Emanna for 01/28/2020
Food Being where Jesus Is
Gen 41:55 So when all the land of Egypt became hungry, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph.... (57) And all the earth came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all the earth. John 6:35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst.
Words of Ministry
At the time of
chapter forty-two the whole earth was under famine. This is exactly the situation today. A famine is a severe shortage of food, the means by which human beings maintain their existence. Food, however, not only maintains our existence, but also gives us satisfaction. When we eat and drink, we do not merely have the sense that we are maintaining our existence, but that we are being satisfied. When I am filled with good food, I am happy. Thus, a famine actually denotes dissatisfaction. The whole world today is dissatisfied. The United States, the leading country on earth, is in the same situation. It also is experiencing dissatisfaction. According to Genesis 42, food was to be found only where Joseph was. This indicates in type that food is only where Christ is. In other words, satisfaction can only be found in Christ. Where Christ is, there is satisfaction. More than fifty years ago I turned to Christ, having come to the realization that I was in a land of famine and that I was very dissatisfied. We who have turned to Christ have found food, nourishment, and satisfaction, for the food is found only where Christ is.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1474-1476. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/14/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.