Good evening. Great is His faithfulness.
DAY 19: FOLLOWER
35 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.
"Jesus came down from heaven in God's perfect timing. But unlike manna that only perserves physical life, Jesus the Bread of Life - preserves spiritual life for eternity. He alone can satisfy your hungering soul while you live on this earth in preparation for eternity."
JACK COUNTRYMAN - THE RED LETTER WORDS OF JESUS
51 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.”
52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is [a]food indeed, and My blood is [b]drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
Here we see the Eucharistic significance of this passage, our Lord's declaration that He Himself is THE LIVING BREAD that gives life, and revealing the Mystical Supper of the NT. SEE ALSO JOHN 6:28-29.
See my video for breakdown - I also read from Luke 22:19-20; and Matthew 26:26-28
Prayer Focus - from the devotional
Take a moment to pray for those who don't know the Bread of Life. Ask God for the opportunity to share who He is and what He came to do.
Moving Forward questions from the devotional - see my video for the answers.
Is there a defining moment when you knew Jesus is exactly who He is? Describe it.
What did Jesus' words provoke among the crowd? What do they provoke in you?
Read 1 John 5:20. What aspects of Jesus' character are you eager to keep learning about so that you can understand and know Him more?
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell