He Declares the End from the Beginning
“Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4, ESV).
“Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all” (Psalm 139:4, NAS).
“For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8).
God declares the end from the beginning.
God knows the end from the beginning.
Before a word is on our tongue, He knows it altogether.
He knows what we have need of before we ask.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for us . . .
Jesus, the Lamb Slain from the Foundation of the World
Jesus is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).
It is an eternal mystery that before the foundation of the world, God had already provided salvation and redemption for mankind.
Jesus was with the Father Before the World Was
Jesus said, “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was” (John 17:5).
Jesus was with the Father before the world was. Jesus said these glorious words just before His Passion.
Jesus Finished the Work which the Father Gave Him to Do
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was (John 17:1-5).
The Only True God
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29).
The Lord is one.
He is the only true God.
He is the Lord God Almighty . . . YAHWEH . . . the great God Jehovah . . .
Before the foundation of the world, before God created the world as we know it, God was not yet known as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
It was only when Jesus came to the earth as a man, that God revealed Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus spoke about this eternal revelation and mystery, many times.
Jesus, the Bread of Life
In the bread of life passage in John Chapter 6, Jesus spoke thoroughly about God’s glorious plan for humanity.
Jesus revealed that the Father sent Him to the earth to die for the life of the world.
Among the numerous glorious revelations He spoke about, Jesus revealed that He is the living bread:
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world” (John 6:51).
Primary Revelations and Truths in the Bread of Life Passage
1. Jesus is the Bread of Life, the living bread, the bread of God, the bread from heaven, the bread – nine (9) times
John 6: 32, 33, 35, 48, 50, 51 twice, 58 twice.
2. Jesus came down from heaven – six (6) times
John 6: 32, 33, 38, 50, 51, 58
3. The Father sent Jesus – four (4) times
John 6: 39, 40, 44, 57
4. Jesus will raise up His people at the last day – four (4) times
John 6:39, 40, 44, 54
5. Jesus offers everlasting, eternal life – three (3) times
John 6: 40, 47, 54
6. Jesus offers opportunity to live forever and not die – three (3) times
John 6: 50, 51, 58
7. Jesus offers Himself to “the world,” to “anyone” and to “whoever” – four (4) times
John 6: 33, 51 twice, 54
8. If someone wants eternal life and to abide in Jesus, they must eat His flesh and drink His blood – four (4) times
John 6: 53, 54, 56, 57
9. Ten times, Jesus speaks about the Father and Jesus’ divine relationship with the Father – ten (10) times
John 6: 32, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 57 twice