GLIMPSE OF LOVE

The only way to overcome this world is through love. When love is the center piece of everything, nothing can stand against you or on your way.

Sometimes we try to force things to happen in our lives and at the end we find ourselves more distressed simply because those things we have been forcing to work didn’t happen, but when we let love work for us, everything will work out for our own good.

Why am I saying this? I know some of us might feel abit awkward when it comes to love ‘coz you haven’t experience the impact of love from anyone around you, even from your parents. You have tried to stretch forth your hands for love but the more you stretch, the more heartbroken you becomes. You have been abandoned by the same people you trusted and now you have no place to go. Life seems like hell where there is no a glimpse of love but all you know is desperation and loneliness. But one thing you haven’t tried to reach out is a glimpse of Jesus. Yes you might know Jesus Christ but do you really know Him; His grace, love, blessings and righteousness. He is always there with you and He knows just what you need more than you do, coz when life gets broken and you are in despair, He will carry your burden when it is too much to bear.

If you just decided to look on Jesus, you will find this glimpse of love and it will never fade away. This kind of love, cannot be found on social media or on internet or in a club or in another human being, but its only found by stretching forth your hands to Him and looking on the cross and what He did just for you – this is never-ending love of God. The singer Cory Asbury said it is a ‘Reckless Love’

This kind of love gives you peace in the present, so you don’t have to worry anymore ‘coz it gives protection. 1 Corinthians 13:7. “It always protects, always trusts always hopes, always perseveres.” NIV. And one thing I know as a Christian, if the devil can’t stop you from serving Jesus, he will try to make you miserable while you are doing. So there is a lot of people who are saved and set free, but where they are today it’s not ideal because all the dots are not adding up, somethings aren’t adding up so they sit in a strategic place and wait anxioulsy and feeling insecure in the love of God forgetting how it used to protect them because they are in a new position and they are doubting if their expectations will come through.

Today I want to tell you that a glimpse of God’s love doesn’t come to you because of what you are doing or your good performance but it’s about focusing on what He did on the cross, carrying all your burdens, and this will give you the right to know that, no matter what you have done, where you have been, no matter how big the future looks, you should know that, as a Christian, right now you have peace because you have already have Jesus and you should not wait for a breakthrough – He is your breakthrough, you should not wait for a promotion – He is your promotion, you should not wait for someone else to validate you – The Cross has already validated you.

So while you wait for your next season to unfold, you should be waiting with the God who has a protection that never changes! This glimpse of love place everything in its place.

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FRIEND’S WISDOM

In life, we always encounter at least one friend who doesn’t care whether we are interested with them or not, but one major thing about them, they do always speak something that will influence us in a positive way, but funny enough they might not know the impact of their wisdom shared to us. One day I encounter this special friend of mine known as Aimee .N., she was introduced to me by her closest friend who is my friend, Jacky .K., and what am going to share today is how she expressed something that turned my life in another direction and I believe at the end, you will never be the same.

She shoot something like this, “I want you to think about this…” and she smiles. Up to this moment I didn’t know what exactly she will say but I just gave her attention, coz their will be no harm being attentive for awhile, and she continuous, “… One secular artist can bring a lot of confusion to millions of people in the world but 50 annointed men or women cannot bring 50 souls to the Kingdom of God. And I’m not talking about the pastors alone, I’m talking about us.

Now, one thing that Jesus had was compassion for the lost and everything He did, He did out of compassion. Ask yourself, when you see a lost soul, do you feel contempt or compassion? See there is no way you can help someone without having a burden for that person and by burden I mean having a genuine concern.

The people from secular world are so intentional with what they do and that’s how they end up achieving their goal. The Bible teaches us that freely we have received so we should also give freely, but how many of us are intentional with giving this good news about the love of Christ? We sing ‘casting crowns and lifting hands’ and we also sing, ‘nikimaliza kazi, nitavalishwa taji,’ (I will be given a crown, when am done with the work). I don’t know about you, but I want to be crowned with an extraordinary, unique and a big crown, ‘sio ati watu wakivua big crowns mimi navua kakitu kanakaa hivi hivi tu’ because that will be equivalent to the amount of work I did through sharing the gospel to everyone around me and also to the secular world at large. The scriptures say that everyone will be rewarded according to the work they did, (and the work here is not the work that Christ has already done, but it’s all about spreading the gospel to the lost and sharing the importance of salvation and His amazing, unmerited, undeserved and unearned favour)

It is our responsibility to bring the lost back to the Kingdom of God, and this is how we gonna do it;

  1. Having compassion for these people not contempt.
  2. By surrendering that little anointing to God.

Maybe you are there and you have always wanted to evangelize and bring people to the Kingdom of God but you think you can’t do it or you don’t have the right words (ama ile sauti ya mapastor who preached in crusaded, ile heavy, loud na inatetemesha speakers) or the voice of those evangelists who preached with a heavy, deep voice that cause speakers to vibrate. Well, I want to refer to an incident that was recorded in the Bible.

2nd Kings 4:1-7, “Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.” Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what have you (of sale value) in the house?” She said, “Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels-and not a few. And when you come in, shut the door upon you and your sons. Then pour out (the oil you have) into all those vessels, setting aside each one when it is full.” So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons, who brought to her the vessels as she poured the oil. When the vessels were all full, she said to her son. “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not a one left.” Then the oil stopped multiplying. Then she came and told the man of God. He said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your depth, and you and your sons live on the rest.”

This incident applies to us today, that little oil is the little annointing you have, now the Holy Spirit asks, “What do you have?” You have that special annointing, even if it’s not speaking in tongues, you can bring so many people into the Kingdom of God, what you should do is to surrender that little annointing or gift, and go get all the empty jars as you can (empty or rather lost souls) and God will give you an overflow (He will give you the right words and the Spirit will convict them) and they will begin to get filled by the Holy Spirit until they go out there also and win many souls to God’s Kingdom.

Lastly, God is ready to use you, but you must surrender, you must be aggressive and you must be intentional to ask God to help you and guide you to use that little annointing and you will be surprised how you can influence many people into God’s Kingdom.”

Believe you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength.

DELINEATION

Delineation has been outstanding behaviour in better part of our lives, we are so eager to distinguish who is bad and who is good, or who is more spiritual and who is just a regular Christian. We have allowed our mind to focus so much into other people’s lives hence forgetting about our own life. We have put different levels in our minds, so that everyone around us has his/her own particular level. And this behaviour is one of the fundamental problems that we have in the Christian faith and in the world today because of the levels; levels to our sins and the levels to our faith, levels for outward devotion and the levels for how many scriptures we can read per day, we categories people on the levels on how they are close to God and how far they are from God.

Many a time we hear something like, “That guy is so off from Christianity and the way he is so committed in Church.” or “That lady pretends to be a Christian but when you meet with her in dark corners, you won’t believe.” and yet we forget ourselves. This happens because we haven’t study the Word and understand it, we have become imagineers of God’s goodness, mercy, love, grace, etc. we imagine that “Somehow God has chosen me to be the reference person, for how all the other people are viewed by God” We have put ourselves in higher levels more than others in the extends that we decided to engage others on why they aren’t be blessed. We give them some rules and conditions, we analyze their faults, addictions, rebellion… as the reason they aren’t blessed. We might feel that because we go to Church each single Sunday or attend every Church meeting in the course of the week, we are better off than those guys who don’t go to Church, we feel like somehow that friend who was in the bar or pub last night and they got drunk and now they are sleeping they are bad compared to us, whereby we spend the whole of yesterday doing laundry and preparing for a Church service. In fact sometimes when you are in Church service, it doesn’t mean you are worshipping, you might be chatting on WhatsApp or Facebooking or taking pictures and posting in IG, you are looking around to see who is looking at you hence forgetting Who is really looking at you and yet you are here comparing yourselves to others. We always put ourselves in levels.

But in all of this, what we all require is the grace that is provided through Christ. Grace doesn’t put us into levels, grace covers us all and what makes the difference it’s how we embrace the grace. That’s why grace is so amazing and indescribable.

What is so amazing about grace?

When we talk about amazing it simply means things that are un-usual, things that doesn’t make sense, in English dictionary it defines amazing as, causing wonder and amazement; very surprising. When it is amazing, it is not average. When it is amazing, it is something that the average person can’t do. Before we understand what’s amazing grace, let’s take a moment and think about this, how many believers attend a Church service but they have a sense of sin, condemnation and a fear of failure, how many are performance oriented and performance driven, how many of us have father wounds, relationships wounds, how many of us as believers lives depressed, discouraged, ‘coz we feel that we can’t measure up.

These things keeps on happening to us because we still feel that our works will makes us be accepted by God. You are in a place right now believing that lie, that the enemy wants you to believe that somehow after you have received God’s grace, you have to work to keep it and that’s why we have many people in the Church serving God out of fear and not out of love. Grace empowers you to live a new life, it empowers you to say no to temptation, to say no to ungodliness and GRACE is the unmerited, undeserved, unearned kindness and favor of God.

Let’s take a look of this grace as illustrated in Ephesians 2:7 – 10 in two different Bible translation. In NKJV Ephesians 2:7- 9, “that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” In MSG Ephesians 2:7 – 10, “Now God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and the saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”

So basically for by grace you have been saved through (one action) faith; when you put your faith in Jesus Christ, the grace is extended to you. Grace is a gift and it’s given to us not because of our effort or works it’s because of His works. And from Christian encyclopedia, “Grace is the dimension of divine activity that enables God to confront human indifference and rebellion with an inexhaustible capacity to forgive and bless.”

THE 7TH ROUND

‘I am not stuck’ that’s what had been ringing in my mind for a while now. It all began when I heard someone saying he is stuck and he doesn’t believe he can make it, he was so down and frustrated after everything he was working on start to fall apart. And what I could only utter to him was, ‘be positive and don’t let your situation define you”.
Sometimes we are quick to give up on something. Have you ever been promised about something and it end up like it won’t happen? Actually some of God’s promises upon our lives seems like it will take forever and I bet you will agree with me, but we are actually wrong! All of God’s promise in our lives are always true and it always happens at the right time. What kept us from seeing or experiencing God’s promises is our way of thinking or rather what we actually confesses with our mouth.
I know you understand that what we confess with our mouth will surely happen, regardless of how small the tongue is, it can destroy your destiny. James 3:5-6, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can be boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze! And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth ( the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna). (Amplified Bible).
I know that you may feel you are stuck in something but instead of confessing how stuck you are, you should actually confess it in a positive way, say something like this, ‘I know am in this mess but actually am not stuck, God is giving me a new way to handle it’… When we learn and embrace to be positive am sure nothing will hinder us from achieving our destiny.
Do you remember Joshua and the Israelites? They didn’t gave up marching around the wall of Jericho 7 times until they overcame their enemies. But wait a minute, did you know the Israelites didn’t know what will happen in the 7th day? Yes, it was only known by Joshua, coz’ after the Lord spoke to him, (Joshua 6), he went back to the Israelites and directed them on what to do for the next 7 days but he didn’t inform them what will really happen on the 7th day. But in the morning of the 7th day, Joshua revealed to them what will happened! Any they actually conquer Jericho by God’s help.
Same applies in our daily lives. It might be you marching around your situation, no progress made, everything appears the same, just going round and round and round your problems, and it seems like everyone is now giving up on you, they start talking on your back, they start laughing at you and all you see is defeat, but today as you read this article, am here to tell you that on the 7th day, God will glorify Himself through you and you will experience an expected, abundantly, exceedingly breakthrough!
Never give up on your 6th round because, on the 7th round God is going to make a way that no one expected. Maybe you are waiting on God to get you out of your situation but sometimes God is not going to get you out of everything. Sometimes God is going to use that situation with no way out to make a way in so that He will be glorified.

IT’S IN THE MIDDLE

How many times have you struggle to achieve something and failed? How many times have you listened to negative thoughts and let it decide for you? How many times have you let the society talk to you out of your dreams? How many times have you neglect your right thinking and follow your friends’ idea?

Sometimes we focus on our environment so much and letting it misguide us towards our destiny. We focus on our past generation, “My dad wasn’t successful, my grandma was a school dropout, my grandpa was not educated, he was addicted to ‘Keg’, in all of my clan everyone got married at the age of 40, in all my mother’s lineage they got kid in class 6, I am just a looser and I can’t achieve much” surely if you let your background sink into you mind and heart, you will be exactly the same as your past, in fact you will be the perfect version of your past generation.

Do you remember the story of Jesus and the two thieves on the cross? Luke 23:39 – 43, “One of the criminals hanging beside Him scoffed, “so you’re the Messiah, are You? Prove it by saving yourself – and us, too, while you’re at it!” But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Jesus was in the middle of the two criminals, today you might be in the middle of destruction, broken relationships, lack, stress about life, rejection, condemnation, or any other thing that is not aligned to your success, but wait, one of the criminal got a nerve and rebuked Jesus! The criminal allowed the society to sink in his heart, he allowed the evil thoughts to penetrate in his mind and he let the power of darkness to blind his soul with malice, hunger, hatred, confusion, ignorance etc. in the extend he rebuked the creator, he turns away from the Saviour to the dark society, maybe today you are facing the same situation as the criminal, you have let the society evil minds, doctrines, speeches, agenda, motives to sink in your life, you have embrace the society forgetting what is in the middle, forgetting God’s promise, forgetting His power, you are almost giving up or you have already gave up on the cross, but wait a little longer, let’s look at the reaction of the other criminal, he was in the same situation as the other one but he went ahead and he looked at the middle and he saw, Saviour, he saw Messiah, he saw King of kings, he saw Jesus Christ, and what he did next was amazing, he asked Christ to remember him in His Kingdom, and what follows, Christ assured him that he will be with Him in His Kingdom.

The second criminal realized that restoration, hope, forgiveness and eternal life is in the middle. He didn’t let the society negative thoughts to take control of his decision, he believes that no matter the circumstances he is facing, how the society will look at him, how is reputation will be after his death penalty, he didn’t focus on all of that, but he take a step of faith, he defeated all the negative forces, turn his head in the middle, and right there he saw, the Saviour, Redeemer and he immediately confess and repent. He realized that society can’t save him but he can be saved by looking and sticking in the middle.

Today, maybe you are feeling like the first criminal, your life is being controlled by the society, your mind is full of negatives, your soul is tied to your past or even your friends, family, close relative have given up on you, because all they see is failure, looser, criminal, drug addict, and sought of things but at this moment you have the power to turn in the middle and look upon the Saviour, beat all the odds of life and embrace God’s promises in your life, take a farther step and let Jesus Christ take control of your life.

It is always in the middle that strong relationship is established, it is always in the middle that you will be able to turn down the dark society, it is always in the middle that you will find your destiny, it is always in the middle that the Saviour is found. In the middle there is your Redeemer, all you have to do is to face in the middle and pray and acknowledge the Messiah, and trust Him to be the Saviour.

When you decided to look in the middle, that’s when the power of restoration takes over and He will take full control of your life.

FAMILY

img-20180317-wa0062.jpgI don’t regret what I have been through; I have had ups and downs, super highs and some really lows but one thing I know, I have been so blessed that I could never say, “I wish this didn’t happen.” Sometimes we do focus on good things happening to us, we focus only on those people who are there for us hence we forget to focus on those people who want us to be there for them. Not every person in your ‘circle’ can be there for you and that doesn’t mean you should neglect them it simply means, they need you to reach out to them because they can’t reach to you and that’s how family is established.

Family is not only those people you related to by blood but family is those people you care about, those people you are looking forward to be part of their life. Family is all what we need, without a family we are nothing. Family is all about relating to one another; where you find security, confidence, that brings up the fight against difficulties and to meet the life’s challenges.

Sometimes we focus a lot on people who are related to us by blood hence forgetting the most people who really needs our help. If today we just stop focusing on ourselves and focus on the family, we could not be seeing our brothers and sisters sleeping without a meal, or our parents struggling to feed our siblings or street children crying for help. It’s weird to say you got the best family and it only entails blood relations; but it’s so perfect to say you are blessed because you have a blessed family – a family with various diversity and ethnicity; a family without blood bonding but with love, care and kindness bonding; that is what I call family.

How many times have you reached out to help that person from; a different ethnicity, a different background, a different faith, a different nation or even that immediate child begging in our street – he/she has no place to sleep, eat or access to education. How many times have you contributed back to the society towards street kids projects – contribution doesn’t mean materialistic things but even your service; encouragement, giving them hope, educating them, praying for them and giving them an ear and a shoulder to lean on.

Most of the time when we hear about family, we think of our siblings, parents and relatives; that is what the society has been feeding us since childhood. But today we can change that and be in a real family, a family that doesn’t care about society perspective but a family that cares everyone around us regardless of who they are because a family isn’t always blood; it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. Then ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who will do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.

Rick Riordan said, “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we are related for better for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”

Sometimes the best and perfect families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts, so from this moment, don’t let your mind made a decision for you but follow what your heart tells you. Mind can be deceptive due to intake of several meaning of family from the society but the heart is the only thing that can give you a clear decision.

THE LORD’S SUPPER

God loves you and He want the best for you. God’s first will for you is that your mind become positive, your emotion is finely tune, your heart burning with a passion, your body is full of energy, strength and divine life and health. God never made man to be constantly tired or have disease in the body, or depressed in mind and then grow old and die. God never made man to suffer like this or even to die; all these things the Bible says are the enemies to God.

Besides salvation, I think health is the greatest blessing you and I can have. When Jesus was on earth, the greater part of His miracles was devoted to healing of bodies, you will never find Jesus looking at a person with a fine health and tell the person that he/she is perfectly healthy, receive some leprosy. Can you find that in the Bible? Never!!! God cannot give sickness and disease but what He does give is perfect health! God’s will for you is to be healthy, that’s why it’s a desire in every person, whether a believer or not to want to be healthy; even those believers who are ‘confused’; they say something like this, “You know God gave me this disease to teach me a lesson” It’s like they are saying, its God’s will for them to have that disease, but you see them going to seek medication in hospitals or clinic. If it’s God’s will for them to have that disease why go to hospital? Are they fighting God’s will as they had previously say? Are they trying to come out of God’s will? Actually they are not making sense, because they are following their own innermost desire and God gave them the desire to be healthy.

Let’s checkout this, the whole context of 1 Corinthians 11 is talking about Holy Communion, the bread and the wine and how we partake of it so that we will not be condemned of the world, now don’t misunderstand this phrase, some people talked of condemned as going to hell, that context doesn’t say if you partake of the Lord’s supper in unworthy manner you will go to hell, no! It’s talking about health in the whole context and saying God wants you to take advantage of the communion so that you will not suffer the condemnation of the world. What is the condemnation of the world in the context? It is weakness, sickness and dying prematurely. Now we understand that the world is under this condemnation ever since Adam sin, Jesus Christ came to remove it for all those who believe, for all those who take but understand carefully. It is so surprisingly for Apostle Paul to say all these words by the Spirit in first Corinthians chapter eleven. He was really surprised and shocked to see the Church consisting of many weak people or those who are sick or falling asleep dying before their time and he give the reason why.

Let’s follow now the verses; 1 Corinthians 11:29 – 30; “For he who eats and drinks in unworthy manner eats and drinks judgement to himself, not discerning the Lord’s Body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you and many sleep.”

First and foremost, what does Apostle Paul say about eating and drinking of Holy Communion? Don’t have this idea that if you have sin you cannot partake of the Lord’s Supper, if you are unworthy you cannot be a fellowship of the Lord’s Table that is not what God is saying. Jesus Christ died for unworthy people and in fact there is no creature called worthy when Jesus died. How many of you know that Jesus qualified us to partake of the Holy Communion when we first accept Him? So he is not talking about the person – he who eats and drinks in unworthy manner – it is the manner not the man, it is the action not the actor, and he says it’s simply because of the way you are taking, you are not taking advantage of what it supposed to supply you with.

Now don’t have this idea we do always hear from some of our local Churches that if you have… Actually they give out this impression, I am doing fine, am alright, am cool man until I take the Lord’s Supper with sin then I become sick. In other words am actually okay until I take the Lord’s Supper and if I have sin and am not worthy, I will be sick. That’s not the right picture either! The right picture is this, everybody in this world is sick. Your cells are dying, your face is drooping, your mind is losing, your hair is greying and everything in the natural in the world it’s going ‘southwards’ how many understands that. And God has provided the Communion to offset that is, to be the way of escape. It’s not as if we are doing fine until we take the Holy Communion and if we have sin, those things will happen to us.

This is one of the erroneous picture painted by many pastors in the Church that cost people to shun the Lord’s Table which is a blessing. When you find someone skipping to take Holy Communion in Church and you ask them why, they will say something like this; “I don’t want to take and die, my mama didn’t rise no fool, let it pass” Let me try to find the secret that God has for us behind this verses we read earlier. It’s a wonderful thing that the verse clear illustrate this, “…not discerning the Lord’s Body.” Which is the main problem they had, not to take the communion worthily means no to discern the Lord’s Body and it states that, “… for this reason…” it’s not plural it is singular. How many of us are glad that God gave only one reason for the Church being weak, sick and dying pre-maturely, only one reason!!!. He did not say for these reason, He said for this reason! And once more again, what’s the reason? Taking the bread in unworthy manner, not discerning the Lord’s Body; in other words when they are taking the bread, (it is not the blood either), it is when they take the bread they are not discerning what the bread has been given for.

What’s not discerning the Lord’s Body?

Our New Testament Bible is written in Greek and Old Testament is in Hebrew. Greek is the most expressive of all languages and still is. So in the Greek the word “discerning” is the word “diakrinos or diakrinon” – making a difference, it basically means not making a difference in the Lord’s Body. So most places when they take the bread and the wine, you know what they do, they take it as forgiveness of their sins, as a simple of forgiveness, they are not making a difference, in why the bread was broken and why the blood was shared. You see, not discerning the Lord’s Body, not His Blood. Do you know many Churches believe that the cup represents the forgiveness of their sins? But they don’t discern what the bread is for.

Luke 22:19 – 20, “He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” After supper He took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people – and agreement confirmed with My Blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.” NLT. When Jesus took the bread and broken it into pieces, He gave it to His disciples saying, “This is My Body, which is given for you.” And He stopped there. Then He took the cup and gave them saying it is a new covenant which is based on His Blood shed for the forgiveness of sins, so here we see, He explains the meaning of the cup, but He didn’t explain the meaning of the Body, He just said, “…is given for you.” On that note, when you are sick, you can take the bread/body and say it was broken for your healing!

If we discern the Lord’s Body, if we make a difference between the Blood being shed and the Body being broken, and now we see that the Body was broken to make a body whole, His Body was torn apart to put our bodies back together, now we see if we discern the Lord’s Body, we can say for this reason many are strong and healthy and many live long.

John 6:51 – 58, “I am the Living Bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.” Verse 53, “So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. But anyone who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. For My Flesh is true food, and My Blood is true drink. Anyone who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood remains in me, and I in him. I live because of the Living Father Who sent Me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me. I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate manna) but will live forever.”” NLT.