Eternal life is eating and drinking Jesus


John 6

1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
         When you are walking in the anointing of God, others will follow along and seek to find out what they can about you. It is interesting that the Passover was casually mentioned and Jesus is our Passover.
Check
I Cor. 5:7 which says, "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:"

John 6 cont.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
         God is asking us things, putting us in positions to "prove" us, so we might know where we are at or coming from. It helps us to see our position before him, our growth, etc.

John 6 cont.
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
         The food (fishes and bread) is a type of the word of God, nothing is to be lost...
cf Isa. 40:8 says,
"8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."
Matt.4:4 "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Luke 4:4 "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
II Tim. 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
Cross reference II Peter 3:15,16--
"15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."

John 6 cont.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
         The word is for all on this planet and there is plenty to go around and more to spare...
Check Isa 55:11,12--
"11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
And remember Jeremiah 15:16--
"16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts."

John 6 cont.
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
         As you walk in the Spirit of God, then nothing is going to happen to you before its time...whether good or bad... but if you are not walking in him then watch out... A few examples--
This one was a so-called good BUT now to see some bad ones... Reading

cf. John 7:28-30--
"28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on hm, because his hour was not yet come."
OR
Luke 4:28-30--
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
         That is enough to make my point...

John 6 cont.
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
         When the times look the darkest and we look to Jesus then he will bring us safely through to the solid land much quicker than we could have imagined. It seems long and dreary at first but when he brings us out on top then the time didn't seem that long or bad after all.
It reminds me of

Matt. 10:28 which says,
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
         John Huss was a Roman Catholic priest who got born agian by the blood of Jesus Christ. He left Rome, the pope called him back. He went back to share what the Lord Jesus Christ did in his life. He knew the pope was lying and would have him killed but he went back to be a witness to the saving grace of God. Hiatory says they burnt him on the stake but he was singing praises to God the whole time he was burning.

John 6 cont.
22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)
24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
         WHAT IS THE WORK OF GOD? To believe and if we truly believe with our heart, it will show to the world that we are believers as we grow in his truth and grace OR to say, "As we are growing up in the Lord Jesus Christ."

John 6 cont.
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign showest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
         PEOPLE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION VERSE 35 AND I MEAN CLOSE ATTENTION. "TO COME" TO JESUS IS TO EAT AND 'TO BELIEVE' ON HIM IS TO DRINK. He is talking words that are spirit and life. He is NOT talking carnal junk. I went bar witnessing for 7 years and plenty of drunks would tell me to eat them and I guarantee that was not the words of spirit and life. They were speaking death over and over. Jesus Christ was not speaking carnal junk like that.

John 6 cont.
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
         HE LOST JUDAS ISCARIOT..
CHECK JOHN 17:12--
"12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled."
         We see that it is the Father's will that he should lose none...but the Father's will is that all will be saved but they won't... Check II Peter 3:9--
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Or
I Tim. 2:1-4-5--
"1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"

John 6 cont.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
         WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? "...every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him..." NOW I SEE... I UNDERSTAND... So Jesus has BEEN SPELLING IT OUT IN REGARDS TO THE WILL OF GOD...

John 6 cont.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
         God draws people to himself in many different ways but they must all come through Jesus Christ... Through our prayers, through our witnessing, through the written word AND all by the Spirit of God...

John 6 cont.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
48 I am that bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
         The Lord Jesus Christ has been telling us over and over to believe, to receive him is to have eternal life NOW he says to eat his flesh and drink his blood is to have eternal life... Do you see it??? IF you still don't see it yet then go back to verse 35 and get the context of this chapter and read again.

John 6 cont.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
         He lived by the Father in his humanity and we live by him in his deity and because of his humanity. He was teaching us submission to God. He paid the price in full, he was tempted, tried and came out on top so we in him can do the same.

John 6 cont.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
         When you eat of him as we saw in v.35 is to come to him for life. That is the reason that he came to give us life, freedom from sin.

John 6 cont.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
         Many of Jesus' disciples back then couldn't handle thinking they had to physically eat Jesus but the tables have turned today, the largest false religion in the world keeps ever so many people in their religion BECAUSE OF this false teaching...

John 6 cont.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
         Words of eternal life??? to eat his flesh and drink his blood...Peter was latching on to something in the Spirit as he was in Matt. 16:16-18 when he told Jesus that he was the Christ, the Son of the living God.

John 6 cont.
70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
         Judas is called "a devil" here. Interesting... In
Cf. John 10:34, Jesus tells the religious leaders that God called those unto whom the word of God came, gods. Those who minister in the Spirit of God in the O.T. are called gods, Judas is called a devil... Who do we represent and whose life is shown in our life?
         Another thought regarding Jesus telling those who are trying to kill him that the ones to whom the word of God came were called gods.

         Let's read it in
Psa. 82:1-8...
1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
         So we see from these verses that God called those judging in his place 'gods" but he also said they shall die like men since they were judging unrightously. I don't want to be one of those gods. Satan is also called a god and he will burn forever. In like manner, the popes claim to be god on earth and they shall die like men since they too judge unrighteously.

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