John 6:48-51 (AMP)
48 I am the Bread of Life [that gives life—the Living Bread].
49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and [yet] they died.
50 [But] this is the Bread that comes down from heaven, so that [any]one may eat of it and never die.
51 I [Myself] am this Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever; and also the Bread that I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh (body).
Jesus said the He is the bread of life come down from heaven. But first He spoke of manna. Manna was a daily provision for the subsistence of God’s people in the wilderness. Today the Holy Spirit is the believer’s daily provision for real abundant life, in effect He is like the bread of life come down from heaven.
God is asking each of us to walk in the Spirit such that we will not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh. He is asking us to walk in the Spirit since this is the only way we can bring to God glory. If we are to sincerely say to our church body “follow me as I follow Christ” we must have a testimony of being consistently filled and controlled by His Spirit. This will no doubt bring enrichment to our lives and joy and love will begin to spring up in our body as the natural fruit of the Spirit.
As we are filled and controlled by the Spirit, instead of letting our fleshly desires and cravings control how we live, we become more Christ-like and His abundance (that real, abundant life mentioned earlier) begins to manifest itself through our lives to draw others to Christ. However, when we allow our flesh to control us, man-sized (or smaller) results are all that's achieved- and Christ is not easily seen in or through us. God receives glory via the Spirit living and working within us.
As you pray throughout this week and beyond, seek the Spirit to fill, lead, and guide you as you pray and worship God, and as you read and meditate in His Word.