Read the “Bread from Heaven” verses in John 6:22-59 and you will see bread is much more than food for your stomach. Bread is symbolic of instruction from God in Heaven.
In John 6:27 Jesus says “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life” This is because:
- Jesus is the Word of God (Revelation 19:13),
- His Words are Spirit and Life (John 6:63) and,
- they are the Words of Eternal Life (John 6:68).
He wants us to know His Words so we can follow His voice.
Why did Jesus “Break Bread” with others?
Bread is a simple word, but it’s also very powerful. Breaking bread and eating it releases the Holy Spirit to draw people to seek instruction from God. This is why Jesus broke bread.
When you Gather with your assembly of people, it is a wise idea to break bread before you start studying so the Holy Spirit will guide you while learning the Word of God.