Some portions of the Bible can seem offensive if we do not know the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth. The sixth chapter of the book of John is a good example of this.
John 6:54-57 (KJV)
6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
The people in Jesus’ day were offended because they thought He was teaching cannibalism…that they should LITERALLY eat Jesus and drink his LITERAL blood. Those people were blinded by their literalism. Even today, many are still blinded, not realizing that Jesus’ flesh and blood are symbols of something in the spiritual realm.
However, Jesus didn’t leave them, or us, without answers! He stated himself, in the same text, what he actually meant:
John 6:63 (KJV)
6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.
He also stated (in fact, several times in the text in John 6): “I am the living bread which came down from heaven.”
This text leaves us with so many new questions, many of which can be answered by the “types” (symbols/pictures) portrayed by the MANNA (bread) from heaven sent to the Old Covenant children of Israel as they wandered the wilderness.
Exodus 16:4 (KJV)
16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
God created the natural to mirror the spiritual. To survive physically, we must eat physical food; to survive spiritually, we must eat spiritual food. We hope that you will join us as we take a look at the wonderful pictures provided to us by the “MANNA”!
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