Where’s The Food
In context, Jesus explains the bread (manna) that came down from heaven in the time of Moses and Jesus says he is the true bread from heaven in John 6:32. Jesus explains, which is really teaching on the differences of the spirit, soul and body.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Most people start to describe their flesh and the attributes of their flesh. But look deeper. Look like God looks at you. Now what do you see? Okay, still not there. Pretend your flesh was gone and you now see your heart, your motives, your affections and reasoning. Look deeper, look at your relationship with God.
See, in John 6 the people only saw the flesh of Jesus. That’s why when he said unless you eat of my flesh and drink of my blood, they didn’t get it. All they saw was flesh. Jesus didn’t put out his arm and say take a nibble.
What is bread? What is bread used for? Food. Nourishment to sustain life. Was the life for the flesh? What is drink? We consume bread to feed us and sustain us and drink we swallow. In John 6:27 KJV “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.”
In John 6:35 Jesus said he is the bread of life. Anotherwords, if you want life, not for your flesh but for your soul and spirit, you need Jesus. The key is believing (a heart matter).
John 6:27 KJV “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.
Meat is nourishment, it is substance to sustain the flesh. But when you look in the context of what Jesus said in John 6:27 – he was saying don’t labour for substance that perishes. Things. More toys.
In John 6:53-65 Jesus makes it clear he is referring to the spirit not the flesh.
John 6:63 KJV
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Now look in the mirror. What do you see?