John 6:47-48 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life.
When Jesus said these words it was shortly after He had miraculously fed a multitude of people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. When the crowds came back to Him they were expecting more free food. If fact they expected Him to call down manna from Heaven. Being more concerned over the filling of their stomachs than the filling of their souls, they were fixated on what is earthly rather than spiritual.
Many people do that today. They come to the church expecting a physical blessing without any thought for their spiritual need. They come seeking food or money rather than spiritual blessing. Now the church does what it can to meet those physical needs, Jesus commanded us to do so. But if we provide for people physically without providing for them spiritually then we’ve failed to fulfill His commandment. We must give them physical bread while telling them about the Bread of Life.
You see, Jesus is the Bread of Life. Those who eat physical bread will eventually die, but those who partake of the living Bread will have eternal life. Jesus said, “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.” (John 6:51) Jesus gave His life—His flesh—when He died on the Cross for sinners like us. When you believe in Him you symbolically partake of His flesh and you will live forever.
Have a God Filled Week,