Do you desire mountain-moving faith? Overcoming faith? Faith that pleases Father?
John 6:35 – 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.
Allow me to make some points for discussion. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. God has provided you with victory that overcomes the world, and that victory is your faith. With these points in mind, consider the following as you take time to read John 6:26-40. Take in the real message Jesus is speaking to the people. The people were seeking for Him to perform another miracle and give them natural bread to eat; bread that would only satisfy for a few hours. But Jesus wanted them to see that there was a bread that could feed them for eternity; a bread that could keep them hunger free, and never lacking for any natural need in life. Jesus was talking about the Bread of Life. He was the Word made flesh, and He wanted them to understand their need of the heavenly bread, the Bread of Life that came down from Father like the manna of old. Jesus wanted them to receive Him, the Words He spoke, and the life the Word brings. But they could not see it.
How about today’s church? Are we so caught up in the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things that we have lost sight of the reality that is the Bread of Life? Yes, the cares of this life are plentiful; wars, rumors of wars, plagues, pestilences, sickness, disease, false prophets, and the like. Yes, riches are deceitful. So many today, even Christians, think their joy and happiness is connected to their possessions, not realizing they are so connected to those riches that it is the riches that possess them, and not the other way around. And yes, the lusts of other things is rampant; fame, fortune, political power, and notoriety clog so many minds today, even Christian minds, that it can be difficult to determine where the church stops and the world begins.
This ought not be so, my friend. Let us return to these exhortations of our Lord. Turn again to the Word, the unfailing Truth of God’s Covenant. Turn again to holiness; a life lighted by, watched over, and governed according to the living Word. Turn again to that which only faith can produce. And turn again to the faith that produces it; faith that comes only by the hearing of the Word of God, not by what our natural senses have perceived. Turn again to that faith that truly pleases Father; faith that declares, “if God said it, that settles it;” faith that will not be put aside for some self-centered means of attaining our heart’s desires; faith that moves our Father in such power ways that heaven and earth come so close together that the church is caught in the kiss of Father’s favor on this world. It’s time.
Manna for Today – John 6:22-59; Hebrews 11:1-6; 1 John 5:4; Romans 10:17