By: Tim Sader
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Last week we learned what Jesus said about us being born again by the Spirit of God and how we can get a heavenly perspective. Jesus was somewhat surprised to hear the teacher, Nicodemus didn’t understand being born again considering the fact that He gave an open declaration of His deity and was responsible for many miracles. The religious bunch could not accept that Christ came to save them so if they could not see this with physical eyes in the earth how would they understand the heavenly concept of being born again. Only Christ had the perspective of heaven because only He had been there so if they could not see and believe in His power they would not be born again. For us to be born again Christ had to be lifted up on the cross like Moses lifted the snake in the wilderness to heal the people and give them eternal life. When we get saved Christ comes to live in us and we get a heavenly perspective in our spirit and before Him we only knew what is reality here on earth but with God there are no limits. Like the word and the Spirit of God lead Christ to do good the same Spirit with no limit will lead us so we can do good and give others a glimpse into heavenly places. Eternity is the reward of all believers and its our job to reach into heaven by the spirit to bring it down to others so they can see Christ and he can be their sacrifice to. Be sure you have things strait with the Lord so you can share eternity and have a new perspective of everything.
To keep this perspective we need to serve the Lord daily because He is the bread of life and we must collect Him like fresh manna to get from Him what we need each day. In John 6:35-40 then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Christ is our source of life He is who our soul seeks daily to be filled and without seeking this bread daily our spirit goes hungry and starts to die. As we already know many had seen the Lord when he did the works of God in their midst even here in this passage He just feed 5,000 and Christ still said some didn’t believe. After multiplying the loaves they should have seen their every need could be supplied in the power He had from God. Like the loaves supply was overflowing all who seek Christ the bread of life will not go away unsatisfied because there is enough of Him for us all. Like manna Christ came down from heaven to fill His people with Himself so none of them would be lost. Everyone who eats of this bread of life will by believing in Christ have eternal life and they will be raised with Him again on the last day.
John 6:47-51 says, “Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” Christ is the bread of life because His bread gives eternal life so unlike the manna that sustained Israel in the wilderness Christ gives us life that will last forever so that we never die. He has made Himself available by coming down from heaven so our spirit can be filled with His flesh that was broke into pieces so we could have a piece of that bread and be forever filled. He gave His flesh to us by getting it ripped from His body and going to the cross so He could give life to all the world when they believe in Him. Jesus said to them, InJohn 6:53-57 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.” If we will not enter into the sufferings of Christ by eating His flesh and drinking His blood we have not entered into communion (common union) with Him because He has not filled us. When we do commune with Him we are to do it in remembrance of Christ and the price He paid. We eat this bread by remembering Christ not only that He died but we remember His teachings, miracles and the example He gave us to live by. The Father Himself was Christ’s bread of life He only came to do the will of the Father and the Father was the source so His Spirit was never hungry. Christ is our bread of life if we will remember Him and see Him as our source we will not be hungry and our souls will be satisfied.
I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know. The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen. Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world. Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message. Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was. He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.
I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: email@example.com and I will help you do that.
Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from firstname.lastname@example.org this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light. Psalm 118:26-27