No More Hunger ~ No More Thirst
Jesus is our Redeemer, Saviour and King! His love has no bounds! He gave his life blood for you and I. I was led this morning to John chapter 6 and for good reason. Morning Manna with love is all about Jesus, the true manna from heaven that we can feast on in this time we live in. His words are food for our souls and healing to our bodies and life for our spirit. Just chew on that for a moment! And consider that the Father sent him here to save us and not one lost sheep will be lost to the Great Shepherd. In Jesus we have everything we need in this life.
"63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life." - John 6:63 NIV
"35 Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ... 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." ...
48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."" - John 6:35, 37-40, 48-51 NIV
Abundant Life (present) ~ Eternal Life (future)
He's given his life for us so that we may have an abundant life now today. It doesn't mean life without strife. It's life worth living with as little or as much strife as he will permit us to go through, for we have his promise to not allow more than we can bear. "13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - ...1Co 10:13 NIV We will never lack, hunger or thirst for love, justice of any kind, food, shelter or clothing if we put our faith and trust in him.
What's not right in this world will be made right in the new world to come in the future. His love covers us like a warm electric blanket in a world that can sometimes feel like a cold barn stable. There's safety and security in him. There's eternal life in him. We have all these things because the bread from heaven was broken for us, his flesh was given up so that we may have life. "48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."" - John 6:48-51 NIV
"10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
John 10:10 KJV
"8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2Cor 9:8 NIV
"2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;" - Psa 91:2-5 KJV
Victory In Christ
He is the very ESSENCE of LOVE. How can we not love him so. He wants us to live this life to the fullest in him loving the Father with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbor as ourself. That's not so hard is it? Not when you consider the freedom that comes with knowing he has delivered us from the bondages of sin and death together we can live a life of faith in him. We crucify ourselves with him, so it is no longer you and I that live but Christ in us. Hallelujah!!! Thank you Jesus! We have victory in Jesus. There is now no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus.
"19 "For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"" - Gal 2:19-21 NIV