The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
The Word of God as the true Bread of Life
John 6:30-32 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” (32) Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
The true bread of the Creator is His Word. His Word came down from heaven in the Form of Jesus. If we accept Him then we would have eaten from the true bread of eternal life that feeds our spirits. The Word is like food to our spirits. Without It we would soon vegetate and this is literally true. The real food of the spirit is the Word of God. The spirit absorbs of the Radiation that comes from the Word of God for its sustenance. The lack of this emasculates the spirit just like the lack of physical food in time emasculates the physical body and makes it weak. This actually happens. The more of the Word of God that we are able to absorb into our spirits, the stronger we become because the closer we are drawn to Him.
John 6:34-40 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
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 day.
He who has spiritual knowledge knows all things, he bathes in this knowledge, he absorbs this knowledge and without thinking has the answers to all questions. He will never thirst anymore for knowledge because his thirst has been quenched by the knowledge that he already possesses.
Jesus was not referring to physical hunger and thirst. He was referring to spiritual hunger and thirst. The one with spiritual knowledge is continually been replenished with spiritual knowledge so much so that his spiritual body will never become weak again due to lack of spiritual food or water. His spiritual body bathes in the Truth. He is constantly absorbing from the truth and as such need never go hungry or thirsty. As long as he remains true to the Light, he will never want for anything. He will be strong because he is connected to the Light.
John 6:43-51 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.
This is to proof to the Pharisees that He was not talking about any physical bread. He was speaking about food for the spirit. Food to prevent the spirit from weakening and eventually dying. It is only One from God Who is capable of giving such food in the form of the Word.
Since Jesus was the Word incarnate in Flesh, then the Word is His Flesh. Those who absorb of His Word have also eaten His Flesh. The words may sound sharp but that is the reality here. Those who absorbs the Word of God into themselves in its entirely have eaten the Flesh of Jesus and have drank His Blood.
The manna from heaven that Israelites’ forefathers ate was meant to sustain them physically. They died physically, but the bread that Jesus was referring to was food for the spirit.
John 6:52-59 The Jews therefore disputed 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 drink indeed.
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 me.
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.
The Word is the Flesh of both the Son of God and the Son of Man. Those who absorb of their Word have absorbed Them. He has eaten their Flesh and drank their Blood. The Word becomes Flesh on earth through the incarnation of these Two as mentioned earlier. Those who absorb the Word are eating of the Flesh and drinking the Blood of either the Son of Man or that of the Son of God.