THE BREAD OF LIFE from Mike Odeh's blog

" I am the bread of life. Your fathers eat the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which comes 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 6:48-51

Everything about Jesus is about LIFE! Jesus gives LIFE AND ETERNAL LIFE. Jesus is not supposed to be about religion, Jesus is about LIFE AND ETERNAL LIFE! Jesus is about living a life that glorifies God. And you live that life every day into eternity with God, hence it is called eternal life. 

Sadly, we have reduced Christ to religion and traditions and theologies and philosophies and materialism. 

Jesus is the bread of Life. If you want life, eat Jesus. This is what Jesus told His followers after the miracle of feeding 5000 men with five loaves of bread and two fish. He said to them, "...Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. " vs 54.

When His followers heard this truth, they were offended. They wanted physical bread not the bread of life. They wanted what will satisfy the needs of their body not the need of the Soul. They wanted only things of immediate gratification, eternal life was not what they wanted from Jesus. 

" From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. " John 6:66

Because He offered them Himself, they went back. They wanted rather any other bread but the BREAD OF LIFE THAT GIVES ETERNAL LIFE. 

They went back in pursuit of the bread of death. They went back to toil and labor for the food which perishes. The food that gives immediate satisfaction and gratification. 

Like these people we also have heard Jesus and like them  we have a choice to make. Either to feed on the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood on daily basis and get eternal life. Or we shall decide individually for all other bread but THE BREAD OF LIFE. 

Feeding on the bread of life is to believe in Christ and thereafter live your life daily depending on His words for your sustenance. Living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Feeding on God's word, relying on His promises and applying the Word of God to your everyday challenges.

Jesus is better than every other bread. Every other bread perishes but Christ is Eternal life. 

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