The ultimate food is that which came down from heaven to satisfy the hunger of mankind. It is by feasting on this word that we find our feet in the world! We must feast on the word for us to accomplish great feats in the world! Because when the people ask him what is the way to working great works - the works of God on the earth, Jesus pointed them to himself. "Believe in me" he said. And to believe in me you must feed on me! (John 6:29-33). "Feed on me and you will be like me and when you are like me doing my works become natural".

‘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 sent.   30 They said therefore unto him, what sign showest 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 heaven.   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 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.

They wanted to do, but Jesus wanted them to be. The way to be the word is to feed on the word!

From John 6:21-53 or so Jesus used the word eat, if you are reading the KJV version. But from verse 54 he changed the word eat to "eateth" which suggests a continual action. Eat is a one-time meal, 'eateth' is a continual feeding program! The ERV version used the word ‘to eat’ like KJV in all the verses before 54 but from 54 used the word "feed". In other words, the bread of life was trying to emphasize, your spiritual hunger or spiritual nourishment cannot be met by one time eating of the word they are met by continual feeding on the word! Now look at it here

‘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’

They wanted to do, but Jesus wanted them to be. The way to be the word is to feed on the word!

No doubt about the emphasis on ‘eating’ the word, Jesus used it four times in these verses of scriptures. Before Jesus the prophet Jeremiah talks about the value of eating the word in Jeremiah 15:16, ‘Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:  for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts’ 

Later on in John 8:31-32 the master clarified this further, 'If ye continue in my words then ye are my disciples, and then you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free '. The spiritual truth that makes free is encountered by a continuous search of the truth.

It is when we continually feed on the word that we become the word, when we become the word then we begin to work the works of God! We accomplish great feats for God when we greatly feast on his word! That is the sent word, the bread of life! Receive the grace now for such continual feast on the word! Amen


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