Never Hungry or Thirsty
Tim Temple

Introduction

John records more of the ways in which the Lord Jesus Christ described Himself while He was here on earth than any of the other writers. For example, in chapter 4, when Jesus was discussing spiritual things with the woman He met at the well in Samaria and she turned the conversation to the coming of the Messiah, He said, in verse 26, “I Who speak to you Am He.” There, for the first time in the Gospel of John, we find Jesus using this phrase, “I Am,” which is the primary name of God that He revealed of Himself in the Old Testament.

In chapter 8, verse 12, we are going see that Jesus says: “I Am the Light of the world.” In chapter 10, verse 7, He is going to say, “I Am the Door”—the door to salvation, the door to fellowship with God. In chapter 10, verse 11, He says, “I Am the Good Shepherd Who cares for the sheep.” In chapter 11, verse 25, He says, “I Am the Resurrection and the Light.” In chapter 14, verse 6, He says, “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” In chapter 15, verse 5, He says, “I Am the Vine, and you are the branches.” You see that He uses these descriptions of Himself over and over again to help us understand Who He is.

The description of Himself that brings all of this to our attention is the one used here in chapter 6, verse 35, where He says, “I Am the Bread of Life.” The question on our minds as we come to that statement is, “Why did Jesus say that, and what did He mean by it?”

By way of background, remember that in the beginning of the chapter, He had fed more than 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. Those loaves of bread were more like biscuits than what we would think of as loaves of bread. We saw, in verses 1-21, that because of that demonstration of power, people tracked Him down everywhere He went for the next couple of days in search of food and more provision from Him and to see the excitement that went along with a miracle like that.

In verses 22-58, He gives them a discourse about provision in which His main point is that real provision comes only from God and is much more than just physical provision. He teaches us in this Bread of Life Discourse that there is much more to life and a relationship with God than just the physical provision that He makes for us.

Jesus' Identification

In verse 34, they said to Him, in the middle of this discourse, “Lord, give us this bread always,” as the New King James Version states it. That brings us to verse 35, where Jesus actually begins giving the specifics of the discourse. What we saw in those first verses was kind of an introduction, but now He gets into the actual explanation of what He means by calling Himself the Bread of Life . The overall concept is in verses 35-40. In the first part of verse 35, we see Jesus' identification:

John 6

35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life…

There is that term that we have been talking about which brought up the whole subject:

John 6

35And 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.

In verse 27, He had talked to people about investing their lives in food that endures to everlasting life. They had come, searching Him out, hoping that He would provide them with more physical food as He had done in the miracle in the first part of the chapter. He takes that opportunity to turn that around and tell them, “Look, you have come out here all this way and gone to a great deal of trouble to track Me down so you can have some physical food; what you need to do is to invest your time and your energy in food that endures forever—food that does not perish rather than food that perishes.”

We talked about how all food perishes sooner or later. Even the human body that is fed on that food perishes sooner or later. The people, in response to that, said, “What shall we do to work the works of God?” In verse 28, He told them that there was only one work of God. It is not a matter of works of God, but it is one work of God; and that is to believe in Whom He has sent. In other words, Jesus is getting ready to say, “Believe in Me.” They still have not gotten the point, so finally He gets perfectly specific with them, in verse 35, and gives them this identification: “I am the bread of life…”

There is a very important point that is still true today that He makes here in this verse. They were asking something from Him and what He was offering them was Himself. Jesus did not come to give things to people. He came to give people Himself. In other words, the gift which they claimed to be asking for was already there. If they would receive Him, along with Him, they would receive all of the things that He can give. They just needed to receive Him for Who He was. He was the Son of God, the One come down from Heaven, sent by God.

Jesus' Invitation

In the second part of the verse, He gives another specific point. He gave His identification in the first part of the verse. Now notice the last part of verse 35:

John 6

35…he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

We are going to see, through the rest of the chapter, that when Jesus speaks of coming to Him, the word come, coming, or whatever form of the word we find in various places in the chapter, is used interchangeably with the word believe . He talks about coming to Him, but it does not mean just coming out to hear Him teach somewhere; it doesn't mean just coming to Him to see Him do His miracles; it means to believe in Him, to come to Him in faith.

Of course, that applies primarily to salvation. That is the main thing that He was talking about. He said, “Come to Me for salvation. If you want to know God and to have the provision from God, you believe in Me.” It also applies to living the Christian life. We have to keep feeding on Him for spiritual food after our salvation—continuing to believe the instructions that He gave us in His Word about living to please Him and to serve Him.

In verse 36, Jesus brings out a real problem that still goes on today:

John 6

36But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

It is not enough to just see Jesus Christ, to understand the concept of Jesus Christ. There has to be belief in what we see. That was very true in the days when Jesus was on the earth physically. These people could see the Son of God physically. They could see Him do miracles. It wasn't a matter of reading about the miracles as we have to do; rather, it was a matter of seeing them. But Jesus said that it was not enough to just see what He was doing. It was not enough to just hear what Jesus was saying, but He said, “What you have to do to really know Me and to come to Me is to believe that these things that I am doing are the very power of God. They are done by God Himself.”

Why is it that some people fall into that catagory? In that day, as well as this, they were seeing the truth of God, but not believing in Him. In those days, they saw it physically. In our day, we see it in the record. Why is it that people can see Him and still not believe in Him? In verses 37-40, we find Jesus' explanation of that. We have seen the identification, then the invitation, and now He gives some explanation. First, He makes a summary statement in verse 37:

Jesus' Explanation

John 6

37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

The bottom line is this: Whether or not a person follows up on the Gospel message is in God's hands. He says, “All that the Father gives Me will come to me…” He is saying that of all the people whom the Father gives Him will come to Him. No matter how eloquent you or I may be, no matter what convincing truth we might give to people, it is really a matter of God the Father's giving that individual to Jesus Christ. The matter of whether or not a person comes to Jesus Christ is ultimately in God's hands.

He uses us as the instruments to get the message to them, and sometimes that is where the breakdown comes. We don't do what God has told us to do in getting the message out. When we give the message out, the response that the person gives to that message is in God's hands. We have to be faithful to witness to people, but we can't save anybody. You and I cannot bring anybody to Jesus Christ. God the Father is the One Who brings people to Him. All we can do is let people see Christ through our verbal witness or the witness of our lives, but it is God Who brings about the results.

This is one of the statements in the Bible of the doctrine of election, which we have talked about before. This doctrine really bothers a lot of people, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind about this. First, we are talking about God. Who are we to question whom God draws to Jesus Christ and whom He doesn't? God, in His infinite wisdom, knows those who will be saved, and God brings those who are to be saved into the fold. The last part of verse 37 reassures us that nobody who wants to be saved will ever be turned away. It says:

John 6

37…and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

When we think about the clearly stated fact in the Scripture that there are going to be some people in Hell and there are going to be some people in Heaven, and when you realize that God chose to save only those who would come to Him through Jesus Christ, one of the natural reactions to that is to say, “Well, it is God's fault that those people are in Hell. If God chose to narrow the choice down to believing in Jesus Christ or not believing in Jesus Christ, then it's God's fault that those people are in Hell.” What verse 37 tells us is that the ones who come to Christ will not be cast out. You can rest assured that there will be no one in Hell who wanted to know about God and who tried to come to God and God said, “No, you are not of the elect. You cannot come in.” All of those who have a desire to be saved, all of those who have an open heart to Jesus Christ will be saved. If they come to Him in faith, He will not by any means turn them away.

That is the summary of the Bread of Life Discourse . In verses 38-40, we find the support for it. Look at verse 38:

John 6

38For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39And 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.
40And 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.

In the face of this heavy doctrine of election, these verses are very reassuring, and that is what Jesus meant for them to be. Basically, what Jesus is saying is that no one who wants to be saved will go unsaved. No one who wants to be saved will fail to be saved.

From a human standpoint, we focus on the whosoever will salvation, and that is completely correct. The Scripture says, in John, chapter 3, verse 16:

John 3

16…that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Gospel message is open to every one who believes in Him, but from the divine viewpoint, the focus is on the fact that God has chosen in Christ, before the foundation of the world, those who will respond and those who won't respond, and He has chosen the vehicle of that response to be faith in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone. This is the reason that Jesus is going to say, a little later, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” This is why we need to be very careful that we don't in any way give people the idea that, as long as they are sincere about their belief in God, they will get to Heaven, because God's choice before the foundation of the world was that Jesus Christ would be the way of salvation. We are chosen in Him, and that choice was a part of the original blueprint of the whole layout of the human race and the relationship of the human race to God. God is the One Who superintends those who will be saved, coming to God through Christ. The Father gives them to the Son.

We have both viewpoints here. We have the divine viewpoint which says these people who come to God through faith in Christ are going to be saved, and we have the human standpoint which says that whosoever will may come. Whoever comes to God must come to Him through Jesus Christ. That is God's sovereign choice. It is not enough to be a sincere Buddhist or a sincere Muslim or a sincere anything else who does not focus on Jesus Christ as Savior, because that is God's choice.

There is a lot of talk lately, and there probably always has been, about being gracious and about simulating all the people who claim God as their father, but that is not biblical if we are talking about coming any way other than through Jesus Christ.

Notice, in verse 40, that it is not only a matter of seeing Jesus, but of believing in Him:

John 6

40And 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.

That verse includes those who include Jesus Christ in their theology. Those who talk about Jesus Christ as a son of God, those who talk about Christ as a great teacher, have for their message coming to God through some means other than Jesus Christ. I will not take the time to name all of those groups, but there are groups who even claim to be a part of mainstream Christianity. That group I will name—the Mormons. If Jesus Christ has any place in a religious system other than the Savior, then that is not God's message.

It is easy to be misled by some of these cults because they will exalt Jesus Christ, but they exalt Him as one who was a son of God who eventually was elevated to the rank of the Son of God. The implication is that you too are a son of God, and you can be elevated into Heaven, but God's choice is that Jesus Christ is the Savior, not the older brother or not the way to God or the guide to godly living.

Verse 40 says that it is not just a matter of talking about Jesus; it is not just a matter of including Jesus in your theological system; it is a matter of not only seeing Him, but believing in Him to have everlasting life.

That leads me to something that it seems I am saying more and more often these days. As we give out the Gospel, we need to be very careful that we make this very clear. We understand what we mean by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. We understand what we mean when we talk about trusting Christ for salvation; but we need to be sure that our hearers understand that we are not just talking about adopting a Christian lifestyle or following the teachings of Jesus. When we give the Gospel, let's be sure that we include in that presentation of the Gospel the fact that Christ died for my sins. What we are coming to Him for is salvation from our sins. What we are coming to Him with is a belief that He died in our place.

It is not just a matter of deciding that we are going to live according to the principles of the New Testament, that we are going to follow the teaching of Jesus, or even that we are going to let Jesus into our heart. It is a matter of believing that Jesus Christ died in my place. When we have the opportunities to give out the Gospel or when we are laying the groundwork for someone else to ultimately give that message, our focus must be not just seeing Jesus, but believing in Him as the sin-bearer, the Savior. That is where salvation comes from. That is where the promise of everlasting life and being raised up at the last day comes from.

The Jews' Complaint

Jesus is talking about a very heavy concept of the Bread of Life, in verses 35-40, so in verses 41-42, the Jews have a complaint. Look at verse 41:

John 6

41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
42And 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?

This is a complaint that they have, but I want you to notice very carefully what their complaint was about. It was not about this heavy matter of God the Father giving certain ones to God the Son. Their complaint was not about the fact that only those who come to God by faith in Jesus Christ are going to have eternal life; their complaint was about something that He said before He even got into all that—the fact that He came down from Heaven. That is what their complaint was about. It was a combination of His statements in verses 32 and 35, when He says that He is the One Who came down from Heaven. They weren't arguing with His theology, you see; they were just arguing with a personal matter.

Their attitude in making that complaint was a lot like the man who is reported to have said on the night of Abraham Lincoln's assassination: “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” There are some things that are totally beside the point. We can bring up a complaint or a subject that may have something to do with what really happened, but it is a completely useless point to discuss. How could these people have missed the point so completely? Their complaint was not about how to get to God, but the fact that Jesus was saying that He was God.

They had a legitimate complaint here, but it wasn't the right complaint to make about this particular statement. They knew His earthly father and mother and His brothers and sisters, so they said, “How can He dare to claim that He has any other than human origin?” That brings the discussion right down into our present day. There are many people who profess to be Christians, but who deny the unique deity of the Lord Jesus Christ or who deny the virgin birth. There are preachers who stand in pulpits today and talk all around the subject of salvation and all around the subject of the deity of Christ; but if you press them, they are not willing to say that Jesus Christ was God. They are not willing to believe that He came of a virgin. Yet, to deny the record of Scripture about those things is just as bad as these people who saw the record of His life on earth and were still not willing to believe that He was God in the flesh. That kind of objection, even though it is so hard to understand, is something that still goes on today.

Negative Aspect of Their Unbelief

In answering their objections, Jesus launches into the continuation of the discourse, in verses 43-52. First, in verses 43-46, He deals with the negative aspect of their unbelief. Notice verse 43:

John 6

43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
45It 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.
46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Jesus characterizes what these people were doing. They were murmuring against Him. These were religious people, remember. These were people who were professing to worship God; but if they had been in the right relationship with the God whom they professed to worship, they would have yielded to the drawing power of God. When they heard the message of Jesus Christ, they would have come to Him. In verse 44, He says, “God Himself draws responsive hearts to come to His Son. No one comes to Me unless the Father Who sent Me draws him.” The Father works in the hearts of those who hear the message. Those who respond to the message do so because God Himself draws them there.

That is what Nathaniel experienced back in chapter 1. When we first began our study in the book of John, we saw how those first believers came to Him. Nathaniel had doubts about Jesus when His brother came and told him about Jesus. He said, “I have to go see for myself,” but as soon as he came in contact with Jesus, he felt and responded to that drawing of God's Spirit, and he recognized Jesus for Who He was. Technically speaking, he did not realize that it was God Who was drawing him. It was just his thought processes, as far as he knew, but it was God Who was drawing him to Jesus Christ.

If you look at the last line of verse 44, Jesus says something that He says again and again through this passage: “I will raise him up at the last day.” Jesus says, “When a person comes to Me, I will raise him up at the last day.” We see that phrase repeated several times along here, and the reason that Jesus says that is that it shows the stability of that relationship. When we come to Jesus Christ as Savior, we are not just coming to One Who had a new system for successful living. We are not just coming to One Who will somehow help us through this life. It is amazing to me how many people look at Jesus Christ just on the basis of what He will do for them in this life. Usually, those are people who only think of Him as a great teacher. But Jesus is saying, “Look, you come to Me and take Me as the Bread of Life, and I will meet your needs now; but I will also raise you up in the last day. I will also give you eternal life.”

In verse 45, Jesus is probably quoting from Isaiah, chapter 54, verse 13. This verse says:

Isaiah 54

13And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

In that verse, Isaiah was talking about the Millennium that is still future as far as we are concerned, that 1,000 years when Jesus Christ will actually sit on the throne of David and rule over Israel. During that period of time, one of the many things that will be true about the nation of Israel is that the Lord Himself will teach everyone, and everyone will have the truth of God in their hearts. Of course, the complete fulfillment of that prophecy is not with us yet, but the emphasis of Jesus, at this point, is not so much that all will have that teaching, but the fact that God, directly and personally, teaches those who come to Him in faith even before the Millennium. God takes the responsibility for opening our eyes to the truth that this is the Savior and to the truth that we need for day-to-day living after that.

This much of the prophecy is fulfilled in the Church today with the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit. There are things that we don't fully understand. We don't fully understand the virgin birth. We don't fully understand the resurrection. We don't fully understand the mystery of our salvation, but once one has acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God, equal with the Father, and that Jesus is the Savior, the Holy Spirit ministers in our hearts, and we have as much understanding as we can humanly have about those things. They are no longer stumbling blocks to our faith. This is the way that God works in the hearts of those who believe.

The Positive Aspect of Faith

The negative aspect of their unbelief is in verses 43-46, but in verses 47-51, He talks about the positive side of the story, and that is faith. Jesus says that to believe on Him is to possess everlasting life now. Look at verse 47:

John 6

47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

No believer in Jesus Christ should ever say, “I hope to reach Heaven.” If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, eternal life has already begun. Eternal life begins the moment that we trust in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. It is not a matter of believing in Christ now and then having that certainty that someday we will have eternal life. There is a sense in which, for a person who has trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior, eternity has already begun. You are just as much a child of God right now if you just got saved this morning as you will be when you have been in Heaven for a thousand years. Everlasting life comes at the moment of salvation.

That has some implications for us in this life. I think that sometimes we tend to think, “Well, when I am in Heaven I will respond to God as I should. When I am in Heaven, I will think like I ought to, but since I am not in eternal life yet, I will just go ahead and choose to disobey this or not have the attitude that God tells me I should have. I don't worry much about it.”

That should never be our thinking. We are in eternal life already. We already have everlasting life, and therefore the things that we think will be important to us in Heaven ought to be important to us right now. Of course, part of Heaven is that God will enable us to be all the more responsive to Him. Those things that are precious to us now ought to be all the more precious to us in Heaven. Don't use that subconscious idea that someday you will have eternal life as an excuse for not walking with the Lord as you should right now. He that believes in the Savior has everlasting life right now. He goes on, in verse 48, to illustrate that with a statement:

John 6

48I am that bread of life.

He said that back in verse 36, and now He says it again here in verse 48. At this point in the text, He means that He sustains spiritual life just as spiritual food sustains physical life. We can get by with a lot less food than we actually eat, but there comes a point that if you stop eating completely, life stops. There must be a continual feeding of the human body for physical life to continue, and the same thing is true spiritually. I don't know of any Christian who is guilty of overeating spiritually or overeating of the Bread of Life. Some of us are guilty of overeating physically, but you can't overeat spiritually.

There are many Christians who are malnourished. They are alive spiritually, but they don't feed on the Bread of Life very much. Let me tell you, spiritually, your life will be just as weak and malnourished if you don't feed on the Bread of Life as it would be if you didn't feed on the bread of life physically. Maybe something to think about is how much nourishment would I be getting physically if I were spending the amount of time on the intake of physical food as I spend on the intake of spiritual food?

How much time do you spend with the Lord? How much time do you spend even thinking about His Word, let alone reading it? How much time do you spend listening to the abundance of Bible teaching that is available to us on Christian radio, on tape and in Bible studies? Never before in the history of Christianity has there been so much available to us. I am convinced that with as much that is available to us in this day in which we live, there is not any need for a Christian to be spiritually malnourished. How much time do you spend on the Bread of Life? God has provided for us richly—the Bread of Life to sustain our spiritual life, to cause it to grow, to cause us to enjoy it to the fullest.

The Bread of Life Compared to Manna

In verses 49-50, He compares eating this Bread of Life to eating manna. He says:

John 6

49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

Manna was a miraculous provision from God, but it was still physical food. It came from God, but it was physical food. It was powerless to preserve those who ate it from death. It only provided temporary physical life. Jesus is saying here, by contrast, to take in the Bread of Life, the One Who came down from Heaven, not the food that came down from Heaven, but Jesus, the One Who came down from Heaven. He is saying to partake of Him by taking in His Word, to take in fellowship with other believers, and to spend time in prayer. These are various ways that we take in the Bread of Life, which ultimately causes us to be delivered from the sting of death, as Paul refers to it in I Corinthians.

From time to time, we see believers who pass through physical death, and this is a stumbling block for some people. Here Jesus says, in verse 50, “You may eat of it and not die.” A person who is not familair with what Jesus is saying and is looking at this literally, says, “Wait a minute. I have seen people whom I know to believe in Jesus Christ die.”

The interesting thing is that II Corinthians speaks of being absent from the body, present with the Lord. I believe that what the Scripture is teaching is that when a believer in Jesus Christ goes through death—when the physical body dies—the believer is not conscious of death. This is just my opinion, but it is based on statements in the Scripture. He simply leaves this body and is present with the Lord. To the extent that his physical senses are still alert, he may realize, from a human standpoint, that his body is dying, but a believer who is not killed instantly in an accident or something, even if he is conscious that physical death is coming, does not think of that as death.

When that moment of death comes, it is as if a curtain drops in front of our eyes. Some of us have had the experience of being in the room when someone left this life, and it is like a curtain drops and the body even has a different look to it within moments after death. I believe, on the basis of these Scriptures, that that believer didn't see that curtain drop that we might have seen drop as we watched that person leave this life. The believer has passed from death into life. He is absent from the body, present with the Lord; so in a real sense, he does not go through death. He simply moves into another area of life.

In Acts, chapter 7, Philip, who was being stoned to death for his witness for Christ, saw Heaven opened, and he saw Christ standing at the right hand of God. Of course, we know from Hebrews that Christ sits at the right hand of God. Christ was honoring Philip by standing for this martyr. The fact is that Philip saw that. We cannot say that every believer sees Heaven, but on the other hand, I am not sure that we can't say that that doesn't happen to every believer, because the believers who go through human death aren't there to tell us about it after they go through it. We will have to wait until we get to Heaven to find out.

I have heard of several testimonies of people who died saying something about seeing an angel or seeing a loved one who had gone on to Heaven ahead of them. It is very possible to me that a believer, at the point of death, even as he is leaving this life, can see into that other area of life. I think Jesus is speaking very literally when He says, “He who believes in Me will not see death. He is passed from death into life.” You and I, who are left behind are aware of that death, but I believe the believer himself, at the point of death, is not even aware that it is death. He just moves into another area of life.

In verse 51, Jesus explains how the Bread of Life works. He says:

John 6

51I 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.

Here we have a very significant transition in the Gospel of John. Up to this point, Jesus had offered His physical presence as the object of faith, but now He presents that as the means by which His life will be communicated to the person who comes to Him. The believer has his part. We have to eat of that Bread. Notice in the middle of verse 51:

John 6

51…if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever…

We have to, figuratively speaking, take into ourselves this Bread of Life. When we take in physical food, we take it in through the mouth, but when we take spiritual food into ourselves, we take it in through the heart and through the mind. We make a part of ourselves that Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ did pay for our sins. We take that into ourselves.

Remember that verse 4 told us that Jesus gave this talk at the time of the Passover. Down in verse 59, it tells us that Jesus was in the synagogue in Capernaum at the time that He gave the talk, and therefore this reference to eating My flesh indicates, in that context, that these people had the Passover on their minds. They knew that in the Passover, they would have that Passover meal in which they would eat of a lamb that had been slain and then roasted, which was to remind them of the sacrificial Lamb that would someday come. I think what Jesus had in mind was: “As you eat the Passover meal, think about Me as the Savior, and believe in My presence from Heaven with you, just as you believe symbolically about that lamb that you are taking in physically.”

Conclusion

A believer eats the flesh of Jesus Christ when He opens his heart to receive Him as Savior. We accept the fact that Jesus died to give us new life, the fact that Jesus gives us that new life because the sin barrier is broken down between God and man, and that He continues to feed that life as we feed on Him spiritually, throughout the days of our lives.


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