Australia Kneels : Week 5 – Day 2

Reflecting on God’s Promises

The Garden Catalogue For Today

Dr Hilary Moroney – Canberra House of Prayer for All Nations

Let’s listen to Dr Hilary as she unpacks the theme for this week:  Jesus being our High Priest, and that He truly is the BREAD of LIFE – and the Blessings that are Hidden in these Truths …

 

Aaron’s Priestly Blessing

Num 6:22-27

22  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
23  Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 
24  The LORD bless you, and keep you: 
25  The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: 
26  The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 
27  And they shall put My name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. 

 

Why not read John Chapter 6 for yourself,  for a deeper insight of when and why Jesus said “I AM the BREAD of LIFE” and journal any insights you discover…

 I AM The Bread of Life

Those who come to me shall not hunger; those who believe in me shall not thirst. No one can come to me unless the Father draws them. ‘And I will raise them up, and I will raise them up, and I will raise them up on the last day. John 6: 35,44

 

I AM the Bread of Life Worship

Instead, Jesus says they need to be seeking the “true bread from heaven” in order to obtain eternal life. Jesus has already clarified that this does not mean good works but refers to belief in the One sent by God. He wants personal relationship with us. Here, Jesus explicitly declares that He, Himself, is the One sent by God.

Throughout the Bible, bread is a symbolic representation of God’s life-sustaining provision. When Jesus told the hungry crowds that he was the Bread of Life, he was teaching his followers that He alone was their true source of spiritual life, both in this present world and in the everlasting life to come.

So what does Jesus mean when he says, “I am the Bread of Life?” Well, simply put, he means that we are not satisfied spiritually unless we know Jesus; we are not spiritually satisfied unless we have Jesus in our lives. Or to be more blunt, we cannot survive spiritually without Jesus. 

Source:  Meaning of ‘I am the bread of life’ – Wilmington News Journal
Wilmington News Journal – website


Whoever comes to me shall never be hungry, who believes in me shall never be thirsty.” By bread of life, Jesus means the teaching that He is, by what he says, how he acts, and in fact, who he is, the Word of God. Jn 1:1-3

Jesus, the Bread of Life, surrendered His life so that we would be nourished unto eternal life by receiving Him in faith.

The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a good example of this definition. Jesus fed more than 5,000 people with only five loaves and two fishes—a divine act. He declared Himself the “bread of life”—a divine teaching.

Bread is also a gift from God: when Moses fed his people in the desert with food which fell from heaven, and during the last supper, when bread became the body of Christ. When Jesus multiplied the bread to feed the crowd, bread became a sign of sharing. It also symbolised the Word of God which nourished the crowds.

How to “eat” the Bread of Life

  1. The bread comes from heaven. We can do nothing to produce it.
  2. We have to eat it every day. …
  3. We cannot store it up or hoard it. …
  4. We do not fast from eating it. …
  5. By the same token, church on Sunday does not absolve us of the daily duty to feed upon the word.

Once filled with the Bread of Life, we never again need to worry about whether we are worthy. We can take comfort, even in our grief, that we will one day be with our loved ones again. No longer will we have to endure the terrible longing that often fills a life without God.

The phrase “Man shall not live by bread alone” is today a common expression meaning that people need more than material things to truly live. However, it is also sometimes used in almost the opposite sense to justify material luxuries beyond simple things like bread Matt 4:4,10

 

John 6:

Jesus’ flesh — His life —was given for the sins of the world, it is the Him that upholds us, and only those who trust in Him alone can find eternal life …

Bread is a universal food, every culture depends upon bread for sustenance. Jesus once used the metaphor of this critical food source to emphasize the vital power of faith in His words to give us life…

Jesus declares that he is “the bread of life” and that those who believe in him will have everlasting life. Many reject this teaching However.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to be the Bread of Life for the world. Forgive us for elevating earthly appetites above devotion to you. Feed us with the knowledge of Christ so that we recognize our sin and gladly repent in His name.

Amen

 

The Sixth Session of Holy Spirit Retreat exploring the Victories of the Cross in the Scriptures and through Prayer in the Presence of the Lord.

Ps Jeff’s Special Today: “Loving the Creation, not the Creator” 

Today’s issue is loving the Creation, not the Creator. Isaiah 40:28 speaks to this directly: Have you not known? Have you not heard! The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” And in Romans 1: 25-26 God gives up “to vile passions” those who worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. In 1 Peter 4:19 believers are to commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.”

Being candid with yourself and the Holy Spirit, is this old pattern of loving the Creation over the Creator still blocking your serving your Almighty Creator today? Is there any remnant of this old pattern needing to be confessed to Him, your Teacher (Matthew 23:10)? Are there any old vows you made in this area that now need to be removed? Do you think this is only applicable to the disciples 2,000 or 3,000 years ago? Do you have any residue of a residue of this issue for such a time as this? Was it connected to your upbringing as a child? Was it a family pattern in any way?

God bless you as you seek His Holy Spirit Wisdom on this vital issue. May you go forward on His path, “perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

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