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)
Jesus miraculously fed 5000 men with five loaves of bread and two fishes in a desert to the astonishment of the people. He then proceeded in His teaching and told them He is the living bread. The people had just eaten Bread to quench their physical hunger and could relate better to what Jesus just told them:
In verse 33, He told them:
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world (John 6:33 KJV).
Bread, in general, is whatever gives life. Physical bread sustains physical life. Spiritual Bread gives and sustains spiritual life. The true Bread of heaven is not some entity but Someone. Jesus is God’s Bread that came down from heaven to earth so that humans can receive God’s eternal life as a gift.
Whoever eats that Bread receives the gift of eternal life. We eat that Bread when we know and believe in Him. Jesus explained this truth in the 53rd verse using His flesh and His blood as food! The people were not happy about it and questioned why He would want them to eat His flesh and His blood. However, He was not talking about His physical flesh and blood.
Please note that the Bread satisfies both our hunger and thirst! The Spirit is in the Word!
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What is the meaning of bread as used above? Why does Jesus call Himself the living bread or the bread that gives life?
Apply the Word
You ate Jesus when you believed Him as your Lord and Savior! You continue to eat this Bread as you know and believe the Word today. Keep feeding on the Master!
Thank the Father for the gift of Jesus as the Bread from heaven that gives life to the world.