Jesus the Bread of Life
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
We as people must drink water and eat daily to stay alive. We must feed our fleshly bodies to keep them strong. Our flesh requires it, if we go a day without water you will instantly feel the effects. Dehydration will begin to set in and you will begin to weaken. It is a routine we have become a custom to, simply because of our need. The body gives many symptoms or cries to get our attention such as stomach grumbling, Our moods can quickly change, Our mouth gets dry and Our bodies sweat. All telling us the need for food and water.
Ok, that takes care of the physical body but what about our spirits? If our physical bodies need bread and water, what about our spiritual bodies? Jesus said unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. What was He saying and why did He say it the way He did? Jesus always spoke in parables. Parables are like poetry, you must go deep to seek what is inside. His reasoning for this is simple, Jesus does not like superficial relationships. Jesus speaks in such a way to separate those who truly desire to know Him from those who only have personal agendas.
If you want to know Jesus, you must open your heart and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Continuing to seek Him as if He is your need for water. Let me explain. People during that time thought He was mad and crazy for saying you needed to eat His flesh and drink His blood. Lets look further, in the book of Genesis it says in the beginning was the word and the word was God. Meaning the word itself was and is God. The word of God is living. When we read the word of God we are to chew it. Meditate on it and seek its depth. The word of God is spiritual bread. If we do not feed our spirits this bread as our physical bodies will die our spiritual bodies are dead. The reason you can’t hear God, feel God, is your spiritual body is dead and it must be fed.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b]
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c]”
Jesus Holy Spirit is the living water we need to drink. As we read his word = eat of His flesh, He gives us living water, His spirit. We drink of His blood = spirit = living water. When He was on the cross and they speared Him through the side His blood was mixed with water, living water.
Let me tell you a story. One day I was in my backyard where I loved to read the word of God. I was studying a book of theology on the subject of the Holy Spirit and the trinity. My patio had three pillars, each had a grapevine growing up them. Two of the vines had connected and became one, the third was reaching for the other but had not yet connected. While I was reading on the spirit, a very nice breeze blew up against me. I looked up and I could see the two vines reaching for each other. In front of my own eyes they connected. Now all three were joined. Here I was reading trying to understand a very complex subject on the trinity and God explains it right before my eyes. The wind, the spirit, that’s how they connect! That is exactly how we connect to God, by His living water the Holy Spirit.
I pray your day is filled with eating His flesh and drinking His blood!
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Reblogged this on Narcissist Sinners like my Sinner-in-law Holly Siget.
I just read about this! This morning in Leviticus .. people thought Jesus was crazy for instructing them to drink his blood because they followed the strict commands of Leviticus 17.
17: 11… “for the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the Lord. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible. 12 That is why I have said to the people of Israel, ‘You must never eat or drink blood—neither you nor the foreigners living among you.’ ”
Thank you for sharing your insights on this. I’ve been thinking about the blood part of communion. I understand from scriptures that to eat Christ’s body, the bread, is to eat the Word. But I haven’t been so clear on the blood part. You believe the blood part of John 6:56 is the Holy Spirit?
56: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them
I believe it is water which I also believe is spirit
Jesus answered her if you knew who it was that was asking you for a drink of water you would ask for living water so you will never thirst again. I believe He is referring to His spirit
I also believe He refers to His spirit as wind
Great post! thanks once again for sharing.
Thanks for the Like also on Jamie N.Commons “Lead me home” video. Love the song and especially the lyrics! “Oh God live inside me and lead me on my way, live inside me and lead me on my way- lead me home”
the body the spirit and the blood of christ is all we need to enter to the ever lasting joy of christ.
Beautifully put- thanks!
Very well said. THANKS!
Well put! and as it says in John “many could not understand and walked away” . Miracles happen every day and the miracle of the living Jesus in the bread and wine that we partake of as His body and blood at each eurcharist! Very well done! Keep it up!!
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