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Bible Study: Jesus Is the Only Drink That Satisfies

The Lord’s Word (the living Holy Bible) is known as the living water of life (John 4:10). The Bible is known as the most credible resource in history and has been preserved for over thousands of years. The Word Of God is known as the “bread of life” and the “living water,” and even equates to Christ himself (John 1). Jesus is also known as the bread of life because he died on the cross (the bread representing the flesh, and the wine representing the blood).

 

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)

 

Communion is a time to fellowship in community and to dine with one another. The Father desires that we would dine with Him, so He sent His one and only Son Yeshua (Jesus Christ) so we could have a relationship through Him to the heavenly Father. The Word of God is like nourishment to the soul and is so important to intake daily. Just as regular water hydrates, so does the truth.

 

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 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 6:47-50)

 

We must replenish our souls from the days of life that wear us out at times through circumstances or emotional reasons. Our flesh can drag us down and we become dehydrated spiritually needing refreshment. We must go to the eternal fountain of life for our well being. Do you realize how important reading God’s Word is? The Bible is so important that Jesus even says that He is the bread of life.

 

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

 

Our Lord God the Father sent the revealed Word or revelation of who He is in the flesh through the Son of Man (John 1). It sounds crazy, but just like an egg, which has three parts, so does the Triune God: God, the Father; the Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 13:14). We need all three in fellowship to communicate to the one true God Almighty of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

 

The Old Testament reflects the New Testament and vice versa. The reason the Bible is truth is that the prophesies in the Old Testament were written hundreds of years prior to the birth of Christ (or what we know as Christ-mas). The people of God are Judeo-Christian, meaning their roots are steeped in Judaism; the only difference is we believe that the Messiah has come. Those who believe Christ is the revealed Messiah—the one true King, the awaited Savior that the prophets of biblical times spoke of—are considered Christ followers. Jewish people who believe in Jesus (Yeshua) as Messiah are known as Messianic Jews. God has revealed Himself through His Word in the Old Testament (Jewish Torah) and New Testament (Birth of Christ, the Gospels and so forth).

 

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. (Hebrews 1:1-3)

 

It is so important to understand the power of God’s spoken, written and revealed Word (Christ). The Lord is so big and powerful the human mind cannot contain Him, but His Word is His breath, inspired through man and through Jesus (Yeshua). We must value this revealed knowledge and wisdom bestowed to us from the King of Kings, and not disregard the treasure we have.

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (1 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Many people of olden times wished they had the Holy Spirit to counsel and guide them into all truth after Christ’s death and resurrection. Many wished they had the Messiah (the one true final lamb). Many people wished they knew Yeshua as their High Priest.

Some are still caught in the deception of religion instead of relationship. Many are tricked into thinking they have to go through actions (religious rituals) or through another person to get to God when Jesus was the High Priest, the Rabbi and the doorway to God the Father. The price was paid after Christ died on the cross and rose again.

We have access to the Father through the Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit. Now we can interpret the Holy Scriptures and can fellowship with our God and King because the veil was torn! Hallelujah!

Do you worship freely or do you read your Word daily? I challenge you to ask God to speak to you and to reveal Himself more deeply so you can share this free gift of salvation with others.

We love you, PI Girls, I am praying for you to grow deeper in your walk with God through Christ and through His Holy Spirit. God bless you! Jesus loves you.

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