BY: DAVE and SHEILA GARNER
MAY 9, 2007
Jesus described Himself as being the manna that came down from heaven. He said that the bread that Moses gave to their fathers was not the true bread from heaven, but His Father gave them the true bread. He said that the bread of God was Him that came down from Heaven and that it gave life to the world. He was the bread of life and anyone who came to Him would never hunger and never thirst. He told the people that they saw Him and the miracles that He performed and yet still did not believe. He said that all that the Father had given Him would come to Him and any who would come He would not cast away. He did not come down from heaven to do His own will, but the will of His Father that sent Him and the will of His Father was that He would lose nothing of whatever His Father gave Him, but will raise it up again the last days. What were the last or final days that He was talking about?
The will of His Father that sent Him was that everyone who sees (knows by visible experience) the Son and believes in Him has everlasting life and He will raise Him up at the final day. He who believes on Jesus has everlasting life. Jesus said again that He was the bread of life. He told them that even though their fathers ate the manna in the wilderness that came down from heaven, they were dead. He was the bread that came down from heaven that a man can eat and not die. He was the living bread that came down from heaven and if any man ate of it he would live forever. The bread was His flesh and He was going to give it for the life of the world. Jesus said “Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever.” (John 6:31-58)
John 6:60, “Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”
John 6:66, “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”
I find it ironic that when men still read and hear what Jesus said that the saying is still too difficult to receive and many have turned back from following because they do not like the righteousness, obedience, commitment, meekness, contriteness, and complete trust in Him being served on His menu. Feasting on His Word and drinking of His Holy Spirit will satisfy any hungry soul, but you have to believe that He is what He said He is before you can receive from His table.
OUR MEDITATIONS [Dave-Sheila Garner] 5-9-07 1