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Bread of Life
Coming live from turtle30cshell home, I am your host
Christina Farris. I am talking to you today about the
Bread of life. This is not about money yet money is
mentioned. This is about bread of life who is Jesus.
Jesus is the Bread of Life. Bread of Affliction is
mentioned in the Old Testament. It is a bread of
misery, trouble and persecution. A reminder of what
Israel had dealt with for four hundred years with the
Egyptians until God had Moses lead them out of
Deuteronomy 16:3 KJV
(3) Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven
days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even
the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the
land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember
the day when thou camest forth out of the land of
Egypt all the days of thy life.
Jesus desires to lead us out of the road of Affliction
into the wilderness. The wilderness can be a road like
Israel in disbelief and pain or we can learn to say yes
Lord and eat the manna from heaven that is given
freely. Jesus desire is to feed us manna from heaven
and this is demonstrate in the physical since by the
feeding of the five thousand. However the crowd
desire Jesus because of miracles of healing. Let us
begin today scripture reading:
John 6:1-27 KJV
(1) After these things Jesus went over the sea of
Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
(2) And a great multitude followed him, because they
saw his miracles which he did on them that were
(3) And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he
sat with his disciples.
(4) And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
(5) When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a
great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip,
Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
(6) And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew
what he would do.
(7) Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of
bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of
them may take a little.
(8) One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's
brother, saith unto him,
(9) There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves,
and two small fishes: but what are they among so
(10) And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now
there was much grass in the place. So the men sat
down, in number about five thousand.
(11) And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had
given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the
disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of
the fishes as much as they would.
(12) When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be
(13) Therefore they gathered them together, and filled
twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley
loaves, which remained over and above unto them
that had eaten.
(14) Then those men, when they had seen the
miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that
prophet that should come into the world.
(15) When Jesus therefore perceived that they would
come and take him by force, to make him a king, he
departed again into a mountain himself alone.
(16) And when even was now come, his disciples
went down unto the sea,
(17) And entered into a ship, and went over the sea
toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus
was not come to them.
(18) And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that
(19) So when they had rowed about five and twenty
or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea,
and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
(20) But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
(21) Then they willingly received him into the ship:
and immediately the ship was at the land whither they
(22) The day following, when the people which stood
on the other side of the sea saw that there was none
other boat there, save that one whereinto his
disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with
his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were
gone away alone;
(23) (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias
nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after
that the Lord had given thanks:)
(24) When the people therefore saw that Jesus was
not there, neither his disciples, they also took
shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
(25) And when they had found him on the other side
of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest
(26) Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the
miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and
(27) Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for
that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which
the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God
the Father sealed.
Often the story of Jesus seems to have a two fold
message, one that desires what they physically can
gain and the other is what could be gain spiritually.
Today this is true. Many seek the miracles of God, but
not God. Many want the healing for the moment but
not God. God sent Jesus the Bread of life that anyone
that would believe would have eternal life. However
are you seeking Jesus to escape the flames or to
have a relationship with Jesus. There nothing wrong
with a fire and brimstone revival, but it has no value if
people meet Jesus just to get out of hell, and do not
realize they escape for a great purpose, which is to
have a relationship with Jesus who will feed them
spiritually through out eternity.
The feeding of the crowd was of five thousand
people, and all the food the disciples could find was
the fish and bread of a boy. And Jesus told the
disciples to have the crowd sit down and he took the
bread and the fish and began to break it into piece for
the crowd. And when they cleaned up the meal there
was ten baskets of leftovers, plenty for a few more
people. When Jesus feeds people there are leftovers,
plenty for more people. Enough to take a doggie bag
home and share it with others. And so with the
miracles and the feeding the crowd did grow.
Mean while Jesus cross the water by foot and came
to the disciples who were being toss about by the
wind in their little boat and said be not afraid. See that
crowd on the other shore wanted to make Jesus king
by force. One thing we can not do is make Jesus King
by force, or force God to do anything. The disciples
and Jesus reached the other side.
Now the crowd awoke in the morning and could not
find Jesus or the disciples so they went to search for
Jesus and found him in Capernaum. And there Jesus
began to speak.
Jesus told the crowd you sought me for the wrong
reason. You seek me for what I can do for you and
not for what I freely give you. A baby when he wakes
as a new born wants two things food or diaper
change. Sooner or later that baby begins to sleep less
and desire the company of his care givers. Desiring
the cooing of the parents over him. Sooner or later
people learn to seek Jesus for that relationship they
can have with Him, more then what Jesus can give
them. Many read the word of God searching to find
how miracles of God were done, never searching for
that relationship. Searching the word to maybe have a
relationship. What is relationship is knowing Jesus
will be there whether it is sunny outside or raining.
The seeking of truth and seeking the facts has little to
do but prove that God is real and so many believe just
that, but never have that relationship.
Moses lead the people with signs and wonders from
God, yet the people did not desire to know God for
themselves, yet over time they began to seek God. It
was rough at first, because they did not understand
that God desired to bless and provide for them. To
take them out of harms way. Harmful things are going
to happen, because God allows choice. Tornadoes
are going to come because of nature’s fury, God
putting creation to evolve and change with that and
technology come destruction of our environment that
can change weather patterns. Some storms are the
wrath of God. Which storms are the wrath of God and
which storms are nature, one has to decide for
themselves based on their relationship with God.
Where are individuals in the journey with God. Let us
continue reading the word of God.
John 6:28-40 KJV
(28) Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that
we might work the works of God?
(29) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the
work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath
(30) They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest
thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what
dost thou work?
(31) Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is
written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
(32) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from
heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from
(33) For the bread of God is he which cometh down
from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
(34) Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us
(35) And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.
(36) But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me,
and believe not.
(37) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
(38) For I came down from heaven, not to do mine
own will, but the will of him that sent me.
(39) And this is the Father's will which hath sent me,
that of all which he hath given me I should lose
nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
(40) And this is the will of him that sent me, that every
one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may
have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last
I can not give you God. Moses could not give Israel
God. Jesus was the Word of God. The Word of God.
The very part of God that comes forth to all people,
through scripture, through the still small voice of the
Spirit of God to the heart of man even today. Yet the
Word of God was in the flesh to lead the people to
God the Father. God said if anyone would look to His
Son they would be saved. Many believe the Word of
God based on what they know. However they fail to
understand that there is more to know. Christ was
more then a good teacher, He spoke the truth of who
He was, His purpose in coming so man might believe
through the working of miracles and the spiritual food
given. Christ came from Heaven above. He already
exist, but He came in the form of baby, first growing in
the inside of woman who never had sex. This is hard
for the world to believe. Yet if one can believe God
heals, one can believe in the virgin birth. In other
words people believe God’s word is either true or
false, based on what they perceive to be true.
God gave Jesus those that would believe in His Word
eternal life. Many believe in good works. Many believe
in compassion. What people fail at is believing the
truth of the word of God, when it comes to miracles.
There is not a soul alive that has not ever doubted a
miracle, or the impossible happening. I wonder when
Jesus appears again in the sky, how many are going
to be left behind to face the wrath of God, because
they believe not of His coming. Many will fall the day
that Jesus returns, but will it be to late, or will God
save those the instant they see. Only God knows this
answer. Why push God to that point.
John 6:41-51 KJV
(41) The Jews then murmured at 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 saith, I came down from heaven?
(43) Jesus therefore answered and said unto them,
Murmur not among yourselves.
(44) No man can come to me, except the Father
which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up
at the last day.
(45) It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all
taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
(46) Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he
which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
(47) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on
me hath everlasting life.
(48) I am that bread of life.
(49) Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness,
and are dead.
(50) This is the bread which cometh down from
heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
(51) I am the living bread which came down from
heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for
ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I
will give for the life of the world.
Jesus begin to answer the people that wonder how
He could be the bread of life. The first verse of this
message had to do with the Bread of Affliction. One
has to know misery to know the desire to escape
misery. One has to know the slavery of a job to
understand what a vacation means. One has to know
what entrapment is to know what freedom is. One
has to know misery to understand what healing is.
Sin causes misery. Guilt cause that nagging feeling of
wrong. The hurt the grief of knowing one can not
necessarily repair the sin or the damage one causes.
Yet through Jesus Christ’s own pain and suffering on
the cross, He took away the sins of the world. Eternal
life is given to all that believe.
It is hard for us as individuals to suffer for our sins
and mistakes. It is even harder for us to forgive others
of their sins. Even if we can forgive someone,
sometimes we still can not be around them without
the love of Jesus. That is something the love of Jesus
enables us to do is to forgive.
John 6:52-71 KJV
(52) The Jews therefore strove among themselves,
saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
(53) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man,
and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
(54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood,
hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
(55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is
(56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood,
dwelleth in me, and I in him.
(57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by
the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by
(58) This is that bread which came down from
heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are
dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
(59) These things said he in the synagogue, as he
taught in Capernaum.
(60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had
heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear
(61) When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples
murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend
(62) What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend
up where he was before?
(63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are
spirit, and they are life.
(64) But there are some of you that believe not. For
Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that
believed not, and who should betray him.
(65) And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no
man can come unto me, except it were given unto
him of my Father.
(66) From that time many of his disciples went back,
and walked no more with him.
(67) Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go
(68) Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom
shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
(69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that
Christ, the Son of the living God.
(70) Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you
twelve, and one of you is a devil?
(71) He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for
he it was that should betray him, being one of the
Those that believe in Jesus will suffer, scriptures
declares it, but it also speaks of hope. Not everyone is
willing to suffer for the Gospel, many will turn away,
know that the word brings life to all mankind, yet to
suffer along beside Jesus is another things. Many
want hope, but will not pay the price by sharing the
gospel the hope of eternal life with Jesus. Basically
what it boils down too, do you believe only to turn
away because you are not willing to stand for truth.
Part of our constitutional rights as believers is
freedom of religion. Are you will stand and speak the
truth about your faith in Jesus, knowing that some
will disagree with you. Some country the truth of
Jesus is not allowed, will you speak the truth about
Jesus. America if we have rights why are we sitting
back and letting the devil reign. Why are we allowing
atheism to silence us. If we believe in a God that can
protect, why are scared to breath the name of Jesus.
Are we willing to be on the firing line for Jesus. I can
not make these decisions for you. After all I am in
America and you have a choice. And if you are in a
place you don’t have a choice guess what you still
have choice in your heart. Sin separates us but not
from the love of God. Repent today, and receive
Jesus as Lord and Savior. Upon belief you are saved.
Dear Heavenly Father I believe Jesus died and rose
again. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and I receive
Jesus as Lord and Savior. In Jesus precious name,