Joh 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.
This was a part of our morning devotion today and I’d like to elaborate and share with all of you. This is a verse of scripture that is very familiar and dear to believers around the world. With these words our precious Savior turns the conversation from the materialistic (the bread that their fathers ate in the wilderness) to Himself. He is the Bread of Life, meaning the bread which gives life. You see, coming to Christ and believing in Him are seen as synonymous, and this is the ONLY means by which one can attain spiritual satisfaction. This progressive liberal, secular humanistic, politically correct society will take issue with these words and cite them as offensive. Nonetheless, by these words is the truth of God revealed.
Not only does Jesus Christ have life in Himself, but He is able to impart life to others. This bread is not something external or apart from Himself. One must COME to Him….and for all who come to Him will see their spiritual hunger banished forever.
He also said, “…and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” We see our Lord mentioned eating and drinking together in this verse. This could be in view of verses 53-56:
Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
These words are without a doubt anticipating the significance of the Lord’s Supper, which represents the sacred union between Christ and those who believe in Him. Through this, we can be reminded that one need never turn from Christ to find spiritual satisfaction. He is the source.
Consider this question today. Are you totally committed to Jesus Christ? Because total commitment to Christ means total salvation for the committed. There is nothing partial in God’s giving of this Bread of Life, and therefore there is nothing partial in receiving it. I hope you know Him in a saving way this very day.
Heavenly Father, may these verses of scripture and these words go forth today being used of the Holy Spirit of God to impact someone’s day, and turn hearts toward Christ in truth, sincerity and commitment. If there are people reading these words who lack this total commitment, my prayer is that you would open their hearts to the realize their great need, and to see Christ in His proper light. May many people call upon the name of the Lord today, for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom. 10:13). We thank you for Christ, who is the Bread of Life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Have a blessed day!
Pastor Vern Hall
The Free Gift Gospel Mission
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Kingsport, TN 37601
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