To Live By More Than Just Bread Alone.  

“You know, there’s a lot of sheep food, and there’s a lot of food you give your sheep would kill it. And I’m so glad that God was mindful enough of His sheep to get the right kind of Shepherd, the Lord Jesus. He knows what sheep food is. And you know what sheep food is? It’s the Word of God. “Man shall not live…” May I change that just a little; “Sheep shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” The sheep of God are fed by the Word of God. The Holy Spirit in you, what makes you the sheep, feeds solemnly on the Word. And solely He feeds on the Word. Anything you throw in the pen outside the Word, He will root it out to one side and let it lay there.” – Rev. William Branham
Matthew 4:4 NIV

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The context of this verse was that Satan was focusing God’s will on these stones. Satan was testing Jesus to change something that was “useless” in his eyes to something more purposeful like “bread”.

Little did Satan know that Jesus does not live by these labels. That a stone has just as much purpose to God as bread, like a toe just as important as a finger or an eye equal value as an ear.

ALL things speak of God’s glory regardless what mankind labels as useful or useless, good or evil.

This verse is about diversity. God is The “I AM” and is in everywhere and everything, and only an immature mind and heart walks by sight. 

Brothers and sisters, 

It was written in John 3, which was a very rare moment where God took the time to speak to those who were highly fluent in the very scriptures He wrote.

8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”9“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.10“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?”

Remember that perfection is about maturity and maturity sends a message of great faith in God.   Always stay open minded and may we do our best to love people and not things.  Search His will and you will find it. 

In the most honorable name worthy to fight for, Jesus Christ. 

Your brother in our war against sin,

Ray Evangelista. 


Author: Ray Evangelista, RN

I was born an "Evangelista", I didn't choose to be in the ministry, the ministry chose me. However, I did choose to be a nurse and I have been a nurse for over 20 years and thankful that I can help the sick in some way daily.