Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Bread Of Life






                                                                                                                                
"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."  - John 6:35 KJV.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life." - John 6:47-48 KJV. 

"This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever..." - John 6:51 KJV.

"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." - John 6:63 KJV. 

"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God." - John 6:66-69 KJV. 

Christ Jesus the Lord, He is the BREAD OF LIFE. We can eat the natural bread of the world, and yet we will still die. We need the BREAD OF LIFE. Even the Israelites in the wilderness received MANNA from heaven, in which they ate, and yet died. Jesus, after fasting in the wilderness at the beginning of His earthly ministry, was tempted of the devil..."And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."  - Matthew 4:2-4 KJV.

Man cannot live by natural bread alone. The natural bread of the world does not give everlasting life. Man eats it, and hungers yet again. Man eats it, and yet dies the death. Only the BREAD OF LIFE gives life, ETERNAL LIFE. How does one find this bread of life?  To Whom shall we go? Jesus said plainly that "the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." As many turned away from the Lord, Simon Peter confessed, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life."  To Whom shall we go? We must go unto the Lord Jesus! We go to His word. The BREAD OF LIFE is the WORD OF GOD. God sent His only begotten Son, the very living BREAD OF LIFE sent from heaven, the living WORD OF GOD, the Lord Jesus. He alone speaks words that are spirit and life. He alone speaks the words of eternal life. "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."  At the Mount of Transfiguration these words proceeded from the very mouth of God out of heaven..."This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." - Matthew 17:5 KJV. Hear ye Him. The words He speaks are spirit and they are life. He is that LIVING BREAD from heaven. 

Man shall not live by natural bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Every word of God is God-breathed and inspired by the living God. If man rejects and neglects the BREAD OF LIFE, he has no life in him and indeed will not see life. If man will not believe on and feed on the BREAD OF LIFE, the WORD OF GOD, Christ Jesus the Lord, man starves himself to spiritual death. Take this BREAD OF LIFE, eat, and live. 

-Dan W. Dunn
  May 18th, 2015

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