The Bread of Life

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The bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven--John 6:33

No bread that grows on the earth will furnish food for a human soul. In our worldly strivings and ambitions, we are thinking only of
our perishing part, we are looking only after the poor, frail tabernacle, while we are allowing the dweller within to die of hunger. Recently
in a well furnished house in a city, a family was found starving for bread. There are many souls starving in bodies that are luxuriously cared for.
A soul cannot feed on grains and fruits. The finest luxurious of earth will never quench a soul's hunger.

Manna is called once in the Bible ''angels' food,'' but this was only a poetical designation, referring to its falling from the sky. Manna did not really
come down from heaven. It was not '' angels' food.'' It was food for bodies, not for spirits. Angels could not have lived on it. Imagine an angel taking
up his abode in some millionaire's place on the earth. Would he care for magnificent things filling every apartment? Would he sit down and feed at the rich man's luxurious table? And souls and angels are much alike in their needs; both are spirits, unable to subsist on material food. Yet many people live as if their souls could be clothed in earth's finery, and fed and satisfied with earth's dainties.

Bread for souls must literally come down from heaven. It is the nature of the soul to feed upon immortal things. Its hungers and cravings are
for pardon of sin, for peace, for communion with God, for holiness of character, for Christ-likeness, for restoration to the Divine favour. The bread for
these spiritual hungers must come down from heaven. It must come in form of mercy, of grace, of love, of Divine friendship, of gifts of life. Such food is found on no table on earth; it grows in no earthly clime; it can only come from God. It is for God, the living God, that our souls hunger and thirst.
 

OneFaith

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The bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven--John 6:33

No bread that grows on the earth will furnish food for a human soul. In our worldly strivings and ambitions, we are thinking only of
our perishing part, we are looking only after the poor, frail tabernacle, while we are allowing the dweller within to die of hunger. Recently
in a well furnished house in a city, a family was found starving for bread. There are many souls starving in bodies that are luxuriously cared for.
A soul cannot feed on grains and fruits. The finest luxurious of earth will never quench a soul's hunger.

Manna is called once in the Bible ''angels' food,'' but this was only a poetical designation, referring to its falling from the sky. Manna did not really
come down from heaven. It was not '' angels' food.'' It was food for bodies, not for spirits. Angels could not have lived on it. Imagine an angel taking
up his abode in some millionaire's place on the earth. Would he care for magnificent things filling every apartment? Would he sit down and feed at the rich man's luxurious table? And souls and angels are much alike in their needs; both are spirits, unable to subsist on material food. Yet many people live as if their souls could be clothed in earth's finery, and fed and satisfied with earth's dainties.

Bread for souls must literally come down from heaven. It is the nature of the soul to feed upon immortal things. Its hungers and cravings are
for pardon of sin, for peace, for communion with God, for holiness of character, for Christ-likeness, for restoration to the Divine favour. The bread for
these spiritual hungers must come down from heaven. It must come in form of mercy, of grace, of love, of Divine friendship, of gifts of life. Such food is found on no table on earth; it grows in no earthly clime; it can only come from God. It is for God, the living God, that our souls hunger and thirst.

Amen. I often think of John 6:25-59, especially verse 48, when I partake of the Lord's Supper.
 

JaumeJ

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Jul 2, 2011
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The bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven--John 6:33

No bread that grows on the earth will furnish food for a human soul. In our worldly strivings and ambitions, we are thinking only of
our perishing part, we are looking only after the poor, frail tabernacle, while we are allowing the dweller within to die of hunger. Recently
in a well furnished house in a city, a family was found starving for bread. There are many souls starving in bodies that are luxuriously cared for.
A soul cannot feed on grains and fruits. The finest luxurious of earth will never quench a soul's hunger.

Manna is called once in the Bible ''angels' food,'' but this was only a poetical designation, referring to its falling from the sky. Manna did not really
come down from heaven. It was not '' angels' food.'' It was food for bodies, not for spirits. Angels could not have lived on it. Imagine an angel taking
up his abode in some millionaire's place on the earth. Would he care for magnificent things filling every apartment? Would he sit down and feed at the rich man's luxurious table? And souls and angels are much alike in their needs; both are spirits, unable to subsist on material food. Yet many people live as if their souls could be clothed in earth's finery, and fed and satisfied with earth's dainties.

Bread for souls must literally come down from heaven. It is the nature of the soul to feed upon immortal things. Its hungers and cravings are
for pardon of sin, for peace, for communion with God, for holiness of character, for Christ-likeness, for restoration to the Divine favour. The bread for
these spiritual hungers must come down from heaven. It must come in form of mercy, of grace, of love, of Divine friendship, of gifts of life. Such food is found on no table on earth; it grows in no earthly clime; it can only come from God. It is for God, the living God, that our souls hunger and thirst.
Is it a coincidence He was born in Bethlehem? Bethlehem is beit lechem or house of Bread..kind of nice to know is it inot?