Bread for Life
John 6:12 & 39
When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
Jesus demonstrates that He is the 'Bread of Life.' He just fed five thousand people from five barley loaves and two fishes. Then He instructs the disciples to gather up the leftovers.
In my bible notes, I read that verse 12 is a lesson in frugality, and it is, in a worldly sense. But while reading this, I'm reminded of verse 63: ...the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The Holy Spirit just spoke this to me, "My Words they are Life." Jesus is the Word, and the Word brings life. When we read our bible and believe the words of Jesus Christ, we are consuming the Bread of Life.
When we take communion in remembrance of Him, we take His body which He gave us, the Bread of Life. When we take the cup, we are taking the New Testament.
Jesus instructed His disciples to gather up the fragments, the disciples became harvesters—symbolically reaping a harvest much more significant than they had sown.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
Every prayer you make, every seed you cast, will be found, recovered, and multiplied. The loved one you have labored in prayer for will be found. A word you share about Jesus can turn an eternity around. And they, in turn, can cast their bread on the waters, and one day you look back, and you have a basket full of bread.
I shall raise it up at the last day.
He is: Artos Zoe
Bread of Life