MEAT OF GOD or BREAD OF LIFE

This Lord's word explained bible study document will be the Meat of God or Bread of Life. I will show you that often when Jesus is talking about meat, he is referring to doing the work of God as Jesus also wants all of us to do the work of God.

All text taken from the version of the King James Bible.

In John 4:31, Jesus is talking with his disciples and they pray that he should eat. In verse 32, Jesus tells them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. In John 4:34 Jesus saith unto his disciples, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Finish reading John 4:35-38 and refer to the Harvest and Sower in the Parable of the Kingdom and Sower Scriptural Definitions document for help in understanding these verses.

In the above scripture, John 4:34 - "meat" is this case is referring to food or work, and "will of him," is referring to the "will of God" - what God started out to do in the first place, before the serpent/Satan deceived the woman (Eve), and Jesus is to finish the work that God started.

In John 6:51, Jesus said, I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man (or person) 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. - See Heir and Joint-Heir with Christ

Jesus is not talking about cannibolism here, but learning about the Word of God, and believing in the birth of Jesus--that he came to save us from the sins of the world and teaching others. But we must learn to follow the commandments of God. See - Ten Commandments also The Great Commandments.

In John 6:27 Jesus said to his disciples - Labour not for the meat which perisheth (spoils or goes bad), 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. See -Sign, Mark and Seal of God

It goes on with the disciples not understaning yet and they question Jesus about the manna (or bread) the people received from heaven while they were wandering in the desert. And Jesus tells his disciples that Moses did not give them that bread from heaven, but God has given them the true bread from heaven.

John 6:33 - For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. This bread which Jesus is speaking about is himself.- John 6:33

The disciples continue to question Jesus and he said unto them, John 6:35 ... I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. See - Famine / Hunger; The Good Shepherd

As I stated earlier, Jesus is not talking about cannibolism, he is referring to learning, trusting and believing in him (Jesus) and teaching others about God, just as Jesus said in John 4:34 ... My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

In otherwords, to teach others about the kingdom of God. Also see -

Parable of the Kingdom and Sower Scriptural Definitions
Ten Commandments also
The Great Commandments
Sign, Mark and Seal of God
Famine / Hunger
The Good Shepherd
Ten Commandments
Parable of the Fruit - Tree of Life
Fountain of Living Waters vs. Cisterns
Parable of the Dishonest Stewart, Also - Mammon or Faith
Commandment to Work
The Lord's Prayer
Parable of Leaven
The Prodigal Son
Judgment of the Nations
Where Are Heaven and Hell
Heir and Joint-Heir With Christ

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Created: Friday, September 03, 1999
Last updated: Sunday, May 04, 2003




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