Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. John 6:53
One of the most misunderstood statements Jesus made was this one, when he said this a lot of people stopped following him because they didn’t understand what Jesus was saying. Many perceived his statement as literal instead of spiritual
Often in life we do this, we think about our physical needs but disregard our spiritual needs. To clearly understand what Jesus was teaching we need to continue to read the scripture in context
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” John 6:58
Jesus goes on to reference when God freed the Israelites from slavery and they were wandering in the desert heading towards the Promise Land. Along the way many miracles happened including God sending down “manna” or bread from heaven that fed everyone.
Jesus is referring to himself as “The Bread of Life” he is the living manna that God has sent down from Heaven to give us eternal life. Jesus sacrificed his body and shed his blood on the cross to give us eternal life. Jesus is our daily manna
When you take communion, it’s a spiritual reminder of Jesus sacrifice on the cross for us. It’s a spiritual reminder of The Bread of Life from Heaven in Jesus Name Amen