This is My Flesh

Dear Brethren,

After establishing that He was indeed the true and living Bread of Life that must be eaten, Jesus Christ added, "And the bread that I will give is my flesh."  (John 6:51)  Why did He change His focus from bread to flesh?  Why didn't Jesus simply stick with bread like the unleavened bread that we eat at Passover?   The answer to this question holds profound meaning for those brethren who constitute the true Body of Christ.  So profound that if we do not eat the flesh of the Son of man, we will miss out on eternal life (John 6:53).

There is so much absolutely critical instruction that is often overlooked by so many.  We are told that we must be "discerning the Lord's body  (1 Corinthians 11:29).  We must be fellowshipping with the Body of Christ  (1 Corinthians 10:16).  The "Lord's Body" should not be divided as it is today  (1 Corinthians 10:17).

We are one with the Father because He has reconciled us to Himself by the death of Jesus Christ.  "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light... And, having made peace through the blood of [Christ's] cross, by him to reconcile all things unto Himself. yet now hath He reconciled In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel."  (1 Colossians 1:12, 20-23)

If then, we continue in the faith grounded and settled then all is proper.  When Jesus died so did we.  When Jesus was buried so were we.  When Jesus was raised by His Father so were we!  "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?  Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."   (Romans 6:3-4)

By God's own words we are His family God's family.  "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together."  (Romans 8:17)   "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son."  (Revelation 21:7)

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Sermon:  "This is My Flesh"
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