“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit,
and they are life.”
John 6:63 (NKJV)
This week’s great passage:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness,
and are dead.
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:
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh.”
I am –
“Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Before Abraham was,
The living bread –
“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
SACRIFICE AND OFFERING THOU WOULDEST NOT,
BUT A BODY HAST THOU PREPARED ME …
Lo, I come to do thy will O God …
by the which will we are sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…
Therefore doth my Father love me,
because I lay down my life,
that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.
I have power to lay it down,
and I have power to take it again.
This commandment have I received of my Father.”
Hebrews 10:5, 9, 10; John 10:17,18
which came down from heaven –
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven,
but he that came down from heaven,
even the Son of man which is in heaven …
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven,
and giveth life unto the world.”
John 3:13; John 6:33
If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever –
“As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father
so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me …
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me …
This is that bread which came down from heaven …
he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.”
John 6:57; Galatians 2:20; John 6:58
and the bread that I will give is my flesh, –
“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said,
Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you …
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed …
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
And your labour for that which satisfieth not?
Hearken diligently unto me,
and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”
1Corinthians 11:24; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 55:2
which I will give for the life of the world –
“Incline your ear, and come unto me;
hear, and your souls shall live:
and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
even the sure mercies of David …
For God so loved the word,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Isaiah 55:3;John 3:16
Is there a gnawing in your soul, an emptiness leaving you hungry?
“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.”
Jesus is the Bread of Life to satisfy your hunger, the hunger for life.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.”
What are you feasting on, life or death?
Check out Lily’s post at tblsite.me/2021/06/04/jesus-the-bread-of-life for a finishing thought to this post and a beautiful picture.