Bread is food
Water is also necessary for life.
He walks “On” the water, he walks over the life? he transverses life, he is lighter than life, he is over the sea, chaos and evil, he is “over” evil and controls and even “walks over the enemy forces of evil in the depths” He “walks all over them” to use a modern euphemism.
No understanding at all, no real grasp of who God is, only what your system tells you.
you need God to validate your thinking, so a god is created to support your vision, and a theology, rather a hermeneutic is fashioned to hold up the broken cistern of your life, and you are too stupid to even consider what I write in these pages.
Quick to dismiss anything that exposes your flawed and insipid thinking, Beyond cure, hopeless, lost, adrift, mires in sickness, a sickness of mind.
Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
No-one left alive who is well read enough to even know what I am speaking of.
Jewish teachers frequently spoke of the Law as “bread”; there are indications that some at least also identified the manna with the Torah (so Philo in Mut 253–63; and especially Mek Exod 13:17: “The Holy One, blessed be he, said, ‘If I now suffer Israel to enter the land, then they will at once seize each his field and each his vineyard and be idle in the study of the Torah.
Instead I will lead them about in the desert for forty years that they may eat manna and drink the water of the well and (thereby) the Torah will be united [= assimilated] with their body,’ ” cited in Odeberg, 243).
If this interpretation was current in the first century of our era, as is likely, v 35 may yet be another example of the maxim, “The Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (1:17;
Torah was “bread” Torah was said to be taken inside a man and sustain him.
Law from “Moses” but grace and truth from “Jesus Christ’” make more sense in light of this.
Bread and Life
Synopsis Passover is the time of Bread
Its passover, the time of bread
There is a crowd and not enough bread
small loaves and two fish
Jesus asks the test question...where will we get it?
Philip says 'not enough money to buy it
Jesus was not thinking of purchase, but of provision...
You cannot buy it, but I can give it.
Like Manna, it “is not there” but it is....it cannot be bought, but only be given.
The wilderness is proof of this kind of Bread.
“give us this bread” becomes “provide us this bread”
Bread cannot be bought...must be provided, must be given.
in the desert, they worried about 'enough'...it was greed...never 'enough' when we always want more.
Will God Fulfill my Desires?
Jesus nourishes where manna failed.
Don’t over-allegorize...He is the food, eating his flesh, a communion allegory, eating the lamb at passover, eating the bread and the meat together, a meal of fellowship.
feeding of 5k all four gospels
feeding: a powerful metaphor from OT
Bread in wilderness
Bread ‘from heaven’ bread from above
Exodus 16:1-21 (NIV84)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you.
The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.
In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”
Exodus 16:19–21 (NIV84)
Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.”
However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell.
So Moses was angry with them.
Each morning everyone gathered as much as he needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away.
bread is ‘from heaven’ and it sustains in a wilderness filled with powerlessness
IF THEY HOARD, IT SPOILS, IF THEY TRUST, IT SUSTAINS
This teaching is AFTER the desert Failure and is a Commentary on it.
“The manna is not what satisfies you”
The Manna goes away each day.
What satisfies is the PROMISE OF MORE the next day
DON’T BE ADDICTED TO MANNA, BE ADDICTED TO THE PROMISE OF GOD
THIS IS THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR DESIRES.
I WANT GOD AND HIS PROMISES, IF I WANT HIM, I AM ALWAYS SATISFIED.
not by bread alone, but also word of God: The word is what makes us alive, not “food that spoils”.
GOD’S PROMISE NEVER SPOILS
THE BREAD MAY SPOIL, THE PROMISE NEVER SPOILS
1: Manna is ‘given’ not bought
2: Manna is given ‘from heaven’ in the presence of the glory of the Lord AS IN JOHN 6: JESUS IS THERE AS IT HAPPENS.
It is “a test” I will test them to see whether they will do this most basic thing, like get food for themselves
Will they even have enough faith to go for food when they are hungry?
Will they even do the most obvious thing that can be done?
GOD ONLY ASKS FOR US TO HAVE ENOUGH FAITH TO ACT IN OUR OWN SELF-INTEREST
THEY ARE UNABLE TO WIN THE BATTLE OF THEIR DESIRES, SO GOD MUST TRANSFORM OUR DESIRES:
What is bread about?
Desire, base hunger, it is about fulfilling an appetite.
a basic need.
a Primal Need Even.
I MUST have this thing, or I will die.
Then we get to Jesus in
John 6:22–35 (NIV84)
When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.
On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
Jesus is not talking about something to eat here,
he is talking about the transformation of our DESIRES...what is it that we want....for what do we Hunger?
This is now passover time, the calendar is different.
There has been a large feeding, with plenty of “leftovers” The first feeding did not allow leftovers due to spoilage, this will not spoil...
Jesus bread can be “
stored up” and “Kept” Jesus word is cumulative...
Many fed/Many Fed
Presence of God/Presence of Jesus
“Comes overnight”/Broad Daylight
Dont keep Leftover (Spoilage)/Plenty Left Over
Grain and Quail/Bread and Fish
Air Creature/Sea Creature?
The bread comes from the same Place.
There is “stale bread” and Living bread.
When they keep that bread, it became dead, Jesus becomes life
what is the difference?
What they are looking for is what makes the difference.
Desert: food, deal with my Appetite.