JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE : Part III

Dearest Holy Spirit, open the hearts to  the Truth of God , In Jesus name Amen.

WALKING THROUGH THE BOOK OF JOHN CHAPTER 6 

I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead – John 6:48-49

MANNA AND WILDERNESS

Jesus now says, I know the manna that your fathers ate and are dead in the wilderness. Jesus wasn’t speaking of the death of natural life. Everyone who went through the wilderness with Moses died at some point in time. But He was speaking of those who ate the Manna which the Lord provided for them in the wilderness and met every need and want in their life. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you. – Deut 8:3-5

WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR WILDERNESS? 

As the Lord leads us through the life as a Believer, He takes us through important lessons, when the tempter prowls around us to destroy. Yet in all this, the Lord is with us. Nothing happened to them in the REAL DESERTS where there were scorpions, poisonous serpents, sand storms, and inhabitants not seen for miles and miles away. For everything they depended on the Lord and He FAITHFULLY PROVIDED. He is always there in the wilderness of your life, not to make you a resident of the wilderness but to overcome the scorpions and serpents and teach and chasten you for when He strips you from the comfort of this life, He clothes you with the provision of Heaven that will not be torn down by lust or cares and pleasure of this life which will one day not be. He prepares you to acquire the promise He made to you that you are worthy of it.. that people may know that GOD TRULY IS WITH YOU.

Yet many died in the wilderness, some hated the wilderness, they hated coming out of Egypt, they hated the commandments of God spoken constantly through Moses, they complained and murmured. They thought foolishly they were better off as slaves of satan than walking through the desert. They didn’t want any chastening. They didn’t want any revelation. They just HATED IT. THEY COMPLAINED, COMPLAINED. They forgot the miracles, the mighty deliverance. THEY SOON FORGOT THE ACTS OF GOD. The Wrath of God was stirred many times, yet Moses always intervened.

Complaining against the plan of God

Then the Lord said to Moses: How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?

I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they. And Moses said to the Lord: Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people; that You, Lord, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Now if You kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your fame will speak, saying, Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.’ And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, ‘The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’ Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”Then the Lord said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; – Numbers 14:11-20

Yet the people rebel against the Holy God and died in the wilderness. When you are in wilderness only God can bring you out, not the lies of satan. Don’t run your own rules, it will fail! They complain again!

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you: The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above. Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in. But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised. But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection. I the Lord have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’”

Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land, those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the Lord. But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land. – Num 14: 26- 38

This is what Jesus was addressing in John 6: 49 – Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  God is very gracious, yet they vexed Him constantly by speaking against the plan of God and grieving the Holy Spirit. In the wilderness God teaches patience, He builds faith, character and to trust in the Lord always. Wilderness is  your school to learn and unlearn, Jesus is full of grace and TRUTH. 

FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN

Now Jesus said the Bread that is from Heaven is My flesh! Oh FLESH??? Yeah the Lord’s flesh. Oh how could they EAT THAT? Yet God said – man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that came out of the mouth of God. A man is not able to live on his own, nor in the things of this world. One can have much possession still he is lacking. Still he and she is wretched and miserable. Yet they are not able to quieten the cries that come from their soul. Inside they are withering away.

Jesus said,, I AM BREAD FROM HEAVEN.EAT AND LIVE.

If outside is all that is there in a man then man would have been content by now. For we have learnt much and seen much, but God says, without Me, you have no life. You are only living, there is no life.  Jesus didn’t mean physically to eat Him, for yet the Son of God was not revealed to them. For Jesus is the Word of God. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. – John 1:1-4. In the beginning God the Word – Jesus was with God and the Word – Jesus was God…

Dear Father  in Heaven, I pray that you pour out a spirit of repentance on all that have waited on you yet with complaining for the promises You have given them. Forgive for every murmuring, anger, complaining, frustration, doubt, unbelief which has been spoken over Your Holy plan in their lives, release the Blood of Jesus Father, create in them a meek and humble heart to love and trust You always … For Your Word declares – THAT GOD IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHALL LIE, let us look lovingly towards You always, All Glory and Honor to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  In Jesus name Amen. 

To be continued…. 

Love

Sugi

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