JESUS BREAD Speaking to His followers which included Jesus’ twelve apprentices as well as people who liked the free food when Jesus miraculously fed thousands the day before, Jesus made several spiritual statements. This resulted in many ceasing to follow Jesus and making eleven of His apprentices stronger in following Jesus. We have the advantage of reading Jesus’ statement at the conclusion of His comments, where He said, “IT IS NOT THE FLESH THAT GIVES A PERSON LIFE. IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT GIVES LIFE. THE WORDS I TOLD YOU ARE SPIRIT, AND SO THEY GIVE LIFE” [Jn 6:63 IC]. The people who liked the free food mentioned how Moses gave them food. Jesus pointed out it was really God, not Moses, and that He came down as bread from heaven stating, “I AM THE BREAD THAT GIVES LIFE. HE WHO COMES TO ME WILL NEVER BE HUNGRY. HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER BE THIRSTY” [Jn 6:35 IC]. Not realizing this was a spiritual statement, some who were greedy for more free food got excited. However, they started to drop away when Jesus stated, “HE WHO EATS MY FLESH AND DRINKS MY BLOOD HAS ETERNAL LIFE” [Jn 6:54 IC], referring to His body as spiritual food. People who ate bread from Moses day still died, but Jesus bread, which is spiritual food as a result of coming to Jesus and believing in Him, enables us to live forever. Do you like Jesus bread? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures