True Food and True Drink

John 6:54-58 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides{dwells} in Me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on{consumes} Me will live because of Me. 58This is the bread which came down from heaven––not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats{consumes} this bread will live forever.

Eating true bread and drinking true drink results in

—> eternal life and the promise of resurrection at the last day

—> abiding with Jesus, mutual indwelling

Notice that seeing /looking on and believing the Son has the same result.

John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who *sees[2334] the Son and *believes[4100] in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

From Netbible Jn 6:40

note: Notice that here the result (having eternal life and being raised up at the last day) is produced by looking on the Son and believing in him. Compare John 6:54 where the same result is produced by eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood. This suggests that the phrase in 6:54 (eats my flesh and drinks my blood) is to be understood in terms of the phrase here (looks on the Son and believes in Him).

*sees[2334] – theoreo
To see, to know, to experience, to perceive with the mind

*believes[4100] – pisteuo
To think to be true, conviction of truth,
To trust and have confidence in, intellectual faith

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life[2227]{quickens}; the flesh{carnal mind[4561]} profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Romans 8:6 To be carnally[4561] minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Romans 8:10-11 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin{the flesh profits nothing}, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also quicken[2227]{{give life to} your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, 2So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will *understand[0995] the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

*understand[0995] – biyn
To perceive, discern, to understand, know (with the mind)

——> In order to see and believe the Son, you must receive His words and treasure His commands
——> If you do not receive His words and treasure His commands your ears will not be open
——> You will not understand{with your mind} the fear of the LORD or find the knowledge of God.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of HEARING[08085] {to hear intelligently, perceive, understand, obey} the words of the LORD.
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Related:
Famine of Hearing

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