Summary: Jesus said in the Gospel of John: “I am the bread of life!” and it was a sudden impact moment between men and God. Jesus let the then world know that He was “God in the flesh.” He was the same God “I am” that meet with Moses in the burning bush, it caused
“I am the bread of life!”
Series: “I am”
Thesis: Jesus said in the Gospel of John: “I am the bread of life!” and it was a sudden impact moment between men and God. Jesus let the then world know that He was “God in the flesh.” He was the same God “I am” that meet with Moses in the burning bush, it caused quit the stir!
“I am” and Yahweh come from the same root word but have different tense references “I am” is 1st person “Yahweh” 3rd Person.
Pronunciation of Yahweh
The covenant name for the God of Israel in the Old Testament is Yahweh. This name was so sacred that by the second century BC the Jews refused to pronounce it. Orthodox Jews will not pronounce this sacred name even today. When the ancient Jewish Scholar came across the name Yahweh he would pronounce it “Adonai” which means my Lord.
The Hebrew at that time had no vowels. The system of vowel points had not been invented, and therefore Yahweh was written YHVH, which is called the Tetragrammaton (The four letter word). No one really knows how it was pronounced. When the Masoretic scholars added to the consonantal word YHVH the vowels from the word Adonai, the name turned out to be YaHoVah.” However, this hybrid word. Therefore, Jehovah has been dropped from many modern translations in favor of “Yahweh.”
Jesus the Bread of Life
25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”
26Jesus 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.
27Do 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.”
28Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
30So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
32Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34“Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.”
35Then 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.
36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
43“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered.
44“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
45It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’£ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.
46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.
47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.
48I am the bread of life.
49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.
50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.
51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”