Monday, September 23rd, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world" (John 6:33 KJV)
In Luke 4:4, Jesus said, "...man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." Also, in John 6:35, He said, "...I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." A symbolism to this effect is seen in Luke 9, when Jesus multiplied five loaves of "bread" and gave to His disciples to feed the multitude with.
The bread is symbolic of the Word of God that He gives us, which we, in turn, should "give" or share to others. As we distribute the bread (the Word), as we share the Gospel with others, and bring more souls to the Kingdom, there's multiplication. Acts 6:7 says, "And the word of God increased; and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith."
As you win more souls, the Word of God increases, because the Word goes into every man's world. If there were five hundred people that received the Word, they'd take the same Word to five hundred worlds and the cycle continues.
Do you want the Word of the Lord to increase? If your answer is "yes," then sow it into the hearts of men; "distribute the bread." Recall that as the disciples distributed the bread to the multitude in Luke 9, the bread kept multiplying.
This was the Lord's idea and expectation when He gave the great commission in Matthew 28:19-20. He told us to take the Gospel to every man's world, and make students of those in our environments. Therefore, preach, teach and share the Word in such a way that others would receive, and become effective preachers and teachers of the same Word. Hallelujah!
"Dear Father, I thank you for making me a custodian of the truth of the Gospel, and an ambassador for Christ, empowered to make students of the nations, and show them how to live. Through the power of the Spirit, I make many others effective, enlisting them in your mighty workforce. Thus, the light of the glorious Gospel shines intensely, and speads into every man's world, in Jesus' Name. Amen."
"As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever." (John 6:57-58 KJV).
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16 KJV).
"Who hath also made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." (2 Corinthians 3:6 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Ephesians 1:1-14; Isaiah 11-12
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 24:28-39; 2 Samuel 19-20
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