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Jesus, The Bread Of Life

Corner  (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.” Jesus is known by many names in the book of John, but in the above verse as the “bread of life,” he is seen not only as God’s Son who came down from heaven as “manna,” but the sustainer of eternal life to all who receive him and who feed upon him and his word.  1) God’s Purpose for sending Jesus into the world, was to give man a permanent “bread” and not just a temporary meal as He did when he fed Israel in the wilderness. Jesus is our permanent savior and sustainer once we get saved. “and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” 2) God’s Plan, was to send down Jesus to give men “eternal life.” We who were once dead in our sins, to us did God send down Jesus to save, and then once saved to feed upon as spiritual bread. “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:” 3) God’s Provision was spiritual. “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” Jesus spoke allegorically of the need for every believer to die to self and live of Christ. To feast upon him and identify with his death and life. He was not speaking of cannibalism but rather an identification process through a life that is consumed with his way, his word, and his truth!

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