Horn of Oil Day 13 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35 Have you ever had to deal with your own people about your dedication in the faith? Ever stood alone against their murmuring in the background, knowing they are trying to defeat you as you reach higher in the things of the spirit? Has your fasting been a challenge, constantly having to explain to family, friends and others the purpose behind your sacrifice? Have you ever questioned why you remain faithful? Did you quit the fast before you really tasted? Jesus understands, because HE also has people issues. In our scripture, Jesus was speaking to HIS own people; the Jews. HIS own people were the same ones who had come to HIM to receive the miracles that made their flesh feel good, but unfortunately, they would not receive the things from HIM that gave their spirit man life. They were only interested in receiving the grace of God but refused to have a relationship or get close to HIM. How many of us focus on HIS help, HIS healing and HIS protection but not a relationship with HIM that will one day lead to the glory of being with HIM in the spirit forever? Those who believe, feed their spirit in preparation for glory. Jesus tried to usher them from just hungering after the meat that fed their flesh in life, (natural thinking) to tasting his flesh, the Words from God’s mouth that would be everlasting. (spiritual thinking) Unbelievers, will not understand the things of the spirit because they choose not to accept the things that come from God.
(1 Cor 2:14) When believers taste the flesh of Jesus, they are choosing to believe HIS Words that come from a heavenly place. The Word of God feeds and nourishes our spirit keeping it holy and healthy. We believe that HIS Words are life, they feed us during hungry times, they heal us, mend us and direct us. HIS Word feeds our spirit! Jesus is right, we do spend lots of time feeding our natural man but how much time do we spend feeding our spirit man? Your spirit man holds the power of the Godhead. Your spirit man has the knowledge and wisdom of God. Your spirit man can walk through storms, walk on water, move mountains and part the seas in your life. We must feed our spirit daily! When the spirit man is not fed, it appears to lie dormant without power or strength, and then we are only able to accomplish what is possible by our flesh. God is ABLE to do so much more! (Jude 24-25, Ephesians 3:20) Why did Jesus call himself the bread of life? Bread is considered a staple; a main or important element of our diet. Every household keeps it because it is filling and goes along with everything. When we think about what food items disappear first from supermarket shelves during a storm, bread and milk exit first. Why? We believe bread will sustain us in the storm because it needs no preparation. Jesus said HE is the bread of life! Jesus’ Words are like bread, a staple in our lives, an important and necessary ingredient for our spiritual diet. HE belongs in every household all the time! (Psalm 127:4) Jesus’ Words are filling, goes with everything and needs no preparation. God has already set the table before us and anointed us to eat. (Psalm 81:10, Psalm 23:5) Jesus’ Words are needed to get through the storms in our lives. (John 6:16-21) HIS Words are a lighthouse to guide us in from the waves of trouble. (John 12:46) Let the remaining time of this fast be totally devoted to feeding your spirit man. Allowing your spirit man to be filled and satisfied and awakened to hear from God. Open your mouth and allow the Lord to fill you with good things from heaven. Allow your cravings to lean more towards the meat from the Words of God. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8) Daniel Fast Day 13- My Spirit IS ABLE!