JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE – part I

Dearest Lord Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth, Let Your Word penetrate into my heart and reveal to me the Blessed Jesus  the Bread of life, the Son of God and Perfect Son of Man always, In Jesus name Amen.

WALKING THROUGH BOOK OF JOHN CHAPTER 6 

I am the bread of life. – John 6:48

LOVE JESUS

Jesus went over the other side of Sea of Galilee and He saw great multitudes following Him, His fame had spread wide and crowds gathered because they saw the mighty miracles He did. Truly they were amazed by Him. He walked in a calm, peaceful way and there is love flowing from His face. He delighted to see people made whole. Then more people pressed in, of all age, young, old, married,  unmarried, sick , poor and needy.. curious… He went up a mountain to pray and there He sat down with His disciples. The chosen twelve disciples.

THE DISCUSSION ON BREAD

Jesus lifts up His eyes and sees a great multitude coming towards Him. He said to Philip Where shall we buy bread that these may eat? And the next verse says Jesus asked this Question to test Philip for He knew what He would do. God knew what He will do. Even before a need arises, God is ready with a solution. However, Jesus was teaching Philip to lean on Jesus and not to worry. He would reveal to them that He is the One that provides, the necessity is not bigger than the Provider. He is Our Provision.

Philip tells to Jesus even 200 worth of denarii isn’t enough to feed such a large crowd,  Jesus now hears Andrew say, there is a lad with five barley loves and  two small fish and what are they among so many? Here, Andrew not knowing what is in the heart and mind of Christ Jesus, begins to tell Him that what can we do with so little ? Yet, the Lord is not disturbed by the questions these little disciples were posing in front of Him. The people had gathered and were hungry and thirsty. They needed rest and Jesus said Make the people sit down. Isn’t it wonderful, He was so concerned about them, that He said make them to sit. He wanted them to rest, the Blessed rest.

The Multitudes sat down in the green pastures, Jesus took control. He looked at what Andrew thought was insignificant and gave thanks to Father and distributed them to the disciples and then the disciples to the multitudes. Jesus thanked the Father. “Thanked Him”. The multitudes ate and must have really relished the Bread and fish that was given to them. Tired and hungry, walking for miles to see the Lord and here, the Lord does not disappoint them.  God blessed them abundantly that they were left with 12 baskets of fragments! The Provision of Father is always sufficient, the Lord is my Shepherd and there is no lack. The people who had seen the sign and the miraculous multiplication of bread and fish were amazed, their minds could not comprehend what happened. Truly He is the Prophet who is to come into the world. Yes, only He could do it. Suddenly, the teachings in the synagogue must have come flashing before their eyes, as the scriptures was read : The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear – Deut 18:15.

Now Jesus perceived that they would make Him a King by force, He departed to the mountains alone… for the Lord didn’t come to acquire any earthly throne and earthly recognition; He looked unto Abba Father, for everything. He is the way, the Truth and the Life. He is the Lamb of God, the Son of God. As you walk in this life do not get entangled in the recognition from this world, serve Him faithfully.

As the disciples went out in the boat and Jesus had not yet come to them. How often, we leave where the Lord asks us to stay and are troubled by the events of the day. Wait on the Lord. Wait beloved, He will come and will come. Yes in the utter darkness, the waves rising high in the air and tossing the boat to and fro, their hearts melting within them –

Those who go down to the sea in ships,

Who do business on great waters,

They see the works of the Lord,

And His wonders in the deep.

For He commands and raises the stormy wind,

Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

They mount up to the heavens,

They go down again to the depths;

Their soul melts because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,

And are at their wits’ end.

Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,

And He brings them out of their distresses. – Psalm 107: 23-28

Then the Lord speaks His voice yet calm – It is I be not afraid and they willingly received Him into the boat. Yes, you can hear His voice when you seek Him. He calls out to you – do not be afraid. It’s the same voice that calms you even when you do not hear it.

WHAT BREAD DO YOU SEEK?

The news spread wide and His name increased even more, that more boats from Tiberias came looking for Jesus. Eyes looking for Him , they looked  for Jesus, they saw neither Jesus and nor His disciples were there and got into the boats and came to Capernaum.  How they must have been eager going from place to place and they found HIM… oh what a rest! And they could not contain themselves their perplexity and blurted out – Rabbi, when did You come here? Jesus looking at the crowd addressed them and He said –

SEEK THE BREAD THAT DOES NOT PERISH

You seek me not because you saw the signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not labour for the food that perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. They ask Him, what should we do? How can we get this everlasting life? How do we labour for it. Jesus knew the intention and the motive why they followed Him, for they desired the bread that perishes. You who call your self a Believer Why do you follow Him , do you follow Him for the food that perishes, do you seek Him for what perishes? We all have needs, we all have necessity to meet. But what is the purpose for which you come to the Lord ? for the bills to be paid, marriage to be repaired and restored, do you come for Him to give you a house, a car and a suitable bride or groom. Do you come to Him for something and not for Him. You that use Him always, seek Him only desiring SOMETHING from Him – Hear well what He said – Do not seek what Perishes, what is destroyed by moth. Do not store riches that will be destroyed one day, which is not everlasting, but the BREAD OF LIFE IS EVERLASTING LIFE.

People still desire the bread that perishes, they said how do we now seek for the everlasting life – what should we do? Man that need to be provided can he work out his own salvation? Yeah, we think it’s in some charity and some deed, we think we got to be good and HEAR YE ALL , what the Lord had to say  –

This is the WORK OF GOD, that you believe in Him whom He sent! How beautiful Jesus, wonderful, that we don’t have to do anything. How can we erase what we are not able to identify? When you don’t understand the root cause of your own misery and don’t see pass the pleasures of life and the cares of life. God says THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, not man’s.

What happened in the Garden of Eden, I will bring forth deliverance, I will lead My people out, I am the Lord their God and you frail man, woman JUST BELIEVE, I will over throw the enemy from your life. I have overthrown the satan, the accuser, the Liar, the Thief, the Murderer, the Fallen one. I have overthrown the deceiver. Do not fret! Believe in the Son whom the Father has sent.  

To be contined…

Love

Sugi

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