Throawback to May 2, 2022
John made a video and I attempted to summarize what he taught.
Matthew 5:6, John 6:35 We read and learn from Jesus, who is talking from the point of view of His deity when He said “I am the bread of life”, and “whoever comes to me will never hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst”. He said these things because of his position with God. Like a specific craving we may have for a food (see photo of lady with pretzel above), we have a craving within us that must be recognized and which must also be satisfied. Our craving comes from regeneration, the born-again experience, and from the presence of the Holy Spirit inside the person’s body. The Holy Spirit takes residence within our body. The Holy Spirit’s presence fills that hunger and need for the tangible presence of God. The felt, feelable love, peace, and fear of God are found as a permeating sense of the presence of God. Deuteronomy 8:3 “Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (see again Matthew 4) God is there! It’s not an idea, you can feel and learn so from personal experience, spending time reaching out to God and letting Him know you want to feel Him near. The hunger and thirst for God is the desire for God’s presence right now, His heavenly lights coming down to you, and/or his angels being with you. This also has to do with the power of God. “You are wrong”, Jesus said to the Sadducees, “Because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God”, but we are to believe in the validity of the Scriptures because of the reality of the inspiration of the Scriptures by God, reaching out to speak to man. It is only the Holy Spirit that can produce such cravings, hungerings, and thirsting after righteousness in you. God, God, God-centric thinking is from the spirit of God! If you have a real understanding of God, He will be desired by you!