“I am the bread of life,’ Jesus told them. ‘No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.” vs35
This is a fact. You can take it or leave it, but it is a fact all the same: No one who comes to the Lord Jesus Christ will ever be hungry or thirsty again. He satisfies deep in the soul, so long as we believe on Him. It’s not a one time coming, but a continual and daily coming, whereby we are filled.
1 It is impossible to believe on Him and not be satisfied because the Spirit quenches the soul! Just like you eat and drink daily, until you’ve had enough, even so, the Spirit, by believing, gives us all that we need. We have hope, joy, and peace; we have power over sin and communion with God. We have so much satisfaction that we lay down our lives for others.
Moses, when he was in the Tabernacle with Joshua, got so much of Jesus that he went out to lead the people. Joshua got so much that he didn’t want to leave, and such it is with us. We taste and see that He’s good, and as we mature, we go out to serve others because we must testify of His greatness. “The LORD spoke with Moses face to face, just as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his assistant, the young man Joshua son of Nun, would not leave the inside of the tent (Ex 33:11).”
2 Sovereign mercy is an astonishment to the soul! It is God unveiling His glory, taking you up to the highest mountain, and it is God filling you with the knowledge of His worthiness, so that you’d die for Him, so long as He is praised. You want to give Him glory beyond yourself because you know He deserves it, whether He saves you or not. You are overwhelmed that the Infinite God who does as He pleases chose you, or you’d surely have perished. He saved you, not your will power, and He keeps you going, or you’d resort back to the vilest creature and kill yourself. Nebuchadnezzar was told, “This word is by decree of the observers; the matter is a command from the holy ones. This is so the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men. He gives it to anyone He wants and sets the lowliest of men over it (Dan 4:17).”
You know God is to be praised, and like Nebuchadnezzar, that the Most High rules in the kingdoms of men. “All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done (Dan 4:35)?” He included you in mercy of His own will to the highest praises imaginable. This thought of having all things in Christ is high as the heavens, wider than the richest imagination, and deep as the pit of hell He delivered us from. It is the astonishment of the unsearchable riches of Christ.
3 Do you know this satisfaction and purity, this life changing knowledge of the Son? Do you know that He spared and pitied you, that He loves you unimaginably by the death of His Son? Do you know the condescension of the Son to take upon Himself humanity to glorify the Father as Savior – the Perfect and Highest Servant who deserves to sit enthroned with salvation? He said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son so that the Son may glorify You (John 17:1).” Do you know God in Christ? If so, then you are filled! If not, then you’ll never be filled any other way.
Seek this, my dear brothers, daily! Don’t seek the things that perish, the temporary delights of this world of fame and ease!