You Can’t Live Without Daily Bread

Jesus talked about bread several times. In John 6:35, He told us, “I am the bread of life.” Again, in Matthew 6:11 He said, “Give us this day our daily bread.” That doesn’t just mean our physical bread. That means our spiritual bread. We must have the daily renewing of our mind by the Word of God.

We must have the Word of God daily. We need to renew our mind with Jesus. We need to renew our mind with the Messiah. We need to renew our mind with the Word of God every single day.

Do we renew our mind with Jesus or do we renew our mind with the Word of God or do we renew our mind with Christ? The answer is all of the above. There is no difference. When we talk about the Word of God, we are talking about Jesus (John 1:1,14). That’s why when you say something in the name of Jesus, there is so much power. When you say, “in the Name of Jesus,” you are invoking all of the words that God has spoken. Every word that has been spoken from the mouth of God can be summed up into one word – Jesus.

When you speak to a demon and you say, “In the name of Jesus, be gone,” you are not just saying the name of a man. You’re not just saying the name of God. You’re saying, “In the name of the Word of God.” You’re speaking all of the Bible promises, the entire covenant, and all of the blood. You’re saying everything in the Word in one word. You’re saying power. You’re moving power when you say the name of Jesus because you are saying the Word of God. We live by the name of Jesus. We live by the Word of God.

In Mark 14:24 Jesus said, “This is My blood of the new covenant which was shed for many.” It was shed for everybody. Did everybody get it? No, only those who believe received the blood of the New Covenant. In Luke 24:30 it says, “Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.”

Luke continued in verse 31, saying, “Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.” How did they know it was Jesus? Because they recognized that when He gave that bread and broke it, that He was the bread. He was doing that as representative of Himself. When He revealed Himself as the bread of life, their eyes were opened.

Jesus revealed Himself through the broken bread, and then a miracle happened. In Luke 24:35 it says, “And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.”

There are some symbolic things here. Remember how Jesus said “I don’t say anything unless the Father has said it first, and I don’t do anything unless the Father has spoken”? (John 12:49-50). Everything that Jesus said had to be the Word of God – everything! The reason is that Jesus didn’t say anything unless the Father said it first.

That’s the way we need to be. We need to quit stating our opinions and thoughts and speak the Word of God. Get out the Word, break the bread and see what God has said, and then say what God said. If you say what God said, then the words that will proceed from your mouth will be just like the words that proceeded from Jesus’ mouth. They will be light; they will be life; they will be spirit; there will be power behind them (John 6:63).

Jesus came to earth as a man. He suffered the same things that we suffer. He was tempted by everything that we are tempted by. Jesus had to get what He got the same way we do. He had to get it through faith and by repeating what God said. The reason the words that Jesus spoke were spirit and they were life is because what He spoke was the Word of God. I propose this to you: if you only say what God says, then your words will be like the words of Jesus.

How do we know what God says? There is only one way. We must break bread daily — we must open the Word and eat it. Unless we have the Word in us, we will not be able to speak it with power in our time of need.

Remember, Jesus said that what we have in our hearts is what will come out of our mouths. So, hide the Word in your heart and it will flow with power.

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