Unless You Eat

Unless You Eat

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“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 you.”

This has been on my mind the last couple of days. The word “unless” has really been prominent. There is a huge emphasis from Jesus on the fact that there is no other life than himself!

And I’m fully aware of the fact that, consciously or unconsciously, I can so easily eat of other food other than the bread of life, and to drink of other things other than the Living Water. So much is thrown at us to distract us. Whether we eat of it or not is our choice.

We can make that choice consciously or unconsciously at times. It’s still a choice mind you. By consciously, I mean we deliberately choose to eat and drink of things that we know are not the real bread of Life or the Living Water we need, but we eat and drink anyway! Unconsciously, we can eat of something and often look back in hindsight and realise that what we have eaten is not real life.

Either way, the remedy is to eat of the bread of Life again. At times we may feel guilt, we condemn ourselves when we know we have eaten of other food. And perhaps we don’t feel worthy to eat of the bread of Life. Maybe we don’t receive the bread of Life because we don’t feel worthy.

But it’s all that the Father has to offer! He has no other remedy to death than Life itself, and he gives Jesus himself, the bread of Life to us. If we’ve chosen death, the remedy is to choose to receive Life! And the quicker the better.

If we think we have to have things sorted to eat and drink of this Life, then we are mistaken. This Life is the remedy, the answer. There is no other. We don’t have to offer ourselves as a perfect sacrifice to receive the blessing of Life. The Father only has Life to give in Jesus himself, the bread of Life, the Inner Spring, today.

Let’s consciously choose to eat of the bread of Life, to drink of the Living Water that the Father gives to us. There is nothing else he gives but Life! Unless we eat and drink of him, we have no Life.

“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 you.”

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