18
November
2018

JOHN 6:33-51 JESUS SAID TO THEM, I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

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33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” [1] 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” 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. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” 41 The Jews then complained about Him, because He said,  “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” 42 And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says,  ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. 44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. 47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 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.” [2]

 In this great section of scripture, Jesus tells them He is THE BREAD OF LIFE and He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.  This is the greatest truth of the Bible that Jesus is God and He is the all satisfying Savior.  All the wants and all the desires we have are met in Him. A song was written that says I can’t get no satisfaction, I try and I try and I can’t get no……Satisfaction.  I have a picture that has a woman on it with a hole where her heart is supposed to be and some little birds with their beaks open crying out feed me.  At the top of the Picture, it says Secretly and at the bottom it says Starving.  This is the greatest picture I have ever seen of the human condition.  We all are secretly longing for something to fill up the hole where our heart is, that God shaped vacuum that the great mathematician Pascal said we all have, and the only thing that will fill us up is Jesus.  In Colossians 2:10 it says we are made complete in Him, this means without Jesus WE ALL are incomplete and no amount of money, drugs, sex, material goods, alcohol, or any other man made thing will satisfy us, only Jesus.  Have you come to Jesus and found that satisfaction that can only come from being saved and made whole.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. From verses 33-51 Jesus refers to Himself as the Bread of God or Life 4 times

From verses 39-54 Jesus says He will raise us up on the last day 4 times

John 11:24 Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

 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.

It is interesting to compare the manna to Jesus Christ:

 (1) It came from heaven at night; Christ came from heaven when men were in darkness.

 (2) It fell on the dew; Christ came, born of the Spirit of God.

 (3) It was not defiled by the earth; Christ was sinless, separate from sinners.

 (4) It was small, round, and white, suggesting His humility, eternality, and purity.

 (5) It was sweet to the taste; Christ is sweet to those who trust Him.

 (6) It had to be taken and eaten; Christ must be received and appropriated by faith (1:12–13).

 (7) It came as a free gift; Christ is the free gift of God to the world.

 (8) There was sufficient for all; Christ is sufficient for all.

 (9) If you did not pick it up, you walked on it; if you do not receive Christ, you reject Him and walk on Him (see Heb. 10:26–31).

 (10) It was wilderness food; Christ is our food in this pilgrim journey to heaven.[3]

[3] Wiersbe, W. W. (1997). Wiersbe's expository outlines on the New Testament (227). Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books.

 

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