Bread from Heaven

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Bread from Heaven

John 6:30-34 Bread From Heaven

JOHN 6:30-34  30 Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Then Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”

Do they understand whom Jesus meant by, "Him whom He sent" when He said, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” in John 6:29?
Yes, the "You" in their response (John 6:30) indicates that they understood it to be Jesus.

Why do they bring up manna again in John 6:31?
They’ve either completely forgotten the fact that Jesus had fed thousands just the day before, which makes no sense since they chased Jesus to Capernaum because of it, or they are telling Him that if He wants them to believe in Him as the Prophet, He will have to do the other thing that Moses did for the Israelites.

Which is what?
Free them from the bondage of pagans, from Rome this time. This was their agenda from the beginning when they plotted to take Jesus by force and crown Him king, and they are dropping strong hints that they want Him to be "the Prophet" Moses had prophesied about.

What does Jesus do in John 6:32?
He starts by clarifying that Moses hadn't given them "the bread from heaven." But then, instead of saying that Father had given it, Jesus swings the conversation onto His agenda - “the true bread from heaven… who gives life to the world” and John 6:34 indicates that the crowd has finally shifted onto Jesus’ agenda.

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