Matthew 4:4 (AMP) But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. [see Deut. 8:3.]
Jesus declared this great truth as he faced down the devil with the Word of God. He repeated this thought when he answered His disciples at the well in Samaria.
John 4:32-34 (KJV) But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
We learn to finish the work of God by studying the Word of God and spending time with Him in prayer. Our faith comes by hearing by the Word of God, and by it, we are drawn to spend time in prayer. This faith, and its subsequent action, causes us to finish the work of God.
John 6:29 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
While we do need to eat to live, it is much more important to feed our inner man with the living, life giving, Word of God. His words are spirit and they are life.
John 6:63 (KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
We will be fasting and seeking the face of God from January 5 through January 25 this year and pray that you will join us. We don’t live by bread alone . . . our nourishment is in the spirit. Let’s be strong in spirit and put no confidence in the flesh as we enter this new year of opportunity.
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