“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.”
I think we can all agree that we have never experienced this physically. I think after big meal we have all heard or even said that we are so full we won’t eat for days. However, we all have experienced that we do indeed get hungry and thirsty again in just a matter of hours. The statement that Jesus makes here is clearly not talking about physical hunger or thirst, because what we consume in our mouth ends up being digested and the energy from it is spent in activity; therefore, the benefit of it is depleted and must be replenished. The Bread of Life brings to us eternal life and it is not received through our mouth nor does it nourish our physical body. It is taken into our life by faith and it gives eternal life to our dead spirit in our soul that will exist forever. Only by receiving the life that comes from Christ as your Saviour can you live forever in Heaven with God. If any person does not receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour by faith, then they do not have His life in them, they are still spiritually dead in their sins, and they will exist eternally in spiritual death separated from the Holy God not in Heaven, but rather in Hell. This is the only way that our inner man can truly be satisfied and in such a way that it never is completely depleted, because it can be constantly being filled by the presence of the Lord in us. This is exactly what the Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to pen unto the church at Ephesus in Ephesians 3:16-17 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,” and this reality is available to every person who receives Jesus into their life by faith. This is what Jesus left Heaven and came to earth in human form to do for us sinners. This is the reality that Jesus can make possible for any sinner through His sinless life, His sacrificial death, and His victorious resurrection. Today He is in Heaven, seated on His throne at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for all who will call upon Him for the forgiveness He made possible in His vicarious payment for our sins. This is what each person here needs in our own life and what we need to share with others. Every person needs the Bread of Life and every person that has received it needs to share with those who have not. If Jesus has satisfied the longing of your soul, then you need to share that satisfaction with those around you.