John 6:35  “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:  he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

“I am the bread of life” – Jesus is saying, I am the very food that gives life; spiritual and eternal life.  I sustain and satisfy your spiritual cravings.  When we feed ourselves, we are receiving food for our physical bodies.  Our flesh craves it.  The same can be said for our spirit man craving spiritual food for our souls.  How do we know?  It is written and repeated multiple times, “That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”  (Luke 4:4)  In Proverbs 4:20-22, the Lord says, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart; for they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”  God wishes above all things that we prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper. (3 John 2)  He created us; he knows what we need.  He’s a good Father!  He tells us how to be physically AND spiritually healthy.  More good news is found in the next line:

“he that comes to me shall never hunger;”  he who moves or travels toward me:  It is a spiritual craving Jesus said can only be satisfied by Him, and we will NEVER be found wanting.  COME to him!  We all know there is nothing this world can offer us that fills and satisfies the driving desires IN us.  There is no amount of alcohol, no amount of food, no amount of tobacco or other drug that will make you happy.  You can’t gamble enough money away; you can’t have enough sex, or commit enough violence to calm the battle raging on the inside of you.  The Bible says, He knew us before He formed us in our mother’s belly.  We have to come back to God, through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  Jesus said, “He that comes to me shall never hunger.”  That is the first step!  Then we hear Jesus say:

“and he that believes in Me shall never thirst.”  We have to BELIEVE in Him; TRUST in Him with everything that is in us; rely on Him, and cling to His promises written in His Word:  The Holy Bible!  THAT is what ‘believe’ means!  It is not just having head knowledge OF God.  It is an ACTION and responsibility for our part in the ‘relationship’.  When we do that, our souls will never be thirsty.  How do we know?  Jesus said just prior to this passage in John 4:14, “But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; because the water that I shall give him shall be in him like a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

That living water is the Holy Spirit of God; who comes to dwell on the inside of us when we accept the good news that Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection has made the way for us to come back into right-standing with God the Father.  It is called REDEMPTION!  1 Peter 2:24 states, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”  Turn it any way you want to.  We contain LIVING WATER and are healed unto eternal life in Heaven, AND here on earth when we make Jesus Lord and Savior of our lives, hallelujah!

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2 Responses to BREAD OF LIFE

  1. roger littlefield says:

    Great post. God bless you and your family.

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