After Saul died, the kingdom was given over to David. This was in Israel, where David ruled as king. Because Saul did not harken unto the Lord, the Lord raised up David, even after His own heart to serve Him. And what is amazing, is that David was not forced into a lifestyle of seeking God, but he himself desired the Lord’s presence with him at all times. This is why the kingdom of Israel was in God’s hands because David trusted in Him. It was in this time that 1“all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.” (1 Chronicles 11:1,2) So as you can see, the people also trusted in their new king, while saying he would do similar things that the coming Mosiah would also do, which is to feed the people Israel. My friends, people can supply the needs of individuals for a time and a period if they are seeking God, but the lord is able to supply our needs long term. This is because Jesus is Lord and is also called the bread of life. No one else can take this role from Him, for He rules supreme in the heavens. Even Jesus said, 2“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) Do you believe in Jesus? If so, then you are on the right track, but also learn to follow Him.
The best part of our journey in life begins when we believe in Jesus. This is when we understand what Jesus did for us on the cross and we allow Him to cleanse us of all our sins. We then surrender to Him and begin to walk in His light. This is made known to us because Jesus said, 2“all that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) Now, what Jesus said next may blow your mind, but it is so pertinent to our salvation. He said, 2“He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life.” (John 6:47,48) 2“This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:50,51) 2“Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” (John 6:53-56) Communion is what Jesus is referring to here. When we take the bread, we remember Jesus’s life by eating his flesh. We also take the juice and remember His sacrifice for sins, by drinking His blood. This shows our faith in Jesus, who feeds our souls and leads us on the path that leads to eternal life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, come into our lives and feed us every day that we have breath. Lead us from temptation and into Your love. We desire to know You greater and to have You with us always. With communion, we humbly come to the table and eat Your flesh and remember everything that You did while on this earth. We drink Your blood and remember what You did for mankind on the cross. You carried our sins, that we don’t have to suffer for them in judgment. Thank You, Jesus. It is amazing to have this knowledge bestowed upon us. I have hope because You are the bread that came down from heaven. Therefore, my soul is fed and I am not left thirsty, because You are in me. It is my prayer that I will live this life worthy of Your presence and never take communion unworthily. So please keep me on the straight and narrow path. Don’t allow evil influences in my life. I do not wish to have any distractions, but have a mind that is sober and fixed on what is needed for Your kingdom to grow. I know that You have a special plan for my life, and I only wish to fulfill Your wishes. So if I am doing anything now that goes against Your will, make it known to me. I wish to have every evil thing ripped out of my heart and soul, that I may serve my King with honor and respect. You are my God and I worship You. I don’t need earthly pleasures to be happy, but only the peace and love that You can offer me. I am joyful, because You have a hand in my life, and not what I can do on my own. I love You, Lord. To remember You in communion and during the week is all I want to do. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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