Everlasting Life – The Bread of the Bible
“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.” (John 6:53)
If we aren’t eating the flesh of Christ and drinking His blood, we have no Holy Spirit dwelling in us. It’s no wonder then that Jesus tells us that except we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we have no life in us. The life He has in view is the everlasting life that true believers will experience in heaven, not merely a better life in this world.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.” (John 6:47-50)
Let’s add another piece to this puzzle. Jesus declares
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.” (John 6:63)
The bread of life is Christ Himself and the words that He speaks. He tells us that His words are spirit and life. Since Jesus is God, we know that the words that He speaks are not just in the gospels; they’re the whole Word of God.
The bread of life (Jesus), the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God are all one entity and can’t be separated. When an individual becomes saved, Christ enters into him or her, and they have a feast of the bread of life, God’s Holy Spirit, through the living words that Christ speaks in the Bible.
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.” (Isaiah 55:1-3)
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
May God bless and keep you.