So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:53-54.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Covenant is the dividing line between the ones who enter the Kingdom of Heaven and those who do not. Covenant is your very life.
Because Abraham believed My Word I credited it to him as righteousness. And I counted him as My own and he is with Me now. He too was saved by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of his testimony. He saw the day of Jesus and rejoiced. And until Jesus came in time and shed the eternal blood, I called the paradise where the saints awaited the gates of Heaven to be opened by My Son, “Abraham’s Bosom.”
What saved him? My Word. I sent My Word to heal you and deliver you from your destructions. Psalm 107:20.
I told Moses and the descendants of Abraham that I redeemed out of Egypt, “Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law. For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess.” Deuteronomy 32:46-47.
It all comes down to how you treat My Word and whether you have made Covenant, not only by My Word, but WITH and IN My Word. And I am speaking of My Word made flesh and dwelling among you. It is all about your relationship with Him that determines whether you enter My Kingdom or not.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:53-58.
This is very important. This covenant meal is the way I have perpetrated making the covenant Jesus made the night before He died with His disciples with all who have followed Him as disciples since then until now. And He even told you that you will partake of this covenant meal in Heaven at His table as well.
When He entered the upstairs room that Passover night, He told His disciples He had earnestly desired to celebrate this Supper with them. Why? Because for all of you it is the key to entering the Covenant with Me and being assured of entrance into My Kingdom.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
This is very clear. The Jewish people who heard it found it mysterious and odious to them that He should be telling them to eat his flesh and drink his blood and many of them left following Him that day.
Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” John 6:52.
And yet they ate the flesh of the unblemished Passover lamb with unleavened bread and cups of wine as drink offerings. And they knew the story of the covenant I made with the descendants of Abraham on coming out of the slavery of Egypt and of the blood sacrifices of the burnt offering, the sin offering, the peace offering and the shame offering. They knew that the life was in the blood and of blood covenants. But they were only looking at the flesh level and not the Spirit level. Spiritual things must be spiritually discerned.
Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble? What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the Words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” John 6:60-63.
Words of Spirit and life. The bread and the wine, His body and blood. Jesus told them that Moses gave them bread from Heaven, Manna, that they ate and yet died. A heavenly food I call the bread of angels that has never again appeared upon the earth. It is not of earth but of Heaven.
Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. John 6:32-35.
But they still could not get an understanding on this, so Jesus spoke further.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John 6:47-51.
People still find it strange and try to water it down and say it is figurative language meaning My Word and that reading it and receiving it is like eating it. And while that is true, for even Jeremiah tells you he devoured My Words when they were found and I asked Ezekiel to even eat scrolls with My Word written on them, for man does not live on bread alone but every Word that comes from My mouth, but this is different, this is Covenant in its fulfillment and fullest dimension. It is actually a partaking in the very body and blood of My Son, for the life is in the blood. And it mingles His blood with yours and thus putting you into His bloodline of eternal pure blood with none of the impurities of the corruptible seed of Adam mixed in. He has redeemed you by His blood and this is the covenant meal of the redeemed. Heavenly substance.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” He gave him a tenth of all. Genesis 14:18-20.
I taught the Gospel to Abraham ahead of time. Why? According to the flesh, Jesus was to be born of his line.
The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed? For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.” Genesis 18:17-19.
Jesus confirmed this about Abraham. Abraham knew Jesus. And Jesus knew Abraham:
They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. John 8:39-40.
Abraham saw the Lamb I Myself would supply for the burnt offering.
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:56-58.
And he knew Jesus as the King of Righteousness, the Prince of Peace, as My great High Priest before the Levitical priesthood was instituted and he received the communion meal ahead of time, for all time is the same to Me, and that is an essential and central part of the Gospel.
This heavenly communion is essential to Covenant for unless you partake of it there is no eternal life in you.
When I revealed Jesus to Paul I also revealed the holy communion so he could also teach the importance of it to all he evangelized.
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:23-27.
The early church community loved and honored this Covenant meal. On Pentecost Sunday those who had received My Word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:41-42.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding [av]to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 10:46-47.
And now let us look at the words of Jesus Himself when He offered you His Body and Blood to enter Covenant with you.
And when He had taken bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” Luke 22:19-20.
And then He added, “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:29.
You will eat and drink at His table in the Kingdom. Each one of you already has a place waiting for you there. He prepared it already.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3.
And when you come, He will seat you there and wait on you. He came to serve and give His life as a ransom for you and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:20-21.
I love you. There is so much for you to look forward to. Make sure you are in Covenant with My Son so you arrive for the great feast properly dressed in Christ.