Bruce S. Bertram from The Word of God Ministries and http://www.wholebible.com outlines biblical meanings of the body and blood of the Christ. Would you believe us if we told you that Jesus was the first person ever to say, "Eat me!"? He really did in John 6:53-58. When He said this He lost a few disciples. Will He lose you too?
53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. (John 6:53-58 KJV)
The Law is part of His body and blood. Real communion is to hear and follow. Salvation is faith in action - to hear, obey, abide, and exchange our ways of death for God's Way of Life. To abide in His love through His Word. Jesus isn't talking about a picnic, or mystic wafers and wine. He is talking about obedience.
The New Covenant is God's Law written on a heart of flesh. God's living oracles, as Stephen calls them in Acts 7:38, not only keep heart soft but feeds our spirit as we eat and drink all of them. Eating and drinking is just another way to describe hearing and doing.
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