3a).”
Do you see Jesus? Do you recognize Him? Allow the light of the gospel to shine on Him (Joe Root 1/23/2011).
Prophetically, He is the “Seed who bruises the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15)”, the Prophet Mediator in Deuteronomy (18:15), Immanuel ‘God with us‘ (Isaiah 7:14), and the Everlasting One (Micah 5:2).
Jesus profoundly claimed He is
The Son of God (John 2:16). And the Son of Man (John 5:27).
The Bread of Life, given for the life of the world (John 6:47).
The I AM (John 8:58).
The testimony of Peter,
“we have not followed cunningly devised fables but were eyewitnesses of His majesty..(2 Peter 1:16-18)”
” What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life- and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us” (1 John 1:1,2).
“The chicken is a world citizen: Turkey, ducks, and geese, along with the many game birds that migrate from continent to continent, also are international favorites. And each nation has learned to cook them in a manner distinctively its own. The worldly cook will not be content with only fried chicken and roasted turkey, but also will welcome into the kitchen some of the specialties that enliven our global cuisine: Coq au Vin from France, Chicken Caccitore from Italy, Tandoori Chicken from India, and Satay Chicken from Indonesia.
Whether you purchase your bird or hunt it, you will have to assess its quality and potential and consider the application of cooking techniques that will be most suitable and rewarding (Rombauer, p418).”
Thank you for enduring my typing exercise :). Possibly it inspired you to fry chicken for your family?