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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JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE – part II

Dear Lord Holy Spirit, feed our spirit with the bread of life… in Jesus name Amen. 

WALKING THROUGH BOOK OF JOHN CHAPTER 6 

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst –  John 6:35

THE MANNA IN THE DESERT : A SIGN

The crowd said to Him, what sign will You perform and that we may see it and believe You?  What work will You do? Our Fathers ate the Manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from Heaven to eat.  What is it Jesus you will do that we must see and believe?

Jesus said to them, Moses wasn’t the one who gave the bread from Heaven, but My Father gives you true bread from Heaven. For the Bread of life is He who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.

JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE

JESUS IS LIFE

Now their heart begins to want this bread; desires, seeks and yet does not understand. Jesus said to them I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. Oh what a glorious Truth, how awesome, the Word of life is the bread of life. Beautiful and lovely are your words Jesus, sealing my heart forever in You.  He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jesus reveals in Me you do not hunger and thirst, here the quenching of your soul is satisfied. Here you rest in Him. You will not be a wanderer on the face of the earth, but rest in God forever. Here, you taste the Lord and His Life giving word, Word that are not created by man but Him who made you that when you hear you know the Lord. Yet there are some who believe in the Lord and still do not believe in the Lord as the Lord speaks. But the Ones whom the Father will give Me, will come to Me. Yeah their heart and soul will want Me and not just gifts from Me, They will believe who I say I AM. They will believe even when they are alone, even when persecution arises, they will believe in Me and I will by no means cast them out. These are the ones who wait on the Lord.  For I have come down from heaven and to do the will of God who sent Me. Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord GOD and His Spirit Have sent Me – Isa 48:16. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. – Col 1:16, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. – Col 1:20. He is the Living Hope, that He will raise us up at the last day!

THE MURMURING DISCIPLES

Complaining in the wilderness makes you WITHER AWAY

Even today, many claiming to follow Him, reject Him when the Truth is given, He is shut out of many hearts and they are content in eating the bread that perishes. They followed Him, they attended meetings, sang songs to the Lord, they said they will always seek Him, now the bread of life is rejected.

Now the murmuring increased among His followers, the crowd. He said – do not murmur within yourself! Oh it was not just through words, but in hearts … have you murmured against the Lord when He said something that didn’t digest well with you… you thought this is not from God, IT IS! No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God. Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.

 

Yet the Son of God stands amidst this unbelieving multitudes and says, IT is the Work of God and not yours. Only Father God can draw your hearts to Mine. These are the ones who are taught by the Lord, not corrupted by vain doctrine of men, and not learning of God as a subject or philosophy of life. But they are TAUGHT BY GOD, God teaches them and everyone that hears from Father, the Spirit of Father reveals the Son and they come to Me.

Yet none have seen the Father God except He who is from God. You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, And cannot look on wickedness. Why do You look on those who deal treacherously-  Hab 1:13. Holy are the eyes of Maker, fire comes from His eyes, such purity that it cannot behold sin. Wickedness will be consumed instantly. Yeah, a veil lies in many hearts. Veiled from light, truth and living in darkness. Unwashed. God reveals to Man the Maker and Creator, Yet He works in our hearts when we think He doesn’t care about us, doesn’t see us, doesn’t know us. Do not assume about Him, His love is more real. Even though you doubt and know Him not, yet He stands by the door of your heart and gently knocks. From morning till night He waits as you buzz around the day and sleep in tiredness, want. God hears the tiredness of your life. 

BREAD OF LIFE REVEALED

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. 

To be continued… 

Love

Sugi

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