When we should “eat” of His words of life and spirit in belief, we shall NOT DIE but have LIFE unto the coming AGE…. having a continued life in the here and now. If we abide in Him, we shall ABIDE in this earth until the glory of God covers the entire earth. We are looking for this coming age: a new heavens and a new earth where righteousness dwells. The same terra firma but men shall be different as they will all know God from the least to the greatest. But is this a “hard saying” that many in the churches will not believe in this coming time? Apparently so for many of His disciples had “went back” and walked no more with Him. They could not handle the Truth for it seemed too incredible for them to fathom. They did not believe…and so many shall also not believe today. John 6:56-69 KJV (56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. But here is Jesus plainly telling us in John that if we should eat of the “bread” that comes down from heaven (we hear His words of life and spirit with our ears and are “fed”), we shall LIVE by Him. We shall live “for ever”…that is, into the coming Age. IF we abide in Him by DOING HIS COMMANDMENTS, we shall abide in the here and now. The Father sent Him into the world and HE LIVES by the Father. We shall also LIVE NOW if we eat of His words of life and spirit. (57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (58) This 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. (59) These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. But this is controversial for the unbelievers of the churches… “this is a hard saying”…who can “hear” it….that is, who can BELIEVE it? They will hear but not believe….nor will they love what they will hear. They will not even receive the love of the Truth. (60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? Does this “offend” people? Does this trip them up? People will “murmur” at what they will hear as they did then. Blessed is he that is not offended in Him. (61) When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? The Spirit that raised up Jesus shall also give our MORTAL BODIES LIFE in the here and now. The flesh profits nothing. Keeping the commandments and doctrines of men does nothing for us as we perish off the face of this earth by using them. We have many cemeteries full of “faithful” church goers to prove that. (62) What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? (63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But the unbelievers will no longer walk with Him as they turn their itching ears from hearing the Truth and unto their teachers who teach what they WANT TO HEAR. They would rather hear “fables” and not the Truth. (64) But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. (65) And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. (66) From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. (67) Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Those who will abide in Him shall believe and confess Christ, the Son of the living God who has the words of “eternal life”….the words of life and spirit. They will believe any who are sent by Him as the words of “strangers” are His words. (68) Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. (69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Many today would rather NOT hear the Truth and will seek to keep their “covenant with death” as they turn their ears from the Truth and unto fiction. They would rather “live” under the law of sin and death rather than the law of the Spirit of LIFE in Christ Jesus as they will seek to keep their own religious, fictitious imaginations....their own thoughts and ways which causes them to perish in their envying and striving with one another. Romans 8:1-2 KJV (1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. The Law of the Spirit of LIFE in Christ Jesus makes us free from the law of sin and death NOW. The same Spirit that raised up Jesus shall quicken our MORTAL BODIES in the here and now…and not after we die. Our salvation is nearer to us then when we first believed….for many lead us astray. Romans 8:11-14 KJV (11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Many will not want to hear the Truth but will instead want to keep their covenant with death and with the grave. Death is their friend. They will mock what they will hear. Where is the promise of His coming? What is the “promise” of His coming but “eternal life” as His life should appear in our mortal flesh. 1 John 2:25 KJV (25) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. They will scoff: all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation…as their “fathers” have all fallen asleep. They died without “eternal life”. Where is the “promise” of His coming? They deny that Jesus comes in the flesh….our mortal flesh. 2 Peter 3:1-9 KJV (1) This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: (2) That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: (3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (4) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (5) For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: (6) Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But they are willingly ignorant of the Word of God. The heavens and the earth which are NOW are reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. THIS IS A NOW THING. This is a present reality: the sicknesses and death of our mortal bodies is the wrath of God revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold down the Truth in unrighteousness. the Day of His revelation reveals the religious works of men in the past...for none have survived. None are still with us now. None of them have remained alive. The system is presently now set up for the law of sin and death. What comes out of the mouth and into the air (the heaven= air) has the power to destroy our mortal bodies. What comes out of the mouth defiles the “man”…the body…and causes us to decay to the grave…PERISH. The wages of sin is death as the law of sin and death is at work NOW. But Jesus came so that we might LIVE according to the law of the Spirit of life in Him. Do we want to hear Him and DO His word so that His life shall appear in our flesh in the here and NOW or do we want to hear and NOT DO it unto His coming for us in judgment as we are removed from this earth via death of the mortal body? The day of judgment will come to each of us if we do not “wake” up from our “sleep” and DO His commandments. Why wish for the Day of the Lord when it is gloomy and darkness without a ray of light. Go visit a terminally ill person. There is no joy…no life…no hope…but only sorrow in the day of their “visitation”. Death is NOT our friend ...but an enemy that should be conquered in Christ. Any who will hear His Word and NOT do it will fall like a house built upon the sand. The servant of sin (behaving in envying and strife speaking evil of each other) shall not abide in the "house"...the mortal body. (7) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. But He is longsuffering with all of us not willing that any should PERISH but that all come to “repentance”…to change our minds about these things. (9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. The wrath of God abides upon all presently….as the heavens and the earth which are NOW are reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. The tongue is a fire which shall eventually destroy us if we do not repent…to change our minds. He is patient with us so that we might return back to Him and have love for one another. His patience is our salvation as He is not willing that any should PERISH but to change their minds and have true life. Romans 1:18-23 KJV (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, We are first made into the image of God but men change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like decaying man. When we are conformed to this world, we decay and perish along with them. When we are fashioned according to this world…behaving like it, our mortal bodies decay and perish along with those who live according to its lusts. (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. But if we are conformed to the image of His Son, we shall have the glory of God show forth in our mortal bodies for all of the world to see. He has power over ALL FLESH so that He should give “eternal life” to as many as was given Him. His life shall appear in our mortal flesh to His glory. When He shall appear in glory, we shall appear also with Him in glory. John 17:1-6 KJV (1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. (3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. We were made in the image of God but the world has marred that image…decaying it because we change His glory into that of corruptible man by conforming to this world. But if we DO His “work”, He shall glorify us with us own self…His own incorruptible…undecaying… glory. The world had come to take away the image but now we are regenerated back into His image…His glory… that we once had before the world marred us with its perishable ways and thoughts in which we participated. (5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (6) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. We are His flesh and bones. (Ephesians 5:30). He is the “first” born of every creation. He becomes sin for us….as all of our sins are judged in our mortal flesh…His flesh and bones. The good news is preached to the “dead” (for we are all dead in Him already) so that they might be judged as men in the flesh so that their spirit lives. The “dead” are not expecting Him to come in their own flesh as they obey the law of sin and death….keeping their covenant with death…and die under the law of sin and death. But unto those who BELIEVE and look for Him, He shall He appear the SECOND TIME without sin unto salvation. His life shall appear in our mortal flesh as our sins are forgiven and the ailments and decay of the body are reversed. We shall be transformed into the image of His Son who is the express image of the invisible God. Hebrews 9:28 KJV (28) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Either way we are forgiven in Christ Jesus who died for the sins of the world: we die in our sins as we are all buried with Him in death and the mortal body goes back to the dust but our spirits live ….or we die to sins NOW and look for Him to appear in our mortal flesh without sin unto salvation….taking hold of “eternal life” in the here and now. He is truly the “FIRST” and the “LAST”.